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Reserve Sailor Pre-deployment


The pre-deployment phase is a complete administrative/ medical screening procedure to ensure the Sailor's suitability for deployment, followed by training and administrative preparation of the Sailor and his or her dependents for deployment.

  • Pre-deployment begins with notification of orders.
  • The purpose of pre-deployment activities is prepare the Sailor for mobilization, primarily by completing the Expeditionary Screening Checklist (ESC) and attending a Deployment Readiness Training (DRT) event.
  • Pre-deployment ends when the Sailor departs his or her Parent Command for the ECRC.

Know-Before-You-Go Checklists

  • NEW! IA Playbook​: User-friendly, phase based guidance to assist IA Sailors throughout the IA mobilization, screening, and demobilization phases. ​
  • Volunteer to mobilize.
  • Notification: What to do when you get orders.
  • Courtesy MOB-DEMOB: requires concurrence of the Reservist, losing Navy Reserve Activity (NRA)/Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC), and gaining NRA/NOSC. They must be applied for separately and will be approved on a case by case basis as cost advantageous to the government. Read the published guide, complete the fillable worksheet​, and submit to PERS via Noble Eagle Sailor Advocacy email account, 
  • Consider taking advantage of Pre-deployment early eligibility for TRICARE.
  • Screening:  Required actions for you and your Parent Command to screen you for suitability of your IA assignment within 30 days of notification.
  • Preparing Yourself:  Required and recommended actions for you to train and prepare yourself for your mobilization during the Pre-deployment phase.
    • Per the ESC, ensure you have a detaching FITREP/EVAL from your parent command.
  • Preparing Your Family:  Required and recommended actions to prepare your family for your mobilization and provide support for them in your absence. This page should be reviewed by single and married IA Sailors alike to ensure personal legal and financial readiness for deployment.
  • What to pack when you depart for ECRC.
  • I have an emergency!

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