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

TGT 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.

POC

Schedules Officer | 757 / DSN 492-3179

CLASS SCHEDULE

 

CLASS  NUMBER

CONVENING

COMPLETION

 

14-03

27 JAN 14

31 JAN 14

 

14-04*

24 MAR 14

04 APR 14

 

14-05

28 APR 14

01 MAY 14

 

14-06

27 MAY 14

30 MAY 14

 

14-07 (STWO combined with JMTC 14-07)

04 AUG 14

15 AUG 14

 

14-08 (STWO combined with JMTC 14-07)

04 AUG 14

15 AUG 14

 

15-01*

29 SEP 14

10 OCT 14 

 

15-02*

05 JAN 15 

16 JAN 15 

 

15-03*

23 FEB 15

06 MAR 15 

 

15-04*

06 APR 15 

17 APR 15 

 

15-05* 04 MAY 15 15 MAY 15
15-06* 20 JUL 15 31 JUL 15
15-07* 24 AUG 15 04 SEP 15
*Note: Course combined with JMTC.