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- OPNAVINST 3120.32C
- Basic Function Of the Commanding Officer (CO)
- CO is charged with the absolute responsibility for the safety, well-being, customs, and tradition.
- Basic Function of the Exectutive Officer (XO)
- The XO is the direct representative of the CO. The XO will conform to and carry out the policies and orders of the CO and shall keep him/her informed of all significant matters pertaining to the command. The XO shall be primarily responsible under the CO for the organization, performance of duty, and good order and discipline of the entire command.
- Basic Function of the Administrative Assistant (AA)
- The AA is an aide to and may be delegated to act for the Executive Officer in specific functions of administration.
- Basic Function of the Automatic Data Processing (ADP) Security Officer.
- The ship's ADP is responsible, under the CO, for ensuring adequate security for ADP systems. The security program includes software and hardward security features as well as administrative, physical, and personnel securtiy controls for providing an adequate deegree of security for ADP systems.
- Basic Function of the Chief Master-at-Arms (CMAA)
- CMAA will be assigned in each unit and will be responsible for the supervision, direction, and employment of the assets of the Security Department/Division and assisting the CO in maintaining the security, good order and discipline of the ship.
- Command Career Counselor (CCC)
- The CCC is the command's career information program manager. The career counseling program shall be under the direction of the CO. The Career Counselor ordered in by BUPERS or appointed by the CO will manage the program.
- Command Master Chief (C M/C)
- The C M/C is the enlisted advisor to the command on the formulation and implementation of policies pertinent to morale, welfare, job satisfaction, discipline, utilization and training of all enlisted personnel and as such the C M/C takes precedence over all enlisted members within a command.
- Drug/Alcohol Program Advisor (DAPA)
- The DAPA is responsible to the Commanding Officer for all drug and alcohol abuse Level I programs. All Navy Commands are required to have a minimum of one member assigned to the collateral duty of DAPA. Larger commands should assign DAPAs on the ratio of one DAPA 300 personnel attached and commands greater than 1000 shall have at least one full tiem DAPA.
- Educational Service Officer (ESO)
- The ESO assists the XO in administering educational programs. The basic functions are:
(1) Coordination of officer and enlisted training and on-duty education programs in conjuction with department heads, division officers and the Planning Board for Training.
(2) Plan for and coordinate active command participation in the Navy Campus voluntary education program. Work with the education specialists supporting the command in assisting and meeting the educational needs of the command.
- Equal Opportunity Program Specialist (EOPS)
- Performs duties as equal opportunity advisor to commanders/commanding officers of major commands and
staffs or as Command Managed Equal Opportunity (CMEO) training facilitators at Fleet Training Centers. Provides briefings on EO
matters. Facilitates formal Command Training Team (CTT) and Command Assessment Team (CAT) indoctrination courses and various seminars and workshops. Formulates and revises pertinent EO
directives. Writes, edits and publishes documents on EO related matters. Collects data, monitors program progress and prepares
reports. Participates in EO meetings, conferences and seminars. Assists in performing inspections. Conducts public/community
relations work. Coordinates ethnic observances.
- HEALTH BENEFITS ADVISOR (HBA)
- The Health Benefits Advisor is responsible to the Commanding Officer for the general awareness of health benefits by assigned personnel and their dependents. At selected medical facilities, the HBA is a full time primary
billet. For activities other than those with a full time HBA assigned, the HBA is not expected to be expert in all aspects of health benefits, but will be readily available to advise and refer those requiring health benefits assistance.
- LEGAL OFFICER (Units without Judge Advocates assigned)
- The Legal Officer is an advisor and staff assistant to the Commanding Officer and the Executive Officer concerning the interpretation and application of the
Uniform Code of Military Justice, the Manual for Courts-Martial, and other military laws and regulations in the maintenance of discipline and the administration of justice within the command.
- PERSONNEL OFFICER
- The Personnel Officer is responsible for enlisted personnel placement following the Personnel Assignment Bill and for the administration and custody of enlisted personnel records.
- PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER (PAO)
- The Public Affairs Officer assists the
Commanding Officer and the Executive Officer in carrying out the public affairs program of the unit.
- RECREATIONAL SERVICES OFFICER
- The Recreational Services Officer is
appointed to exercise administrative and executive control and accountability for the recreational services program.
- SAFETY OFFICER (Units without Safety Department)
- The Safety Officer will be assigned to duty directly under the Executive Officer but with direct access to the Commanding Officer in matters of safety. The Safety Officer, when not a Department Head, will be of Department Head status and seniority in order to coordinate the safety program
effectively. The Safety Officer is responsible for coordinating the implementation of a comprehensive safety program based on objectives established by the Commanding Officer, promoting
maximum cooperation in safety matters at all levels, ensuring wide distribution of safety information, monitoring the
submission of required safety reports to ensure accuracy and
timeliness, and maintaining appropriate safety records and
- SECURITY MANAGER
- The Security Manager is responsible to the Commanding Officer for the management of the command information and personnel security program. An officer or civilian employee, GS-11 or above, designated in writing, as
outlined in Chapter 6, Section 620.5 will be assigned this duty as sole, principal, or collateral duty depending upon the scope of the unit's security responsibilities. An officer designated as the command's Security Manager must be U.S. citizen, have a satisfactory Background Investigation, and have completed the Security Manager Correspondence Course, NAVEDTRA 10987 (series). The designation of such officers shall be identified on organizational
charts, telephone listings, rosters, etc. The officer
will have sufficient staff assistance and authority to carry out an effective information security program. Specific security tasks may be assigned to other officers, but the Security Manager remains responsible for coordinating all aspects of the information security program to ensure proper classification management, personnel security, information systems security,
physical measures for protecting classified material, and security education and training.
- SECURITY OFFICER
- BASIC FUNCTIONS. When no full-time security officer is
authorized/assigned, the basic functions, duties, responsibilities, and authority; and organizational relationships described
in paragraph 303.17 will be assigned as collateral duties to the CMMA. If assignment to the CMMA is not practical, these duties will apply collaterally to an assigned officer assisted by the CMAA.
- SENIOR WATCH OFFICER
- The Senior Watch Officer, under the
direction of the Executive Officer, is responsible to the
Commanding Officer for the assignment and general supervision of all deck watchstanders, both underway and in port.
- SHIP'S SECRETARY
- The Ship's Secretary is responsible, under the Executive Officer, for the administration and accountability of ship's correspondence and directives, for administration and custody of officer personnel records, and for the maintenance of reports and the forms control program. The Ship's Secretary supervises the preparation of the Commanding Officer's personal correspondence and fitness reports. The Senior
Yeoman (YN) is the Commanding Officer's writer.
- NAVY TACTICAL COMMAND SUPPORT SYSTEM COORDINATOR (NTCSS)
(OPTIMIZED AND LEGACY SNAP)
- The NTCSS System Coordinator shall be an officer or chief petty officer (or senior petty officer aboard unit level ships) assigned the primary duty to coordinate theimplementation, operation and maintenance of the NTCSS. For Force Level commands, in addition to the NTCSS System
Coordinator, an individual Functional Area Supervisor (FAS) will also be assigned for each individual application, such as SUADPS, R-SUPPLY, OMMS-NG, NALCOMIS and RADM. The FAS will report to respective Division Officers/Department Heads for subject related issues. For example, the FAS for R-SUPPLY would report to the Supply Officer for supply-related issues. The NTCSS Coordinator will be assisted by one or more NTCSS system maintainers who will be trained to perform preventive and corrective maintenance on the NTCSS system.
- TRAINING OFFICER
- The Training Officer assists the
Executive Officer in the formulation and administration of the
unit training program.
- 3-M COORDINATOR
- The 3-M Coordinator manages all facets
of the 3-M program. Prerequisite formal schooling in administration
and operation of the shipboard 3-M system or appropriate PQS
qualification in 3-M system will be completed prior to assignment.
- LAY READER
- A Lay Reader may be appointed in writing by the Commanding Officer to serve for a period of time to meet the religious needs of a particular religious faith group. Commanding Officers are encouraged to seek the advice and assistance of the Command Chaplain or chaplain attached to a higher echelon regarding the selection of an appropriate lay reader. There is no civilian credential or approval implied in the appointment by the Commanding Officer. In addition, appointment as Lay Reader terminates when the need is no longer apparent; for example, at the end of a deployment, or when the Lay Reader istransferred. Lay readers shall be selected on the basis of high moral character, motivation and religious interest. Commanding Officers will ensure that lay readers are properly trained. In order to facilitate their work with chaplains and lay readers of all faith groups, Religious Program Specialists (RP) will not be assigned as lay readers.
- NAVAL RESERVE COORDINATOR
- The Reserve Coordinator assists the Executive Officer in the proper administration of Naval Reserve Personnel assigned to fill valid mobilization billets of the command or assigned for training. The basic functions are:
(1) Coordinate the integration of reserve personnel into their
assigned mobilization billets and assist in their training and readiness.
(2) Plan and coordinate training for Selected Reserve
personnel embarked on their annual two-week Active Duty for Training (AT) and weekend Inactive Duty Training Travel (IDTT). Maintain liaison with reserve unit representatives in meeting mobilization readiness needs of the command.
- MANAGEMENT CONTROL PROGRAM COORDINATOR
- The Management Control Program
Coordinator (MCPC) is responsible under the Executive Officer for
coordinating a Management Control Program to fulfill the
requirements of the Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act (FMFIA) of 1982 (31 U.S.C. 3512), SECNAVINST 5200.35D, OPNAVINST
5200.25C and associated directives. In small commands the Executive Officer may choose to exercise this responsibility directly. In large commands, commands with numerous or complex management programs, or commands with oversight responsibility for many subordinate commands, the MCPC shall be a primary or
collateral duty billet.
- BOARDS AND COMMITTEES GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
- GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES. A board or committee is a
group of persons organized under a president, chairperson, or
senior member to evaluate a situation and make recommendations
for solution or improvement; sit as a judicial body; or sit for other purposes as directed in the order establishing the board or committee. They are policy working groups and should not
normally be assigned functions requiring supervision or direction.
- BOARDS AND COMMITTEES ORGANIZATION
- ORGANIZATION. A board or committee should be created
when required functions cannot be performed within the duties already assigned to an individual. Boards and committees which meet infrequently, such as once a year, need be activated only
during the period required. When necessary, the membership will
be revised by the Executive Officer. Periodic revisions will be done so as to give experience in these duties to as many officers and enlisted personnel as possible, yet provide continuity of
- BOARDS AND COMMITTEES MEMBERSHIP
- MEMBERSHIP. Officers and enlisted personnel are
assigned to boards and committees as a collateral duty by the Commanding Officer or Executive Officer. Such assignments will be announced in a unit notice. Any limits or special conditions governing the assigned duties will be stated in a formal letter
to members of the board or committee.
- AWARDS BOARD
- The Awards Board will be responsible for assisting the Commander/Commanding Officer in evaluating recommendations for awards to personnel in the command and to ensure compliance with all directives of higher authority. In addition, the Awards Board is responsible to the Commanding Officer for implementing a system (within the guidelines of higher authority) to recommend approval or disapproval and amount of award to be paid by the Navy Incentive Awards Program.
- AWARDS BOARD MEMBERSHIP
- MEMBERSHIP. The board will be composed of two or more
officers designated by the Commanding Officer, one of whom will be designated as the Incentive Awards Officer. A chief warrant officer or chief petty officer may also be assigned.
- CENSORSHIP BOARD
- PURPOSE. The board will be responsible for wartime
censorship of all communications as set forth in applicable
directives of higher authority.
- CENSORSHIP BOARD MEMBERSHIP
- This board will consist of the Executive Officer as the unit's Chief Censor and a sufficient number of censors to review outgoing mail. Any officer or warrant officer
may be detailed as a Censor by the Commanding Officer.
- CLAIMS INVESTIGATION BOARD
- The Claims Investigation Board will investigate
every incident referred to the board which may result in claims against or in favor of the United States Government.
- CLAIMS INVESTIGATION BOARD MEMBERSHIP
- MEMBERSHIP. The board normally will consist of the
Command Legal Officer and additional members as assigned. The assistants will be under the general supervision of the investigating officer who is the senior member of the board.
- CONTROLLED MEDICINALS INVENTORY BOARD
- PURPOSE. The Controlled Medicinals Inventory Board will be responsible for conducting monthly inventories of all
controlled medicinals, except for bulk stocks carried in a stores account.
- CONTROLLED MEDICINALS INVENTORY BOARD MEMBERSHIP
- MEMBERSHIP. This board will be composed of three members, at least two whom shall be officers. Enlisted personnel in pay grades E-7, E-8 or E-9 may serve as the third member at the discretion of the Commanding Officer. An officer of the Medical, Dental, Nurse, or Medical Service Corps, if assigned,
shall be a member provided the officer is not accountable for
such substances. On small ships and shore stations (less than 300 personnel), one officer and an individual in pay grades E-7, E-8, or E-9 may constitute the board.
- ENLISTED EXAMINING BOARD
- PURPOSE. The Enlisted Examining Board will be responsible for examining eligible, recommended enlisted personnel for
advancement and/or change in rating. This board will administer all examinations for advancement in rating.
- ENLISTED EXAMINING BOARD MEMBERSHIP
- MEMBERSHIP. This board will consist of three or more
officers, designated in writing.
- FLIGHT ORDER AUDIT BOARD
- PURPOSE. The Flight Order Audit Board will establish
procedures for ensuring requirements for hazardous duty pay aremet as outlined in references listed in subparagraph e of this
- FLIGHT ORDER AUDIT BOARD MEMBERSHIP
- MEMBERSHIP. The Flight Order Audit Board will be appointed by the Commanding Officer and consists of at least three officers. Two of these shall be from the Supply Department
and Air Operations Department.
- FORMAL SURVEY BOARD
- The Formal Survey Board will investigate the loss or damage to certain classes of materials. A formal survey
is required for classes of materials or articles designated by the Secretary of the Navy or as specifically directed by the
- GENERAL MESS ADVISORY BOARD
- PURPOSE. The General Mess Advisory Board will solicit
recommendations from the command's enlisted personnel regarding the operation of the enlisted mess.
- HULL BOARD
- PURPOSE. The Hull Board is established to inspect the
hull, tanks, free flood spaces, outboard fittings, valves, and appendages at time of dry docking and prior to undocking to ensure proper condition for waterborne operations.
- MESS AUDIT BOARD (AFLOAT)
- The Mess Audit Board (wardroom and chief petty
officer mess) will be responsible for auditing the accounts of the respective mess treasurers.
- MONIES AUDIT BOARD
- PURPOSE. The Monies Audit Board will ensure that all
government property and monies are accounted for and are properly protected and disposed of; that personnel adhere to regulations
and instructions; and that irregularities are corrected. The Monies Audit Board will audit the following in accordance with current directives:
(1) Disbursing cash verification
(2) Post office funds
(3) Imprest funds
(4) Recreation fund
- NAVAL COMMERCIAL TRAFFIC FUNDS AUDIT BOARD
- PURPOSE. This board will audit the accounts of the Clerk of the Naval Commercial Traffic Fund monthly or upon his/her relief.
- OFFICER CANDIDATE EXAMINING BOARD
- PURPOSE. The Officer Candidate Examining Board will
examine applicants for appointment to the United States Naval Academy or other officer candidate programs and recommend those who are considered qualified.
- PHYSICAL SECURITY REVIEW COMMITTEE (PSRC)
- PURPOSE. The Physical Security Review Committee will be responsible to the Commanding Officer for advising and assisting
in applying standards and implementing the command's physical security and loss prevention program.
- PLANNING BOARD FOR TRAINING
- PURPOSE. The Planning Board for Training will be
responsible to the Commanding Officer for developing a unit's training program with the ultimate goal of well-trained and qualified personnel.
- PRECIOUS METALS AUDIT BOARD
- PURPOSE. The Precious Metals Audit Board will be
responsible to the Commanding Officer for auditing precious
metals in the custody of the Dental Officer.
- RECREATION COMMITTEE
- PURPOSE. The Recreation Committee will represent all
enlisted personnel in matters concerning the recreational
services program and makes recommendations regarding the conduct of the program to the Commanding Officer who will be the Fund Administrator.
- RECREATION COUNCIL
- PURPOSE. The Recreation Council will review the
administration of the Recreational Services program and makes recommendations to the Commanding Officer (Fund Administrator) regarding the program.
- ENLISTED SAFETY COMMITTEE
- PURPOSE. The Enlisted Safety Committee will make
recommendations concerning the unit's safety program to the Safety Council and enhance interdepartmental communication in mishap prevention at division and work center levels. On small
commands (less than 300 personnel), the Enlisted Safety Committee may be combined into the Safety Council.
- ENLISTED SAFETY COMMITTEE Membership
- Membership. The Enlisted Safety Committee is comprised of at least the following members:
(1) Unit's Safety Officer (senior member).
(2) Division safety petty officers.
(3) Chief Master-At-Arms.
(4) Recorder (as selected).
- SAFETY COUNCIL
- PURPOSE. The Safety Council will develop recommendations
for policy in safety matters and analyze progress of the overall safety program.
- SAFETY COUNCIL MEMBERSHIP
- MEMBERSHIP. The council will consist of the following
(1) Commanding Officer or Executive Officer (chairperson).
(2) Unit Safety Officer (Advisor - recorder).
(3) Department Heads.
(4) Security Officer.
(5) Medical Department Representative.
(6) Master Chief Petty Officer of the Command.
(7) Training Officer
- SHIP SILENCING BOARD
- PURPOSE. The Ship Silencing Board will advise the
Commanding Officer on appropriate ship silencing procedures, assist the Engineer Officer in formulating a detailed ship
silencing program and ensure proper coordination of the ship silencing program.
- SHIP SILENCING BOARD MEMBERSHIP
- MEMBERSHIP. The Ship Silencing Board will consist of the following officers:
(1) Executive Officer (chairperson)
(2) Engineer Officer
(3) Weapons Officer/Deck Officer
(4) ASW Officer
(5) Other officers or petty officers as directed by the
- SPECIAL COURTS-MARTIAL PANEL
- PURPOSE. Special Court-Martial Panels exercise military
jurisdiction as set forth in the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the Manual for Courts-Martial.
- SUMMARY COURTS-MARTIAL PANEL
- PURPOSE. Summary Court-Martial Panels exercise military
jurisdiction as set forth in the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the Manual for Courts-Martial.
- ATHLETIC OFFICER
- BASIC FUNCTION. The Athletic Officer will be designated
in writing by the Commanding Officer to plan, organize, and
administer the athletic aspects of the recreational services program.
- BRIG OFFICER
- BASIC FUNCTION. The Brig Officer will exercise positive
supervision over the brig and all prisoners confined therein and is responsible to the Commanding Officer for the performance thereof.
- COMMAND FITNESS COORDINATOR
- BASIC FUNCTION. The Command Fitness Coordinator (CFC)
will be designated in writing by the Commanding Officer to plan, organize, and administer the commands implementation of the Navy's physical readiness program as defined in OPNAVINST 6110.1D
- COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY MATERIAL CUSTODIAN
- BASIC FUNCTION. The Communications Security Material (CMS) Custodian, under the supervision of the Communications Officer, will be responsible to the Commanding Officer for the
maintenance of the current allowance of CMS material. The CMS custodian will exercise control over the receipt, correction, stowage, security, accounting, distribution, and authorizeddestruction of all CMS-distributed material. When the CMS Custodian is absent, the First Alternate will assume the custodian's duties. The CMS Custodian shall not be assigned any
- CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES BULK CUSTODIAN
- BASIC FUNCTION. The Controlled Substances Bulk Custodian should not be a medical department officer or independent duty corpsman with prescription writing authority or easy, frequent
access to medicinals. He/she shall be appointed in writing and will be responsible for and maintain custody of all unissued narcotics, alcohol, alcoholic beverages and controlled drugs, including those contained in supply block (3) of all embarked
- CUSTODIAN OF CLEANING ALCOHOL.
- The Engineering Officer of
the Watch or Engineering Duty Officer will have custody of the Engineering Department cleaning alcohol, which will be kept in locked stowage. The sole key to this stowage will be in the possession of the Engineering Officer of the Watch or Engineering
- MESS TREASURER
- BASIC FUNCTION. The Mess Treasurer is responsible for
all financial matters of mess administration. All members of a mess who are attached to the unit for duty are eligible to serve as Mess Treasurer and, if appointed, will so serve. Officers or
enlisted personnel E-6 and above charged with the custody or disbursement of public funds are not eligible to serve as Mess Treasurer. The Mess Treasurer will be appointed by the Commanding
Officer after election by the members of the mess. The Mess
Treasurer will normally be elected for periods of not less than six months nor more than one year. By tradition, officers who have previously served as caterer or treasurer of that mess are
often excused from further service.
- SHIP'S MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT OFFICER.
- (Not applicable to CV/CVN which have Maintenance Management Departments.)
BASIC FUNCTION. The Ships Maintenance Management Officer
(SMMO) will be responsible to the Commanding Officer for
coordinating the planning, execution, and documentation of ship maintenance requirements at the depot, intermediate, and organizational levels.
- NAVAL WARFARE PUBLICATIONS CUSTODIAN
- BASIC FUNCTION. The Naval Warfare Publications (NWP)
Custodian will be responsible to the Executive Officer for
maintaining the current allowances of NWPs. He/she will exercise control over the receipt, correction, stowage, security, accounting, distribution, and authorized destruction of all NWPs.
- NUCLEAR WEAPONS HANDLING SUPERVISOR
- BASIC FUNCTION. The basic function of the Nuclear
Weapons Handling Supervisor will be to observe nuclear weapons handling operations. He/she will be a technically qualified officer or senior petty officer designated for each nuclear weapons battery or assembly/maintenance capability. The Nuclear
Weapons Handling Supervisor may be a technically qualified senior petty officer.
- WITNESSING OFFICIAL
- BASIC FUNCTION. The Witnessing Official/Alternate will assist the Security Manager, TSCO or CMS Custodian in entering
changes, conducting inventories and witnessing the destructing of
- HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS GENERAL DUTIES
- GENERAL DUTIES. The Head of a Department (Department Head) of a command or other activity will be the officer detailed as such by competent authority. He/she will be the representative of the Commanding Officer in matters pertaining to the department. All persons assigned to the department will be subordinate to him/her and all orders issued by him/her will accordingly be obeyed by them. In the performance of his/her duties as Department Head, he/she will conform to the policies and comply with the orders of the Commanding Officer.
- HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS DIRECT COMMUNICATIONS WITH COMMANDING OFFICER
- DIRECT COMMUNICATIONS WITH COMMANDING OFFICER. The
Department Head will confer directly with the Commanding Officer concerning departmental matters whenever such action is necessary
for the good of the department, command or the Naval service.
- Can a Department Head transfer goverment property?
- TRANSFER OF GOVERNMENT PROPERTY. Neither a Department
Head nor his or her subordinates will transfer government property from a command or activity without the approval of the Commanding Officer
- AIRCRAFT INTERMEDIATE MAINTENANCE OFFICER
- BASIC FUNCTION. In ships with an Aircraft Intermediate
Maintenance Department, the head of that department will be designated the Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Officer. In addition to those duties prescribed elsewhere by regulation for the head of a department, he or she will be responsible under the
Commanding Officer, for the supervision and direction of the intermediate maintenance effort of aircraft embarked or assigned to the ship.
- AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE OFFICER
- GENERAL DUTIES. In aviation units which have an Aircraft
Maintenance Department, the head of that department will be designated the Aircraft Maintenance Officer. In addition to those duties prescribed elsewhere by regulations for the head of
a department, he or she will be responsible, under the Commanding Officer, for the supervision and direction of the maintenance effort in support of the unit aircraft.
- SUPPLY OFFICER
- GENERAL DUTIES. The head of the Supply Department will
be designated the Supply Officer. In addition to those duties prescribed elsewhere by regulation for the head of a department, he/she will be responsible, under the Commanding Officer, for
procuring, receiving, storing, issuing, shipping, transferring, selling, accounting for, and, while in his/her custody, maintaining
all stores and equipment of the command, except as otherwise prescribed in these regulations. The Commanding Officer is the Contracting Authority for the command. On ships without Supply
Corps officers assigned, contracting responsibilities may be delegated to the Supply Officer per NAVSUP 560 (SUBPARS) (NOTAL).
- DIVISION OFFICER (DO)
- BASIC FUNCTION. A division officer will be assigned by
the Commanding Officer to command a division of the unit's organization.
- JUNIOR DIVISION OFFICER (JDO)
- BASIC FUNCTION. The junior division officer will assist
the division officer in coordinating and administering the
division and develops a thorough understanding of the functions, directives, and equipment of the division in preparation for division officer duties.
- DIVISION TRAINING ASSISTANT
- GENERAL DUTIES. The training assistant, normally the
junior division officer, will aid the division officer in
administering training within the division and incorporates the program into departmental and unit-wide training programs.
- DIVISION LEADING (CHIEF) PETTY OFFICER (LPO)
- BASIC FUNCTIONS. The chief petty officer or petty
officer designated by the division officer as the leading petty officer normally will be the senior chief petty officer or petty
officer in the division. The leading petty officer will assist the division officer in administering, supervising, and training
- WORK CENTER SUPERVISOR (WCS) (OTHER THAN AVIATION UNITS)
- BASIC FUNCTION. The work center supervisor will be the
senior petty officer in charge of a maintenance group and will be responsible to the department head, via the division officer, for 3-M system operation within the work center.
- MARINE DETACHMENTS AFLOAT APPROPRIATE DUTIES
- (1) The primary duty of Marine detachments afloat is the security of weapons per OPNAVINST C8126.1 (NOTAL). Operational and administrative control of Marine detachments afloat is vested in the Commanding Officer of the ship.
(2) Performing the duties as listed below, provided
assignment to these duties does not degrade the Marine detachment's capability to perform its primary mission and they do not preclude the Marine detachment from sharing equitably in the
ship's liberty program.
(a) Gun crews.
(b) Ceremonial duties, shore patrol, mess duty, laundry duty, mail handling, and working parties which are
assigned on a pro rata basis to the entire ship's company.
- MARINE DETACHMENTS AFLOAT INAPPROPRIATE DUTIES
- (1) Performing duties as orderlies aboard Navy Ships.
(2) Performing in any supervisory position involved in administration of the ship's brig.
(3) Performing in any supervisory position involving
administration of the ship's correctional custody program.
(4) Administering the ship's pass and badge system.
(5) Providing personal bodyguards or PSD's for VIP's.
(6) Performing as damage control petty officers for
- MARINE ASSIGNMENTS AFLOAT OTHER THAN MARINE DETACHMENTS.
- Marines, other than members of a Marine detachment, may be
detailed to other duties afloat, including but not limited to
communications, staff, liaison, guard, aviation, and combat cargo when so ordered by the CNO in coordination with the CMC.
- SHIP COMBAT CARGO OFFICER
- BASIC FUNCTION. The member of the ship's complement
corresponding to the team embarkation officer is the ship combat cargo officer. Each major ship of the amphibious force normally
has aboard a trained Marine officer assigned to this duty. Ships mn with combat cargo officer billets include the attack cargo ship(LKA), general purpose amphibious assault ship (LHA), amphibious
transport dock (LPD), and helicopter/dock landing ship (LHD). On amphibious ships, such as the tank landing ship (LST) and the landing ship dock (LSD), where no Marine combat cargo officer is
provided, a Navy officer, normally the First Lieutenant,
functions as the ship combat cargo officer.
- REPORTING REQUIRED FOR LIAISON
- a. COMMAND. A COMMANDER SHALL KEEP HIS/HER IMMEDIATE
SUPERIOR INFORMED OF:
(1) THE ORGANIZATION OF THE COMMAND, THE PROSPECTIVE AND
ACTUAL MOVEMENTS OF THE UNITS OF THE COMMAND, AND THE LOCATION OF HIS/HER HEADQUARTERS.
(2) THE PLANS FOR EMPLOYMENT OF HIS/HER FORCES.
(3) THE CONDITION OF THE COMMAND AND OF ANY REQUIRED
ACTION PERTAINING THERETO WHICH IS BEYOND HIS/HER CAPACITY OR AUTHORITY.
(4) INTELLIGENCE INFORMATION WHICH MAY BE OF VALUE.
(5) ANY BATTLE OR ACTION INVOLVING UNITS OF THE COMMAND.
(6) ANY IMPORTANT SERVICE OR DUTY PERFORMED BY PERSONS OR
UNITS OF THE COMMAND.
(7) ANY UNEXECUTED ORDERS AND MATTERS OF INTEREST UPON
BEING RELIEVED OF COMMAND.
- FLEET COMMANDER
- FLEET COMMANDER. A FLEET COMMANDER AND, WHEN DIRECTED,
OTHER COMMANDERS SHALL SUBMIT TO THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS AS SOON AS PRACTICABLE AFTER THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR OR UPON
BEING RELIEVED A REPORT WITH THE INFORMATION NECESSARY TO PERMIT A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE OPERATIONS AND CONDITIONS OF THE COMMAND FOR THE PERIOD INVOLVED.
- WHEN ________, THE COMMANDING OFFICER OF THE FLAGSHIP SHALL MAKE REPORTS TO THE FLAG OFFICER EMBARKED, SUBJECT
TO HIS/HER ORDERS. In addition, certain reports are required from the ship's officers to ensure staff officers are informed of
- THE SHIP'S NAVIGATOR SHALL REPORT THE SHIP'S POSITION
TO THE STAFF NAVIGATOR AT
- 0800, 1200, AND 2000.
- MOORED OR AT ANCHOR
- MOORED OR AT ANCHOR. When the flagship is moored or at
anchor, the signal bridge supervisor will report to the Officer of the Deck all movements of ships getting underway or coming to
anchor, movements of small craft toward the flagship, movements of Navy or merchant ships which will pass and required salutes or
dips, shifting of personal flags, and any other occurrences
worthy of notice. The Officer of the Deck will notify the staff duty officer of occurrences worthy of note. The signal bridge supervisor will report to the flag lieutenant or the staff duty
officer, prior to 0800, any movements of ships during the
preceding night. The staff duty officer will screen these
reports and relay to the force commander and chief of staff those currently required by those officers.
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