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MSC Mission


Empower Global Warfighting Capabilities
Military Sealift Command exists to support the joint warfighter across the full spectrum of military operations. MSC delivers agile logistics, strategic sealift, as well as specialized missions anywhere in the world, under any conditions, 24/7, 365 days a year. 


United We Sail
With unified resolve, we boldly sail the world’s oceans to execute our “no-fail” mission of sustainment and service support to the warfighter. Our ships and crews are trained and ready for tasking, fully interoperable with the Fleet and joint force, and adapt to win in contested environments. 
United We Sail


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. 

Guiding Principles

We are a Team
We will work together, each of us committed to the shared vision of being the nation's premier maritime transportation organization. 

We Demand Integrity
We adhere to the highest ethical and moral standards and demand the same of those we work with to achieve mission goals. 

Our Actions are Guided by Our Core Values of Honor, Courage and Commitment
We have the courage to assume responsibility for our actions, to face the unknown, and to overcome adversity. We treat one another as we would like to be treated. 

We Foster Positive Leadership
Leadership is the essence of our profession. We lead by example at all levels and develop our future leaders. Our perpetual optimism gives us strength to overcome all challenges. 

We are Proactive Managers
We plan ahead to identify and avoid obstacles to success. We keep our planning focused on the future. 

We Believe in Highly Effective Communications
To enhance our efficiency and effectiveness, we continuously communicate up and down the chain of command, as well as across the various work units. 

We are Responsible Citizens
We support our local communities. Whether at home or deployed, we act as ambassadors of our nation and our Navy. Concern for the environment and energy conservation are integral parts of our operations. 

Military Sealift Command is the leading provider of ocean transportation for the Navy and the rest of the Department of Defense - operating approximately 125 ships daily around the globe.​


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