centers in the other production divisions to correct
TARGET. A target division is established
when responsibilities relative to the operation and
maintenance of aerial or surface targets are
extensive. The target division coordinates and
completes periodic maintenance, inspections,
decontamination, and rehabilitation of assigned
The primary purpose of intermediate mainte-
nance is to support and supplement the work of
organizational maintenance activities. These
functions are usually performed in centrally
located areas for the support of operating aircraft
on a shore station, aboard a ship, or within a
Intermediate maintenance activities are not
assigned aircraft for operational purposes; their
efforts are concentrated on repairing and testing
aircraft components. Naturally, this requires a
certain amount of recordkeeping and reporting.
The organizational structure of activities
performing intermediate maintenance is, for the
closely related to that of an
organizational maintenance activity. Because of
their size and maintenance functions performed,
intermediate maintenance activities are composed
of more divisions than organizational mainte-
nance activities. As in organizational maintenance
activities, intermediate maintenance activities
are composed of maintenance managers, staff
divisions, and production divisions. An inter-
mediate maintenance department organization is
shown in figure 1-2. A discussion of the various
divisions of an intermediate maintenance depart-
ment is contained in the following paragraphs.
Staff divisions are incorporated into inter-
mediate maintenance activities for essentially the
same reasons as they are in organizational
maintenance activitiesto provide services and
support to the production elements.
ADMINISTRATION. The administration
division functions basically as the coordinator
for all records and reports, directives, corre-
spondence, and personnel matters for the depart-
ment. It provides the department with such
administrative and clerical services as the
reproduction, distribution, and routing of
messages, directives, correspondence, and other
forms of informational data. This division
implements directives concerning the distribution,
retention, and disposition of records, reports, and
logs. It controls the classified matter required by
the department, establishes and coordinates the
department training requirements, and obtains
any school quotas needed to support these
requirements. It acts as a liaison between the
divisions of the department, between the mainte-
nance department and other departments of the
and between the maintenance
department of its parent organization and the
maintenance department of other organizations.
The administration division accomplishes the
following specific functions:
. Establishes and controls a central reporting
and recordkeeping system for all maintenance
reports and correspondence.
. Implements all directives concerning
distribution, retention, and disposition of records,
reports, and logs.
. Provides clerical and administrative
services for the department.
l Maintains a master message board of
current messages, annotated with the action taken
as appropriate. Keeps a message history file by
date-time group for a minimum of 6 months.
l Establishes and coordinates the depart-
ment training requirements. Obtains necessary
school quotas as required.
. Reproduces, as necessary, and distributes
incoming messages and other data.
. Maintains correspondence files in accord-
ance with the Navy Directives System (SEC-
NAVINST 5210.11) by each division or branch.
. Maintains a current organizational roster
board, which includes, as a minimum, names,
rates, and billet assignments as listed in OPNAV
1000/2, Manpower Authorization.
. Supervises and coordinates department
administrative responsibilities with other depart-
ments and divisions as required.
. Safeguards and distributes personal mail
to department personnel, when appropriate.