Naval Support Activity Washington (NSAW) is to conduct its first final evaluation problem (FEP) from March 12 to 14, the US Navy informed.
FEP is a tri-annual certification event assessing the command, control, communications and Navy Security Force on all US Navy installations.
“Our primary mission objective as an installation command is to protect our base, tenants, and visitors. The final evaluation problem tests our ability, as a cohesive unit,” Capt. Jeff Draeger, NSAW Commanding Officer, explained.
The certification, which was implemented for shore installations in fall of 2015, has three main checkpoints — command assessment of readiness and training (CART), regional assessment (RAS) and the final evaluation problem.
NSAW’s FEP is an intensive three-day assessment that includes an admin day, an anti-terrorism force protection exercise at NSF Arlington and culminates with an integrated active shooter exercise on the Washington Navy Yard.
The installation navy security force will respond to various scenarios that could include gate runners, suspicious packages, and/or alarm response. Plans include facilitating an active shooter exercise in conjunction with a cascading drill – multiple incidents in a row.