MISSION

The mission of the Navy Reserve is to deliver strategic depth and operational support to the Navy, Marine Corps, and Joint Forces.

VISION

The Navy Reserve provides essential naval warfighting capabilities and expertise, strategically aligned with mission requirements - valued for our readiness, innovation, and agility.

  • We deliver timely, cost-effective operational capabilities. Our flexibility, responsiveness, and ability to serve across a wide spectrum of operations clearly enhances the Navy Total Force.
  • We provide the Navy with strategic depth by maintaining unsurpassed individual, command, and force readiness. We are ready to surge forward -anytime, anywhere.
  • Our polices, processes and administrative systems are transparent and seamless, making it easier for sailors and their families to serve.
  • We are a diverse Force and provide opportunities for all Sailors through a continuum of service.
Our actions and resources are fully aligned to achieve this vision. We value the service of every Sailor and recognize that their contribution can vary from a few days per year to full-time. We support our Sailors, civilian personnel, and their families. We also recognize and honor the civilian employers whose support enables service to our Navy and our Nation.

NAVY RESERVE RESPONSIBILITIES

The Chief of Navy Reserve (CNR) is the official within the executive part of the Department of the Navy who, subject to the authority, direction, and control of the Secretary of the Navy and the Chief of Naval Operations, is responsible for preparation, justification, and execution of the personnel, operation and maintenance, and construction budgets for the Navy Reserve. As such, the Chief of Navy Reserve is the director and functional manager of appropriations made for the Navy Reserve in those areas.

Commander, Navy Reserve Force (CNRF or COMNAVRESFOR) is responsible for providing strategic depth and deliver operational capabilities to the Navy and Marine Corps team and Joint force. Functionally, CNRF is an echelon-II command, which:

1) Manages, trains and administers the Navy Reserve Force as prescribed by CNO
2) Manages assigned resources and executes the budget as a major claimant
3) Monitors the effectiveness of resources management, training and administration of the Navy Reserve through directing corrective action to ensure the responsiveness and mobilization readiness of the Navy Reserve as prescribed by the Chief of the Navy Reserve (CNR) and CNO. 

Deputy CNRF is also “dual-hatted” as Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command (CNRFC or COMNAVRESFORCOM), an echelon-III command, which administers Navy Reserve programs including management of all assigned Navy Reserve resources. The command also performs other functions or tasks as directed by the CNO and COMNAVRESFOR with additional duty to and as prescribed by COMUSFLTFORCOM. Functionally, the command:

1) Manages, trains and administers the Navy Reserve Force as prescribed by the CNO and COMNAVRESFOR
2) Manages assigned resources and executes the budget as a major claimant (BSO 72)
3) Monitors the effectiveness of resources management, training and administration of the Navy Reserve
4) Directs corrective action to ensure the responsiveness and mobilization readiness of the Navy Reserve meet the requirements prescribed by the CNO
5) Serves as a General Court-Martial convening authority. CNRFC is assigned Additional Duty (ADDU) as the Deputy Commander COMNAVRESFORCOM (N00B) of the Navy Reserve Force in support of CNO in overall planning, programming and budgeting; including formulation, review, presentation and execution of Navy Reserve strength plans, programs and budgets.
 
CNRFC operates six regional headquarters and 123 Navy Operational Support Centers (NOSCs), located in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Guam. NOSCs are the readiness generation centers of the Navy Reserve that provide administrative, training and readiness support to Reservists. Additionally, NOSCs are the face of the Navy in many parts of America where access to naval units is minimal compared to fleet concentration areas such as San Diego and Norfolk. The NOSC is a vital resource to the Navy enabling access to industry, academia and associations that support the Navy while also completing a vital recruitment mission. NOSCs also provide valuable support to veteran Sailors and fulfill the solemn duty of paying final tribute to Service members who have faithfully defended the Nation by providing funeral honors.