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    ECRC Conducts Remote Mobilization in San Diego

    Navy Reserve Conducts Remote Mobilization

    Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Jason Isaacs | 190403-N-CZ893-1121 SAN DIEGO (April 3, 2019) – Chief Yeoman Karen Jones conducts a...... read more read more



    Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Nall Morgan 

    Navy Public Affairs Support Element West

    SAN DIEGO – Navy Reserve Expeditionary Combat Readiness Center (ECRC) Detachment Alpha based in San Diego, Calif. conducted a remote mobilization of 11 active duty and 43 Naval Reserve Sailors at Naval Base Point Loma Harbor Annex, April 1-5.
    The mobilization process usually takes one week and prepares a reserve Sailor for active duty or an active duty Sailor for transition to a new mission.

    Approximately 25 Sailors assigned to ECRC Det. Alpha, from Navy Operational Support Center San Diego, lead the processing the Sailors who traveled from across the U.S. and Japan for remote mobilization around the world.

    “The mobilization of these Sailors in San Diego allows ECRC to flex the knowledge of the ECRC reservists assigned to its various detachments,” said Cmdr. Valerie Lacroix, commanding officer, Naval Reserves ECRC Det. Alpha. “These remote events ensure ECRC Sailors will learn, train and do the actions required to process Sailors into individual augmentees on a mission.”

    During the week of processing, ECRC verifies completion of all required items listed in the member’s orders and on the expeditionary screening checklist. Additionally, ECRC issues all uniform and gear items in accordance with the Sailor’s mission specific requirements and also ensures the currency of all medical and dental screenings, security clearances and pay accounts.

    “The execution of a remote mobilization provides other Navy regions exposure to the facility, technology, medical/dental, pay and personnel requirements necessary to execute the mobilization mission,” said Lacroix. “Every Sailor is unique and ECRC takes the time to ensure everything is taken care of for them during this week so they can focus on their new mission.”

    While the deploying Sailors are gearing up to head to their assignments, the reserve Sailors conducting the processing have a chance to refine their skills and become subject matter experts in their units.

    “We have Sailors working with Navy Pay and Personnel Support Center to open the active duty pay accounts for the reserve component Sailors,” said Lacroix. “Other Sailors are working with a special uniform contractor facility to ensure all required uniform and gear items are issued to the deploying members prior to their detachment from ECRC. The expectation is then that these ECRC Sailors, who have practiced, will be able to train their shipmates during drill weekend and other events.”

    “In addition to training our reserve units, we expect to provide outstanding customer service to each deploying Sailor,” Lacroix said. “It is an honor to serve them and our staff will strive to address all their concerns, questions and issues while they are with ECRC. We want the Sailors to leave on a positive note knowing we truly appreciate their service and the sacrifices they are making.”

    ECRC provides processing, equipping, training, certification and proactive family support to active duty for Special Work Sailors, Individual Augmentees and provisional units throughout all deployment phases in support of Combatant Commander’s requirements, contingency operations or national crises.



    Date Taken: 04.10.2019
    Date Posted: 04.11.2019 12:12
    Story ID: 317738
    Location: SAN DIEGO, CA, US 

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