Navy Standardizes Suitability Screening for IAs


Story Number: NNS090714-04Release Date: 7/14/2009 1:47:00 PM
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By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class (SW/AW) Bleu Moore, U.S. Fleet Forces Public Affairs

NORFOLK (NNS) -- Individual augmentee (IA) Sailors continue to be an integral part of the Navy's support of the country's wars and beginning July 20, each IA Sailor reporting to Navy Mobilization Processing Site (NMPS) will have to complete the new expeditionary screening checklist.

NAVADMIN 180/09, also called IA Gram 6 released June 2009, addresses the suitability screening requirements for all IAs to include physical, mental, dental and administrative readiness. The new expeditionary screening checklist replaces the Expeditionary Combat Readiness Command checklist currently in use.

With more than 14,000 Sailors presently on IA orders, establishing standard expeditionary screening requirements is imperative. Improper screening can cause undue hardships on Sailors and their families, impose additional burdens on commands, increase the number of fallouts, and degrade the Navy's overall readiness.

An IA Sailor's parent command and the Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) must ensure all IAs complete, within 30 days of receiving IA orders, the Expeditionary Screening checking in regard to MILPERSMAN 1300 - 318 and BUMEDINST 1300.3. MILPERSMAN 1300 - 318 is the policy and procedures for GSA, IAMM, and RC Mobilization assignments for all officers and enlisted personnel. BUMEDINST 1300.3 is an instruction that requires all IAs to be medically screened, including specific medical requirements for a specific geographical location or area of responsibility.

One major duty of parent commands and NOSC is to ensure each IA Sailor has a command individual augmentee coordinator (CIAC) assigned to them. The CIAC provides personal, one-on-one information and support to IA Sailors and their families before, during and after an IA deployment.

For further information on NAVADMIN 180/09, visit www.ia.navy.mil and select "IA Grams." The Expeditionary Screening checklist can be found at https://www.npc.navy.mil/CareerInfo/Augmentation/Expeditionary_Screening/.
For more news from U.S. Fleet Forces Command, visit www.navy.mil/local/clf/.

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