Responsible to the CO for all facts pertaining to Operations Department.
CIC Officer (CICO)
Responsible for getting timely information to the TAO.
Communications Officer (COMMO)
Responsible for all external communications.
Tactical Action Officer (TAO)
Direct advisor from the display/ decision area.
CIC Watch Officer (CICWO)
Supervises overall control of the watch stations in CIC.
Primary mission of CIC
Gathering- derived inputs from all sensors.
Processing- convert the data to useful information.
Display- the information reaching status boards or radar scopes.
Evaluation- determining what info is or what it means to the ship.
Dissemination- getting the info to the stations that require it.
Secondary Mission of CIC
To control and/or assist in specific operations as delegated
Electronic Warfare Supervisor (EWS)
Collection and display of all available EW information
Air Warfare coordinator (AAWC)
Responsible for all air tracks. Goes out to warfare commander AW to get permission to designate an air contact hostile or suspect as well as to issue queries and warnings. Report all responses from AW to the TAO. AAWC orders check print to identify an unknown aircraft. RSC offers strength of the contact (how many), TIC offers modes and codes (IFF), and EW offers electronic support (radar signature)
Surface Warfare Coordinator (SUWC)
Responsible for all surface tracks. Goes out to warfare commander XZ to get permission to designate a surface contact hostile or suspect as well as issue queries and warnings. Report all responses from XZ to the TAO. XZ is a unit off ship; it can be a carrier or a cruiser. Defend the ship by guns, CIWS, and missiles. Correlates with the bridge for safety of navigation and the status of queries and warnings.
Anti-Submarine Warfare Coordinator (ASWC)
Responsible for sub-surface contacts. The primary link between sonar and CIC.
Air Intercept Controller (AIC)
controls all fixed wing aircrafts assigned to Hopper. Examples of fixed wings aircraft are fighters 16 and 18. There are defense of counter Air overall to protect high value units (HVU). Also extend Hoppers missiles ranges and I.D. aircraft by using Have Quick-Frequencies.
Anti- sub Tactical Air Controller (ASTAC)
controls the Helicopters. During ASW operations their responsible for dropping sonobuoys. During Surface operations their use to I.D surface contacts.
operates the SPA-25
Identification Supervisor (IDS)
Works with the TIC in identifying all tracks in the system, by using IFF, INTEL, EW information and message traffic to properly ID all tracks in the system. Overall in Charge of conducting queries and warnings of air contacts.
Tactical Information Coordinator (TIC)
Manages the LINK and track manager
Radar System Controller (RSC)
is responsible for the operation and performance of the SPY-I.D. radar under the direction of CSC. SPY is the most important thing we have on the ship, without it we would not be able to see contacts or missiles coming towards us. The operator uses the A scope to see how many air or surface contacts are in an area.
Missile System Supervisor (MSS)
Works for AAWC. Selects missiles to be fired with the exception of tomahawks. Also keeps track of missile inventory. At the last step in engagement the operator would illuminate the contact by shooting high beam energy at the air contact, which looks like we are shooting them but not, and that the air contact would turn in the other direction.
Gun Fire Control Supervisor (GFCS)
Operates the gun console in CIC, which allows for remote firing of mount 51 from CIC. Also operates OSS (optical sighting system).
Optical Sight System (OSS)
Use as a guide for the GFCS, the camera can only display in black and white, camera is located on top of the Bridge
Own-ship Display Assistant (OSDA)
Manages and displays the LSDs for the utilization of the CO and TAO at the front table. Also manages and set up the ASTABs for the Bridge and CIC.
SSES/Combat Direction Finding (CDF)
Located in CIC Annex, picks up radio bits of information to be used to Ships advantages.
Sonar firing system used to fire torpedoes and VLAs.
Tactical Decision Support Sub-system
digital plot used for ASW operations.
Voyage Management System (VMS)
used for Navigation (electronic chart).
WCIP (weapons control input panel) fires harpoon missiles. We have 8 harpoon onboard, require 8 waypoints & Max Range: 80 NM.
radar repeater for SPS-67 & SPS-73
Combat System Coordinator (CSC)
middle man between the technical & tactical of combat systems equipment and causalities. Also assist the TAO. Theyre the back up to AAWC and control doctrine statements and also able to release missiles.
Surface Warfare Supervisor (SWS)
uses SPS-67 (primary) & SPS-73 (secondary) to track/report surface contacts and reports to SUWC. Also helps Bright Bridge with identifying the surface picture and correlates with aft lookout for surface contacts not seen on the radar (blind spot behind the ship).
Global Command Control System - Maritime (GCCS-M)
can use link 11 to receive surface contacts to build a non-real time picture.
Remote Control System (RCS)
its the point - to point defense, the last means of defending the ship. CIWS block 1 Bravo is used for air or surface mode from mount 51 or mount 52. Also used by MSS for a guide
Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN)
we shoot a beacon from the ship to let other aircraft know where we are located. Homer is the back up to TACAN.
extend our range using Helicopters
What are the two extra stations manned up in CIC during sea and anchor detail?
Shipping Officer - Responsible for the close in surface picture, while close to shore. Watch station located on the Bridge.
Piloting Officer - Assists the Bridge in Navigation. Watch station located in CIC.
Operational order (OPORDER)
order sent to command by the chain of command.
plan formulated by command to execute the order.
execution of the plan.
Task Force (biggest)
Task Element (smallest)
is a naval task force organization of carriers. Surface combatant, and subs assigned in integrated support, operating in mutual support.
is a standing naval task group. Consist of carriers, surface combatant, and subs assigned in integrated support, operating in mutual support
a large area picture display showing position, Movement, and strength of own and enemy sea, land, and air forces within a prescribed area of operation.
a true display of positions and Movement of all friendly, enemy, and unidentified surface, subsurface, and certain air contacts.
Surface summary plot
a comprehensive relative display of positions and tracks of friendly, enemy, and unidentified surface and subsurface contacts.
Air summary plot
normally covers an area having a radius of 200 nautical miles from own ship.
Surface status board
displays a summary of surface data, such as formation designation, screen composition, zigzag plan in effect, base course and speed, wind direction, and sea state.
Equipment status board
up to date info on ships own equipment.
Communications status board
a display indicating radio circuits, assigned frequencies, equipment being used, circuit designators, listing of programmable channelization of patched uhf equipment for quick dial capability, down equipment, etc.
EW information board
displays info on intercept and radar, guard assignments, any EMCON conditions in effect, radiation characteristics of equipment on own ship and ships in company.
Tactical Air Navigation
Provides course guidance to and from the transmitting station.
shows bearing and true north. Defines course.
show the picture emitted from the radar.
display of tracking from the ship.
patched in. Assigned different channels. Radio controls the frequencies.
Identification friend or foe
crystal loaded. Changed every 2 days. 4 modes. Mode 4 is the most positive identification
How do Atmospheric conditions affect radar
depending on conditions can either increase or decrease returns.
how dooes Sea return affect radar
large waves can show up on the screen.
How does Weather affect radar
hot air improves radar speed and range. Fog can show on the radar.
how does Height of antenna and target affect radar
radar is basically line of sight so the higher the better.
assists in safe navigation.
works with CIC to verify visually the info obtained electronically.
provides CIC with radio and telephone circuits.
exchange info with CIC regarding defense of the ship.
notify CIC of all contacts, they report bearing, range, what type of contact it is, position angle
Maritime interdiction operations
enforcing UN sanctions.
Non-combatant evacuation operations
evacuate us citizens from hostile areas.
Search and rescue
search for person in water
multi-purpose aircraft carrier.
transport ammunition ship.
fast combat support ship.
miscellaneous command ship.
fleet ocean tug.
LCC, LHA, LHD
amphibious communications ship.
amphibious assault ship (helicopters)
amphibious transport dock.
mine counter measure support control ship. Only 1: USS INCHON.
mine counter measures ship.
coastal mine hunter.
fast attack submarine.
ballistic submarine, deterrence
all weather fighter-attack fighters.
all weather fighter-interceptor.
tactical electronic warfare.
all weather, long range, submarine hunter.
reconnaissance version of the s-3 Viking.
all weather airborne early warning and battle group command and control.
over water antisubmarine patrol plane.
light attack, close air support.
carrier onboard delivery.
CH-53 Super Stallion
lift and Movement of cargo, passengers, and heavy equipment.
MH-53 Sea Dragon
minesweeping, mine spotting, and channel marking.
UH-46 Sea Knight
SH-60 Sea Hawk
inner antisubmarine-zone helicopter.
SH-2 Sea Sprite
homing torpedoes and air-to-air missiles.
AH-1 Sea Cobra
air/ground support attack helo, air-to-air combat.
reconnaissance/some troop Movement.
Landing Craft Air Cushion (40 + advertised speed)(250 miles max range)(over the horizon)
Land Craft Utility (10 knots, 1000 miles max range)
-10 minutes or less process time.
What are the different Message precidents?
Date Time Group (DTG)
its Zulu time with the Date following. EX 040400ZJAN14
who is sending the message out
to who the message is going to
other units, or personal who should also need to be notified
the security type, it is secret, unclassified, or top secret, etc
Standard Subject Identification Code (SSIC)
All naval messages require an SSIC, which consist of 5 digit code denoting message subject. Ex: SSIC//N00000//
indicates the basic content of the messages
used for exceptional cases not covered by use of office codes. EX: unclass//N02300//passed to CDR Smith
may be an identifiable message, document, correspondence, conference meeting, telephone conversation which is pertinent to the message
Amplifying information line
when you have more than one reference stated in the message
Narrative information line
when you have only one reference stated in the message. EX: REF/A/GENADMIN?CNO N61/040400ZJAN97
the remarks set in the part of the message which contains the thought or idea the drafter desires to communicate
the condition imposed in a specific communications area to reduce voice and record traffic so that essential traffic can be efficiently handled. Usually required due to some contingency condition (i.e. Hostile environment, open conflict, and/or natural disaster.
Essential Elements of Friendly Information
identify specific items of information which, if revealed and correlated with other information, would degrade the security of military operations, projects, or missions in the applicable area.
unauthorized information being transmitted over an external circuit
a term advising-net participants that there may be a possible intruder on the radio net.
navy uses principle of circulation control to maintain security of classified information. This means that knowledge of possession of material or info is permitted only by persons requiring access in the interest of national security. Access is literally the ability to gain or obtain something.
there are 4 classifications of material; unclassified, confidential, secret, and top secret
a security clearance is required prior to granting access to classified information. A national agency check or background investigation is completed on a person requiring clearance, depending on level needed. If no doubt is determined, a persons loyalty is assumed to be consistent with the interests of national security.
the disclosure of classified info to a person who is not authorized access to that information. This disclosure could have occurred knowingly, willfully, or accidentally-through negligence. There are two types of compromise, suspected and confirmed. Suspected - believe material has been compromised but cannot definitely prove. (Example: temporary loss of control). Confirmed - definite proof material is compromised. (example: lost material)
need to know
a person cannot be granted access to classified info based solely on his/her rank or position. There is a requirement to determine the level of access necessary for the person to perform his or his official duties (need to know). Need to know means a person must have access to the material to perform their duties.
to provide for an effective and efficient method to restrict access and control Movement where classified material is stored or used, such areas will be designated restricted areas and only those persons whose duties actually require access and who have been granted appropriate security clearance will be allowed freedom of Movement within the area.
this classification of info requires protection, but no as much as secret or top secret material. If compromised, the unauthorized disclose of confidential material could reasonably be expected to cause damage to our nation, and or embarrassment to the United States and/or its allies.
this info requires a substantial amount of protection, and, if compromised, could cause serious damage to the national security.
refers to that national security information or material which requires the highest degree of protection. If top secret material is compromised, it could result in exceptionally grave damage to our national security.
is a plan for ships and overseas stations to provide efficient, complete destruction of classified material in the event of an emergency. Examples would be a ship under duress, hostile fire, imminent boarding, etc.
What are the different types of CASREPs
to make known the logistics requirements of the ship during an in port period.
report is submitted every 12 hours via message. Will assist the chain-of-command in tracking all vessels for operational/emergency use. Submitted 4 hours ahead or behind PIM track 50NM left or right
OPREP- 3 Pinnacle
severe incident involving a foreign national, especially involving death, any incident with high medial level interest, severe oil spill, defections or asylum requests, also accidents with nuclear weapons, reports of armed attack on U.S. or allied personnel or territories, or reports of nuclear detonations of any kind. Each of these last have special pro-words to be used.
OPREP - 3 Navy Blue
minor but newsworthy incidents involving foreign nationals, less severe oil spills, reports of collisions or grounding, or any other event generating high navy level interest but falling short of national interest. Also, nuclear weapons incidents short of accidents, or incidents involving navy nuclear reactor power plants, each of these last have special pro-words to be used.
Unit Situation Report
minor incidents which the co wants to lay out in detail to the chain of command, such as fights on base, bomb threats evaluated as a hoax, serious injury or casualty onboard
Discuss the ships training cycle:
A cycle where the ship goes through to learn how to defend the ship when on a surge or deployment
Planning Board for Training.
To lay out the ships training events in an orderly fashion
Long Range Training Plan
the ship schedule six mouths out
Short Range Training Plan
Ships schedule a month out
used by air intercept controller (AIC) for linking with the fighter aircraft. This is no longer used onboard.
A real time data an exchange with other participating units. Link 11 can be UHF or HF, and GCCS-M uses this link to receive and transmit surface contacts
with Link 16 we now have the ability to link with not only navy units but air force, marines, and army. Link 16 is crypto secure and uses multiple frequencies to prevent intercept and jamming
Uses EHF, and is the primary BMD link because range and less jam capable, able to come up 250 units
uses UHF, and is the back up Link to Link-16, able to come up 15 other units and we make the 16th
Uses SHF, and is ship to ship Link, and is world wide, which makes it easier to come up with another unit.