Where to Find Us

CJOS_COE-minThe Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence (CJOS COE) was established in May 2006. Representing 13 Nations, CJOS is the only Centre of Excellence in the United States, and one of 24 NATO accredited Centres worldwide, representing a collective wealth of international experience, expertise, and best practices.

The staff has a well-deserved reputation as one of the Navy’s finest and thrives on continually expanding missions in a dynamic environment. You are embarking on an exceptional opportunity for extraordinary growth and personal pride. Look ahead to the challenges and rewards that await you as the newest member of the Combined Joint Operations from the Sea Centre of Excellence team. Located in beautiful Southeastern Virginia, the command enjoys a mild four-season climate and is a great place for all sorts of recreation, no matter what your interests. CJOS COE is currently located within NH-39 2nd floor on Naval Support Activity Hampton Roads.

Foreign National Newcomers:

Official Foreign National (FN) appointees and visitors should initiate a foreign visit request (FVR) through their respective embassies.  Though required for foreign travel, NATO travel orders, FN passports and visas are not permissible for physical access to CJOS COE facilities.  In addition, NATO issued security badges are not permissible for physical access to CJOS COE facilities.  FVR requests should be made well in advance prior to expected day of arrival.

Driving into the Hampton Roads/Norfolk, Virginia Area:

The best way to ensure you have the best driving directions is to consult with Google Maps or another mapping web site for specific directions to our Headquarters Building, at 1562 Mitscher Avenue, Norfolk, Virginia 23551-2487. Another commonly-used method is to enter the above address into your GPS device in your car and follow the directions to CJOS COE.

Flying into the Norfolk, Virginia Area:

Norfolk International Airport has numerous methods of transportation from the airport. You will find a Navy representative on duty in the central lobby area of the airport at the Visitor/Military Information Desk. The booth is manned from 0730 to 2200 hours, seven days a week. The uniformed military personnel have information about all bases in the Hampton Roads area, along with transportation, duty office telephone numbers, and emergency assistance numbers. The telephone number for the Navy representative on duty at the Military Information Desk is (757) 444-3040.

Directions to USFLTFORCOM Compound from Norfolk International Airport:

Start on Norview Ave, turn right to take I-64 West ramp towards Hampton/Richmond, merge on I-64 West; continue on I-564 West exit #276B, take the Terminal Blvd/VA-406/Hampton Blvd exit, continue on International Terminal Blvd, turn right on Meredith Road/Meredith Street, turn left on Fleet Road, turn right on Blandy Road, turn left on Mitscher Ave.

Directions to USFLTFORCOM Compound from Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport:

Head southwest on Bland Blvd toward Peebles Dr. Turn left at Jefferson Avenue. Merge onto I-64 E via the ramp to Hampton/Norfolk. After about 25 miles, take the Granby St/I-564/US-460 exit towards Naval Base, exit #276, merge on I-564 West, take terminal Blvd/VA-406/Hampton Blvd exit, continue on International Terminal Blvd, turn right on Meredith Road/Meredith Street, turn left on Fleet Road, turn right on Blandy Road, turn left on Mitscher Ave.

Directions to USFLTFORCOM Compound from Richmond International Airport:

Start on Richard E. Byrd Terminal Drive, bear right on S. Airport Drive, take the I-64 East/Norfolk (I-295 S) ramp towards Rocky Mount, NC, merge on I-64 East (about 78 miles), take the Granby St/I-564/US-460 exit towards Naval Base, exit #276, merge on I-564 West, take terminal Blvd/VA-406/Hampton Blvd exit, continue on International Terminal Blvd, turn right on Meredith Road/Meredith Street, turn left on Fleet Road, turn right on Blandy Road, turn left on Mitscher Ave.