211: AIR COMBAT ELEMENT SYSTEM
211.1 SYSTEM COMPONENTS AND COMPONENT PARTS
211.1.1 Discuss the organization and function of the Air Combat Element (ACE).
A single composite squadron composed of elements from various shore based squadrons. Normally consists of CH-46, CH-53, UH-1, AH-1, AV-8 harriers.
211.2 PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION – None to be discussed.
211.3 PARAMETERS/OPERATING LIMITS – None to be discussed.
211.4 SYSTEM INTERFACE
211.4.1 How does this system interface with the following:
a. Commander Amphibious Task Force (CATF)
ARG commander, responsible for the overall success of all operations with the exception of the CLF which he shares responsibilities for all planning stages.
b. Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operations Capable (MEUSOC)
Consists of four integrated elements and is a separate embarked operational unit. MEU is the CLF.
c. Commanding Officer
IS responsible for the overall operation of the ship, including ship, air, and combat operations.
211.5 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS – None to be discussed.
AZC(AW/NAC) Kimberly King