SAN DIEGO (NNS) -- Sailors assigned to the aircraft carrier USS John C Stennis (CVN 74) and Carrier Strike Group Three (CSG 3) completed the Supplementary Plot (SUPPLOT) and Expeditionary Plot (EXPLOT) Team Trainer (SETT) at Information Warfare Training Command (IWTC) San Diego Dec. 15.
SETT is the first of three Navy Information Warfare (IW) team trainers in the training cycle for carrier strike groups and amphibious readiness groups. The training equips watch standers with the knowledge and skills, at the apprenticeship level, to provide indications and warnings in support of fleet operations.
"These team trainers are critical enablers for the IW community team progression during an OFRP [Optimized Fleet Response Plan]," said Cmdr. Errol Laumann, CSG 3 N2. "The high mentor-to-student ratio in a realistic training environment correlates to rapid growth for the individual watch stander, team cohesion, and overall readiness."
Each team trainer includes a unique, simulated scenario scripted by IIWTC San Diego instructors. In the coming months, Fusion Analysis Team Trainer and Afloat Information Warfare Team Trainer (AIWTT) will build upon SETT in complexity and difficulty. They will also bring more of the team to bear.
"To effectively train an IW team," said lead instructor, Chief Warrant Officer 4 Matthew Stinkeoway, "that team needs repeated training evolutions in a complex and realistic environment that forces the fusion of all IW entities utilizing the systems on their ship."
Twenty-two personnel participated in SETT. During AIWTT, that number could grow to 50 as members of the carrier air wing, Meteorology and Oceanography division, imagery analysts, and strike analysts join the effort. Upon completing AIWTT, the IW team will have the experience needed for certification exercises at sea and, ultimately, deployment.
IWTC San Diego, as part of the Center for Information Warfare Training, provides a continuum of training to Navy and joint service personnel that prepares them to conduct information warfare across the full spectrum of military operations.
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