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Military Sealift Command

 Military Sealift Command

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United We Sail
With unified resolve, we boldly sail the world's oceans to provide essential assured logistics and service support to the warfighter as the nation's premier maritime transportation organization.


  • Our People: MSC will sustain our ships through acquiring, valuing and developing human excellence. Our people are the key enabler to accomplish our mission!
  • Our Platforms: MSC safely operates, supplies, and maintains the ships that provide logistics support, conduct special missions, move military equipment, supply combat forces, provide humanitarian relief, and strategically position combat cargo around the world.
  • Our Processes: Committed to exemplary stewardship, MSC will efficiently and economically expend the resources our country has entrusted to us. We will do this by mastering best practices required by federal laws and regulations, by leveraging cutting edge technology, and adopting commercial maritime best practices. Our processes are the tools which allow our people to sustain our platforms to accomplish the mission.
  • Our Partners: MSC establishes, fosters, and maintains strategic relationships with various organizations that mutually strengthen one another. We work in unison with our Navy's Fleets, U.S. Transportation Command, and other services to coordinate our efforts to provide resources whenever and wherever required.

Strategic Themes

  • Harnessing and Developing a Diverse, Capable and Talented Workforce: MSC will recruit, hire, train and develop a diverse workforce and improve its capability by creating a culture that seeks to maximize the contributions of all.
  • Assuring Global Maritime Logistical Services: MSC exists to provide unfailing support to our country's warfighters during peacetime and war.
  • Developing Tactical Capabilities that Support Future Warfighting: As warfare changes, MSC will work with stakeholders to develop and train with supporting platforms, capabilities, and tactics to assure global maritime services to the warfighter.
  • Dedicated to Continuous Improvement and Innovation: MSC is committed to continuous process improvement and customer focus. MSC will continuously pursue new and innovative ways to employ technology to increase efficiency and reduce costs while fulfilling mission requirements.

About MSC

Military Sealift Command (MSC) is the leading provider of ocean transportation for the Navy and the rest of the Department of Defense –operating approximately 120 ships daily around the globe. MSC is represented by five geographic area commands (Atlantic, Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Far East), which exercise tactical control of all assigned USTRANSCOM forces and MSC forces not otherwise assigned to the numbered fleet commanders. The area command staffs are primarily responsible for the execution of strategic sealift missions. The MSC area
Commanders are U.S. Navy captains who serve as the primary points of contact for MSC customers and numbered fleet commanders in their respective areas. These area commanders also serve as the MSC commander's direct link to MSC ships, providing maintenance oversight, logistics coordination and other needed services.

To view the FY19-FY20 Strategic Plan, click here

Small Business Contact

Military Sealift Command
Office: (757) 443-2717 or (757) 443-1209

DON Office of Small Business Programs: (202) 685-6485