Figure 1-3. Reference Publications.
AIRFIELD SERVICES BRANCH
The airfield services branch provides ground handling and aircraft servicing, inspection and general
police of the airfield and its facilities, and operation of vehicles organic to the branch. The branch
includes a chief, shift supervisors, and aircraft service personnel.
a. Branch Chief. The airfield services branch chief is responsible to the operations officer for the
proper operation of the branch. The chief supervises all assigned branch activities and prepares an SOP
that delineates responsibilities to support these activities. He ensures that personnel are properly
instructed in their assigned duties and that on-the-job training (OJT) and proficiency training are
conducted. This individual assigns personnel and ensures that duty rosters and performance records are
maintained. He also inspects the airfield daily, to include runways and taxiways, for maintenance,
police, and OPSEC considerations and requirements.
b. Shift Supervisor. The shift supervisor supervises and trains assigned personnel in their duties.
He inspects the airfield at least once during the shift, to include runways and taxiways, for maintenance
and police. This person also coordinates with other branches concerning VIPs, transient and local
aircraft, transportation requirements, and airfield condition.