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Officer In Tactical Command
In NATO
NATO
, the OFFICER IN TACTICAL COMMAND (OTC) is the naval officer exercising tactical command of a group of ships in a tactical formation such as a task unit , task group, or task force . Ships travelling together on a specific mission might have one of the commanding officers designated OTC. On occasion, an officer senior to the ships' captains (a senior captain, a commodore, or an admiral) will be embarked specifically to take command of the formation, and in this case, he or she will exercise the function of OTC. PURPOSE OF THE OTCThe purpose of the OTC is to provide authority and direction for actions the group is to take in the course of assigned operations and to communicate the information to higher authorities. LIMITATION OF AUTHORITYIn port, under peaceful circumstances where there is no tactical situation, the senior officer present afloat (SOPA) assumes certain roles associated with the OTC
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Dictionary Of American Naval Fighting Ships
The DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS (DANFS for short) is the official reference work for the basic facts about ships used by the United States Navy
United States Navy
. When the writing project was developed the parameters for this series were designed to cover only commissioned US Navy ships with assigned names. If the ship was not assigned a name it was not included in the histories written for the series. In addition to the ship entries, DANFS and the online links have been expanded to include appendices on small craft, histories of Confederate Navy ships, and various essays related to naval ships
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * _Special_ (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials , a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on _The Blind Leading the Naked _ * "Special", a song on _ The Documentary _ album by GameFILM AND TELEVISION * Special (lighting) , a stage light that is used for a single, s
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Main Page
The 1983 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON was the least active Atlantic hurricane season in 53 years. Although the season begins by convention on June 1, there were no tropical depressions until July 23, and only four of the season's seven depressions became tropical storms . Tropical Depression Three became Hurricane Alicia_(satellite image pictured)_ on August 17 and made landfall in Texas the next day, breaking thousands of glass windows in Houston's skyscrapers, killing 22 people and causing $1.7 billion in damage. The storm that became Hurricane Barry formed on August 25, crossed Florida, and made landfall near Brownsville, Texas
Brownsville, Texas
, dissipating five days later. Hurricane Chantal stayed out at sea, and was absorbed by a front on September 15. Tropical Depression Six formed on September 19 and caused heavy rains in the Caribbean
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Portal
PORTAL may refer to: * Portal (architecture) , a monumental gate or door, or the extremities (ends) of a tunnel * Portals in fiction , magical or technological doorways that connect two locations, dimensions, or points in time * _ Portal _, a video game series developed by Valve Corporation CONTENTS* 1 Computing * 1.1 Gateways to information * 1.2 Other computing * 2 Art, entertainment, and media


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NATO
Coordinates : 50°52′34″N 4°25′19″E / 50.87611°N 4.42194°E / 50.87611; 4.42194 North Atlantic Treaty Organization _Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique Nord_ _ Logo Member states of NATO ABBREVIATION NATO, OTAN_ MOTTO _ Animus in consulendo liber _ (Latin ) FLAG FORMATION 4 April 1949; 68 years ago (1949-04-04) TYPE Milit
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Public Domain
The term PUBLIC DOMAIN has two senses of meaning. Anything published is out in the public domain in the sense that it is available to the public . Once published, news and information in books are in the public domain, although they may also be copyrighted. In the sense of intellectual property, works in the public domain are those whose exclusive intellectual property rights have expired, have been forfeited, have been expressly waived, or are inapplicable. For example, the works of Shakespeare
Shakespeare
and Beethoven , and most of the early silent films , are all now in the public domain by either being created before copyrights existed or leaving the copyright term . Examples for works not covered by copyright which are therefore in the public domain, are the formulae of Newtonian physics , cooking recipes , and all software before 1974
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Task Force
A TASK FORCE (TF) is a unit or formation established to work on a single defined task or activity. Originally introduced by the United States Navy , the term has now caught on for general usage and is a standard part of NATO terminology. Many non-military organizations now create "task forces" or task groups for temporary activities that might have once been performed by ad hoc committees
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Senior Officer Present Afloat
SENIOR OFFICER PRESENT AFLOAT, usually referred to as SOPA, is a U.S. Navy term to indicate the U.S. Navy officer, with the highest ranking by rank, or number in rank, present in a harbor occupied by more than one U.S. Navy vessel. That officer is essentially commander of all U.S. Navy operations afloat in the harbor and is responsible to civilian authorities for the action of the ships and the behavior of crews under his or her command. SOPA is a useful administrative function in foreign ports visited by U.S. Navy vessels. However, SOPA may also be established in continental U.S. ports. CONTENTS * 1 Examples of SOPA assignment * 2 Example of use * 3 SOP(A) * 4 References EXAMPLES OF SOPA ASSIGNMENT * A U.S. Navy minesweeper enters the harbor of Sasebo , Japan
Japan
, where there are a number of U.S. Navy destroyers at anchor
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Commanding Officer
The COMMANDING OFFICER (CO) or, if the incumbent is a general officer , COMMANDING GENERAL (CG), is the officer in command of a military unit . Typically, the commanding officer has ultimate authority over the unit, and is usually given wide latitude to run the unit as he or she sees fit, within the bounds of military law . In this respect, commanding officers have significant responsibilities (for example, the use of force, finances, equipment, the Geneva Conventions ), duties (to higher authority, mission effectiveness, duty of care to personnel), and powers (for example, discipline and punishment of personnel within certain limits of military law). In some countries, commanding officers may be of any commissioned rank. Usually, there are more officers than command positions available, and time spent in command is generally a key aspect of promotion, so the role of commanding officer is highly valued, and in theory, only goes to the best officers
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Task Unit
A TASK FORCE (TF) is a unit or formation established to work on a single defined task or activity. Originally introduced by the United States Navy , the term has now caught on for general usage and is a standard part of NATO
NATO
terminology. Many non-military organizations now create "task forces" or task groups for temporary activities that might have once been performed by ad hoc committees
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Officer In Tactical Command
In NATO
NATO
, the OFFICER IN TACTICAL COMMAND (OTC) is the naval officer exercising tactical command of a group of ships in a tactical formation such as a task unit , task group, or task force . Ships travelling together on a specific mission might have one of the commanding officers designated OTC. On occasion, an officer senior to the ships' captains (a senior captain, a commodore, or an admiral) will be embarked specifically to take command of the formation, and in this case, he or she will exercise the function of OTC. PURPOSE OF THE OTCThe purpose of the OTC is to provide authority and direction for actions the group is to take in the course of assigned operations and to communicate the information to higher authorities. LIMITATION OF AUTHORITYIn port, under peaceful circumstances where there is no tactical situation, the senior officer present afloat (SOPA) assumes certain roles associated with the OTC
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