EAWS (CORE) PHASE I - (9) Security & Force Protection

This is the latest revision of the Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist (EAWS) Study Guide that was released in Fiscal Year 2012.

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What are some of the departments used to ensure that each mission is met with appropriate capability?
Personnel Management, Antiterrorism, Counter Intelligence, Electronic Security, Investigations, Law Enforcement, and Physical Security
How are FPCONs selected?
Terrorist threat level, capability to penetrate existing physical security systems, the risk of terrorist attack to which personnel and assets are exposed, asset's ability to execute its mission even if attacked, the protected asset's criticality to their missions
Who can set the FPCON level?
Commanders at any level
Who can set higher FPCONs if the local situation warrants?
Subordinate commanders
Who is responsible for the reduction or cancellation of an FPCON?
The commander issuing the order
Applies when a general global threat of possible terrorist activity exists and warrants a routine security posture
Applies when there is an increased general threat of possible terrorist activity against personnel or facilities, the nature & extent of which are unpredictable; Alpha measures must be capable of being maintained indefinitely
Applies when an increased or more predictable threat of terrorist activity exists. Sustaining Bravo measures for a prolonged period may affect operational capability and relations with local authorities
Applies when an incident occurs or intelligence is received indicating 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
Applies in the immediate area where a terrorist attack has occurred or when intelligence is received that terrorist action against a specific location is imminent. Normally, this FPCON is declared as a localized condition, also FPCON Delta measures are not intended to be sustained for substantial periods
What is a defense readiness condition (DEFCON)?
An alert posture used by the United States Armed Forces; developed by JCS, unified, and specified combatant commands.
Describe DEFCON 5
Normal peacetime readiness
Describe DEFCON 4
Normal, increased intelligence and strengthened security measures
Describe DEFCON 3
Increase in force readiness above normal readiness
Describe DEFCON 2
Further increase in force readiness, but less than maximum
Describe DEFCON 1
Maximum force readiness