Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) is disestablishing a directorate, SEA 06, and redirecting its components into program Executive Office Unmanned Small Combatants (PEO USC) and other NAVSEA directorates.
According to an internal Navy newsletter, on Aug. 11 SEA 06 Warfighting Capability and Enterprise Readiness was directed to be disestablished by NAVSEA Commander Vice Adm. William Galinis and Executive Director James Smerchansky.
Starting in October, the 130 civilian and 18 active-duty military personnel making up SEA 06 will start working under PEO USC; SEA 03, Cyber Engineering and Digital Transformation; SEA 05, Naval Systems Engineering; and SEA 10, Corporate Operations.
Specifically, the newsletter explained the SEA 06 program offices Naval Special Warfare (PMS 340) and Expeditionary Missions (PMS 408) program offices will move to PEO USC.
Separately, a portion of the Readiness and Logistics (SEA 06L) staff will shift over to SEA 05R with the Chief Logistician. The part of the team supporting Model Based Product Support (MBPS) and Legacy Logistics Information Technology systems will also move to SEA 03R.
“The command intends to align MBPS efforts with Program Executive Office Manpower Logistics and Business Solutions (PEO MLB) under Naval Information Warfare Systems Command (NAVWAR) and coordination efforts continue,” the newsletter said.
Additionally, Program Management Competency Business Office (SEA 06M) will move to SEA 10, National Shipbuilding Research Program (SEA 06N) will shift to SEA 05T, and Supplier Product Quality (SEA 06P) will move to SEA 05R.
“The men and women who make up the SEA 06 workforce make a difference day-in and day-out. They are some of the most dedicated members of the workforce across the enterprise. I am extremely optimistic and excited to see how they continue to do that great work within their new organizations,” Capt. Stuart Day, acting commander of SEA 06 until Oct. 1, was quoted in the newsletter.
“The expertise within NAVSEA 06 is not being lost. It is being realigned within other parts of the command and that will benefit the enterprise,” Lisa Wallington, program analyst, National Shipbuilding Research Program, added.