Navy BRAC Program Management Office
The Navys BRAC Program Management Office (PMO) was established in October, 2004,
to implement the BRAC decisions at Navy and Marine Corps installations using a business
management perspective to deliver sound community liaison, planning, real estate, and
environmental decisions. Falling under the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy (
Installations and Facilities), the PMO is tasked with BRAC program oversight, post-operational
closure and disposal actions; NEPA Class I and II disposal actions; serving as the primary
liaison with local communities and redevelopment authorities; overseeing all base closure,
realignment, and care taker activities; developing and implementing plans, priorities and
procedures for base disposals and their associated environmental cleanups and BRAC budget submissions.
Comprised of a senior directorate, three regional offices and a support office, the Navy established
the BRAC Program Management Office in order to expedite implementation of BRAC decisions at Navy and
Marine Corps installations.
Between 1988 and 1995, the federal government selected 97 major military bases
for closure through the process known as Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC). Although
many communities feared that closing a nearby military base would be their economic
death knell, in practice it has been the starting bell for charting a new economic future.
Because of extraordinary local leadership, combined with a strong economy, closing military
bases are becoming engines of local economic renewal across the country. The PMO will
continue to work with local communities to complete the clean up and transfer process of
bases closed in prior BRAC rounds, as well as those being closed in BRAC 2005.
For further information about the PMO and its programs, the web site address is
Navy BRAC PMO is working in
partnership with Marine
Corps commands, civilian
contractors, regulators such as
the UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY,
CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY,
DEPARTMENT OF TOXICS SUBSTANCES CONTROL, and the general public, through
RESTORATION ADVISORY BOARDS, to
was identified for closure during
the Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC)
process of 1993. Naval operations
ceased and the facility was
decommissioned on April 1, 1996.
The California Conservation Corps,
Touro University, and numerous
commercial and industrial
businesses are currently leasing
property aboard the former naval
shipyard. In May 2000, the Navy
completed the transfer of a former
housing area called Roosevelt
Terrace using an economic
development conveyance. An
economic development conveyance is
a method to accelerate the
transfer of BRAC facilities back
to civilian communities for their
economic benefit. The Navy is also
transferring property at the
shipyard to other government
agencies such as U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service refuge, a U.S.
Forest Service office building, an
Army Reserve Center, a Coast Guard
communications facility, and a
Department of Education school.