equipment in anticipation of their use in contingency
mount-outs. These stocks include oil, fuels, lubricants,
rations, ammunition, and a full allowance of equipment.
During a contingency mount-out, all or part of these
pre-positioned stocks may be used. As part of the
planning phase, NCF units should check the plan to
determine the exact amount and types of supplies to be
embarked and the location of the supplies.
Standard boxing procedures are required in an effort
to minimize shipping, packing, and repacking of
allowance items. Standardized boxing also helps to
establish uniformity among the NCF units.
Present mobility requirements make it necessary to
keep as much as possible of the battalions TOA packed
or partially packed for redeployment at all times. The
best method of maintaining this state of readiness is to
use packing boxes for day-to-day storage and for
dispensing battalion allowance items. Each NCF unit
must fabricate mount-out boxes according to
COMSECOND/COMTHIRDNCBINST 3120.1 series.
These fabricated boxes are for all the units TOA
authorized allowance items that can be boxed. On-hand
boxes may be used provided the color and marking
codes conform with standard box markings.
You must prepare multiple copies of the packing
lists for each box. One copy is placed inside of the box.
One copy is mounted in a protective packet on the
outside of the box. One copy is kept on file in the
embarkation mount-out control center (MOCC). And
one copy is retained by the department to which the
supplies or equipment belong. Packing lists must
contain sufficient details so you can locate items without
having to open and search several boxes.
Consider the following when constructing
Use screw nails or flathead screws and glue for
Bolt covers to tapped metal inserts (as shown in
series, or an equal type of bolting method)
Customize box interiors to suit the contents
Limit gross weight of the boxes to 250 pounds
(for easy handling without material-handling
Fabricate boxes of 3/4-inch exterior grade
plywood, reinforced with 2 by 4 inch ends
Create for large authorized items special boxes
(must conform to the criteria set forth in
Install metal corners or other protection to
prevent shipping damage
To carry out their respective duties efficiently, no
matter what level of the embarkation chain they are
associated with, embarkation officers/staff must be
familiar with the following:
Naval and Air Force customs and terminology
Applicable tables of organization, allowance,
and equipment (within the TOA)
Amphibious task force organizations and flight
Landing force organization
Supply and equipment classifications
Standard operating procedures for loading,
packing, crating, marking, and waterproofing
supplies and equipment
Ships loading characteristics pamphlets
Loading and unloading time factors
Amphibious ships, landing
vehicles, helicopters, and
Embarkation staff personnel must interface with
other command embarkation staffs. Therefore, a brief
description of the duties and responsibilities for each of
the staffs is described in the following paragraphs.
COMSECOND/COMTHIRD Naval Construction
Brigade Embarkation Staff
The COMSECOND and COMTHIRD NCB
embarkation staff has the following duties:
Heads the embarkation section of the Readiness
Reviews and updates current embarkation
directives and instructions.