The Naval Engineering Department (NED) is responsible for depot level maintenance support of cutters and boats in the D5 Area of Operations (and beyond) throughout the Surface Forces Logistics Center enterprise. The NED consist of three Divisions each fulfilling different mission support maintenance requirements.


Maintenance Augmentation Team (MAT)

The MAT provides hull, mechanical and electrical maintenance support comprised of Machinery Technicians and Electrician’s Mates. The MAT also supports Centralized Cutter Boat Pooling and is a Center of Excellence for reconditioning P-100 pumps. MAT detachments are located in Cape May, NJ and Fort Macon, NC and primarily support the Fast Response Cutters. The MAT is also augmented with a Reserve Force Component (R-MAT) who provides additional maintenance support to local cutters.

Weapons Augmentation Team (WAT)

The WAT provides maintenance support for MK38, MK75 and MK92 weapons systems. The WAT is comprised of both Gunner’s Mates and Electronics Technicians. WAT detached personnel are also located in Cape May, NJ and Fort Macon, NC.

Industrial Production Facility (IPF)

IPF Portsmouth provides industrial support as a service of the National Industrial Enterprise. The IPF is staffed with skilled trades’ laborers providing a broad range of services. The IPF can deliver depot level industrial engineering services. An Industrial Production Detachment is also located in Cape May, NJ and Atlantic Beach, NC.


Department Head CDR Tyson Richards (757) 483-8665
Industrial Manager LCDR Thomas Palmeira (757) 483-8543
WAT Supervisor WEPS3 Shannon Carter (757) 483-8523
MAT / WAT Coordinator ENG3 Michael Bacher (757) 483-8438
MAT Fort Macon Supervisor MKCM Richard Hebert (252) 240-8482
MAT Cape May Supervisor MKC Jeffrey Davidson (609) 898-6212