FEEDBACK AND ADVISORY PROCEDURES
1401. General. This section provides for a Surface Force Training Manual feedback/response/advisory system whereby individual units, ISICs, training commands and the TYCOMs may routinely communicate in a forthright and constructive interchange. Because of the continuing evolution of ship types and classes, warfare capabilities, and associated tactics, the TYCOM-directed training program must remain dynamic. In addition, standardization of Naval Surface Force training must be maintained throughout the Navy. New training evolutions, revisions to existing evolutions, and more efficient training sequences must continually be developed and implemented.
a. Any unit in the chain of command, as well as any activity that is included on the distribution of the Surface Force Training Manual either as a service provider or a supporting activity, may initiate (preferably by message) a query about any aspect of the Surface Force Training Program or make a recommendation for its improvement. The following standard message format is provided:
FM (Submitting Command)
INFO (Chain of Command)
COMNAVSURFLANT NORFOLK VA//N81/N811//
COMNAVSURFPAC SAN DIEGO CA//N8/N83//
SUBJ/SURFTRAMAN FEEDBACK REPORT//
REF/A/DOC/CNSL-CNSP/(DATE OF THIS INSTRUCTION)
AMPN/REF A IS CNSL-CNSPINST 3502.2C SURFTRAMAN CH 1 SEC 4
POC/(Point of contact)
RMKS/1. Briefly state problem or query.
2. Recommend corrective action.//
b. Upon receipt of additional ISIC/chain of command comments or by a simple "REQ TAKE REF A FORAC" message, the applicable type commander will investigate the proposal and provide a reply using the same subject line.
c. To help maintain standard procedures and training policies in both fleets, feedback responses originated by one type commander that affect previously agreed upon standards (e.g., exercise requirements, applicability to ship classes, exercise periodicities, capping criteria, readiness reporting guidelines, etc.) will be coordinated with and will include the other type commander as an info addee.
d. Feedback responses originated by one type commander that do not affect agreed upon standards (e.g., obvious data base errors or omissions) need not include the other type commander as an info addee.
a. To provide advance notice of changes to the Surface Force Training Manual, amplifying guidance, or other general information affecting the Surface Force Training Program, each type commander may originate advisories, either by message or notice, as appropriate.
b. Each type commander will include the other as an info addee on all Surface Force Training Advisories to allow further dissemination of their content, as desired.