The Operations Directorate:

  • Develops and implements policies, procedures and plans to ensure the operational readiness of MSC ships and programs to support Navy and Joint operations
  • Runs the Global Command Information Center, which is the single point of contact to the U.S. Transportation Command and U.S. Navy operations centers
  • Develops anti-terrorism and force protection policies and procedures for MSC ships, including a security assurance program addressing requirements for chemical biological and radiation defense, the critical infrastructure program and homeland defense

Strategic Planning

The Strategic Planning Directorate is the command's focal point for the future by:

  • Developing a strategic and corporate planning system
  • Evaluating and pursuing new business growth opportunities
  • Enhancing DOD, interagency, congressional, and industry relations
  • Promoting small business opportunities, developing and maintaining a quality management system, and recommending command-wide priorities

Human Resources

The Total Force Management Program Office supports MSC with innovative and effective Total Force human capital strategies, services, and organization management and strategic sourcing solutions in support of civilian and military personnel requirements afloat and ashore, enabling MSC to accomplish its missions effectively and efficiently. The Total Force Management Program Office consists of four program areas of Manpower and Personnel Programs:

  • Human Resources Services office
  • CIVMAR Manpower and Personnel Program
  • Medical Programs Department
  • Military Manpower and Personnel Program office

Medical Programs

Military Sealift Command is actively recruiting for Occupational Health Nurse and has direct hiring authority to fill these positions under Post-Secondary Students and Recent Graduates. Visit USAJOBs.com for Job Opportunity Announcement for position requirements and application submission instructions.

The N13 Medical Programs Department develops policy for effective delivery of medical care and maintenance of optimum operational readiness of all MSC ships and program offices enterprise-wide in support of joint global operations. They ensure either by direct provision or administrative oversight the prompt delivery of the highest possible quality emergent medical care afloat, promotion of wellness and healthier lifestyles, and continuous improvement of health care delivery systems through optimum supervision of occupational, environmental and preventive medicine programs.


MSC’s Logistics Directorate supports MSC worldwide operations by developing and implementing a wide range of logistics policies, procedures and systems to ensure the proper ordering, tracking, storage, distribution and delivery of equipment and supplies transported by or delivered to MSC ships or installations. This responsibility also includes the administration of MSC's Arms, Ammunition and Explosives program. The Logistics Directorate also leads MSC's food service programs and quality-of-life initiatives such as development of shipboard healthy heart menus and Morale, Welfare and Recreation programs.

Minimum Requirements

Each position has its own educational and competency-based requirements. In all cases, to be eligible for a career with MSC, you must be a U.S. citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a security clearance. To learn more about specific position requirements, visit USAJobs.