SUPPORTING ELEMENTS OF THE NAVY
Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
1. Identify the function of Civil Engineer Corps 5.
2. Identify the function of Supply Corps
3. Identify the function and composition of the
Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.
4. Identify the function of Navy chaplains.
Identify the function of officers of the Judge
Advocate Generals Corps.
Describe the purpose of the Navys security
Describe the purpose of the Naval Intelligence
Describe the organization and areas of research
of the Navys Research and Development
3 Feb. 1795
9 Mar. 1798
30 Oct. 1799
26 Feb. 1811
2 Mar. 1867
3 Mar. 1871
9 Jun. 1880
Congress establishes the Navy
George Balfour is appointed as
the first surgeon in the U.S.
William Balch is commissioned
as the Navys first chaplain.
A congressional act provides
Congress establishes the Civil
Congress establishes the Pay
William B. Remey, USMC, is
appointed as the first Judge
4 Apr. 1898
Mordecai T. Endicott, the first
Civil Engineer Corps officer, is
appointed Chief, Bureau of
Yards and Docks.
17 Jun. 1898
The Hospital Corps is estab-
13 May 1908
The Nurse Corps is established.
22 Aug. 1912
The Dental Corps is established.
Certain supporting elements and branches of
the Navy are required to accomplish the Navys
mission. This chapter discusses the functions of
some of these elements and various Navy
branches. In many cases, the functions of these
supporting elements are essential to mission
accomplishment while at other times they only
they fit into the
for particular needs. Overall,
team concept of the naval