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'''"Actual"''' is the [[wireless]] callsign for the commanding officer, borrowed from the real-world communications term for the officer-in-charge (e.g. the commander of a military vessel, task force or unit).  
 
'''"Actual"''' is the [[wireless]] callsign for the commanding officer, borrowed from the real-world communications term for the officer-in-charge (e.g. the commander of a military vessel, task force or unit).  
  
It is used to distinguish the commanding officer from other personnel who may use the communications channel without resorting to a code name or other identification, and is frequently used when sensitive information needs to be communicated directly to the officer-in-charge or when a direct and urgent order must be rendered.
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It is used to distinguish the commanding officer from other personnel who may use the communications channel, without resorting to a code name or other identification. It is frequently used when sensitive information needs to be communicated directly to the officer-in-charge or when a direct and urgent order must be rendered.
  
 
Example: A pilot from battlestar ''Pacifica'', callsign "Joker", is ordered to engage a target.
 
Example: A pilot from battlestar ''Pacifica'', callsign "Joker", is ordered to engage a target.

Latest revision as of 04:42, 9 July 2013

"Actual" is the wireless callsign for the commanding officer, borrowed from the real-world communications term for the officer-in-charge (e.g. the commander of a military vessel, task force or unit).

It is used to distinguish the commanding officer from other personnel who may use the communications channel, without resorting to a code name or other identification. It is frequently used when sensitive information needs to be communicated directly to the officer-in-charge or when a direct and urgent order must be rendered.

Example: A pilot from battlestar Pacifica, callsign "Joker", is ordered to engage a target.

Pacifica: Joker, Pacifica. Engage the unidentified craft, weapons free.
Pilot: Pacifica, Joker. Confirm.
Pacifica: Joker, Pacifica Actual. Execute the order.

When communicating over wireless aboard Galactica, William Adama is "Galactica actual".