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Eye on Individual Augmentee

Returning Sailors, Marines and Family Members Find Healing at Southwest Region's Returning Warrior Workshop

Navy WTP Moves to Germany from Kuwait

Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Changes Leadership

IA Sailors lead JCCS-ONE to Navy Unit Commendation

A hospital corpsman assigned to 1st squad, 2nd platoon, Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 2

Yeoman 3rd Class Michael Yates, left, and Damage Controlman 2nd Class Sterling Cox, assigned to Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center, check Sailors in at Baltimore Washington International Airport who were returning from overseas duty assignments.

Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Gary Roughead is relieved by Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert as the Chief of Naval Operations during a change of command ceremony at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Adm. John C. Harvey, Commander USFF, talks with Sailors over dinner in the zone two dining facility at the U.S. Army Camp Arifjan in Kuwait.

MCPON Rick West addresses more than 150 deployed Sailors during an all-hands call at WTP.

Individual Augmentee receives the Bronze Star.

Sailors aboard USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) discuss the location of shipmates serving around the world as individual augmentees.

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Currently Individual Augmentees are sent to assignments around the globe. Your orders will specify your final destination and assignment. This section provides you with basic AOR information from command websites.

Practical living information from these operational theatres is constantly changing. As this website evolves, this section will collect and post information provided by you concerning practical day-to-day living advice.

Please use the feedback tool at the bottom of the page, to provide your Shipmates knowledge that will help their IA experience.

Commander Task Force - Individual Augmentee (CTF-IA) - lead by the Deputy Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, provides dedicated service component support to IA Sailors Boots on Ground (BOG) in the COMUSCENTCOM Area of Responsibility in order to optimize mission readiness and to manage mission risk during deployment. CTF-IA supports the IA Sailor with access to their Navy operational chain of command when deployed in the COMUSCENTCOM theatre under tactical control of the Commander on the ground. CTF-IA continues to build corporate support for IA Sailors in an effort to make an IA deployment a straight forward endeavor, addressing training, movement in and out of theatre, pay, force employment, leave (emergency and R&R), to name a few. The CTF-IA website provides pertinent information to Sailors getting ready to deploy and to those already in theater.

CTF-IA Newsletters

The NAVCENT Extension Policy specifies the conditions under which IAs may request an extension of their mission. These conditions included the following:

  • Extensions are limited to one additional mission rotation or 24 months total BOG time, whichever is shorter.
  • Total BOG is restricted to 12 months or one mission set for Provincial Reconstruction Teams, Embedded Training Teams, Detainee Operations, Confinement Operations, Civil Affairs, Counter-Improvised Explosive Device units, and Expeditionary Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) units.
  • Sailors cannot deploy on another IA/Ad-hoc mission for 12 consecutive months and until PHDRA screening has been completed.

Additional language and culture resources:
  • CENTCOM AOR (Center for Language, Regional Expertise and Culture via NKO)
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