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 Basic Training is Here!
In our effort to reach all CIACs and improve their skill sets as they support IA Sailors and their family, the new CIAC Basic Training Course is now offered via Navy Knowledge Online (NKO). The first of three mandatory courses for CIACs is now available. 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 Command Individual Augmentee Coordinator Basic Training V1.0, (Catalog Code: USFF-CIACBT-1.0) within 30 days of assignment as a CIAC or for existing CIACs, NLT 30 Sept 2013. To access the CIAC Basic Training, 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"
- Upon successful completion of the CIAC Basic Training, provide a copy of your certificate to your admin department for your command records.
For any questions about CIAC Basic Training Course, 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 1st Ed
The CIAC Paddle 2nd Ed
The CIAC Paddle 3rd Ed
The CIAC Paddle 4th Ed
The CIAC Paddle 5th Ed
The CIAC Paddle 6th Ed
The CIAC Paddle 7th Ed
The CIAC Paddle 8th Ed
The CIAC Paddle 9th Ed
The CIAC Paddle 10th 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 12th 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).