Naval Support Activity Charleston is a Commander, Naval Installations Command (CNIC) administrative support command assigned to Commander, Naval Region Southeast (CNRSE) and is located on the Joint Base Charleston Naval Weapons Station.  Naval Support Activity Charleston was established as an “Embedded Military Unit” in the Joint Base Charleston 628th Air Base Wing where assigned Navy personnel are embedded operationally into the Air Base Wing installation support Squadrons in the direct support of their missions.  The joint base construct assigned the Naval Support Activity Charleston Commanding Officer as the Deputy Commander of the Joint Base Charleston 628th Air Base Wing responsible to the Wing Commander for the base installation support operations.



The Naval Support Activity Charleston Area of Responsibility (AOR) encompasses the geographical area of Joint Base Charleston within which all activities of the Department of the Navy in the Charleston area are located.


Naval Support Activity Charleston provides Navy unique CNIC administrative support services to eight Navy tenant commands and twelve Navy activities and program offices on Joint Base Charleston.  The majority of support services and functions are provided by the Air Force installation support squadrons under Air Force instructions and policies. 


Supported Navy tenant commands:

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic

Nuclear Power Training Unit Charleston SC

Naval Nuclear Power Training Command

Naval Health Clinic Charleston

Navy Munitions Command Atlantic Unit Charleston

Navy Consolidated Brig Charleston

Navy Operational Support Center Charleston

Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps Unit, The Citadel


Supported Navy activities:

Personnel Support Detachment Charleston

Navy Exchange NWS Charleston

Military Sealift Command Atlantic Representative Charleston

Commander, Navy Installations Command, N2 Manpower

Naval Sea Systems Command Program Field Office (SEA 04X)

Navy Base Realignment & Closure Program Management Office

Department of Navy College Office

Naval Criminal Investigative Service

Naval Facilities Engineering & Expeditionary Warfare Center

Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Resident Officer in Charge of Construction Charleston

Naval Facilities Engineering Command Performance Measurement and Appraisal Program

Navy Supply Inter Service Supply Support Operation Program

Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Area Manager

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