BATTLE STAFF OPERATIONS
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
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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
1. Measuring and Displaying Policy Success
MEASURING AND DISPLAYING POLICY COMPLIANCE