"The student will understand the Operations Section Chief's (OSC's) responsibilities. The OSC, a member of the General Staff, is responsible for the management of all operations directly applicable to the primary mission of ensuring the overall safety and welfare of all Section personnel. The OSC activates and supervises organization elements in accordance with the Incident Action Plan (IAP) and directs its execution."
Coffee Break Training - Command and Control Series No. CC-2013-8
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