R 071323Z APR 15
FM CNO WASHINGTON DC
SUBJ/SUBMISSION OF COMMAND OPERATIONS REPORT
MSGID/NAVADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/DNS/APR/
AMPN/REF A IS OPNAVINST 5750.12K, ANNUAL COMMAND OPERATIONS REPORT//
REF/B/MSG/COMUSFLTFORCOM NORFOLK VA/R 281419Z JAN 15 ZYB//
REF/C/MSG/COMNAVSURFLANT NORFOLK VA/R 031935Z FEB 15 ZYB//
AMPN/REF A TASKS ALL NAVY COMMANDS WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUBMITTING THE
ANNUAL COMMAND OPERATIONS REPORT. REF B AND C ARE MESSAGES SENT TO THE
RESPECTIVE FLEET UNITS REMINDING THE UNITS OF CORS SUBMISSION.//
RMKS/1. Per reference (a), submission of Command Operations Reports (COR) is
every Commander's responsibility. References (b) and (c) were proactive
messages to alert fleet commands to the requirements to submit 2014 CORs by 1
March 2015. Given the current Office of the Chief of Naval Operations
(OPNAV) and Department of Defense Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and
Execution processes, missing reports have an increasingly negative impact on
the Navy. To date, 827 CORs out of 1,719 due have been submitted. If your
command has not submitted its report, please do so, subject to the deferred
submission option for currently deployed units.
2. CORs are vital reports which are identified for permanent retention and
reflect the Navy's operational and administrative activities for each
calendar year. Important functions and uses of these reports include:
a. Provide critical informational support for OPNAV action officers
to develop future Navy operational needs and policies, manage ongoing program
requirements, and determine budget priorities.
b. Provide documentation for the Chief of Naval Operations when
requesting funding from Congress for Navy programs.
c. Provide Commanders with access to their own unit's operational
history including lessons learned, future planning data, operational metrics,
and other valuable information.
d. Provide building blocks for composite command histories spanning
e. Document the Navy's role in operations such as Operation INHERENT
RESOLVE, Operation ODYSSEY DAWN, and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
f. Develop a sense of history, esprit de corps, tradition, and
professionalism within the Navy.
g. Provide vital documentation to support Navy legal teams for
claims/litigation involving Navy.
h. Support veteran's claims with Department of Veterans Affairs.
3. The COR should be submitted electronically to Naval History and Heritage
Command (NHHC). Reference (a) and the electronic form may be downloaded from
the NHHC's website (http://www.history.navy.mil/about-us/instructions-and-
forms/submit-a-command-operations-report.html). Questions concerning the
report should be directed to email: archivemail(AT)navy.mil, comm: (202)
433-3224, or DSN: 94-433-3224. CORs classified no higher than the Secret
level can be submitted using SIPRNET at: archives(AT)navy.smil.mil. NHHC
currently has no means of receiving CORs classified above the Secret level by
email. For commands that need to submit a COR above the Secret level, refer
to directions cited in reference (a).
4. Point of Contact: Mr. Gregory Martin, at comm: (202) 433-2835 or email:
5. Released by Vice Admiral S. H. Swift, Director, Navy Staff.//