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Classificati on (when fill ed In ): UNCLASSIFIED

Command Operations Report

OPNAVINST 5750.UJ 10 Mar 2011

OPNAV Report Symbol 5750-1 Command Serlal Number: 41718 Date Submitted: 01MAR14

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 int o six sections: Command Data, Commander's Assessment, Chronology and Narrative, Supporting Reports, Published Documents, and Photographs.

Required information is identified

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1. Command Data (Bolles will expand as Infor mat ion Is typed)

Name of your Command or Organization: USS JI MM Y 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 o f 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 stand o ut successes on both a r eas, 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 SUBMARIN E DEVELOPMENT SQUADRON FIVE (COMSUBDEVRON 5) for the second year in a row.

-MISSION 7- Followong 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 JIMM Y 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 SHIPYARO- On 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

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.

years from 1942-1962, the largest maritime

-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 shi p 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

 

tor ~ervic~ a~ set

forth

in

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following

CITAT ION:

For

extraordinary

heroism

and

outstanding

perfonMnce

of

duty

No ve1rber

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

Submarine

in

the

conduct

USS

of

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CARTER

from

30

November

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2011

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19

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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~ lqht. 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.

.

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 is

treasures.

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SCHOOLS AND QUAL I FICATION S.

A successful ship is only as

good as

It is vital that we improve upon our NEC inventory and mandatory

schools to ensure the proper balance of training

board.

o! each and every Sailor. those in qualifications.

normal JIMMY CARTER.qualification progress.

the overall

oxperience,

training,

and competency of her crew.

and experience

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the DHPA and hold the Shipyard to our standard.

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and

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around

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areas.

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focus

areas.

once the

as proficient and conpetent submariners.

DPMA is

complete,

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ready

lo

take our warship

to sea

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co~pletion of OPMA.

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Dear Comrna~rElkowitz.

27 Jan 14

l congratulate you and the crew of USS JIMMY CARTER (SSN 23)

for earning the Battle "E

to the hard work. dedication and excellence of your Sailors and the superb leadership you provided over the year.

for 2013. This prestigious award is a testament

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