Naval Sea Systems Command

 
Surface Training Systems
Program Summary

Established in 2011, the Surface Training Systems (STS) Program Office, PMS 339, is the single point of contact for strategic program planning, policy, acquisition, life-cycle management, research and development and technical insertion into existing and future Navy surface training systems.

Prior to the stand-up of the Surface Expeditionary Warfare Training Committee (SEWTC) and PMS 339, there were competing, unconstrained, uncoordinated and un-prioritized Manpower, Personnel and Training (MPT) requirements coming from multiple resource sponsors. There was no single entity acting as the surface training advocate.

PMS 339 consists of three major Divisions:
  • Surface Training Systems Division: Responsible for SEWTC, Trainers, POM, Wholeness and COMS
  • Current Readiness Division: Responsible for NTSPs, Modernization, TRPPM and Manpower
  • New Construction MPT/FIT Division: Responsible for MPT, FIT, SWE, and Readiness Kill Chain

PMS 339 interacts with OPNAV resource sponsors, NAVSEASYSCOM, Fleet and Training Stakeholders.

Additionally, PMS 339:
  • Functions as the Navy Training System Plan (NTSP) Single Integrator
  • Establishes NAVSEA Front-End Analysis (FEA) and enforces Training Planning Process standards to meet OPNAV requirements
  • Validates NTSP reviews, proposing training efficiency and/or effectiveness changes as necessary
  • Manages the development, acquisition, operation and maintenance, sustainment, modernization and overhaul of schoolhouse and waterfront shore-based training systems as directed by the OPNAV Surface and Expeditionary Warfare Training Plan (SEWTP) or NTSP requirements
  • Fleet Introduction (FIT) agent for new construction DDG 51, DDG 1000, LPD 17, LHA 7, CG MOD, ESB 3-5, Aegis Ashore, and LCS
  • Crew Stabilization Planning and Crew Scheduling and Phasing Plans for in-service modernization and new construction programs.
  • Support Participating Acquisition Resource Managers /Program Managers in manpower, personnel and training product development

Updated Jan 2017

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