The mission of DESRON 28 is to provide a fully trained, combat ready force of surface combatants. Administratively, DESRON 28 reports directly to Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic; operationally, COMDESRON 28 reports to the Commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 8.
DESRON 28 functions as the sea combat commander, responsible for directing surface combatants in surface warfare and anti-submarine warfare at sea. They also fulfill functional duties as the screen commander, mine warfare commander, maritime interdiction operations coordinator, and helicopter element coordinator.
"Readiness through Training"