MISSION ORIENTED PROTECTIVE POSTURE
MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE EXPOSURE
(MOPP)--Mission oriented protective posture
(MOPP) is the level of CBR protection directed by a
commanding officer will allow any individual to
ship's commanding officer. Levels of protection
accumulate without command approval; personnel
range from 1 to 4, with 4 being fully protected.
are rotated through vital stations near hot spots to
prevent any individuals from exceeding this total.
MOGAS--Combat automotive gasoline that has a low
octane rating that may cause knocking in engines.
MECHANICAL VECTORS--These are animals that
The relative amount of lead influences the octane
transmit infective organisms from one host to
another but, in themselves, are not essential to the
life cycle of the parasite.
MOLECULE--A combination of atoms of the same or
different elements in which electrons are shared but
MECHANICAL VENTILATION--Provides fresh
the nuclei remain separate and distinct.
air when needed, independent of the direction of the
wind or temperature.
MOMENTS--In addition to the size of a force and its
direction of action, the location of the force is
MEGATON--Nuclear weapon yield equivalent to the
important. The effect of the location of a force is
explosive energy released by 1,000,000 tons of TNT.
known as the MOMENT OF FORCE. It is equal to
MESSENGER--Individual responsible to relay orders
the force multiplied by the distance from an axis
and information. These messages will normally be
about which you want to find its effect. The moment
of a force is the tendency of the force to produce
relayed between the scene, the repair locker, and, if
rotation or to move the object around an axis.
in port, the quarterdeck.
MONITORING--The continued or periodic act of
METACENTER--The intersection of two successive
seeking to determine whether chemical, biological,
lines of action of the force of buoyancy, as the ship
heels through a very small angle.
MULTIGAS DETECTOR (DRAGER)--A single
METACENTRIC HEIGHT--The distance from the
multi-purpose gas detector pump with calorimetric
center of gravity to the metacenter.
tubes used to detect over 100 toxic gases/vapors.
M E T H O D S O F DA M AG E C O N T R O L
MYCOTOXIN--A naturally occurring toxin produced
TRAINING--There are many examples of
by certain types of fungi that are potential biological
effective training methods. One is lectures on various
warfare agents. Tricothecenes are an example.
portable and installed damage control equipment.
The lecture method of training discusses the basic
MYOSIS--Excessive contraction of the pupils of the
parts, the functions of each part, and the operation of
eyes caused by exposure to minute quantities of
nerve agents; the pupil is unable to dilate and
equipment with limiting parameters. Another
remains contracted, and task performance is
method of training is hands-on training, sometimes
s eve r e l y i m p a i r e d o r i m p o s s i b l e , o f t e n
called demonstration/performance; for example,
accompanied by pain and a headache.
having the trainee demonstrate the proper setup and
operation of the P-100 fire-fighting pump.
NAVAL SHIPS' TECHNICAL MANUAL (NSTM)--
These manuals cover different aspects of damage
MICRON--A unit of length equal to one millionth of a
meter, or one thousandth of a millimeter.
MICROORGANISMS--Microbes, or minute, living
Study of the NSTMs will help you complete your
organisms too small to be seen with the unaided eye.
damage control personnel qualification standards.
MISCELLANEOUS CIRCUITS--There are
NAVY OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH
several miscellaneous circuits that provide for the
(NAVOSH) STANDARDS--Occupational safety
transmission of information of direct interest to
and health standards published by the Navy which
damage control stations.
include, are in addition to, or are alternatives for, the
MISSILE HAZARD--An object that could become
OSHA standards which prescribe conditions and
dislodged by a sudden shock or ship motion and
methods necessary to provide a safe and healthful
cause injury to personnel.