Q11. What is the basic unit of a shipboard
Q12. List three division officer duties.
Learning Objective: When you finish this chapter, you
will be able to
Recall aircraft squadron organization to include
squadron departments and branch officer.
The organization of an aircraft squadron differs in
some ways from that of a ship. Standard Organization
and Regulations of the U.S. Navy specifies the basic
organization required of an aircraft squadron. Figure
6-7 shows a standard organizational chart of an aircraft
Look at figure 6-7 again. As you can see, an aircraft
squadron has different departments than a ship. This is
one of the differences between the organization of an
aircraft squadron and a ship. The departments have
different names and responsibilities. However, the
responsibilities of the commanding officer, executive
officer, department heads, and division officers are the
same in the organization of an aircraft squadron and a
AIRCRAFT SQUADRON DEPARTMENTS
All aircraft squadrons have an administrative
department and a safety department. Most squadrons
also have an operations department and a maintenance
department. Some squadrons have one or more
departments in addition to the four already mentioned.
Based on its mission, the squadron may have a training,
a photographic, or an intelligence department.
The administrative (ADMIN) department is
responsible for all the administrative duties within the
squadron. This department takes care of official
correspondence, personnel records, and directives.
Most of the jobs done by the XOs assistants in a
shipboard organization are done by ADMIN in an
aircraft squadron. The first lieutenant and command
career counselor work as members of the ADMIN
Figure 6-7.Type aircraft squadron organization chart.