Tactical Training Group, Atlantic


US Fleet Forces Command > Tactical Training Group, Atlantic
 
 

Staff Tactical Watch Officer (STWO)

 Course

 

COURSE NUMBER

J-2G-0079

CLEARANCE

SECRET clearance required.

LENGTH

One week.

DESCRIPTION

Classroom lectures, tactical discussions, seminar war games and computerized war games using the Enhanced Naval war gaming System (ENWGS), covering the following topics:

  • Maritime and Joint Concept of Ops
  • CSG / ESG OPORD 6000
  • CSG / ESG Organization
  • Command & Control and Rules of Engagement
  • CWC Battle Rhythm
  • IM / KM via Collaboration at Sea / CENTRIXS
  • Commander’s Underway Orders
  • C4I systems
  • Air Wing / ACE CAPs / LIMs
  • ATO / ACO / SPINS
  • Tactical Communication/Command Systems Afloat / Decision Aids
  • TFCC / FLAG PLOT Current Operations Tactical Simulation

TARGET AUDIENCE

To provide junior officers destined for selected fleet, Carrier Strike Group, Expeditionary Strike Group and Destroyer Squadron staffs with current tactical knowledge and practical skills required to understand and execute Strike Group Current Operations in a maritime environment.

Emphasis / focus is on the interaction between the OTC / CWC and the subordinate Warfare Commanders / Coordinators from a Staff Tactical Watch Officer perspective. Watch standing basics such as information exchange, radio telephone communications, tactical decision aid employment, friendly force capabilities & limitations, C4I systems, ROE, Automatic Identification System, and Pre-Planned Response (PPR) execution are addressed Students will gain familiarity with basic Strike Group staff watch standing procedures and requirements including information exchange, OPORD, OPGEN, OPTASKs, PPRs, Daily Intentions Messages, Knowledge Management / Information Management via a training Collaboration at Sea (CAS) website, fleet chat policy, Combined Enterprise Regional Information Exchange System (CENTRIXS) and radio telephone communications. Current Operations watch stander skills are emphasized via hands-on application of tabletop seminars, laboratory exercises, and synthetic war games in the Tactical Flag Command Center (TFCC ) / FLAG PLOT.

The STWO course attendees who continue on to the two week Joint Maritime Tactics Course (J-2G-3009) will concentrate on the Combat Planning aspects of Navy Tactical Planning / Battle Rhythm. They will participate with senior officers in tactical planning and execution phases via war games, tactical procedural skills required to plan, coordinate and execute combat operations in a multi-threat, Strike Group / force maritime warfare joint environment.

PREREQUISITES

Prior to matriculation, review of Force Tactical Action Officer (FTAO) Manual (NTTP 1-10.1) and individual staff Job Qualification Requirement (JQR) is encouraged. Officers designated by OPNAVINST 1500.49 Series will subsequently attend the two-week Joint Maritime Tactics Course, J-2G-3009. Maximum size for the STWO course is 12 students. Additional quotas may be made available on a case basis. Contact TACTRAGRULANT quota control for details.

POINT OF CONTACT

Schedules Officer | 757 / DSN 492-3179 / 1009

 

 

CLASS SCHEDULE

 

CLASS NUMBER

CONVENING DATE

COMPLETION DATE

12-07

13 AUG 12

17 AUG 12

12-08

10 SEP12

14 SEP 12

13-01 15 OCT 12 19 OCT 12
13-02 26 NOV 12 30 NOV 12
13-03 21 JAN 13 25 JAN 13
13-04 25 MAR 13 29 MAR 13
13-05 20 MAY 14 24 MAY 13
13-06 08 JUL 13 12 JUL 13
13-07 05 AUG 13 09 AUG 13
13-08 09 SEP 13 13 SEP 13