IG will evaluate training, requirements for Indo-Pacific surge sealift mission

By Linda Hersey / June 6, 2023 at 12:18 PM

An evaluation of contested mobility requirements and personnel training in support of the surge sealift mission in the Indo-Pacific will get underway this month, the Defense Department inspector general announced.

The goal is to examine sealift skills and competencies and the availability of training for personnel operating in a “contested mobility environment.”

“We may revise the objective as the evaluation proceeds, and we will also consider suggestions from management for additional or revised objectives,” the IG’s office said in a Monday memo.

Bryan Clark, acting assistant inspector general for evaluations programs, combatant commands and overseas contingency operations, announced the evaluation to leadership of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, U.S. Transportation Command, Military Sealift Command, the Navy’s Joint Staff Auditor General and the Coast Guard.

The review will take place at the following locations: Navy, Joint Staff, INDOPACOM, TRANSCOM, MSC, Coast Guard and the Transportation Department’s Maritime Administration. Additional locations may be identified during the evaluation, according to the IG memo.