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The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook (DDG 75), forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, participates in a simulated replenishment-at-sea with the Algerian Adhafer-class corvette ANS El Fatih (922), March 7, 2019. (Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ford Williams/Released)

U.S. Naval Forces Europe-Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Africa (NAVEUR-NAVAF) area of responsibility (AOR) covers approximately half of the Atlantic Ocean, from the Arctic Ocean to the coast of Antarctica; as well as the Adriatic, Baltic, Barents, Black, Caspian, Mediterranean and North Seas. The AOR covers more than 20 million square nautical miles of ocean, touching three continents and encompassing more than 67 percent of the Earth’s coastline, 30 percent of its landmass, and nearly 40 percent of the world’s population. The importance of the US Navy in this area cannot be understated and is critical for maintaining U.S. national security interests in Europe and throughout the world.

Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center (FDRMC) Detachment Rota was established to provide Fleet Support to 4 BMD DDGs homeported in Rota, Spain. Manned with highly specialized technicians and support staff personnel, the detachment provides sustainment, fleet technical assistance and voyage repair of naval ships and craft in the 5th and 6th Fleet AORs. Naval Station Rota is the “Gateway to the Mediterranean” and is located on Base Naval de Rota, a Spanish Naval base on the southwest coast of the beautiful Kingdom of Spain, adjacent to the cities of Rota and El Puerto de Santa Maria.

Unlike many stateside shipyards and regional maintenance centers, FDRMC Naples is a small command with limited billets that enables each employee to test their skills and expand their capabilities. You will be at the tip of the spear, as part of the team that is protecting and defending U.S. maritime interests in the cradle of civilization. We need the best!

FDRMC Rota — We fix ships and take care of our people!

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