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  1. What is the Operations Officer responsible for?
    Responsible to the CO for the collection, process, evaluation, and dissemination of combat and operational information required for assigned missions and tasks of the ship.
  2. What is the Combat Information Center (CIC)/Combat Direction Center (CDC) officer responsible for?
    Responsible to the Operations officer for the following duties: Training the CIC team, Operating and maintaining the CIC, the CO's tactical plot, radar room, and electronic warfare room. Maintaining plotting and display equipment in the flag plot on a flagship.
  3. What is the Communications Officer responsible for?
    Responsible to the CO, for readiness and employment of all visual and electronic exterior communications equipment and proper function of all associated internal systems and procedures. Be familiar with OPLANs and OPORDs particularly those relating to communications. Comm plan design for the ship.
  4. What is the primary mission of the CIC/CDC?
    To provide the organized collection, process, display, evaluation and rapid dissemination of pertinent tactical information and intelligence to command and control stations. Keeping the conn advised of the above.
  5. What is the secondary mission of the CIC/CDC?
    To control and assist in special operations as delegated by proper authority. Navigation, Man overboard, Defense against swimmers, etc.
  6. What does gathering mean in regards to information flow functions of the CIC/CDC?
    Message traffic, radar, radio, intel, flashing light, publications
  7. What does Processing mean in regards to information flow functions of the CIC/CDC?
    Develops a picture
  8. What does display mean in regards to information flow functions of the CIC/CDC?
    Status boards, binders, books, JMCIS overlays, etc
  9. What does evaluations mean in regards to information flow functions of the CIC/CDC?
    TAO/CICWO evaluates info
  10. What does Dissemination mean in regards to information flow functions of the CIC/CDC?
    Passed to those that need it in the tactical situation. NTDS, Radio, phone etc.
  11. What does Control and Assist mean in regards to information flow functions of the CIC/CDC?
    Controls events ASW/AAW, or assisting navigation and normal steaming.
  12. Who is the COs representative for tactical employment?
    Tactical Actions Officer
  13. What does the CICWO do?
    Assist the TAO
  14. What does the Electronic Warfare Supervisor do?
    EW equipment. Watches the current EW OOB
  15. Who is responsible for coordinating the detection, tracking and identification of air targets?
    The Air Warfare Coordinator
  16. Who is responsible for coordinating the detection, tracking and identification of surface targets?
    The Surface Warfare Coordinator
  17. What is the Undersea Warfare Coordinator responsible for?
    The detection, tracking, and identification of subsurface targets.
  18. Who controls specific types of aircraft assigned to own ship?
    The Air Controllers (AST AC.AIC/HDC)
  19. The CIC Watch Supervisor does what?
    Assist the CICWO and supervises the watch team.
  20. Who handles surface search operations and radar parameters?
    The Remote Radar Operator
  21. Who supervises the surface picture?
    The Shipping Officer
  22. What does the Piloting Officer do?
    Assists the navigator in fixing the ship's position
  23. What is contained in the Operational Order (OPORDER)?
    Issued by a commander for the coordinated execution of an operation in the immediate future. Does not normally contain assumptions
  24. What is contained in an Operational Plan (OPLAN)?
    Used for operations extending over a considerable time and area. May contain assumptions
  25. What is contained in an Operational Tasking?
    Specific tasking depending on the type of operations being conducted?
  26. What is a Task Force?
    A component of a fleet. There can be as many as 10 forces in a fleet.
  27. What is a Task Group?
    A component of the Task Force. (CTG 70.3/76.2)
  28. What is a Task Unit?
    A component of a Task Group. (CTG 70.3.1/76.2.4)
  29. What is a Task Element?
    A component of a Task Unit. (CTG 70.3.1.1/76.2.4.1)
  30. What is a Battle Force?
    Standingn naval task force organiztion of carriers, surface combatants and subs.
  31. What is a Battle Group?
    Standing naval task group. Consists of a carrier, surface combatants and subs.
  32. What is an Amphibious Ready Group?
    Standing naval amphibious group. It consists of a LHD/LPH and other amphibious ships
  33. What is a Strategic Plot?
    Large area, theater level, own & enemy forces
  34. What is a Geographical Plot?
    DRT, true display of surface/sub-surface contacts
  35. What is a Surface Summary Plot?
    Relative display of positions and tracks of friendly, enemy and unidentified surface/subsurface targets.
  36. What is an Air Summary Plot?
    Vital for any CIC engaged in AAW. Tracks all air contacts on remote radar displays
  37. What is the formation data, duties, weather, Closest point of approach (CPA), in regards to status plots and boards?
    Surface Status Board
  38. What lists all equipment in CIC (radars, IFF, radar repeaters, radio units, plotting equip.)?
    Equipment Status board
  39. What indicates circuit assignments, frequencies, channels and use?
    Communications Status Board
  40. What tells you the type of radar, bearing, and frequency?
    The EW Information Board
  41. Why is it important to maintain a navigational plot in the CIC/CDC?
    It is used as a backup and check for the bridge team. In low visibility, the CIC may become the primary navigation station (Radar Navigation).
  42. Explain the function of Tactical Data System (TDS) in a task force environment.
    Time between detection and destruction.

    CDS collect, process, display, evaluate and disseminate combat info.

    Real time display and exchange of info
  43. What does JMCIS provide?
    Real time theater and tactical information (Sea/Land and Air
  44. What does Link 4A provide?
    One way link NTDS ship to aircraft
  45. What does Link 11 provide?
    Two way link NTDS/NTDS
  46. What does Link 14 provide?
    One way NTDS/Non NTDS
  47. Link 16 provides what?
    Replacing Link 11
  48. What is the function of IFF?
    Rapid and positive identification of friendly units and secondarily to assist in tracking and control of aircraft
  49. What is the function of Tactical Air Navigation (TACAN)?
    Beacon, gives bearing and range to assist aircraft in their location
  50. What is the function of the Gyro Repeater?
    Provides course heading, but also required for radar equipment
  51. What is the purpose for the Radar Repeater?
    Indicates/displays picture from radar. Switchable (changes between radars). AN/SPA-25/50.
  52. What is purpose of NTDS?
    Multi-purpos, informationcan be added using symbology
  53. What does DRT stand for?

    What is its purpose?
    Dead- Reckoning Tracer

    The plotter requests brg & mg from SPA-25/50 operator each minute until course, speed and CPA is calculated. Continues to track at 3 minute intervals.
  54. What are Radiatelephones used for?
    To pass operational or admin traffic to other units.
  55. How does the atmosphere affect radar operations?
    Adverse/positive effects. Ducts shorten/lengthen range
  56. How does sea return affect radar operations?
    False returns, hides small contacts.
  57. How does weather affect radar operations?
    Beam refraction, false returns, hide small contacts
  58. How does Height Antenna/Targets affect radar operations?
    The higher, the longer the range.
  59. What is the relationship between the CIC/CDC and the bridge?
    Bridge is for collision avoidance, tactical signals, and assists navigator
  60. What is the relationship between the CIC/CDC and the Signal Bridge?
    Signal Bridge provides Tactical signals (Flags/Flashing Lights), and identification
  61. What is the relationship between the CIC/CDC and Radio Central?
    Radio Central works to maintain comms
  62. What is the relationship between the CIC/CDC and Weapon Stations?
    They track and defend
  63. What is the relationship between the CIC/CDC and lookouts?
    They correlate visual/radar contacts
  64. Emissions Control is for what?
    To radiate only the electronic equipment necessary to accomplish the assigned mission.
  65. Emissions Control Alpha means what?
    Absolutely no emissions.
  66. Emissions Control Delta means what?
    No restrictions
  67. How many emissions control levels are their?
    4- A, B, C, D
  68. What is Electronic Support?
    Exploitation (interception) of emissions by extracting intelligence through classification, location, identification, and other processing actions.
  69. What is Electronic Attack (EA)?
    Degrade the electronic capability of enemy forces by jamming, deception and use of decoys.
  70. What is Electronic Protect (EP)?
    Protect own forces from interception, exploitation and targeting by anti-radiation missiles and other passive weapons guidance systems.
  71. What is Air Warfare (AW)?
    Surface Warface (SUW)?
    Undersea Warfare (USW)?
    Command and Control (C2W)?
    Amphibious Warfare?
    Mine Warfare?
    • AW- Deny the enemy the effective use of aircraft/Air superiority.
    • SUW- Deny the enemy the effective use of Sea Lanes of Communications.
    • USW- Deny the enemy the effective use of its subs
    • C2W- Deny the enemy the effective use of the electromagnetic spectrum.
    • Amphibious Warfare- Operation launched from the sea by Naval/Landing forces against a Hostile or potentially hostile shore.
    • Mine Warfare- Security of sea lanes by destruction of threat of enemy merchant/naval units
  72. What is Maritime Interdiction Operations?
    Intercept merchant/naval units from smuggling illegal contraband
  73. What is Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations (NEO)?
    Ability to evacuate non-essential personnel from a hostile or potentially hazardous environment.
  74. What is Search and Rescue (SAR)?
    Able to rescue or assist those involved in a search
  75. What is the mission of CV/CVN?
    Power Projection/Sea Control. Carry, launch, retrieve and handle combat aircraft quickly and effectively. It is a long range offensive weapon and is the center of the modern naval task force or task group.
  76. What is the mission of CG?
    AAW. Equipped with missile launchers to defend against hostile air and surface attacks
  77. What is the mission of a DD?
    ASW. Operate offensively and defensively against enemy submarines/surface ships and to defend against air attacks. They also provide gunfire support for amphibious assaults.
  78. What is the mission of the DDG?
    AAW/ASW. Carry and launch Anti-Air and Anti-Surface missiles.
  79. What is the mission of the FFG?
    ASW. Anti-Submarine Warfare and the protection of amphibious forces, underway replenishment groups and merchant ship convoys.
  80. What is the mission of T-AO?
    Logistic Support. Auxiliary ship that carriers Navy fuel oil, gasoline, and other petroluem products, and can deliver these cargos to ships at sea during underway replenishment at sea.
  81. What is the mission of the T-AE?
    Ammunition/Logistic Support. Deliver ammo and missiles to the fleet at sea.
  82. What is the mission of the AOE?
    Logistics Support. Multiple-product ship capable of delivering missiles, fuel, ammo, general cargo during replenishment at sea.
  83. What is the mission of AGF?
    Command and Control. Command ship for an amphibious task force, landing force, and air support commanders during amphibious operations.
  84. What is the mission of ATF?
    Ocean Going Tug. Equipped with towing machines, booms, and firefighting equipment, and can perform a variety of towing and hauling tasks.
  85. What is the mission of the ARS?
    Rescue/Salvage. Used to salvage stores, machinery, and other materials from sunken US ships or enemy ships.
  86. What is the purpose of LCC?
    Command and Control. Command ship for an amphibious task force, landing force, and air support during amphibious operations.
  87. What is the purpose of the LHA?
    Amphibious Warfare. Able to embark, deploy and land a marine battalion landing team by helo, landing craft, amphibious, and combinations of these methods.
  88. What is the mission of the LHD?
    Amphibious Warfare. Same as LHA except with docking capabilities for three air cushioned vehicles (LCAC).
  89. What is the mission of the LPH?
    Amphibious Warfare. Designed to embark, transport, and land 1800 troops and their equipment by means of transport helos in conjunction with a beach assault.
  90. What is the mission of the LPD?
    • AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE. Carry troops and their cargo and offloads them using landing craft launched from its stern. The LPD can also operate eight
    • helicopters for support of assaults
  91. What is the mission of the LSD?
    AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE. To launch the craft the LSD is ballasted down and the well is flooded, then the craft moves out on its own power.
  92. What is the mission of the LST?
    AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE. Transport troops, tanks, preloaded vehicles and other supplies to the beach during amphibious assault. The LST features a clipper bow, an extended bow ramp and a rounded bottom.
  93. What is the mission of the MSC?
    Sealift for all components of the DOD
  94. What is the mission of the MCM?
    Mine Warfare. Used to carry out mine warfare tasks by detecting and removing mines. Has a non-magnetic hull (WOOD) to prevent acquiring a magnetic mine.
  95. What is the mission of the MHC?
    Coastal Minehunter. Used for mine warfare in harbors and ports.
  96. What is the mission of the PC?
    Coastal Patrol. Used for patrolling riverrs and insertion/extraction of Special Forces
  97. What is the mission of the SSN?
    Attack Submarine. Launch torpedos, Tomahawks, Deploy special forces
  98. What is the mission of the SSBN?
    Strategic Missile Submarine. Launch long range ballistic missiles.
  99. What is the mission of the F/A-18 Hornet?
    Fighter/Attack interdictor for USN/USMC air groups
  100. What is the mission of the F-14 Tomcat?
    Long range air defense of task groups.
  101. What is the mission of the EA-6B Prowler?
    EW/Jamming aircraft to accompany strikes and armed reconnaissance.
  102. What is the mission of the S-3 Viking?
    ASW. Works in concert with ASW ships and P-3s.
  103. What is the mission of the ES-3 Shadow?
    EW and targeting
  104. What is the purpose of the E-2 Hawkeye?
    Early warnin. Controls aircraft in strike operations
  105. What is the mission of the P-3 Orion?
    ASW. Works in concert with othe ASW platforms.
  106. What is the mission of the AV-8 Harrier?
    Close support of USMC troops.
  107. What is the mission of the C-2 Cod?
    Transport of personnel/cargo from/to carrier/shore
  108. What is the mission of the CH-53 Super Stallion?
    Assault, support and transport marines.
  109. What is the mission of the MH-53 Sea Dragon?
    MCM Helicopter
  110. What is the mission of the UH-46 Sea Knight?
    Support/Assault marines and resupply for the Navy
  111. What is the mission of the SH-60 Sea Hawk?
    Medium range ASW
  112. What is the mission of the SH-2 Sea Sprite?
    ASW and OTH targeting
  113. What is the mission of the AH-1 Super Cobra?
    Close support for marines
  114. What is the mission of the UH-1 Huey?
    Support/logistics for USMC operations afloat/ashore

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