figure 2-10. Some personnel are permanently assigned
to the AIMD, and some are temporarily assigned from
the squadrons embarked on the carrier. The temporarily
assigned personnel accompany their squadrons when
the squadrons disembark to be based ashore.
In addition to being a line officer qualified for
command at sea, the commanding officer of
an aircraft carrier must have what other
In peacetime, what is the maximum number of
What division is responsible for handling all
aircraft on the flight deck?
What division is responsible for upkeep of the
carrier aviation fuel and lube oil transfer
What department trains deck watch officers,
orders navigational equipment for the ship,
and provides for its upkeep?
What department on an aircraft carrier is
entirely responsible for all intermediate-level
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Recognize the
broad purpose of the aircraft carrier within a
Navy task force.
Now you know the basic organization of a carrier.
This knowledge allows you to understand how your
carrier fits in the total organization of the Navy. If more
than one carrier is operating with a Navy task force,
your carrier is a part of a carrier division (CARDIV).
The commander of a carrier division is usually an
admiral, who is assisted by a staff of highly qualified
officers and administrative personnel.
The carrier division will be a part of either the
Naval Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet or the U.S. Pacific
Fleet. A carrier division operating with the Atlantic
Fleet will receive orders from the Commander, Naval
Air Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet (COMNAVAIRLANT).
If the carrier operates with the Pacific forces, orders
will come from the Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S.
AIRLANT is directed by the Commander in Chief,
U.S. Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT). COMNAV-
AIRPAC is directed by the Commander in Chief, U.S.
Pacific Fleet (CINCPACFLT). CINCLANTFLT and
MANPOWER, PERSONNEL &
TRAINING COORDINATOR (NOTE 1)
NOTE 1 :
FOR CVs ONLY
Figure 2-10.Aircraft intermediate-level maintenance department (afloat) organizational chart.