CASUALTY CONTROL AND REPORTING
ELECTRONICS CASUALTY CONTROL
As a senior technician, you will assist the electronics
material officer (EMO) or the electronics repair officer
(ERO) in ensuring that all electronics division personnel
are properly trained in electronics casualty control
(ECC) procedures. These procedures must be outlined
in the electronics doctrine and exercised frequently. A
properly organized and trained electronics division will
enable your ECC organization to successfully perform
electronics casualty control and, more importantly, be
ready to sustain all electronic battle damage.
ELECTRONICS CASUALTY CONTROL
A center, or point of control, is needed for efficient
management of any organization. For electronics
casualties, the Electronics Casualty Control Center
(ECC), or Repair 8, is the primary casualty control point.
(ECC may mean either electronics casualty control or
electronics casualty control center, depending on how
it is used in the sentence.)
The ECC organization will consist of an ECC, a
secondary ECC, casualty investigation teams, and
electronic equipment space assignments. The Navy
Manpower Engineering Center (NAVMEC) requires
that all combatant and CV ship manpower documents
list Repair 8 as the central focal point for ECC, with the
same functions as the ECC. The following ECC
structure and basic responsibilities are typical of those
found aboard larger ships.
Primary ECC or Repair 8
Personnel assigned to the ECC center consist of the
EMO, at least one senior CPO or petty officer, a status
board plotter and phone talker, and, preferably, at least
one investigation team. The investigation team consists
of at least two experienced personnel. The EMO and the
senior CPO or petty officer must be able to hear all
incoming messages on the ECC circuit, usually the
X6J-either by use of a sound-powered phone amplifier
or by use of sound-powered phones.
Electronics casualty control responsibilities
start before the ship goes to sea and continue
through and after battle readiness. These
responsibilities include ensuring that the following
things are accomplished:
1. The electronics organization is prepared. The
following is a list of the major readiness factors that
indicate a well prepared organization:
. All personnel have been properly assigned to
their battle stations and properly trained (or are in the
process of being trained).
. All electronic equipment and systems are
operating at peaked, maximum performance.
. All spaces have been cleared of missile and
l Tools and test equipment are distributed
throughout prime spaces.
. Technical manuals are on station and are
. All voice communications circuits
associated with ECC have been checked out and are
. All casualty control kits are complete and have
been stowed correctly.
. All spaces are completely damage-control
ready; for example, fire bottles, compartment lists,
and battle lanterns are properly stowed and ready for
. All spaces have an ECC manual or folder
tailored for their particular requirements.
l Actual drills instead of simulations are
conducted as frequently as is practical, with the
commanding officers permission.
2. Direct and positive control is established at the
beginning of every electronics casualty control
situation. When general quarters is sounded, the ECC
and all stations must be promptly reamed and personnel
must don proper battle dress. The primary ECC should