Table 11-3 lists the CCA positions and some of their major duties.
Prior to the commencement of flight ops, identify any
problems that may/will affect launch and recovery
operations and formulate plans, whenever possible, to
minimize the impact of the problems
Prior to Case II and III events, determine the Departure
Reference Radial (DRR) instrument approach procedure
and marshal radial
During flight operations, coordinate with Air Ops Watch
Officer and Air Boss regarding recovery order, ramp time,
deck conditions, emergencies, etc.
Ensure that all relevant information about launch and
recovery ops is disseminated to CCA, including type of
departure/recovery (Case), instrument approach procedure,
BRC, break/ramp time, DRR, airspace constraints, other
scheduled flight ops, system or equipment casualties and
malfunctions, environmental factors, etc.
During flight operations, ensure that all aircraft conform to
departure and recovery procedures and that adequate
separation is provided between departing and recovering
aircraft during Case II and III operations
Monitor aircraft and tanker fuel states, tanker refueling
Monitor the overall performance of CCA personnel
Make decisions regarding Deltas and instruct CCA
Ensure that CCA records of operations are accurate and
submitted when required.
Conduct air wing and squadron debriefings as required.
Establish a program to ensure effective dialog between
CATCC and embarked squadrons.
Ensure that CATCC DAIR ship's position has been checked
Supervise the assignment, administration, and training of
CATCC enlisted personnel
Assist the CCA Watch Officer in the performance of duties
Prepare CCA watch station assignments
Ensure that CCA is properly manned and ready for flight