Accomplish such other embarkation duties as
may be necessary or assigned.
Battalion Embarkation Staff
The battalion embarkation officer and embarkation
chief, when not actually engaged in the embarking
process, are responsible for the following:
Knowing the location and the general condition
of all supplies, equipment, and vehicles assigned
to the battalion.
Keeping current the MOCC files relative to all
Training sufficient personnel outside of the
embarkation staff to perform embarkation
functions during an actual mount-out.
Ensuring that adequate files are maintained in the
event of incapacitation or absence during an
embarkation. Thus allowing the assistant to
assume all duties with a minimum of lost effort.
Conducting training for the embarkation staff to
increase their proficiency in embarkation.
Preparing and maintaining a template file of all
current deployment site Tab A equipment
attached to the battalion.
Coordinating through the operations officer
(S-3) all requirements associated with battalion
Validating DD Form 2327, Unit Aircraft
Utilization Plan, with supporting airlift control
element (ALCE) affiliate within 14 days of the
arrival of the main body.
Validate/update preliminary load plans (PLP) for
deployment of air detachments and air echelons
on C-130, C-141B, and C-5B type of aircraft
within 30 days of the arrival of the main body.
Criterion for PLP will be current Tab A,
equipment list, and TOA materials and supplies.
Validate the CALM system database as changes
are received to the Tab A from the equipment
The battalion embarkation staff consists of a
nucleus of trained, experienced personnel assigned to
embarkation as a primary duty. This staff is augmented
by company and departmental representatives serving
on a collateral-duty basis. During an exercise or actual
contingency mount-out, the full embarkation staff
reports to the battalion embarkation officer. Then they
assume full-time responsibility for embarkation within
their assigned area of responsibility. In the case of an
actual mount-out, the embarkation staff members
continue to function on a full-time basis until landing of
the troops, supplies, and equipment has been completed.
Each company/department having material that
requires shipment should designate one responsible
officer/petty officer to act as the embarkation
representative for that company/department.
Details are expected to be able to rejoin and
integrate into the main body on short notice. Detail OICs
should maintain current military and commercial
transportation schedules as part of their detail
embarkation plan. Companies/departments at the main
body should maintain contingency rosters integrating
detail personnel back into their military organization.
Plans for the details to join the main body en route to or
at the new deployment site should also be considered.
All details should include in their embarkation plan
the possibility of being tasked to respond as an advance
party component of the battalion or to redeploy
independently. The location and semi-independent
nature of details provide ready capability. These small
well-trained units are capable of responding quickly to
a situation not requiring full battalion participation.
All detail sites are required to have rollback plans
as stated in the NCF OPLAN. These plans are routinely
reviewed as part of the training management assistance
Embarkation aboard amphibious ships or cargo
aircraft cannot be accomplished smoothly and
efficiently without prior training and actual experience.
Personnel must know their specific assignments, and
they must know the proper way in which to carry them
out. All personnel training must be geared to the level
of skill required to embark the unit efficiently. For unit
efficiency the accent must be on maximum training for
the embarkation staff and loadmaster. When the
embarkation staff is used in routine embarkation of
supplies and equipment by air or sea to details and
detachments, additional qualified personnel are