Planned Establishment of the Naval Aviation Logistics Center at Patuxent River, Maryland

LCD-77-355: Published: Jan 6, 1978. Publicly Released: Jan 6, 1978.

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On February 23, 1977, the Secretary of the Navy approved the establishment of the Naval Aviation Logistics Center at the Naval Air Station in Patuxent River, Maryland. This facility would consolidate depot management and logistics support functions located in San Diego, California; Norfolk, Virginia; Washington, D.C.; and Patuxent River, Maryland.

The Navy estimated that the planned establishment of the Logistics Center would result in one-time costs of about $3.3 million and attributed no savings to the planned realinement. GAO estimated the one-time cost of the realinement at about $6.8 million, including military and civilian relocation, recruitment of new staff, severance pay, equipment purchase, facility construction and repair, and renovation of temporary facilities. The Navy planned construction on two buildings at Patuxent River and repair work on a third building which was later reclassified as minor construction. The use of minor military construction funds to finance building modifications would be inappropriate and contrary to the intent of the Military Construction Authorization Act.

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