- Individual Augmentees (IAs) are Sailors who support or “augment” another Navy, Marine Corps or Army command.
- Sailors usually go to their IA assignment on temporary or TAD orders and return to their current or “parent” command once they complete their assignment.
- Assignments vary in length from a few months to a year or more.
STEPS TO BECOMING AN INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE (IA)
Step #1: TAD orders are received to an IA assignment, a mandatory pre-deployment checklist is completed available at Navy Knowledge Online www.nko.navy.mil before detaching from your parent command. The checklist includes medical, dental, financial, administrative and online training requirements.
Step # 2: Travel to a Navy Mobilization Processing Site to ensure readiness for combat training. Currently there are four processing sites:
Step #3: Attend Combat Skills Training. About half of Navy IAs attends at Fort Jackson , SC.
The Army has developed a two to three week training program for Sailors. Topics include:
Code of conduct
Step #4: Sailors may or may not attend follow-on training depending on their assignment.
Step #5: Once training is complete, flights are arranged to the theater of operations where there is further familiarization with the area before being sent to the command to be augmented.
IA FAMILY DISCUSSION GROUPS
Meet recently returned IAs and spouses of IAs serving various deployment locations. Tap into resources and support to manage the challenges that can occur with IA deployments.
IA DEPLOYMENT READINESS BRIEF
IA Deployment Readiness Briefs cover information about personal, practical, and financial preparation; community resources; communicating with family and coping skills. The uniqueness of an IA deployment will be discussed, as well as how FFSC can assist families with the new challenges of IA deployments.
COMMAND IA COORDINATOR (CIAC) RESOURCE FORUM
These forums provide an opportunity to discuss the roles, responsibilities and resources available for CIACs as they assume this new collateral duty. FFSC staff will explain services, programs, and resources for IA families during these unique deployments.
INDIVIDUAL AUGMENTEE AND FAMILY RESOURCES
FFSC Information and Referral
Request an IA Family Packet
1-800-FSC-LINE or (757) 444-NAVY
Navy Hotline To Assist IA Families During Deployments
Combat stress resources:
Dealing with Combat and Operational Stress Within the Navy Environmental Health Center
Deployment Health Clinical Center web site
National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder