Navigation Track

This week we released the Military Sealift Command Navigation Track, or NAVTRACK for short. A “Navigation Track” is placed on a chart to depict the intended path a ship will follow to reach its destination.  In a similar fashion, a detailed list of ways and means were developed to

unite our efforts along a journey to provide unparalleled assured global support to the joint warfighter.




The previously released Voyage Plan provides strategic guidance whereas the Navigation Track provides the operational and tactical direction.

One way to look at this document is that our Voyage Plan provides four strategic themes that will guide our work. NAVTRACK offers operational lines of effort that support our four strategic themes.  Finally, each line of effort is supported by specific, detailed and measureable tasks at the tactical level.  These are the tasks that must guide our day to day work.

My experience has confirmed that alignment is crucial to our success. As such these foundational documents are designed to align MSC efforts with Commander, U.S. Transportation Command and Chief of Naval Operations strategic priorities.

I encourage you read NAVTRACK and discuss it with others in the command. This is a living document.  Over the next three years we’ll complete most of the tasks we have identified, but we’ll also be adding to our list as we innovate and discover new ways to conduct our business.  Your input, ideas and initiative are crucial to ensuring this document helps to guide our work, and enable our mission to empower global warfighting capabilities.

Thank you for all you do each and every day. Your work makes a difference to this command and to the security of our nation.

United We Sail,

Rear Adm. Dee L. Mewbourne, USN

Commander, Military Sealift Command

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