ESWS Antiterrorism

  1. Define deadly force
    Is that force which a person uses, or that a person knows or should know would create a substantial risk of causing death, or serious bodily harm.
  2. How many force protection conditions (FPCON) and what are they
    • 5
    • Normal
    • Alpha
    • Bravo
    • Charlie
    • Delta
  3. Explain FPCON normal
    Applies when a general global threat of possible terrorist activity exists and warrants a routine security posture.
  4. Explain FPCON Alpha
    Applies when there is an increased general threat of possible terrorist activity against personnel or facilities, the nature and extent of which are unpredictable. Alpha measures must be capable of being maintained indefinitely.
  5. Explain FPCON Bravo
    Applies when there is an increased or more predictable threat of possible terrorist activity exists. Sustaining Bravo measures for a prolonged period may affect operational capability and relations with local authorities.
  6. Explain FPCON Charlie
    Applies when an incident occurs or intelligence is received indication some form of terrorist action or targeting against personnel or facilities is likely. Prolonged implementation of Charlie measures may create hardship and affect the activities of the unit and its personnel.
  7. Explain FPCON Delta
    Applies in the immediate area where a terrorist attach has occurred or when intelligence is received that terror action against a specific location or person is imminent. Normally this FPCON is declared as a localized condition. Measures are not intended to be sustained for substantial periods.
  8. Define terrorism
    The calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear, intend to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious or ideological.
  9. Define counterterrorism
    Offensive measures taken to prevent, deter and respond to terrorism.
  10. How many zones of defense
    3 (assessment zone, warning zone, threat zone)
  11. Explain assessment zone
    Outermost defense zone which typically does not have boundaries.
  12. Explain warning zone
    Security forces must classify contacts in the warning zone as either threats or non-threat. Classification measures and warning zone parameters are based on specific threats.
  13. Explain threat zone
    Innermost layer of defense. All personnel, vehicles and vessels must be classified as threat or non-threat before interning zone. To neutralize threats, the threat zone must be organized to bring maximum destructive fire.
  14. Causes of security alerts
    • Unauthorized personnel gain access to the ship
    • Telephonic bomb threat
    • Swimmer attack
    • Unattended/suspicious package
    • Personnel borne improvised explosive device (PBIED)
    • Vehicle borne improvised explosive devise (VBIED)
    • Small boat probing
    • Small boat attack
    • Hostage onboard
    • Shooter onboard
  15. Define post
    An area for which the guard is responsible. White in his post, a guard performs the duties required by general and special orders.
  16. Define sentry
    A guard, sentinel or lookout
  17. Define logs and journals
    Official documents containing daily reports in incidents and status of command
  18. Define orders
    A guard on post is governed by two types of orders. General orders and special orders. General orders outline the fundamental responsibilities of a guard while special orders instruct him in the actual performance of his duty while on a particular post.
  19. What is preplanned response
    Developed, exercise actions and measures that are implemented to identify, track, assess and neutralize terrorist attacks.
  20. Rules of engagement
    In military or police operations, they determine when, where and how force shall be used.
  21. ATO
    Antiterrorism officer: responsible to the CO for all anti terrorist issues.
  22. ATTWO
    Antiterrorism tactical watch officer: reports to the CDO
  23. COG
    Chief of the guard: reports to the ATTWO. Senior enlisted security force member who supervises ATFP watch standers. Responsible for the ECP, pier, and waterborne patrols.
  24. ATTT
    Antiterrorism training team: responsible to train ships personnel on antiterrorism.
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ESWS Antiterrorism