7-1. GENERAL. Each of the five crew members has certain specific duties to perform in
maintaining and operating the launch complex. However, a crew member may be called upon
to perform other than his normal tasks in the event an emergency situation should arise
during standby, countdown or abort, or a malfunction occur during a tactical countdown.
7-2. MISSILE COMBAT CREW COMMANDER (MCCC).
7-3. The Missile Combat Crew Commander (MCCC), AFSC 3124B, mans the left seat of the
launch control console during countdown and commands the crew during standby, training,
and combat operations. He ensures that the launch complex is maintained in a readiness
condition and conducts crew orientation , changeover, and safety briefings. The MCCC controls
access to the launch control center and silo. In addition, the MCCC is responsible for
the following tasks:
a. Determine that complex is in proper configuration. b. Determine that launch or exercise is authorized to proceed. c. Ensure compliance with JCS safety rules. d. Coordinate checklist activities. e. Ensure that countdown is started at proper time. f. Make target selection. g. Insert downrange correction and crossrange correction data. h. Start countdown. i. Start commit. j. Start abort (if required). k. Direct overall abort actions (if required). l. Perform timing functions as required. m. Accomplish command post communications.
7-4. DEPUTY MISSILE COMBAT CREW COMMANDER (DMCCC).
7-5. The Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander (DMCCC), AFSC 1825D, mans the right seat of the launch control console during countdown and assists the MCCC in the performance of his duties. The DMCCC is also responsible for the following tasks:
a. Determine if launch or exercise is authorized to proceed. b. Monitor pressurization patch. c. Control pressures manually as necessary. d. Call out all normal pressure changes as they begin and stabilize. e. Call out all abnormal pressure indications and state actions taken to correct them. f. Take up position at ALCOCOMM/CONTROL panel just prior to commit start, monitor I indicators, and position COMMIT SWITCH at appropriate time.
7-6. BALLISTIC MISSILE ANALYST TECHNICIAN (BMAT).
7-7. The Ballistic Missile Analyst Technician (BMAT), AFSC 312X4D, monitors system operational readiness during standby and mans a position directly behind the MCCC and DMCCC during countdown. He follows the countdown sequence and stands by to aid in malfunction analysis as required. The BMAT has the following responsibilities:
a. Observe countdown progress on launch control console and on L02 TANKING(PANEL 1I and PANEL 2). b. Provide assistance to MCCC and DMCCC as required. bA. Call out abnormal indications and recommend corrective action to MCCC. I c. Copy fast reaction messages as required. d. Monitor countdown in accordance with the amplified countdown procedures contained in section III, which provide references to emergency and tactical trouble analysis procedures (tables 4-1 through 4-58) and malfunction analysis procedures (tables 5-1 through 5-6). e. Monitor pressurization patch when required. f. Troubleshoot in launch control center and silo as directed. g. Perform timing functions as required. h. Monitor television as required.
7-8. MISSILE FACILITIES TECHNICIAN (MFT).
7-9. The Missile Facilities Technician (MFT), AFSC 541XOD,maintains and monitors ground support and facility equipment during standby and countdown. During countdown the MFT mans a position at the facility remote control panel in the launch control center and performs the following tasks:
a. Monitor and operate facility remote control panel and control station manual operating level panel and keep the MCCC advised of abnormal conditions.
b. Troubleshoot in launch control center and silo as directed.
c. Assure that all personnel are clear of silo and blast doors are closed.
7-10. ELECTRICAL POWER PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN (EPPT).
7-11. The Electrical Power Production Technician (EPPT), AFSC 543XO,maintains and monitors electrical power generation and distribution during standby and countdown. During countdown, the EPPT mans a position at the power remote control panel in the launch control center and performs the following:
a. Monitor and operate power remote control panel and keep MCCC advised of abnormal indications.
b. Troubleshoot in launch control center and silo as required.