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U.S. Navy type commands perform administrative, personnel, and operational training functions in the United States Navy for a "type" of weapon system (e.g., naval aviation, submarine warfare, surface warships) within a fleet organization.

Aircraft carriers, carrier airwings, aircraft squadrons, and naval air stations are under the administrative control of the appropriate Commander Naval Air Force. Ballistic missile submarines, attack submarines, and submarine tenders come under the administrative control of the appropriate Commander Submarine Force. All other surface warships (i.e., cruisers, destroyers, frigates, littoral combat ships, patrol vessels, and amphibious warfare vessels) fall under the administrative control of the appropriate Commander Naval Surface Force.

Below is a listing of the Different Naval Commands, typically abbreviated as COM

COM 1  – ME, NH, VT, MA, RI
COM 3  – NY, CT, RI
COM 4  – PA, DE.
COM 5  – VA, WV, MD
COM 6  – SC, NC, GA
COM 7  – FL
COM 8  – AL, MS, TN, AR, LA, OK, TX
COM 9  – OH, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, IA, MO, ND, SD, NE, KS
COM 10 – CUBA, P.R., V.I.
COM 11 – NM, AZ, CA LOWER HALF
COM 12 - CA UPPER HALF, NV, UT, CO
COM 13 – WA, OR, ID, MT, WY
COM 14 – HI
COM 15 – PANAMA CANAL ZONE
COM 16 – SO PACIFIC
PRNC – POTOMAC RIVER NAVAL COMMAND – WASHINGTON D.C. MD
SRNC – SEVERN RIVER NAVAL COMMAND – ANNAPOLIS, MD