Transient Personnel Unit


Commanding Officer CDR Karen J. Sankes-Ritland
Executive Officer LCDR Mollie G. Greenlund
Command Master Chief AOCM(AW/SW) Patrick Maxie


Our mission is to liaise with deployed and forward deployed commands to expeditiously transition sailors through administrative avenues and support naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression, and maintaining freedom of the seas.

TPU Norfolk consists of five departments: Administrative Services, Operations, Discipline, Maintenance and Training. Each of these departments is responsible for specific types of Sailors. BUPERSINST 1306.77C outlines more specifically the types of Sailors TPU processes.

Prospective Gain?
Please email the Command Sponsor Coordinator at: Please provide your leave address, travel Itinerary and other pertinent information to aid your sponsor in welcoming you aboard.

Need to contact our Ombudsman?
Please contact by email at:, or by phone at (757) 438-3217.

Flying into Norfolk?
Upon arrival, proceed to the USO Office on the second floor of the arrivals terminal for assistance.

Driving to Norfolk?
Upon arrival in the Hampton Roads area, please proceed to Naval Station Norfolk, Transient Personnel Unit, Building J-50.

Please call the TPU Quarterdeck at (757) 444-1640 or DSN 564-1640. The quarterdeck is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Transient Personnel Unit, 1683 Gilbert St. Norfolk, VA 23511

Commander, Navy Region Mid Atlantic   |   1510 Gilbert St.   |   Norfolk, VA 23511
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