The Histories Branch serves as the institutional memory of the United States Navy. Our mission is to strengthen the Navy’s effectiveness by preserving, analyzing, and interpreting the service’s hard-earned experience. A professional staff of naval historians supports the fleet, Navy leadership, and the public.
Some of the Branch's products include:
- White Papers
- Essay and Articles
- Ships Histories
- Navy Anchor Date Support
- Commemoration Support
- Information Research
The Histories Branch is made up of 24 naval historians who are divided between three teams - the Fleet History Support Team, the OPNAV Historical Support Team, and the Public History and Education Team.
The Branch is led by the Administrative Team of:
- Mr. Rick Stone, Branch Chief
- Dr. Gregory Bereiter, Branch Deputy Chief
The Histories Branch of the Naval History and Heritage Command is located on the Washington Navy Yard, 805 Kidder Breese Street, SE, Washington, DC 20374-5060