TYCOM FORMAL SCHOOL REQUIREMENTS
Ref: (a) OPNAVINST 1000.16H (Manual of Navy Total Force Manpower)
(b) COMNAVSURFLANT/PACINST 3502.2C (SURFTRAMAN BULLETINS)
(c) COMTRALANTINST 3502.1C/COMTRAPACINST 3500.15K (Mobile Training Teams/Exportable Classroom Training)
(d) Catalog of Navy Training Courses (CANTRAC)
(e) OPNAVINST 3120.32C (Standard Ship's Organization and Regulations Manual)
(f) COMNAVSURFLANTINST 1320.1D/COMNAVSURFPACINST 1320.1D (TAD and School
(g) CINCLANTFLTINST 3541.1E/CINCPACFLTINST 3541.1 (Surface Ship Damage Control
3201. General. This chapter discusses TYCOM formal school training requirements for ships, staffs, and units of the Naval Surface Forces. Minimum school graduate requirements are delineated in Appendix D.
a. Training to support NEC/NOBC requirements in unit manpower documents, class "A" schools, factory training, and approved billet specialty training (i.e. pipeline training) are not included in this manual.
(1) NEC requirements are identified in the unit's Enlisted Distribution Verification Report (EDVR). Units that identify a requirement for a job skill (NEC) that is not currently assigned should submit a Manpower Authorization Change Request (OPNAV 1000/2) per reference (a). NEC required training is normally provided for and funded as a part of PCS orders. If personnel are received without required NEC training, a request may be made to COMNAVSURFLANT (N413C) or COMNAVSURFPAC (N4122) for funding for those schools less than 20 weeks in length.
(2) Surface Warfare Officer Billet Specialty Training (SWO BST) for officers assigned to surface ships and afloat staffs is contained in the SWO BST Requirements manual published by CNO (N86). Recommended SWO BST (officer pipeline training) changes should be submitted via the chain of command to COMNAVSURFLANT (N811) or COMNAVSURFPAC (N83) in the format of Figure 3-2-1.
b. Limited TADTAR resources may not permit accomplishment of all training requirements listed in Appendix D. Commanding officers may request TADTAR augmentation to complete training requirements; however, in the event of TADTAR shortfalls, commanding officers must prioritized training based on individual ship needs within existing funding resources.
3202. Formal Schools Listing
a. Appendix D arranges courses in the following format.
(1) Course number, course title.
(2) Applicability and required graduates. These columns list the minimum graduates for each type ship/staff/unit.
(3) Notes. The notes contain specific billets, rates/ ratings, or watch stations required to attend the course.
b. Required Team Training. TYCOM formal school requirements for ships include team training requirements designed to provide basic team skill levels in watch standing, tactics, fire fighting and damage control, necessary to continue training during fleet operations. Specific team training guidance follows:
(1) Damage control and fire fighting teams must be retrained once per IDTC or every 24 months for ships not in the IDTC. Additionally, if 40% of the personnel in a repair locker, or damage control or fire fighting teams have been reassigned, team training must be repeated.
(2) Other team training will be repeated every IDTC or every 24 months for ships which are not in IDTC. In addition to the above stated team training requirements, the commanding officer, during CART, will assess the ship's team training status to determine the need to repeat this training. In assessing the various teams' training status, factors to be considered include:
(a) Significant loss of team personnel which degrades team effectiveness;
(b) Loss of experienced supervisory personnel concurrent with arrival of new personnel lacking experience and unit qualifications;
(c) Unit operations that have prevented adequate opportunities to exercise the team.
(3) In the case of NSFS, if a ship has not dropped below M2, attendance at a formal team trainer is not mandatory provided there have been no personnel turnovers in any critical team billet. Details concerning NSFS Team Training requirements are contained in Bulletin 202 in reference (b).
3203. Exportable Training. Training facilities that provide required training to Surface Force units are not available in each home port. In many cases requiring travel to and from the school, TEMADD funds may not be available to deliver enough students to the schoolhouse for training. In the past, COMTRALANT and COMTRAPAC oversaw a cost effective program which sent instructors to the students' home port at a fraction of the cost of sending the students to a remotely sited training facility. With the disestablishment of the training type commanders, this function has been passed to two new organizations, LTA San Diego and LTA Norfolk. Reference (c), which will remain in effect until replaced by a new LTA instruction, contains a complete listing of all currently available exportable training.
a. Courses identified in reference (c) to be exported are scheduled quarterly and are dependent primarily upon availability of instructors. Exportable training will not normally be available for:
(1) Units in ports where the courses are taught.
(2) Courses of greater than three weeks duration.
(3) Courses for which the number of quotas requested does not meet minimum quota requirements.
b. Commands desiring exportable training should review reference (c) to identify available courses and submit requests, including primary and alternate dates, to the Regional Training Coordinator (RTC) in the same manner that pierside/shore-based trainer requirements are requested. Amplifying information on course content can be found in reference (d).
c. The Regional Training Coordinator will:
(1) Consolidate training requests as feasible. In most cases, training can be presented to more than one ship at the same time using one ship as the host unit. Participation by a number of commands may be needed to justify team travel costs.
(2) Present regional requirements to the training command representative attending the Quarterly Inport Training Conference.
d. LTA San Diego and LTA Norfolk will review all requirements, coordinate with the training activities and publish the schedule of exportable training assignments.
e. Once LTA San Diego and LTA Norfolk assignments are published, it is the responsibility of the unit granted the training to advise the regional training coordinator if it becomes unable to receive the training.
3204. Naval Reserve Force Units. Formal school training requirements for NRF units are not listed separately. The required number of graduates for the appropriate ship class are to be used unless otherwise indicated in the notes for a particular school.
3205. School Quota Management. Each unit must establish administrative procedures to centralize school quota management, avoid duplication of quota requests, and minimize "no shows". The Training Officer, as specified on Article 303.20 of reference (e), is the one individual responsible for school quota management. Quota requests will be submitted only by designated training officers or their alternates. Units will establish centralized procedures for requesting quotas, issuing orders, arranging transportation and briefing personnel scheduled to attend schools. Procedures for requesting and administering school quotas are found in reference (f).
3206. Damage Control and Fire Fighting Training.
a. Reference (g) contains shipboard damage control and fire fighting training requirements which include specific PQS requirements as well as school training. PQS requirements are addressed in Section 3-3. Formal school requirements are listed in Appendix D. Units are to consider these requirements as the highest shipboard training priority.
b. In addition all newly reporting personnel should receive basic shipboard survivability training as detailed in NAVEDTRA 43119-G, Section 101, at a minimum, at Shipboard Indoctrination.
3207. Feedback. Recommendations for changes to TYCOM formal school requirements listed in Appendix D are to be forwarded to COMNAVSURFLANT (N811) or COMNAVSURFPAC (N83), via the chain of command, using the format provided in Chapter 1, Section 4.
Ship Class: _________________
(Billet, Designator/Rank, NOBC)
Course Title: ____________________________
Course Length: __________________________
Figure 3-2-1 SWO BST RECOMMENDATIONS