In January 1942 the Director of Material and Procurement was appointed to coordinate all material procurement activities of the US Navy. In 1948 the office title was changed to Chief of Division of Material, and in 1984 to Chief of the Office of Naval Material. In 1983 title was changed to Naval Material Command. On 6 May 1985, the Command was disestablished. Acquisition functions were passed onto the following Commands: Naval Air Systems, Naval Sea Systems, Space and Naval Warfare Systems, Naval Facilities Engineering, Naval Supply Systems, and the Strategic Systems Program Office. The Office of Naval Acquisition Support was established to create acquisition support for functions that span across Commands, and that require a degree of independence in their operations.
Note: ADM = Admiral, RADM = Rear Admiral, VADM = Vice Admiral.