CNATRAINST 1500.4F CH-5
8 March 2005
10 for amplifying information on specific IMS discipline
(1) Major infractions of discipline by IMSs or repeated
minor infractions should be reported immediately by phone to
CNATRA (N318) and the NETSAFA Country Manager followed by
submission of a SAN website status report. Situations involving
Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) IMSs will be coordinated with
NITC OIC, TRAWING FIVE.
(2) If the offender involved is absent without leave
(AWOL), the commanding officer shall notify CNATRA (N318) and
NETSAFA Country Manager via phone immediately. After five
calendar days, the CO, NAVAVSCOLSCOM/TRAWING commander shall
notify the local U.S. Immigration authorities, and advise
CNATRA, NETSAFA, and NAVY IPO of this action.
(3) Whenever an IMS is arrested and held pending bond by
civil authorities, the appropriate IMSO should be notified.
(4) Minor breaches of discipline that constitute misconduct
not involving moral turpitude or any greater degree of
criminality are similar to the average offense tried by summary
court-martial. If an IMS accumulates three minor offenses,
which indicate general misbehavior, an IMS deficiency report
describing the offenses, with recommendations and CLO comments
shall be forwarded to CNATRA (N318) and the NETSAFA Country
Manager. All such offenses shall be recorded and forwarded to
the next NATRACOM command, such offenses being cumulative
throughout the tour in NATRACOM.
(5) Whenever the CO, NAVAVSCOLSCOM or TRAWING commander
deems an individual's discipline problems to be of sufficient
magnitude to affect further training, a progress review board
may be convened to evaluate the IMSs motivation.
e. Medical. Medical problems often result in extensive delays
in IMS training. These problems often result from climate
changes involved when IMSs come from their home countries to the
maritime climates encountered throughout the NATRACOM.
Unfortunately, the problems sometimes stem from the stress and
anxiety which is a normal part of aviation training. A small
number of these problems result from discovery that a medical
grounding chit is an easy method of escaping an unpleasant set
of circumstances, i.e., lack of preparation. Early discovery of
chronic medical problems or motivation problems is of paramount
importance. Continuance in training only to drop out in later
phases or prove to be ineffective to the IMSs parent service is
wasteful of both NATRACOM assets and the parent service's fiscal
(1) To ensure proper evaluation of IMS Training Progress, a
SAN website status report shall be submitted in the following
(a) Whenever IMS is recommended for a medical waiver.