History of NAVMAC
The Navy Manpower Analysis Center (NAVMAC) was approved by the Secretary of the Navy on 18 October 1988. NAVMAC was previously known as Navy Manpower Engineering Center (NAVMEC) which was formed in 1984 by merging Navy Manpower and Material Analysis Center Atlantic and Pacific into one headquarters located in Norfolk and establishing eight geographically dispersed detachments. The Navy School of Work Study was formed as part of the headquarters in Norfolk.
In October 1986, the Secretary of the Navy made the decision to decentralize execution of the Shore Manpower Program. Major Manpower claimants were tasked to conduct Efficiency Reviews on their activities, a function previously performed by NAVMEC. Subsequently, NAVMEC’s detachments were disestablished, but the Ship and Squadron Manpower Requirements Programs, as well as the associated Systems Department, remained intact. Upon establishment of the NAVMAC organization, a new decentralized Shore Manpower Requirements Program was created. In February, 1994, the decision was made to consolidate the Navy Occupational Development and Analysis Center (NODAC) and Bureau of Naval Personnel, Code 51 (PERS-51) into NAVMAC and relocate to NSA Midsouth, Millington, Tennessee. The initial phase of consolidation was completed in October 1994, with the consolidation of NAVMAC and NODAC. The initial phase of relocation from Washington D.C and Norfolk, Virginia to NSA Midsouth was completed in March 1995. The final phase of consolidation and relocation from Washington D.C and Norfolk, Virginia to NSA Midsouth was completed in May 1995 with the integration of PERS-51. In 2021, the Shore Manpower Requirements Program was recentralized under NAVMAC with detachments in Jacksonville, FL and Norfolk, VA.
In this era of “true requirements”, technology development and migration to “being a mobile and rapid deployable force”, the mission of NAVMAC is more critical today than ever before in the history of the organization. NAVMAC’s primary mission is to develop and document manpower requirements for all fleet and shore activities of the Navy; to review documentation for total force manpower requirements of the naval shore establishment; to maintain supporting automated data processing systems; to operate the Navy School of Manpower Management; to provide direct support in developing policy and procedures for all segments of the Navy Manpower Requirements program; to provide technical consulting services in all facets of manpower management to manpower claimants, resource sponsors, SYSCOMs and other OPNAV offices; and to perform such other manpower analyses and work studies as may be directed by the Chief of Naval Operations; administer the enlisted classification structure by maintaining the currency of minimum qualification (Occupational Standards) and special skills (Navy Enlisted Classifications); administer the officer occupational classifications structure by maintaining the currency of designator, grades, NAVY Officer Billet Classifications (NOBCs), subspecialties, and Additional Qualification Designators (AQDs); maintain the currency of manpower data in the Navy Total Force Manpower Management System (TFMMS); and provide requirements and authorization management and oversight of all manpower claimants and resource sponsor submitted Activity Manpower Document (AMD) changes for incorporation into TFMMS.
BOTTOM LINE: NAVMAC’s mission and expertise are absolutely essential to maintaining Navy “mission readiness” through work measurement and development of appropriate Navy manpower.