What is an Individual Augmentee (IA)?
IA's are Sailors who support, or "augment," another Navy, Marine Corps, or Army command. Sailors Usually go to their 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 and Individual Augmentee
Step #1: TAD orders are received to an IA assignment, a mandatory pre-deployment checklist is completed (available on Navy Knowledge Online) 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:
Telephone: (757) 438-3375
Telephone: (619) 887-8080
Telephone: (228) 871-3199
Step #3: Attend Combat Skills Training. About half of Navy IA's attend the training at Fort Jackson, SC. The Army has developed a two to three week training program for Sailors. Topics include:
- Weapons Qualification
- Convoy Operations
- Urban Operations
- Code of Conduct
- First Aid
- Cultural Awareness
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's and their families are supported by the Command IA Coordinator and the Command Ombudsman. To find out more information, contact the NSA Panama City Command IA Coordinator at (850) 234-4898.
Fleet and Family Support Program
101 Vernon Avenue
Building 304, room 121
Panama City, FL 32407-7018
(850) 235-5800, DSN 436-5800