Phase 1: Pre-Deployment Phase
The pre-deployment phase is a complete administrative and medical procedure alongside online training. During this phase, Sailors are identified to fill the billets that the Joint Staff has tasked the U.S. Navy to provide. U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC) manages Individual Augmentee (IA) Sailors nominated by their commands and assigns them to a specific billet. Parent commands prepare active component (AC) IA Sailors for mobilization. Navy Reserve Centers (NRCs) prepare reserve component (RC) Sailors for mobilization.
Below is the process of the pre-deployment phase:
Notification of orders, which are ideally 120 days prior to mobilization (i.e., the deployment date)
Completion of the Expeditionary Screening Checklist (ESC) and attendance of Deployment Readiness Training (DRT)
Sailor departs parent command for Expeditionary Combat Readiness Command's Navy Mobilization Processing Site (NMPS)