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Written by: William Neiro
Last Revision Stardate: 110301
Intended Audience: All UFS Command Officers
Reviewing Authority: UF Starfleet Command
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES (SOP) FOR MISSION TYPE PRIORITIES 4-1
The purpose of this documentation is to inform Station and Ship Commanding Officers and their personnel on the proper application of SOP during FleetHQ missions.
Please note that Station can refer to a Facility, Ship or Station.
Task organizations may vary according to Mission Type. The following items are considered before task organizing for a particular mission.
1. MAIN EFFORT. The Station CO designates the main effort. He sufficiently weighs the main effort for each mission (for example, Shuttle to be used/aid to be provided) to ensure success.
2. SUPPORTING EFFORT. The Station CO also designates supporting efforts that will aid in the accomplishment of the mission. (Example, use of another station, nearby ship, or USFMC Detachment)
3. STATION HEADQUARTERS. The station headquarters normally consists of the Station CO, Station XO, Flight Officer, Operations Officer, Science Officer, Engineering Officer, and Tactical Officer and is located generally on the Command Deck or Designated Bridge.
4. ATTACHMENTS. All secondary teams and personnel in the appropriate station with readily accessible equipment.
NOTE: During the course of a Fleet Order operation, the priority of the mission may elevate or reduce. All Stations COs should prepare for one priority higher to ensure maximum efficiency.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Station Commanding Officer: The Station CO is responsible for accomplishing the mission. He is responsible for positioning and employing all assigned and attached crew to the appropriate task. He must also know how to employ supporting effort and attachments.
a. Leads the station in support of base and fleet missions.
b. Informs FleetHQ of his actions at all times.
c. Plans missions with the help of the XO, Intel, and other key personnel.
d. Stays abreast of the situation and goes where he is needed to supervise, issues orders, and accomplish the mission.
e. Requests support for the station from the fleet HQ to perform its mission.
g. During planning, he receives on-hand status reports from the Operation Officer and base headquarters.
h. Reviews base requirements based on the tactical plan.
i. Develops the casualty evacuation plan.
j. During execution, he checks the work of the XO and the Base Headquarters.
k. Ensures the officer’s load is reasonable.
Station Executive Officer: The XO is the Second in Command.
a. Responsible for the personnel aboard the station.
b. Enacts out the CO's orders and advises the CO.
c. Assigns and leads away team mission.
d. Is responsible for the execution of Starfleet orders and policies.
e. Acts as a liaison between the crew and CO, especially in the monitoring of morale and discipline.
f. Is reponsible for crew evaluations and provides information on promotion recommendations and commendations.
Flight Officer: Responsible for navigation and piloting of the station. Enables conn personnel as needed by mission.
a. Is responsible for monitoring the Flight Control console displays, Inertial damping systems and subspace field geometry, relaying his findings to station CO/XO
b. Works with the science officer to verify accurate readings from the Flight Control Console.
c. Is responsible for manual flight operations as required.
Operations Officer: Monitors ship resources and communications.
a. Iis to act as a utility officer, including running sensor scans, handling communications, and monitoring station-wide status and functions.
b. During crisis situations and Reduced Power Mode operations, Ops is responsible for supervision of power allocation in coordination with the Engineering department.
c. In emergency situations they are entitled to pilot the ship, enable tractor beam control, and arrange power distribution.
d. Relay all information to the Stations CO or XO at all times on major changes in functions.
Science Officer: Provides real time scientific data to station command
a .Coordinate operations with the bridge on all relevant mission data.
b .Provide access to sensors for primary mission goals pertaining to scientific data
c. Supplements Operation officers reading with analysis making decisions
d. Is responsible for the use of any other analytical equipment and try to find a solution to a given mission priority.
Engineering Officer: Maintains stations structural integrity and organizes routine repairs and upgrades.
a. Provide real time updates on engineering systems.
b. Update Station CO and XO on current projects or status of mission sensitive project and provide solutions to new technical problems.
c. Coordinate engineering attachments in repairs, and if required, oversee on sight projects to ensure completion.
Medical Officer: Responsible for all Medical/Recovery aid efforts.
a. Administer first aid and emergency medical treatment as required.
b. Develop and analyse new life forms and extrapolate possible new treatments.
c. Keep Station CO informed of all crews health and well being.
d. Lead recovery efforts during humanitarian, relief, and crisis situations.
Tactical Officer: Responsible for Tactical operations
a. Operate stations offensive and defensive capabilities.
b. Coordinates stations security on all matters relating to mission parameters, Stations goals.
c. Maintain proper inventory of all assets pertaining to Tactical operations (Weapons, torpedoes, security personnel)
d. Evaluate enemy defences and coordinate to Station CO about the best possible course of action.
e. Assist in emergency situations with other stations such as Communications, long- and short-range sensor arrays, sensor probes, message buoys, and tractor beam devices
ESTIMATE OF THE SITUATION
1. MISSION ANALYSIS.
a. Mission and intent of FleetHQ
b. Mission and intent of immediate Station CO.
c. Assigned tasks (specified and implied).
d. Constraints and limitations.
e. Mission-essential tasks.
f. Restated mission for Clarification and Understanding
g. Tentative time schedule.
2. ESTIMATE OF THE SITUATION AND DETERMINE COURSES OF ACTION.
a. Terrain and weather
(1) Terrain - OCOKA.
Cover and Concealment
Avenues of Approach
(2) Weather - visibility, mobility, survivability.
b. Enemy situation and most probable courses of action.
(3) Recent activities.
(6) Most probable course of action
c. Friendly Situation.
d. Friendly Courses of Action. (Develop at a minimum two courses of action.)
BASE OPERATIONS ENACTED:
This is where your RP takes places. It is the responsibility of the station Chain of command to make sure all staff are in the appropriate position and accomplishing the appropriate task. This is where Delegation, communication, and setting the pace of the mission. This is solely the responsibility of the base command to enact the Fleets orders and to ensure mission success. One key note to remember is FUN. Make sure all of your staff is involved and you set post orders, that way you have full interaction and not one or two people taking the lead in this.
All Officers must submit duty log reports to their immediate superior officer. These should follow the UF Starfleet reporting template guidelines. The department chief then submits these to the CO/XO. Additionally: Stations CO's must fill out Monthly Status Report (MSR) for UF Starfleet Command.
MISSION TYPE PRIORITY 4
DEFINITION: Encompassing the majority of Starfleet missions, a starship crew may undertake dozens of routine assignments at the same time: categorizing gaseous anomalies, measuring pulsar fluctuations, researching the life cycle of the Gamelan root beast, conducting soil analyses, and putting in an appearance at Caldos Colony, for example. Routine missions include most patrols, exploration, and research duties.
MISSION TYPE PRIORITY 3
DEFINITION: Strategic Missions: These missions usually involve securing or defending resources or Starfleet outposts. Missions of high threat factor during peacetime, such as patrolling the Romulan Neutral Zone, are Category C missions because of the high probability of danger, as are escort duties.
Resource Management and Operational Awareness:
It is in this particular mission where it becomes more crucial for the Station CO to delegate and control you assists in the RP. it is typically these sorts of missions which will require you to coordinate with FleetHQ more so than before, keep the atmosphere exhilarating and fluid, and more importantly. FUN. Resource management is the sense that your resources are the Officers in your command, and that you are giving them direction on what to do. Operational Awareness in the sense of you are clear and precise yourself on what is expected on the mission, and relay that at all times. Each mission parameter builds of one another as the priorities change, so it is the Stations Chain of command to remember that at all times and enforce it.
MISSION TYPE PRIORITY 2
DEFINITION: Urgent Missions: Urgent missions usually involve rescuing or protecting the lives of thousands, if not millions, of Federation citizens. A ship carrying the cure for a plague threatening to wipe out large populations undertakes an urgent mission. Typically, only vital missions supersede these.
HUMANITARIAN AND RELIEF EFFORTS:
During these types of missions, it is the Stations Chain of command to enable there Medical attachments to be prepared for anything. The Medical officer in charge may deem other trained individuals qualified in mission efforts. The Station CO will always determine the course of action, however should highly consider the advisement of Station HQ and medical officer. FLEETHQ parameters will be laid out to Station as before.
If no Medical officer is available to assess the situation, the following should be a guide line when dealing with Medical relief or immediate aid efforts.
1. Medical Evacuation (MEDEVAC)
URGENT Evacuation is required as soon as possible but not later than two hours to save life, limb, or eyesight.
PRIORITY Evacuation is required within four hours or the patient's medical condition could deteriorate to an URGENT precedence.
ROUTINE Evacuation is required within 24 hours.
TACTICAL IMMEDIATE The patient's medical condition is not URGENT or PRIORITY but evacuation is required as soon as possible so as not to endanger the unit's tactical mission.
1. Location of pick up site
2. Radio freq., call sign and suffix at pick up site
3. Number of patients by precedence
4. Special equipment required
5. Number of patients
6. Security of pick up site (war time)
6. # and type of wounded, injury, or illness (peace time)
7. Method of marking pick up site
8. Patient nationality and status
9. Terrain description (peacetime)
EVALUATE A CASUALTY- MEDEVAC
7. Head Injuries
Remember, this is under extreme circumstances, but is a proven guideline when conducting imminent operations where lives hang on the balance.
MISSION TYPE PRIORITY 1
DEFINITION: Vital Missions: Also known as Priority One command, a Priority 1 mission supersedes all other mission types and overrides all orders and regulations under General Order Four. The fate of the Federation relies on this mission, and all Starfleet lives and ships are considered expendable for its completion.
ENABLING UFSMC ASSETS:
Priority 1 is the most severe mission that take precedence over any other priority. The rest become secondary. FLEETHQ will deem priority 1 with proper INTEL and then will relay mission parameters as required. The station HQ will consider MAIN EFFORT, SECONDARY EFFORT, and ATTACHMENTS Carefully.
With that being said, one of the greatest assists the UFS has at its disposal is the UFSMC. Station Command is required at this time to have the nearest Detachment to be called ready for any assistance as required. They are the last line of defence, the Shield of the Federation. They are trained in tactics that the standard officer is not, and no station CO should assume otherwise.
Aid is to be sent directly by subspace channel to Athena HQ and FLEETHQ. It is your job as Station headquarters to ensure all available resources are at hand.
NOTE: all priorities work on every concept, depending on the given mission stated. This is a guideline and RP Tool to be used on how to get things going. It also provide some technical how on RP your role and real military standing procedures adapted to UFS.