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Echelon Three Command

Commander, Maritime Defense Zone Atlantic (MARDEZLANT), primarily responsible for harbor defense and port security for the East and Gulf Coasts of the United States, is an echelon three Navy command responsible to Commander in Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT) for Naval Coastal Warfare (NCW). COMUSMARDEZLANT is CINCLANTFLT's designated operational commander for Naval Coastal Warfare within Commander, Second Fleet's (COMSECONDFLT) area of operations and coordinating authority for Naval Coastal Warfare expeditionary forces in Atlantic Command (ACOM), Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), European Command (EUCOM), and NATO.

Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center, the Defense Department's principal operational processing center for automated numerical meteorological and oceanographic (METOC) analyses and predictions, is an echelon three command under the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) Command and the Oceanographer of the Navy.

Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA), an echelon three shore command, comprises five wings containing sixteen squadrons, five Naval air stations, the Aviation Schools Command, and associated Naval aviation training activities which are geographically dispersed primarily throughout the southeastern United States. The primary mission is to provide undergraduate training for Naval aviators and Naval flight officers. SPAWARSYSCEN Chesapeake is an echelon three shore command reporting to Commander, Space and Naval Warfare Command (SPAWAR). The Commanding Officer also reports for additional duty to the Commanders in Chief U.S. Atlantic and Pacific Fleets as standard automated information systems advisor.

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