16 September 2003
BILLET DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES
500. CNATRA Ship Based Detachment Operations Onboard the Carrier. The following personnel with billet
descriptions and responsibilities are listed:
Shipboard detachment OIC
(1) The point of contact for all NATRACOM administrative and operational issues regarding the
general execution of the CQ plan.
(2) Supervises all operations and maintenance relating to the NATRACOM presence aboard the ship.
(3) Responsible for NATRACOM spaces and all NATRACOM personnel.
(4) Functions as the link between ship and shore operations (may represent shore detachment in case of
(5) Functions as liaison between ship detachment personnel and ship's CO/XO.
CNATRA or Designated TRAWING LSO. Authorized direct liaison with the Commanding Officer.
(1) Ensure that operations are conducted in accordance with this instruction and the LOI. Shall
establish priorities, resolve conflicts, and take other actions as necessary to ensure the efficient completion of the
(2) Keep LSOs appraised of operating schedule.
(3) Ensure the LSO platform and equipment are operational.
(4) Have authority over embarked NATRACOM LSOs.
(5) Have primary responsibility for determining an unacceptable final approach, and under supervision
of the Air Officer, responsibility for the visual control of all fixed-wing aircraft approaches after the 180 o
(6) Keep the number of people on the LSO platform to a minimum consistent with safety and
c. Maintenance Detachment Coordinator. Each detachment shall have a contract maintenance coordinator
(CNATRA DET Production Officer) who shall:
(1) Be responsible for the berthing and location of all maintenance personnel in the detachment and
report to the CNATRA OIC for all matters relating to NATRACOM aircraft maintenance while on board.
(Specific maintenance requirements shall be addressed in the respective CQ LOI.)
(2) Be accountable to the Air Officer and Aircraft Handling Officer for all required maintenance
functions aboard ship.
(3) Brief the Aircraft Handling Officer on "one-time shot to the beach" aircraft. Final authority to
launch aircraft with malfunctions which preclude continued CQ rests with the carrier's Commanding Officer via
the Air Officer.