As a part of the Commandant’s Guiding Principles
of Steadying the Service and Strengthening our Partnerships, standardized
bases were formed to stabilize field support delivery by re-instating local
command unity and providing balance between technical authority and local
command authority. On 28 November 2011, BSU Portsmouth, PSSU Portsmouth and HSWL RP
Portsmouth were disestablished and Base Portsmouth was established.
By 2013, coinciding with increased base command opportunities and
implementation of the DCMS career progression enhancements, ESU Portsmouth
and NESU Portsmouth will become the C4IT Department and the Naval
Engineering Department respectively under the Base to achieve the Standard
Base Construct end state.