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Commander, Destroyer Squadron Fourteen

Commander, Destroyer Squadron Fourteen

Destroyer Squadron 14 (CDS 14) is the Navy’s largest destroyer squadron and is homeported in Mayport. As Common Support Directorate (CSD) and also the head of FFG CLASSRON, CDS 14 responsibilities are three-fold. As the Immediate Superior in Command (ISIC) of 13 assigned surface ships homeported in Mayport, CDS 14 executes direct oversight of assigned ships during the Maintenance, Unit Level Training and Intermediate Training Phases and discretionary oversight of assigned units while they are deployed in support of scheduled deployments, homeland defense and the Global War on Terrorism. 

As CSD, CDS 14 provides religious, medical, career counseling, industrial hygiene, manpower management and equal opportunity program support to surface ships homeported in Mayport. CDS 14 reports administratively to Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet and operationally to Commander, U.S. Second Fleet. 

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