Officer Of The Deck Definition - MilitaryDictionary.org
officer of the deck
1.) When underway, the officer designated by the commanding officer to be in charge of the ship, including its safe and proper operation.
2.) When in port or at anchor, the officer of the deck is designated by the command duty officer, has similar responsibilities, and may be enlisted.
- also called OOD
In the United States, military vocabulary is standardized by the Department of Defence. These terms are used by the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps.
Term Classification: operations
Department of Defence, Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Term sourced from JP 3-04: Joint Shipboard Helicopter and Tiltrotor Aircraft Operations, updated December 2012 View source document
This term is marked as active and was last updated in 2015
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