NAVADMIN 355/07 - NAVY INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE COMBAT SKILLS TRAINING (NIACT)

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NAVADMIN 355/07
MSGID/GENADMIN/CNO WASHINGTON DC/N1/DEC//
SUBJ/NAVY INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE COMBAT SKILLS TRAINING (NIACT)//
REF/A/GENADMIN/COMFLTFORCOM/261332ZOCT2005/NOTAL//
REF/B/GENADMIN/COMUSNAVCENT/011219ZFEB2007/NOTAL//
REF/C/LTR/COMUSNAVCENT N00A/31JUL2006/0399/NOTAL//
NARR/REF A DETAILS COMBAT SKILLS TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUAL
AUGMENTEES. REF B DELINEATED RESPONSIBILITY FOR ATTENDING UDARI
RANGE TRAINING IN KUWAIT. REF C DEFINES CONVOY/IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE
DEVICE (IED) TRAINING REQUIREMENTS AT KUWAIT UDARI RANGE.//
RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE MINIMUM TRAINING REQUIREMENTS
FOR JOINT MANNING DOCUMENT (JMD) SOURCED NAVY INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEES
(IA?S) AND ALL SAILORS WHO ARE DEPLOYED ASHORE IN SUPPORT OF
OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM/OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM (OIF/OEF) FOR MORE
THAN 30 DAYS. REGARDLESS OF SOURCING ORIGIN, ALL NAVY IA?S, AD HOC
UNITS, OR IN LIEU OF FORCES WILL ATTEND NIACT OR EQUIVALENT TRAINING.
REQUEST WIDEST DISSEMINATION.
2. BUILDING UPON CENTCOM REQUIREMENTS IDENTIFIED IN REF A, NIACT WAS
ESTABLISHED TO PROVIDE NAVY IA?S THE MINIMUM REQUIRED COMBAT SKILLS
TRAINING TO SUCCEED WHILE DEPLOYED TO HOSTILE ENVIRONMENTS IN THE
CENTCOM AOR. THIS THREE-WEEK COURSE IS CONDUCTED AT FT JACKSON, SC.
COMMANDER U.S. FLEET FORCES COMMAND (USFFC) AND OPNAV IDENTIFY
PERSONNEL REQUIRED TO ATTEND NIACT; PERS-4G ACTS AS QUOTA CONTROL AND
SCHEDULES BILLETS THROUGH THE IA ORDERS PROCESS. COMMANDER NAVAL
EXPEDITIONARY COMBAT COMMAND (NECC) IS RESPONSIBLE FOR IA OVERSIGHT.
3. MAJOR NIACT TOPICS INCLUDE:
- GENERAL COMBAT SKILLS
- WEAPONS USE AND MAINTENANCE
- COMBAT LIFE SAVER
- CONVOY OPS AND COMBAT MOVEMENT
- LAND NAVIGATION
- COMMUNICATIONS
- ADMIN AND EQUIPMENT ISSUE
4. BECAUSE COMBAT SKILLS ARE PERISHABLE AND U.S. AND ENEMY TACTICS,
TECHNIQUES, AND PROCEDURES (TTP?S) ARE CONSTANTLY EVOLVING, COMUSFFC
AND COMNECC HAVE DETERMINED THAT AN IA MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE
NIACT WITHIN 90 DAYS BEFORE EACH DEPLOYMENT. SAILORS WHO RECEIVED
MORE EXTENSIVE COMBAT SKILLS TRAINING FROM A PREVIOUS (NON-IA)
OIF/OEF ASSIGNMENT MUST ALSO ATTEND NIACT IF THERE WAS A 90-DAY OR
MORE GAP BETWEEN LEAVING AND RE-ENTERING THEATER. ANY IA OR TAD
SAILOR ASSIGNED OVER 30 DAYS THAT ATTENDS NIACT BUT DOES NOT DEPLOY
WITHIN 90 DAYS WILL BE REQUIRED TO ATTEND NIACT AGAIN TO UPDATE
HIS/HER COMBAT SKILLS AND REVIEW CURRENT ENEMY TTP?S PRIOR TO
DEPLOYING.
5. AS NIACT HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO BE THE MINIMUM TRAINING OUR
SAILORS NEED TO SUCCEED IN THESE NON-TRADITIONAL NAVY ROLES,
APPROVED ATTENDANCE AND 90-DAY UPDATE TRAINING WAIVERS WILL BE RARE
AND GRANTED BY COMNECC ONLY WHEN RECENT RELEVANT COMBAT SKILLS
TRAINING SIGNIFICANTLY EXCEEDS THAT OF NIACT. NECC WILL ACT AS THE
APPROVAL AUTHORITY FOR ALL WAIVERS IN COORDINATION WITH USFFC.
SUBMIT WAIVERS TO COMNECC (N7) VIA GENADMIN MSG WITH SPECIFIC
JUSTIFICATION FOR NIACT SUBSTITUTION.
6. PERSONNEL ATTENDING NIACT WILL PROCESS THROUGH NECC NAVCENT DET
KUWAIT FOR ADMIN PROCESSING AND ACCOUNTING, FUNCTIONAL WEAPONS CHECK,
AND TACTICAL MOVEMENT COUNTER-IED TRAINING HELD AT CAMP UDARI, KUWAIT.
REFS B AND C ESTABLISHED THE REQUIREMENT TO ENSURE THAT ALL SAILORS
ORDERED TO IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN RECEIVE APPROPRIATE TACTICAL MOVEMENT
COUNTER-IED TRAINING. NECC, USFFC AND FORSCOM REVALIDATED THE
REQUIREMENT AND, WITH COMBINED FORCES LAND COMPONENT COMMANDER
CONCURRENCE, HAVE DETERMINED THAT NIACT TRAINING ALONE CANNOT MEET
THE REQUIREMENTS OF TACTICAL MOVEMENT COUNTER-IED TRAINING.
7. POINT OF CONTACT IS LCDR MARTY ANDERSON, COMNECC N71,
(757) 462-4316 X193/DSN 253, OR EMAIL MARTIN.ANDERSON(AT)NAVY.MIL.
8. RELEASED BY VADM J. C. HARVEY, JR., N1.//

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