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Commander, Submarine Group Nine

Commander, Submarine Group Nine

KITSAP Commander Submarine Group

 

A subordinate to Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet, Submarine Group Nine exercises administrative control authority for ballistic and guided missile submarines and support units assigned in the Pacific Northwest.

The group commander monitors:

  • Shipboard training, personnel, supply and material readiness of Ohio-Class submarine off-crews.
  • Nuclear submarines undergoing conversion or overhaul at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton.
  • Overall training and crew certification at the Trident Training Facility.

More information on the command can be found at www.csg9.navy.mil.

Commander, Submarine Squadron 17

Under Commander, Submarine Group Nine, Submarine Squadron 17 exercises command of eight operational SSBNs homeported at Naval Base Kitsap. The command’s mission is to oversee the operational and pre-deployment training/certification of assigned submarines and to ensure each is maintained at optimum readiness to support assigned missions.

Commander, Submarine Squadron 19

Under Commander, Submarine Group Nine, Submarine Squadron 19 exercises command of some of the SSBNs and two SSGNs homeported at Naval Base Kitsap.

The command’s mission is to oversee the operational and pre-deployment training/certification of assigned submarines and to ensure each is maintained at optimum readiness to support assigned missions.

Squadron 19 monitors the performance of assigned crews on some of the submarines undergoing conversion or overhaul at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton and is responsible for certifying those crews for operations as the ships are returned to service.

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