Deployment Preparation Checklist for Active Component Sailors

After initial screening and notification to BUPERS within 30 days is complete, and the IA Sailor has been endorsed by his or her Parent Command as suitable for deployment, the remainder of pre-deployment  time is to be used to prepare the IA Sailor for the upcoming deployment.  In addition to the recommended activities for ordering his or her private affairs, the IA Sailor is required to comlete NAVPERS 1300/22 (Expeditionary Screening Checklist) Part II and any AOR-specific requirements tailored to the ultimate mission location.  The IA Sailor is required to return the completed Expeditionary Screening Checklist Part II no later than 60 days prior to arrival at the first I-Stop (typically the NMPS).

In addition to the required preparation actions below, single and married IA Sailors  should refer to the dependent readiness pre-deployment checklist to review the actions they should take to prepare themselves legally and financially for deployment.

It is the responsibility of the Parent Command to ensure that the IA Sailor screens and prepares for mobilization correctly. For AC Sailors, the CIAC will oversee this process. For most RC Sailors, the NOSC Mobilization Officer will oversee this process, and will also assign a CIAC from the NOSC to the IA Sailor. Additionally, IA Sailors should expect to be contacted by an Individual Deployment Support Specialist representative from NFAAS during this period.

***********BELOW IS DRAFT REVISED 1300/22 PART II***********


  1. Member has been assigned to Command IA Coordinator (CIAC) in NFAAS at      
  2. Member has active Government Travel Charge Card (GTCC)?
    • NOTE: Restricted GTCC is acceptable if unable to obtain standard GTCC.
  3. All of the following conditions must be met before selecting "Yes." Mark "N/A" if Member is GSA. Josh: Unclear. Is this modifying the GTCC or is it a separate check?
    1. ECRC will retain GTCC account for duration of IA assignment. Member is eligible for mission critical status.
    2. Member understands "Mission Critical" status is not automatically applied to GTCC. Status is applied IAW DoD 7000.14-R, Vol. 9 Ch. 3 and NAVSUPINST 4650.7.
    3. Member understands it is his/her responsibility to remain in contact with home activity APC during deployment WRT travel card issues. Josh: doesn't this contradict #1?
    4. If GTCC is placed in "Mission Critical" status, Member understand that maximum status length is 180 days. Any balance (or portion of balance) greater than 60 days past due must be paid in full before the end of the 180-day Mission Critical window. If unpaid, the account is subject to late fees, suspensions, cancellation, and revocation by the GTCC vendor, and the Member is subject to adverse credit reporting by the GTCC vendor.
    5. Member with card has received GTCC training and understands the card holder responsibilities IAW DoD 7000.14R, Vol. 9, Ch.3.
    6. Member without card has been financially counseled and has enough cash or a personal credit card to support berthin and food costs associated with the IA assignment. Josh: Is this always "No," then? How can #5 and #6/7 both be yes?
    7. Member without card and required funding will receive 80% advanced per diem for the number of days in training. Member understands policies and procedures associated with advanced per diem.
    8. NMCMPS has been updated to reflect whether or not member was issued a GTCC and if GTCC was activated.
  4. Member has access to DFAS "MyPay" online account (    
  5. Member CAC valid for projected length of deployment?      
    1. Member's CAC pin verified as valid?
    2. Member CAC PKI verified for 3 certificates (i.e. encryption, ID, and signature)?
    3. Default CAC certificate set to signature?
  6. Member has reviewed, updated, and verified all information for NAVPERS 1070/602, DEERS, and SGLI?
    • NOTE: Copy of any documentation required to update the NAVPERS 1070/602, if circumstances have changed since last update (i.e. certified copy of marriage certificate, divorce certificate, birth certificate for recent birth of child).
  7. Member has copy of Page 2 (NAVPERS 1070/602 & SGLI)?
  8. Member has certified copy of marriage certificate for present marriage?
  9. Member has copies documenting termination of any previous marriage, such as, divorce/annulment decree of spouse death certificate?
  10. Member has copies of adoption certificate(s)?
  11. Member has copies of court orders for child support?
  12. Member and dependents enrolled in TRICARE?
  13. RESERVE AND SINGLE GSA/OSA SAILORS ONLY: Member has copy of current mortgage, lease or rental agreement and one month's average utility bill in hand?
  14. Member's PRIMS account has been updated correctly (one of the following must apply)?
    1. IAMM/OSA/RC MOBs: CFL has detached member in PRIMS from PArent Command (if desired by ULDUTSTA)?
    2. IAMM/OSA/RC MOBs: CFL has retained in Parent Command's PRIMS Account and has selected "IA Option"?
    3. GSA: CFL has transferred member's PRIMS Account to Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center as indicated in orders?
  15. Member has completed AND submitted Isolated Personnel Report (ISOPREP)?
    • NOTE: The ISOPREP is an operational authentication tool used by recovery forces to positively (authenticate forces isolated personnel) in enemy controlled or contested areas. It must be completed from a CAC-enabled computer on an unclassified .mil or .gov system. To complete and submit your ISOPREP, follow the ISOPREP Pro-File Instructions located at: 


  1. Is member eligible for Flight Pay?
    • NOTE: If yes, recommend member receive annual flight physical up to 6 months prior to birth month (per section, OPNAVINST 3710.7 series) to ensure adequate flight physical coverage during IA assignment.
  2. Member has documentation for any special pay qualifications(s) and entitlement(s)? For Navy Medecine Personnel, Member has applied ot BUMED for Specialty Pay?
    • NOTE: If member is eligible for special pays, arrangements have been made for submission of contracts expected to be due during the duration of the IA.
  3. If member is NOT currently entitled to BAH: Orders will be provided to Personal Property Office for review of non-temporary storage entitlement. Josh: What does this mean, it does not seem to be a check item?
    • NOTE: Members entitled to BAH may contact their order writer to change entitlement to non-temporary storage vice BAH if desired.


  1. Member's record has been reviewed by their ESO for advancement exam eligibility. If eligible, the ESO has made arrangements for testing prior to deployment or upon return deployment (at next available Navy-Wide Exam Cycle). Review will include verification that member has at least one eval with Performance Mark Average in current paygrade.
  2. Member has a copy of minutes from detachment Career Development Board (CDB) to include: PTS Status, ERB eligibility, and possibility of advancement exam during deployment.  


  1. Member has been counseled regarding the importance of a will.      
  2. Page 2 has been updated to reflect the location of current will.       
  3. Member has been counseled regarding Power of Attorney.      


  1. Member has detaching individual EVAL/FITREP for this PCS/mobilization (RC/GSA only).
    • NOTE: Members on IAMM/GSA/OSA orders will receive concurrent reports from their theater commander.


  1. Member's family has been provided the IA Family Handbook.
  2. Member's family has complete name, rank, Social Security Number (SSN), Requirement Tracking Number (RTN) from orders (i.e. NE-XXXX-XXXX), command name and contact information for emergency purposes.      
  3. Family members have been familiarized with the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS) website ( 
    • NOTE: NFAAS is the primary tool for your CIAC to ensure that the Navy keeps in touch with your family during your deployment. You will need to ensure that your NFAAS record is up-to-date for yourself and your dependents.     
  4. Member has updated "INFO" tab of NFAAS.      
  5. Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP). Member is enrolled in the EFMP; i.e. member has family members identified with medical, mental health or special educational requirements of a chronic nature (six months or longer)? 
  6. Member has verified DEERS enrollment and ID Cards of all eligible dependents.
    • NOTE: If member has a dependent child over the age of 18, member has documentation of full-time student enrollment or disability. Valid ID Card(s) do not expire prior to deployment completion or arrangements have been made to update ID Cards during deployment.      
  7. Member and family member(s) have completed the Fleet and Family Support Center Pre-Deployment Brief.      


  1. Member's travel arrangements have been made by parent command via SATO to first destination. Centrally Billed Account (CBA, order accounting data) is to be used for funding.
    • NOTE: Travel should NOT be billed to member's individual GTCC.      
  2. Member briefed on travel arrangements. Rental vehicles are not authorized unless specifically stated in orders.      
  3. NMCMPS has been updated to reflect the date member has detached parent command.      
  4. Country Clearance completed no later than 10 days prior to travel from parent command if identified on the Foreign Clearance Guide (FCG): using the Aircraft and Personnel Automated Clearance System (APACS): 
  5. Member has applied for a no fee passport or visa if orders require one?
    2. NOTE 2: Members requiring passport are instructed to have passport in hand upon NMPS report.
    3. NOTE 3: ALL ESG 5 Staff, NAVCENT LNO's and Embassy personnel.
  6. INCONUS ASSIGNMENTS ONLY: Member has vehicle registration and insurance documents if orders authorize POV travel.  
  7. Member briefed IAW NAVADMIN 094/08 to be compliant with NAVY PTU standards. Member has two gold shirts and two blue shorts with NAVY reflective markings. Member has running shoes and white socks.    


  1. Member has most recent DD-214?
  2. Member has LES or voided check displaying bank informarion for direct deposit?
  3. Member has bank account information (name, address, telephone, routing number, account number) for each desired allotment?
  4. Member has reviewed for eligibility of Reserve Income Replacement Program (RIRP); has supporting documents necessary for RIRP; and has completed required forms to submit to NOSC.
  5. Pre-mobilization legal briefing conducted.
  6. Member has statement from licensed physician for any incapacitated family member(s) over 21 years of age or enrollment documentation of dependent student 18-23?
  7. Member has attended Deployment Readiness Training per COMNAVRESFORINST 1342.1A?


  1. AOR Specific Requirements & Resources 
  2. NKO Courses
    1. NOTE 1: Courses must be completed NO EARLIER THAN 180 days prior to the NMPS report date annotated on orders (i.e., before leaving your parent command or NOSC).
    2. NOTE 2: Required courses can change. Refer to the NKO IA portal for the current list of required courses.
      • Select "Navy e-Learning>Online Courses" in the LEARNING Menu
      • Scroll down to Mandatory Training under FOR ALL INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEES
      • Select "Individual Augmentee Prerequisite Training"
    3. Required courses for ALL IAs as of current revision:
      1. CENSECFOR Operator Training - M16A3/M4A1 Rifle: CSF-M16-010.2.0
      2. CENSECFOR Operator Training - M9 Service Pistol: CSF-M9-010.2.0
      3. ATFP Level I Awareness Training for Service Members (CONUS): CANSF-ATFP-CONUS-1.0
      4. ATFP Level I Awareness Training for Overseas Service Members (OCONUS): CANSF-ATFP-OCONUS-1.0
      5. Introduction to the Navy's Fraternization Policy: CPPD-GMT-INFP-1.0
      6. Introduction to the Navy's Equal Opportunity Policy: CPPD-GMT-INEOP-1.0 
      7. IA Pre-Deployment Suicide Awareness Training: USFFC-ISP-1.0
      8. Operations Security - The Next Generation: CPPD-GMT-OSTNG-1.0
      9. IA Pre-Deployment Sexual Assault Training: USFFC-SAVI-1.0
      10. Training and Readiness - The Active Shooter: CNIC-TRTAS-1.0
      11. Cold Weather Injuries: NPDC-CWI-1
      12. Hot Weather Injuries: NPDC-HWI-1
      13. SAEDA Briefing: NPDC-SAEDA-1
      14. United States Army Values: NPDC-USAV-1
      15. Trafficking in Persons Basic Awareness Training: JKDDC-TIP-2.0
      16. SERE 100.1.v2 - Level A Code of Conduct Training: JKDDC-Level-A-COCT-100.1-v2
      17. Virtual Mission Preparation - Report Intelligence Information: USFFC-VMPRII-1.01
      18. Virtual Mission Preparation - Media Awareness: USFFC-VPMMA-1.0
      19. Introduction to Biometrics and Biometric Systems: USFFC-BIOMET-1.0
      20. USCC Moderate Risk of Isolation (MRI) Part 1: DOD-USCCMRI-PT1-1.0
      21. USCC Moderate Risk of Isolation (MRI) Part 2: DOD-USCCMRI-PT2-1.0
      22. Malaria Prevention and Control: NMCPHC-MPC-1.2 
      23. Preservation of Remains (health care professionals only): NM-09-POR-1.2
        1. NOTE: Refer to NAVMED Policy 09-11 available at
    4. Required courses for Afghanistan-bound IAs ONLY as of current revision:
      1. Counterinsurgency (COIN): USFFC-COIN-FM324-1.0
      2. Afghanistan in Perspective: DLI-CIP-AFGIP
      3. Counterinsurgency (COIN) Operations (J3OP-US624): USFFC-COIN-J3OP-1.0
      4. International Security Assistance Force (ISAF): USFF-ISAF-1.0
    5. Required RAPPORT courses depending on Noble Eagle number:
      1. RAPPORT Dari: CLREC-RDARI-0001
      2. RAPPORT Pashto: CLREC-RPASHTO-0001

Additional Recommended Actions

  • Ensure you and your CIAC have exchanged both your military and personal email addresses.
  • Register to vote and request an absentee ballot.