05B4 Commander, Navy Installations Command

Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) is responsible for worldwide shore installation support for the United States Navy under the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO).  CNIC's mission is to support the Fleet, Fighter, and Family.   

  • Fleet encompasses the operating forces of the Navy. CNIC ensures all installation requirements necessary to train and operate the Fleets (Ports, Airfields, Training Ranges, etc.) are maintained and ready.
  • Fighter encompasses the men and women in the operating forces. CNIC ensures naval installations are able to facilitate the manning, training and equipping of the Navy's fighting force.
  • Family 4F21  encompasses the men and women of the armed forces and their families. To ensure the fighting force is supported on all fronts, CNIC's Family and Community Services, Housing and Safety efforts provide the quality of life, support and services that allow the fighting force to focus on mission accomplishment.


Vice Adm. Dixon R. Smith, commander of Navy Installations Command, announces that there was no shooting following the response to a report of an active shooter at the Washington Navy Yard. The Navy Yard, located less than a mile south of the U.S. Capitol, was placed on lockdown following an unconfirmed report of an active shooter. (U.S. Navy photo by Oscar Sosa/Released) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON) Mike Stevens visits with Sailors during an all-hands call as part of his visit to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Martin L. Carey/Released) Naval Air Facility Atsugi Host Nation Relations Officer Masako Takakura, left, explains pieces of pottery, dating back to 12,000 B.C. from the Tade River Valley, uncovered during a recent excavation of the installation golf course. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ryan G. Greene/Released) U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, from Hawaii, receives a briefing from Lt. Cmdr. Andrew Lovgren, fuel director and actions officer at Navy Supply Fleet Logistics Center, during a tour of Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist John M. Hageman/Released) Capt. Louis J. Schager, commanding officer of Naval Air Station (NAS) Oceana, helps a child color during his tour of NAS Oceana's new MWR Child Youth Center. The center will support the military community with a state-of-the-art facility for ages 5 - 18. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Tony Rosa/Released) The Navy Band Northwest performs during a farewell ceremony as part of the Prowler Sunset Celebration commemorating the retirement of the Navy EA-6B Prowler. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Hetherington/Released)
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