communications liaison officer, administrative assistant and technical information
e. Communications Officer. The base communications officer will supply the
necessary assistance needed to augment the telephone and intercommunications
systems in the public affairs office, next of kin hotline or lounge, media information
center and at other appropriate locations. Where necessary he will assist the PAO
in obtaining additional assistance from commercial communications organizations,
such as the telephone company, and so forth. He will assist the PAO in establishing
prompt and continuous communication with higher naval authority.
f. Supply Officer.
The base supply officer will assist the PAO with the
facilities available to his department. As specified by the PAO, he will supply tables,
chairs, typewriters, clerical incidentals, cots, coffee urns and coffee, food as
necessary, dishes and implements and other items in the supply inventory which will
assist the PAO in fulfilling his responsibilities in the best possible manner.
g. Transportation Officer.
Will provide vehicles necessary to meet the
transportation requirements of the PAO in meeting his responsibilities.
h. All Base Personnel. Other personnel who may be directly or indirectly
involved in the disaster are reminded that the PAO is the designated releasing
authority for all information concerning the disaster. They should not engage in
interviews, volunteer information or otherwise communicate with media
representatives except to provide normal courtesies, such as directions or general
instructions. If an individual feels he is the holder of information pertinent to the
disaster, he should convey that information to the public affairs office or security
office for coordination and release. All personnel are further directed to cooperate
in any way possible with the PAO to assist him in fulfilling his responsibilities.
5. Action. This directive applies to all personnel, military and civilian, attached to
this command. Department heads are directed to bring the contents of the directive
to the attention of all their personnel and to make it a permanent part of department
operational disaster plans.
They are further directed to effect immediate and
continuing liaison with the PAO in order to prepare detailed lists of requirements
commensurate with his responsibilities as specified by this directive.
T. E. HAWK
Figure 2-3.Sample command public affairs disaster planContinued.