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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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Command IA Coordinator Information

All Navy commands with Sailors departing on IA assignments, currently on an IA assignment, or having returned from an IA assignment within the past nine months shall have a Command IA Coordinator (CIAC) designated in writing by the CO or OIC, and designated in NFAAS. This applies to all Active Component (AC) Commands and Commissioned Reserve Component (RC) commands with a Unit Identification Code (UIC).

For other RC units, each Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) shall have a designated CIAC to support FTS/AC staff assigned to the NOSC, as well as mobilized reservists and their families.

A CIAC, pronounced "kayak" is the Command Individual Augmentee (IA) Coordinator, and is the essential link between the Parent Command and the IA Sailor and their family.

  • The CIAC does not replace the Command Ombudsman, but instead acts in liaison with the Ombudsman in supporting the command's IA Sailors and their families.
  • The CIAC should be the first point of contact for the IA Sailor and their family if they have problems/questions/issues at anytime during their IA deployment.
  • The CIAC should also be the command's subject matter expert on all matters as they relate to IA's, and will ensure that their IA Sailors are prepared for deployment (completed all requirements as noted on the Sailor's orders and in the checklist), supported throughout the deployment cycle, and welcomed back home, as directed in IA Gram #5 (NAVADMIN 099/09).
  • It has been proven that a proactive and involved CIAC can mark the difference between a negative and a positive IA tour.

CIAC Training is Here!

In our effort to reach all CIACs and improve their skill sets, as they support IA Sailors and their families, the CIAC Basic Training, CIAC Resources Training, and CIAC Shaping Expectations Training modules are offered via Navy Knowledge Online (NKO). A total of three mandatory courses for CIACs are now provided for you. It is mandatory for all CIACs and IA Sailors are encouraged to complete for their own situational awareness. As your Command’s representative for your IA Sailor and their family you are required to complete the three training courses Command Individual Augmentee Coordinator Basic Training V1.0 (Catalog Code: USFF-CIACBT-1.0), Command Individual Augmentee Coordinator Resources Training (USFF-CIACRT-2.0 03)and Command Individual Augmentee Coordinator Shaping Expectations Training (Catalog Code: USFF-CIACSET-1.0)within 30 days of CIAC assignment.  Existing CIACs should complete all NLT 31 March 2014.  Enroll in the aforementioned CIAC courses at the NKO main page using the following:

  • In the LEARNING Menu, select "Navy e-Learning>Online Courses"
  • If this is your first time selecting "Navy e-Learning" since the upgrade, update your personal information and save
  • NETC Learning Management System is displayed at the top of the page
  • Select the "Course Catalog" tab
  • Type "CIAC" in the Number(suffix) column and select "Apply Filters"
  • "Command Individual Augmentee Coordinator Basic Training V1.0" will be displayed in the title column.
  • Select "Enroll" to add the course to "My Training"
  • For "Command Individual Augmentee Coordinator Resources Training", repeat the above to complete.
  • For "Command Individual Augmentee Coordinator Shaping Expectations Training", repeat the above to complete.
  • Upon successful completion of the CIAC Basic, Resources, and Shaping Expectations Training modules, provide a copy of your certificates to your admin department for your command records.

For any questions about CIAC Basic or Resources Training Courses, contact USFF IA Support

Command R3 Program SOP Template

The Return, Reunion and Reintegration (R3) Program exists to provide comprehensive support to returning IA Sailors ensuring they receive administrative processing, decompression time, mandatory briefings and complete post deployment health assessments. This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) template is provided to commands as a guideline to establish command-specific procedures to support IA Sailors and their families.

The CIAC Paddle... Helping You Navigate the IA Continuum

The CIAC Paddle is intended to provide you with pertinent information to assist you in your responsibilities as your Command's IA Coordinator. You are the absolute key to the success and most important part of the overall readiness of our IA Sailors before, during, and after their deployment. Remember the CIAC's 5 Keys to Success: 1) Read the IA Sailor's orders in their entirety! 2) Fully utilize the Navy IA website! 3) Be proactive to ensure your Sailors are prepared! 4) Document your actions in NFAAS! 5) Ask questions!

The CIAC Paddle 13th Ed

The CIAC Paddle 12th Ed

The CIAC Paddle 11th Ed - Special Edition contains the Navy IA Sailor Top Focus Areas derived from the Pre-Deployment, Post-Deployment and R3 Survey comments. The Top Focus Area (TFA) Supplements provide guidance and information both the CIAC and IA Sailors need to know throughout the IA Continuum.

Special Edition Supplements--Navy IA Sailor TFAs

The CIAC Paddle 10th Ed

The CIAC Paddle 9th Ed

The CIAC Paddle 8th Ed

The CIAC Paddle 7th Ed

The CIAC Paddle 6th Ed

The CIAC Paddle 5th Ed

The CIAC Paddle 4th Ed

The CIAC Paddle 3rd Ed

The CIAC Paddle 2nd Ed

The CIAC Paddle 1st Ed

CIAC’s Key Elements for Maintaining an NFAAS Record

CIAC’s Key Elements for Maintaining an NFAAS Record provides valuable information to successfully maintain your IA Sailors’ record the Navy Family Accountability and Assessment System (NFAAS).

IA Videos

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