Destroyer Squadron 7 Strengthen SCC Skills

Destroyer Squadron 7 staff completed the Sea Combat Commander (SCC) course taught by instructors from Tactical Training Group, Pacific, March 19.

The course is designed to reinforce SCC skills to carrier strike group and expeditionary strike group SCC staffs.

Capt. Fred Kacher, commodore, DESRON 7, said:

The Sea Combat Commander course provides a superb training opportunity to refine those operational skills and that is important as we live and operate in a region as dynamic as the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

The three-day course consisted of classroom instruction combined with staff participation to develop and refine the techniques and procedures required to operate surface and sub-surface warfare areas in a tactical environment. Course topics included discussion on watchstanding principles, air operations and planning, anti-submarine warfare and SCC best practices.

The SCC training comes on the heels of the staff’s participation in the annual U.S.-Republic of Korea exercise Foal Eagle, marking the second consecutive year DESRON 7 supported this exercise series. Later in 2015, DESRON 7 will participate in Fleet Synthetic Training-Joint (FST-J) exercises in Japan and exercise Talisman Sabre off the coast of Australia.

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