Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) was established on 30 June 2014 at Naval Support Activity, Naples, Italy. It was established to meet the Navy’s expanding need for Forward Deployed Naval Forces (FDNF) ship repair. Previously, elements of the command at Naples and Bahrain were detachments aligned to Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center. The command is administratively funded by U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC), but operationally aligned to Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) through Commander, Navy Regional Maintenance Center (CNRMC).
As an organization, FDRMC provides Contract Management Oversight (CMO) and government oversight for major and minor repair availabilities to Naval ships and craft in the FIFTH and SIXTH Fleet areas of responsibility (AORs). In addition, FDRMC provides Fleet Technical Assistance (FTA) to Naval ships and craft in the FIFTH and SIXTH Fleet AORs. With engineers and technicians available at all three locations, the command responds to ship casualties providing immediate distance support and if necessary dispatches a technician to provide on station support. If the capability or capacity is not available within the command, we coordinate with the Regional Maintenance Center (RMC) enterprise, Warfare Centers, or In-Service Engineering Agents (ISEAs).
In conjunction with teams from the RMC Enterprise, PSEs and Technicians from all three locations support the Total Ship Readiness Assessments (TSRA) for the ships homeported in the FIFTH and SIXTH Fleet AORs.
As previously stated, FDRMC provides Intermediate Level Maintenance (I-Level) to Naval ships and craft in the FIFTH and SIXTH Fleet areas of responsibilities. In Rota this is accomplished through the Spanish Navy’s Jefatura de Mantenimiento en los Arsenales de Cadiz (JEMANDIZ, their I-level facility), while our Bahrain detachment has established an organic I-level capability. Additionally, FDRMC provides diving and salvage coordination for underwater ship’s husbandry, hull cleaning, emergency ship salvage material, oil spill response, and contingency operations within the area of responsibilities.
- Provides maintenance support, planning, and contract oversight for CNO Availabilities, CMAVs, VRAVs and VMAVs for 14 home-ported, FDNF ships (4 MCMs and 10 PCs). Code 300 writes job specifications, develops work packages, coordinates with FLC for soliciting and awarding contracts, and provides on-scene contract management for performance of VRAVs and VMAVs. Quality Assurance Department (Code 130) reviews job specifications and contractor bids and qualifications prior to award of the contract as well as providing on-scene oversight of contracted work to ensure quality work standards are maintained.
- Regular docking availabilities are managed in floating drydocks and marine slipways at Bahrain Ship Repairing and Engineering Company (BASREC) and Arab Ship Repair Yard (ASRY).
- FTA is provided for emergent work on an as needed basis for Casualty Report (CASREP) support for all surface ships in the FIFTH Fleet area of responsibility.
- Provides limited Intermediate (I-level) work to US ships homeported in Bahrain and deployed to 5th Fleet area of responsibility. The Industrial Maintenance Activity (IMA) is currently manned with 15 permanent billets. In addition, we have worked with CNRMC to develop the plans, processes, and standard operating procedures to increase our repair capability and capacity.
- Maintains a temporary dive locker manned by divers TAD from CONUS based RMCs. The dive team provides Underwater Ship Husbandry (UWSH) support to ships homeported in Bahrain and deployed units in both 5th and 6th Fleet AORs.
- FDRMC provides support on a cost reimbursable basis for Naval Support Activity (NSA) Bahrain harbor and patrol craft.
We will continue to ensure ships operating in the FIFTH and SIXTH fleets, are always ready to defend the American people and values.
FDRMC meets ships whenever and wherever they need support. We directly support the fleet and the CNO’s tenets – strengthen naval power at and from the sea, achieve high velocity learning at every level, strengthen our navy team for the future, expand and strengthen our network of partners. Successful execution of our mission is entirely dependent on the hard work, well-being, personal development, and accountability of all our people.
FDRMC Core Values:
We serve our nation, our Navy, our fellow employees, and our families. Our people’s safety, security, and health are top priorities. We will personally support each other to achieve the mission and to take care of our people. To do so we must demonstrate our values of integrity, accountability, initiative, and toughness.
WE FIX SHIPS AND TAKE CARE OF OUR PEOPLE