"One Team One Fight"
The Operations Department is responsible for the safe navigation and operation of the ship in the execution of a variety of missions assigned including homeland security, national defense, enforcement of laws and treaties, search and rescue and is responsible for the operation and maintenance of deck seamanship evolutions and operations, and the maintenance of deck equipment.. The Operations Department operates a wide variety of sensors and communications equipment to accomplish those missions including the ship's navigation radars, navigation positioning systems, air search radars, satellite communications radios and computer systems. Rated personnel in the Operations Department include Operations Specialists, Intelligence Specialists, and Boatswains Mates. The Operations Department is led by the Operations Officer and is organized into three Divisions including the Deck Division, Combat Systems Operation, and Navigation Division.