There are a few things you can do to reduce
vulnerability of your ship or station to a bomb
threat/incident. You can
Strictly comply with your commands
procedures for personnel identification and
Be suspicious of all articles whose origin is
unknown or obviously out of place within the
Maintain tight control of locks and keys,
Lock all rooms/spaces when not in use or
manned by authorized personnel, and
Immediately report suspicious personnel and
Each telephone at your command should have a
copy of the Telephonic Threat Complaint, OPNAV
Form 5527/8 (fig. 22-8). When a bomb threat is received
by telephone, the person receiving the call should take
the following actions:
Try to keep the caller on the line and obtain as
much information as possible. Complete the
Telephonic Threat Complaint form while the
caller is on the line or immediately thereafter.
Record in writing the exact words of the caller.
Try to identify the location of the bomb, the type
of device, what it looks like, and the expected
time of detonation.
Attempt to determine the sex, approximate age,
and attitude of the caller.
Note any background sounds that may provide
clues to the callers location.
Note any accent or peculiarity in speech that may
help identify the person.
REVIEW 1 QUESTIONS
Q1. List the security classifications.
Q2. What does FOUO stand for?
Q3. Who is authorized to initiate a request for a
Q4. A background investigation is required for what
levels of security clearances?
Q5. What does a letter in parentheses, such as (S),
after a publication title tell you about the
Q6. How are classified material such as videotapes,
cassettes, and computer disks marked?
Q7. A publication contains Confidential material,
except for one paragraph that contains Top
Secret material. How is this publication marked?