Combat Systems Department
The Combat Systems Department is under the direction of the Combat Systems Officer (CSO). CSO oversees all of the Combat Systems divisions and is responsible for the material condition and performance of all weapons systems, electronics, and communications equipment. The Combat Systems Department is responsible for the operation and maintenance of a wide variety of sensors, weapons systems and communications equipment including the ship's navigation radars, navigation positioning systems, air search radars, satellite communications radios and computer systems.
In amplification of these duties, the Combat Systems Department will supervise the proper stowage, care, accountability and issue of associated ordnance materials and equipment; supervise loading, unloading, and stowage of all ammunition; plan and direct the training and operation of law enforcement boarding teams. The Combat Systems ratings are Gunners Mate, Electronic Technician, Information Systems Technician, and Intelligence Specialists.