Major General Christopher Owens, Director, Expeditionary Warfare (N95)


Major General Christopher Owens, the only Marine Corps General on the OPNAV staff, currently resides as the Director, Expeditionary Warfare (N95). N95 is the Navy’s resource sponsor for expeditionary warfare. The organization establishes requirements, sets priorities, and directs overall planning and programming for expeditionary warfare systems and related manpower, training and readiness. Specifically, the Directorate,

  • Oversees manpower, training, procurement, sustainment, and R&D appropriates for the Naval Special Warfare, Mine Warfare, Amphibious Warfare, Navy Expeditionary Combat and Maritime Preposition Forces
  • Determines, validates, and resources readiness requirements for the Navy Expeditionary Combat Enterprise (NECE) including Navy Expeditionary Combat Command
  • Ensure affordability to include total ownership costs as a key consideration during decision making
  • Creates acquisition and funding plans and programs for manpower and training RDT&E in support of expeditionary warfare systems
  • Establishes the overall CNO policy for preparation and conduct of amphibious warfare [1]


Updated: June 2016, Rachel Werth

[1] “Amendment of solicitation/modification of contract,” N4703914RCD8001, NAVSUP FLC Norfolk, 1/28/14, http://ias-ps.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/N00178-08-D-5459-FK0308.pdf