The Pre-Deployment phase is a complete administrative / medical screening procedure and online training. During Pre-Deployment, Sailors are identified to fill the billets that the Joint Staff has tasked the Navy to provide. U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) manages Individual Augmentee (IA) Sailors nominated by their commands and assigns them to specific billets. Parent Commands prepare Active Component (AC) IA Sailors for mobilization. NOSCs prepare Reserve Component (RC) Sailors for mobilization.
- Pre-Deployment begins with notification of orders, ideally 120 days prior to mobilization (the deployment date).
- Pre-Deployment activities prepare the Sailor for their IA assignment, primarily through completion of the Expeditonary Screening Checklist (ESC), and for RC IA Sailors attending a Deployment Readiness Training (DRT) event.
- Pre-Deployment ends when the Sailor departs his or her Parent Command for ECRC (NMPS).
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