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.
The CIAC Certificate should be presented by the command to those personnel who have successfully completed all required CIAC Briefings.
See the CIACWebBrief for more information.
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
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).
FY 2013 CIAC Orientation Schedule
NOTICE: Per CNO "Direction Regarding the Continuing Resolution and Sequestration" guidance (25 Jan 3013), the remainder of 2nd Quarter sessions have been cancelled and the remainder of the FY 2013 CIAC Orientation Sessions are TBD. Updates to the schedule will be provided here as available. CIACs are highly encouraged to continue to take the NFAAS DCO Training. See the training schedule on NFAAS under "Online Training."
Training is a key component to ensuring success. CIAC Orientation is the only Face-to-Face training opportunity for CIACs. Make every effort to attend one of the orientations to ensure you are knowledgeable about your role in supporting your Sailors and their families.
- 15 Jan 2013: Naval Base - Kitsap, WA
- 16 Jan 2013: Naval Station - Everett, WA (RC-Specific)
- 07 Feb 2013: Naval Air Station - Jacksonville, FL (RC-Specific)
- 21 Feb 2013: Naval Air Station - Oceana, VA
- 21 Mar 2013: Naval Station - Great Lakes, IL (RC-Specific)
- 23 Apr 2013: Naval Base - San Diego, CA (RC-Specific)
- 24 Apr 2013: Naval Base - San Diego, CA
- 09 May 2013: Naval Support Activities - Annapolis, MD
- 06 Jun 2013: Naval Base - Norfolk, VA
- 08 Aug 2013: Naval Air Station - Pensacola, FL
Details will follow on site location at each Command.
To register email the following information: Name, Rate/Rank, Command, Phone, NMCI Email Address and the orientation location to CUCM (SCW) Calvin O. Foster, CIAC Action Officer.