Established in 2009, Navy Air and Missile Defense Command (NAMDC) is Navy's Warfare Center of Excellence and Navy's primary authority and lead organization for Naval, joint, and coalition Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD) matters. An Echelon IV command, NAMDC reports to Commander Pacific Fleet, via Commander, U.S. 3rd Fleet.
NAMDC assesses, integrates, and synchronizes Navy IAMD efforts across the Doctrine, Organization, Training, Materiel, Leadership and Education, Personnel, and Facilities (DOTMLPF) spectrum; interfaces with operational commands, resource sponsors, system commands, research organizations, doctrine developers, training organizations, and other centers of cxcellence; and provides IAMD operational mission support to the Fleet.
NAMDC's focus and efforts are aligned and support CNO's 2011 guidance, in particular CNO's focus area: to continue to be the most dominant, ready and influential naval force, globally and across all naval missions.
NAMDC is staffed by a combination of active duty, government service and contract personnel. All have robust backgrounds in surface warfare, aviation, intelligence, engineering, applied sciences and IAMD mission area. NAMDC's close proximity to Washington D.C., regional technology centers, Aegis Training and Readiness Center, Center for Surface Combat Systems, and Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, has allowed missile defense professionals from many organizations to collaborate on projects and use resources efficiently.
Staff members regularly interface with the operational commands, resources
sponsors, system commands, research organizations, doctrine developers, training organizations and other centers of excellence. In addition to interacting with
commands and agencies at all echelons, including other services, DoD agencies, industry and academia, NAMDC supports multiple exercises across the globe and many with the Fleet.
NAMDC also plays a key role in supporting Navy's effort to execute the President's Phased Adaptive Approach for Ballistic Missile Defense of Europe. NAMDC is responsible to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations as the co-lead for the Navy BMD Enterprise, which was established to enable Navy's actions and initiatives to support timely ballistic missile defense of Europe. NAMDC's role is to align senior Navy decision maker actions so Navy can achieve unity of effort in BMD.
Finally, NAMDC coordinates the Interoperability Solutions Group comprised of high-level leadership from across the Navy. ISG was chartered to find near-term and mid-term solutions to interoperability issues resident in different equipment fielded throughout the Navy.
NAMDC is the honest broker and advocate for the numbered Fleets. By working across command echelons within Navy, with Joint, inter-Agency and coalition stakeholders, NAMDC is continuing to advance Navy's IAMD Warfighting capabilities and readiness across the Fleet, globally and across all naval missions.