Ref: (a) OPNAVINST 3120.32C (Standard Ship's Organization and Regulations Manual)

1201. Commanding Officer. One of the principal responsibilities of the commanding officer is to ensure the development of a viable training program to train the ship. The commanding officer will:

a. Achieve, as a minimum, the training readiness objectives specified in the Surface Force Training Manual. To this end, the commanding officer shall periodically review and update the ship's long-range training plan to ensure proper planning and coordination with the ship's projected employment schedule.

b. Conduct a Command Assessment of Readiness and Training (CART) per Chapter 2, Section 2 of this manual and propose schedule modifications to help the ship conduct required training.

c. Tailor interdeployment phased training requirements as determined by the CART process and approved by the ISIC.

d. Aggressively prepare ship systems and personnel for scheduled training events, including the accomplishment of all prerequisite training and systems level tests required to progress from basic level training to intermediate and advanced level training.

e. Evaluate and report primary and secondary mission area training readiness by:

(1) Establishing the formal training teams described in Chapter 3 of this manual.

(2) Reporting completed training evolutions by TRNGREP per Chapter 6, Section 2 of this manual based on the assessment of the Afloat Training Group during the basic phase of training and using the criteria for individual exercises called for in FXPs or SURFTRAMAN Bulletins in subsequent training phases.

(3) Requesting and reporting equivalence for an exercise when, in the CO's judgment, the exercise in question is adequately represented by the equivalency and the objectives of the exercise are met.

(4) Ensuring the timely and accurate reporting of the ship's exercise accomplishments and mission area training readiness per Chapter 6 of this manual.

f. Ensure internal administration of training in the command is well organized and is maintained per the guidelines in Chapter 8 of reference (a) and amplifying Fleet and TYCOM directives. The use of available ADP programs to maintain training plans, lesson guides, and attendance records is encouraged.

1202. Immediate Superior in Command (ISIC). The ISIC monitors and provides overall supervision for the conduct of each assigned unit's progress throughout the training cycle and participates in selected evolutions. Additionally, the ISIC will:

a. Ensure compliance of assigned units with the Surface Force Training Manual.

b. Evaluate the Combat System Training Team (CSTT), Ship Electronic Repair Team (SERT), Engineering Training Team (ETT), Damage Control Training Team (DCTT), Seamanship Training Team (STT), Aviation Training Team and Integrated Training Team (ITT) during overhaul/ major maintenance availability to ensure they are properly trained for the predeployment workup.

c. Assist commanding officers in the coordination of CART evaluations, to include scheduling assistance, liaison with the Afloat Training Group (ATG), and representation at CART coordination briefs and debriefs.

(1) Approve commanding officers' proposed resets of reported readiness to M1 for specific exercises based on satisfactory results of CART proficiency evaluation. Exercises representing capabilities considered unsatisfactorily demonstrated are reset to M4.

(2) Assist commanding officers in developing a tailored training syllabus for the conduct of Tailored Ship Training Availabilities (TSTAs) in conjunction with the Afloat Training Group (ATG).

(3) Serve as the Senior Inspector for CART II and FEP and report completion of the events as required by Chapter 6 Section 4 of this manual.

d. Review and approve interdeployment training plans of assigned units and monitor their execution. Coordinate unit requests for training services and coordinate scheduling of ship assist/certification visits.

e. Approve ship scheduling, coordinate schedule requests through the chain of command, and monitor basic phase exercise completion.

f. Monitor the performance of assigned units participating in training. If progress is unsatisfactory, a recommendation from the training group shall be forwarded detailing specific shortcomings and additional training time requested. If the ship's operational schedule will not support an extension in training, the ISIC shall submit a POA&M within one week of receiving the training report for any ship evaluated as unsatisfactory or incomplete in one or more mission areas or subcomponents (e.g., ship control in CCC or major conflagration in MOB-D) to the next senior in the chain of command, info TYCOM, reflecting the necessary action to ensure the ship's readiness for follow-on training in that mission area.

g. Ensure adequate re-evaluation of skills found to be unsatisfactory or incomplete following completion of TSTA.

h. Monitor intermediate and advanced phase training through liaison with tactical squadron commanders/immediate operational commanders, OCEs for major fleet exercises, and battle group commanders/amphibious ready group commanders.

i. Monitor the internal administration of unit training, including training plans, lesson guides and attendance records, per Chapter 8 of reference (a).

j. Schedule assigned ships for Surface Warfare Training Week (SWTW) once per quarter, as feasible.

k. Administer the Battle Efficiency Award program for assigned units.

l. Conduct periodic underway navigation check-rides.

m. Provide final approval of exercise equivalency requests and endorse waiver requests.

1203. Type Commander. Responsibilities of the type commander include:

a. Management of the overall Surface Force Training Program.

b. Development of new or revised training evolutions, their publication through the appropriate FXP or other primary review authority, and implementation as training syllabus modifications.

c. Identification of training support service requirements to be provided by other commands for surface units.

d. Coordination of schedules and services to facilitate the routine execution of standard sequences of training and readiness evolutions.

e. Publication of training bulletins, as required, to announce training policy, new training requirements, and other guidance necessary to improve Surface Force training and readiness reporting.

f. Annual review of the Surface Force Training Program.

g. Coordination between TYCOMs to ensure ongoing training standardization.

h. Assisting Commander, Naval Reserve Force (COMNAVRESFOR) and Commander, Special Warfare Command (COMSPECWARCOM) in identifying training support and service requirements for NRF and PC class ships.

i. Provide surface force training guidance to the Afloat Training Groups.
















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