BY ORDER OF THE COMMANDER AFSPCPD 10-1
13 April 1994

Operations

BATTLE STAFF OPERATIONS

This directive defines policy for battle staff and crisis action team (CAT) operation within AFSPC. It
applies to all wings/groups and their subordinate units under operational control of the Commander,
AFSPC.

1. Explanation of key terms:

1.1. Baffle Staff. A staff formed to plan operations and direct forces in response to contingencies and
crises, develop courses of action, and execute the commanders directives.

1.2. Crisis action team (CAT). A limited staff formed when the crisis is limited in scope and resolution
does not require formation of the entire battle staff.

1.3. Unit crisis response element (CRE). The unit CRE plans, directs, and coordinates unit activities
in response to various situations and advises the commander in the accomplishment of the unit mission.

1.4. Air Force Space Operations Center (AFSPOC). The command center for HQ AFSPC which
provides command and control for all wings and units assigned to AFSPC. It operates 24 hours a day
and supports the AFSPC battle staff/CAT through the Chief, Command and Control Division.

2. The mission of the unit battle staff is to plan, direct, coordinate, and control AFSPC forces in
response to National Command Authority (NCA), Commander In Chief United States Space Command
(USCINCSPACE), Commander AFSPC, USCINCSTRAT, and wing commander directives.

3. Wing/group commanders will establish battle staffs/CATs according to organizational structure and
mission requirements.

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No. of Printed Pages: 3
OPR: DOCO (Lt Col Craig R. Kleinman)
Approved by: Col Stephen C. Sherwood
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4. Training and exercise participation are the means by which a high state of readiness is achieved.
Since battle staff/CAT personnel perform functions which may be dissimilar to their normal duties, the
commander will ensure they are trained in the responsibilities of their battle staff/CAT functions.

S. The executive agent for AFSPC Battle Staff Operations is Headquarters AFSPC/DOC.

ROBERT W. PARKER, Maj Gen, USAF
Director of Operations

Attachment:
1. Measuring and Displaying Policy Success

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MEASURING AND DISPLAYING POLICY COMPLIANCE

A1.1. AFSPC will appraise the battle staffs ability to support the commander by measuring training.

A1.2. A successful battle staff meets the unique needs of each individual commander. The ability to meet those needs dependent on having the required number of personnel trained to work each battle staff position. This is measured by sampling, on a quarterly basis, the number of personnel fully trained. This number is compared to the total number of personnel assigned to battle staff positions to compute the percentage of personnel trained (Fig A1.1).

A1.3. Analysis of this metric will facilitate wing staff action to maintain the required number of personnel to support baffle staff operations. The specific training program should be tailored to the requirements identified by each commander.