Ensuring that events take place as scheduled
Coordinating manning and equipment avail-
ability for interdependent testing
Providing adequate safety measures
Ensuring the availability of required support-
Coordinating the actions of command and
tactical operation personnel
Ensuring fault isolation and corrective main-
Ensuring the completion of required reports
The ships CSTOM contains readiness assessment
and fault-isolation diagrams that (1) indicate the test
that requires the fewest ship resources, (2) verifies
each combat systems interface function, and (3) aids
the SERT in preventive maintenance management.
SERT Readiness Assessment Reporting
After readiness assessment is completed, the
readiness status must be reported in a form that is
brief and easily understood and that presents a clear
picture of the combat systems effectiveness. This is
done most effectively by addressing the status of the
combat systems equipment as it relates to a mission
capability. This summary report also provides a brief
description of the effect each divisions group has on
the overall combat readiness of the ship.
Supporting information on specific subfunction
faults related to the summary report sample maybe
provided in a combat systems daily fault report form.
Figure 4-4 shows a sample method of presenting
daily fault information. The SERT should develop
report forms similar to that shown in figure 4-4 to fit
the ships requirements. The combat systems daily
fault report is the responsibility of the SERT and
should provide enough information for the CSO to
develop the mission summary reports.
The SERT must evaluate, monitor, and report
systems status during competitive and fleet exercises.
This includes organizing and instructing observers,
preparing recording forms, defining data require-
ments, collecting and evaluating data, and preparing
a composite internal report. These reports should be
limited to an evaluation of combat systems materiel
and personnel readiness during the exercise.
SERT Alignment Logs
The SERT is responsible, during PMS activities
and exercises, for determining the mechanical and
electrical alignment of interrelated combat systems
functions. The SERT must also assess the impact of
a misalignment on the mission.
When SERT members brief subsystems and
equipment personnel before an exercise or mission,
they must emphasize the need for caution when mak-
ing adjustments to equipment subsystems that may,
in turn, affect the total combat systems alignment.
Alignment tests and efforts to reestablish refer-
ence standards are complex and time-consuming.
They frequently require shore facilities, ideal envi-
ronmental conditions, and extensive data collection.
Technicians should avoid making realignments that,
because of incomplete or inaccurate reference data,
result in inefficient use of manpower and resources.
Experience has shown that unnecessary align-
ment efforts can be avoided if reference data are kept
current, are accessible, and can be interpreted by all
team members. Therefore, a combat systems align-
ment smooth log (if not already in effect) must be
maintained and kept current and accurate.
A total combat systems alignment manual for the
class of ship (with combat system) should be avail-
able (separate from the CSTOM). The manual should
explain the purpose of total combat systems align-
ment, provide management data needed for the
analysis and troubleshooting of alignment problems,
and provide step-by-step procedures needed for com-
bat systems alignment.