Security Alert Teams are parties of crew members aboard United States Navy ships detailed to respond in the event of a security breach or threatened attack in port. A SAT is typically led by a Gunner's Mate under the authority of the Weapons officer, and is armed with the M9 or M1911A1 pistol, and 12-ga. shotguns (usually the Mossberg M500/590).
In most cases, a SAT is supported by a Backup Alert Force which is a team of crew members aboard US Navy ships detailed to provide overwatch and medium-range firepower in the event of a security breach or threatened attack in port, and to boarding and search parties at sea. A BAF is also typically led by a Gunner's Mate under the authority of the Weapons officer, and is armed with the M14 semi-automatic rifle in 7.62x51mm NATO caliber. The main purpose fo these two teams is to cover the special weapons hold's or area's of storage for special weapons. They can only be told to stand down by the Captain, Executive Officer, Weapons officer, or the Duty officer if the first three are not present. That person must be must be escorted and have military ID for conformation of the person to secure the detail. This detail can also be lead by a Bosun's mate. If you do not comply with the teams orders and approach the secured area the team will lock and load and place you on the ground at gun point until you can be verified of security clearance.
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