The Reserve Component mission is to provide reserve support for mobilization and manpower across the full spectrum of defense planning and joint-multinational operations and exercises, from emergencies to daily operations, peacetime through conflict resolution.
The reserve program at NATO's Allied Command Transformation consists of 221 Selected Reserve billets that are divided between seven units around the country. The reserve personnel provide support to Allied Command Transformation deliverables, symposia, NATO strategic exercises, ISAF training events, and engagement with industry and academia in Norfolk, Virginia and throughout Europe.
DCOS CapDev acts as SACT's Director for guidance, direction and coordination of the activities and resources of the Capability Development Directorate.
Reservists are assigned to one of seven units located throughout the United States. Each unit has a Commanding Officer, Executive Officer, and Senior Enlisted Leader. Units are aligned by directorates and responsibilities, but work together closely in support of strategic initiatives to leverage the unique military and civilian skillsets possessed by Reservists.
Our Reserve NATO units are:
|Short Title||Drill Site|
|NATO ACT DET NORFOLK||HQ SACT, Norfolk VA|
|NATO ACT DET DC||Washington DC - Andrews AFB MD|
|NATO ACT DET NEWPORT||Newport, RI|
|NATO ACT DET ATLANTA||Atlanta, GA|
|NATO ACT DET CHICAGO||Great Lakes, IL|
|NATO MULTINATIONAL DET||HQ SACT, Norfolk VA|
|NATO CJOS COE||Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads, Norfolk VA|
Operational Support Office
Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
Attention: Reserve Element
7857 Blandy Road - Suite 100
Norfolk, Virginia 23551-2490
HQ SACT Quarterdeck: 757-747-3400
DSN Prefix: 488-XXXX
Reserve Component Documents
- COMNAVRESFORINST 1000-9A
- NAVRES 1000-7
- NAVRES 1000-8
- Page 13
- DD Form 2946, Dec 2011
- NATO ACT DIR 50-14 (request OSO)
- Annex A to DIR 50-14 (request OSO)
- NATO e-Learning: jadl.act.nato.int
Most people are familiar with NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which is a group of countries and partnership countries who are allies in the pursuit of peace and the improvement of military interoperability and capabilities. There are two NATO military strategic headquarters.
One is the North American headquarters in Norfolk known as Allied Command Transformation (ACT). The European headquarters in Belgium is called SHAPE.
ACT is a very unique command because not only is it a joint command (USN, USA, USAF & USMC), but ACT also has service members from over 30 other countries onboard. It can be very confusing, and sometimes overwhelming working at such a large and diverse headquarters with so many high-ranking U.S. and foreign officials. Our exercises often take us to foreign countries and/or require us to assist officers and officials for other countries and service branches.
You should remember, you are not only representing the Navy, but you are representing the United States. It is your responsibility to remember your Navy training and education. Other countries service branches may not have the same rules and regulations you do in the USN, for example, some countries do not require their Soldiers to be covered when outside. However, you will remain vigilant in your military bearing and responsibilities as a U.S. Sailor.
Arrival/Reporting to ACT
NATO ACT is open Monday - Friday at 0600 to 2200 and on Det Norfolk Drill weekends 0700 to1600.
Reservists who are coming in for a drill weekend should coordinate reporting procedures with their unit chain of command and their local NOSC.
If you are coming to HQ SACT for a visit (AT/IDTT/ADT), you will report to the OSO/AOSO for check-in. When you arrive to NATO ACT please enter the main doors and ask the Petty Officer of the Watch to call the OSO or Assistant OSO and we will escort you to get a badge.
If you have a GPS, the street address is 7857 Blandy Rd, Suite 100 - Norfolk, VA 23551. Once you enter onto base, HQ SACT is the second building on the left (the building with all the flags).