The Military Sealift Command is a government employer that operates approximately 110 noncombatant, civilian-crewed ships that replenish U.S. Navy ships. The vessels also conduct specialized missions and strategically preposition combat cargo around the world which is slated for use by the United States and its allies. The vessels it operates are owned by the U.S. Navy. The government organization is structured through the missions it fulfills for the Navy. This consists of five areas, which include combat logistics, special missions, prepositioning, service support, and traditional sealift.
The Combat Logistics Force is comprised of 32 ships carrying out the role which probably best symbolizes MSC, which is the replenishment of Navy vessels at sea. This means providing them with fuel for engines and auxiliaries, jet and aviation fuel, ordnance, spare parts, and mail/care packages from home. These ships are owned by the U.S. government. However, they are crewed by civilian, or civil service mariners. There is small squad of Navy personnel aboard some ships for support, coordination, and helo ops. (MSC)
Because of the size of their fleet, a wide variety of positions appear as listings in their employment section.
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