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OPNAVINST 5750.

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10 Mar 2011
OPNAV Report Symbol 5750-1
Command Serlal Number: 41718
Date Submitted: 01MAR14
Classification (when filled In): UNCLASSIFIED
Command Operat ions Report

This report is required by commands listed in SNDL Parts 1 & 2 and all operational Task F«ces,
Groups and Units temporanly established to meet operational requirements.
The report format is divided into six sections: Command Data, Commander's Assessment,
Chronology and Narrative, Supporting Reports, Published Documents, and Photographs.
Required information is identified in specific sections of the form. See instructions appendices
for assistance in compiling and on submitting this form and any attachments.
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1. Command Data (Bolles will expand as Informat ion Is typed)
Name of your Command or Organization: USS JI MMY CARTER (SSN 23)
Unit ldentoficatlon Code (UIC), per the SNDL: 41718
Name and Rank of Commander/Commanding Officer/Officer in Charge:
Last: ELKOWITZ First: BRIAN M.I.: P Rank: COMM ANDER (0-5)
Date Assumed Command (date format YYYY·M M·DD): 2012-03-02
Mission/Command Employment/Area of Operations: UNDERSEA RESEARCH ANO DEVELOPMENT
Permanent Location (Home Port for deployable units): NAVAL BASE KITSAP, BANGOR, WA
Immediate Superior In Command:

Operational: CSDS·S CAPTAIN JEFFREY T. JABLON
Administrative: CSDS-5 CAPTAIN JEFFREY T. JABLON
Identify your assigned Task Force/Group/Unit name(s) and mission(s). Include OPLAN(s) and or
named operations you participat ed in during Task Force assignment (if applicable): N/A
Name(s) of Forces, Commands, Ships, Squadrons or Units assigned or under your operational
control (if applicable): N/A
Type and number of Aircraft Assigned and Tail Codes, if applicable: N/A
Commands, Detachments or Units deployed on board or stationed aboard as tenant activities
(as applicable): DETACHMENT UNDERSEA RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Number of Personnel Assigned:
Officers: 1g Enlisted: 130 Civilian: 0
Command Point of Contact (required entry, complete in full):
Name (Rank, First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name):
Job Title/Office Code: .\PAO/ Slup's HJStorun
E-mail (both classified and unclassified, if available):
Phone number(s): 360·315·23g7
Command Malling Address: f PO AP 96669-2300

2. Commander's Assessment
USS Jimmy Carter(SSN-23) was chosen to serve as a test bed for studying the evolution of
submarine missions In the 21st century. It supports classified research and development efforts
for naval special warfare missions, tactical undersea surveillance, and undersea warfare
concepts. The Navy, with funding approved by Congress to complete the Multl·Misslon Platform
(MMP), has tasked USS Jimmy Carter (SSN-23) to provide addit ional volume and functionality to
support new multi-mission opportunities. These changes have no direct impact on the ship's
organic warfighting capablllty but give the submarine an enhanced payload capabllity with a
more modular architecture.
USS JIMMY CARTER received the following awards in 2013:
· Presidential Unit Citation
· COMSUBDEVRON FIVE Battle Efficiency "E"
- COMSUBDEVRON FIVE Personnel Readiness White "P"
- COMSUBDEVRON FIVE Supply Readiness Blue "E"

3. Chronology

2013-01-11 through 2013-01-15 Pre-Deployment Testing
2013-01-20 Depart for Mission 7
2013-03-05 Through 2013-03-11 Emergent Repairs: Peart Harbor, HI
2013-04-27 BSP Pearl Harbor
2013-04-27 through 2013·04-29 Depth Control Testing ILSA Testing I Tnm Dive
2013-04-29 through 2013-05-02 Liberty Port: Pearl Harbor, HI
2013-05-09 Complete Mission 7, Moor Service Pier
2013-06-03 Deadstick Transit to PSNS/NBK Bremerton (Pier 3)
2013-06-06 Keel Blocks PSNS Ory Dock 5
2013-07-11 DEVRON Days Picnic
2013-07-12 DEVRON Days leadership Symposium
2013-10.07 SUBDEVRON FIVE Security Stand Down
2013-10-25 Command Halloween Party
2013-11-20 PUC Presentation
2013-12-05 Command Holiday Party
Narrative
The two most challenging environments for any submarine command may be Independent
mission operations, where the military and political stakes are high and the chance for aid in a
crisis minimal, and the shipyard environment, where the stressors of logistics, training and
morale can test the mettle of a crew as surely as any adversary or hazard of the sea. It is telling
then, that in operational year 2013, USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN ·23) and DETACHMENT UNDERSEA
RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (UR&D) were standout successes on both areas, earning a
President ial Unit Citation (PUC) for independent submarine operations, as well as several
squadron level awards, including the coveted Battle Efficiency " E" from SUBMARINE
DEVELOPMENT SQUADRON FIVE (COMSUBDEVRON 5) for the second year in a row.
-MISSION 7Followong a whirlwind maintenance availability period and some much needed holiday time with
friends and family, USS JIMMY CARTER and DETACHMENT UR&D conducted testing and then
departed on the final deployment of their second mission cycle. Performed under a wide range
of adverse and extremely stressful conditions without external support, this deployment
continued USS JIMMY CARTER' s tradition of excellence 1n pursuit of vital national security goals.
·TESTING AND LIBERTY PORT· PEARL HARBOR, HAWAII·
Returning from another challenging deployment, USS JIMMY CARTER and DETACHMENT UR& D
stopped in historic Pearl Harbor, HI to conduct necessary pre-shipyard testing and to allow the
hardworking officers and crew the ra re opportunity for liberty outside of their native Pacific
Northwest. M indful of their continued responsibilities even as they spent three beautiful days in

Hawaii, they soon continued home and on 09MAY2013 arrived back in Bangor, WA to greet
family, friends, and their newest challenge: preparing USS JIMMY CARTER to enter Puget Sound
Naval Shipyard.
-TRANSITION TO SHIPYAROOn 03JUN2013, USS JIMMY CARTER conducted a "deadstlck," or non-propulsion driven, transit
around the head of the Kitsap Peninsula from its home at Service Pier, Naval Base Kitsap,
Bangor, WA to its new home for the duration of DPMA, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard at Naval
Base Kitsap, Bremerton, WA. Three days later, USS JIMMY CARTER maneuvered onto keel blocks
in PSNS' s historic Dry Dock S, for twenty years from 1942-1962, the largest maritime
maintenance berth on the west coast of the United States. Still second only to Dry Dock 6 of the
same facility, Dry Dock S was home to some of the largest warships of the WWII and Korean War
and Cold War eras, expanded In 1957 to cater to the maintenance and upgrade needs of the
Forrestal-class · super carriers.* This expanded capacity, now a staggering 1030' long by 147' ft
wide, proved an ideal match for the distinctive requirements of USS JIMMY CARTER.
-DPMA·
With the submarine now safely on keel blocks, officers and crew of USS JIMMY CARTER and
DETACHMENT UR&D shifted gears from an operational mindset to one that embraced the
maintenance and technical support required by their new environment. Central to the
command' s DPMA philosophy, as outlined by CDR ELKOWITZ, was the directive to • never lose
sight" of USS JIMMY CARTER'S origins as a unique warfighting platform, and that "[a] successful
ship is only as good as the overall experience, training. and competency of her crew." Even as
work commenced on systems across the boat, the focus areas of qualifications, training and
cleanliness were never forgotten. However, though training and preparations remained fierce,
the command also realized the importance of utilizing this treasured time in-port with family,
friends and command morale building activities. Among these were the squadron' s annual
DEVRON Days events, command holiday parties, sponsored basketball and bowling leagues, and
volunteer outreach in the local community. Perhaps the greatest thrill came on 21NOV13 when
RADM PHILLIP G. SAWYER, COMMANDER SUBMARINE FORCE, US PACIFIC FLEET, arrived at
Naval Base Kitsap, Bremerton to present the command with its most prestigious award to date,
a Presidential Unit Citation for outstand ing work conducted during Missions 4-6. With the full
crew assembled,
, EXECUTIVE OFFICER, read the citation signed by
SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, THE HONORABLE RAY MABUS by order of the COMMANDER IN CHIEF,
44™ PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, BARACK OBAMA.

4. Supporting Reports (Refer to specific guide for Ship/Shore/Aviation or Fleet CQmmand)
1) (U) USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23) - ADM HANEY- 2013 BATILE E CONGRATULATORY LETIER 2014-01- 27
2) (U) USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23) • BATILE EFFICIENCY COMPETITION AWARD - MESSAGE
2014-01-01

3) (U) USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23) - PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION
4) (U) USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23)- ROSALYNN CARTER - HOLIDAY LETIER - 2013-12-04

5. Published Documents
1) (U) USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23) - OPMA PRIMARY FOCUS AREAS.pdf

6. Photographs
1) (U) USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23) - CDR ELKOWITZ - COMMAND PORTRAIT.pdf
2) (U) USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23) · PUC CERTIFICATE PRESENTATION.pdf
3) (U) USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23) - PUC PENNANT PRESENTATION.pdf

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THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY
T~:e President of ~he United States takes pleasure in presenting lhe
PRF.SICENTil\I, UNIT CITATION to

"JSS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 231
1\ND

SUBMARINE DEVELOPMENT SQUADRON FIVE D~TACHHENT, UNO£RSEA
RESEARCH ANO DEVELOPMENT
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set forth in the following

CITAT ION:
For extraordinary heroism and outstanding perfonMnce of
duty in the conduct of operations from 30 November 2011 to 19
No ve1rber 2012.
USS J:HHY CARTER
(SSN ?))
with Submarine
Developnenl Squaoron Five Oetactunent, Undersea Research and
Oevelopment emborked, successfully completed extremely demanding
nnd a rduou~ independent submarine operations of vital importance
Lo the national security of the United States as a un>t of the
Pacit~c Fleet. These operdlions, conducted Lhrough use of highly
unique and specialized Multi-Mission Platform systems, were
pr.rformed under a ;ude range of adverse and extremely st res,.ful
conditions without external suppott. Displdy i ng unparalleled
rend< ty,
tre~endous
resourcefulness,
ar.d
eKemplary
prof., 15ionalism, the USS JlHM't' CARTER (SSN 23) and Submarine
Oevclopmenl Squadron Five Detachment, Undersea Research dnd
Oeve cpmert team overcame nwntlrous obstacles to sa!ely execute
these demanding and complex tasks without incident.
Those
unparalleled accomplishments can be directly att~1buted to the
entire cr~w's superb training, ag9ressive teamwork, and ~een
!orc~ l qht.
By their outstanding courage, aggressive fighting
spirit. and untiring devotion to duty, the officers •nd enlisted
personne: of USS JIHH't' CARTER (SSN 231 wiLh Submarine Develop~ent
Squdrlron Five Detachment, Undersea Research and Development
embarked reflected great credit upon themselves and upheld the
highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

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11.0SALYNN CAii.TEii.

4 December 2013

To the Best Crew in the United States Navy
Happy holidays to all of you! As 2013 comes to a close. Jimmy and 1 wanted
you to know that we remain so proud of the good work you do every day. We
think of you often and pray for your safekeeping when you are far away from
home.
With our gratitude for your service to our nation and our warm best wishes for
a happy holiday season,
Sincerely.

The Crew of the USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23)
clo Commander Brian Elkowitz
USS Jimmy Carter (SSN 23)
FPO AP 96669-2300

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USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23) 2013 DOCKING PHASED MAINTENANCE
AVAILABILITY (~PMA) PRIMARY FOCUS AREAS

1. Purpose. To establisn the three pri111ary !ocus a=eas during the
2013 - 2014 DPMA and align the crew with those areas.

Background. USS JIMMY CARTER is a warship manned by war fighters
who are national treasures. In order to maintain our standard as
submariners and war !ighters, the following three focus areas will be
our pr1or1ty during the DPMA:

2.

11 . SCHOOLS AND QUALI FICATIONS. A successful ship is only as
good as the overall oxperience, training, and competency of her crew.
It is vital that we improve upon our NEC inventory and mandatory
schools to ensure the proper balance of training and experience is on
board. Qualifications are essential to the professional development
o! each and every Sailor. We earn our dolphins every day by assisting
those in qualifications. DPMA is not an excuse for a drop in the
normal JIMMY CARTER.qualification progress.
12 . TRAINING . Training is fundamental to the successful
operations of a submarine. Nothing will take priority over scheduled
trainin9.

13 . CI.&ANLIKl!SS . Cleanliness, stowage, and preservation !CPS)
are the backbone of a healthy ship. Maintain our standard throu9hout
the DHPA and hold the Shipyard to our standard.
Off1cers and Chief Petty Officers will m&nage their maintenance
and leave plans around these primary focus areas.

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I expect our ship to never lose sight of the three focus areas.
once the DPMA is complete, we must be ready lo take our warship to sea
as proficient and conpetent submariners.

5.

Cancellation Contingency.
of OPMA.

This notice will remain in effect until

co~pletion

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Dear

27 Jan 14

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--Comrna~r
Elkowitz.

l congratulate you and the crew of USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23)
for earning the Battle "E.. for 2013. This prestigious award is a testament
to the hard work. dedication and excellence of your Sailors and the superb
leadership you provided over the year.
The competition for the Battle ··E'" is extremely challenging and you
should be justifiably proud of your accomplishment and the significant
contributions to improving and sustaining our Submarine Force readiness
in the Pacific Fleet. It gives me great pleasure knO\\ing this level of
excellence has not gone unrecognized and is greatly appreciated.
Please convey m)' sincere appreciation to your stellar crew on a job
well done! Keep Charging!
Sincerely.

Admiral.
Cornman er
U.S. Strategic Command