Q3. What does 3-M stand for?
Q4. What are the objectives of the 3-M system?
STANDARDS (PQS) PROGRAM
Learning Objectives: When you finish this
chapter, you will be able to
Recognize the purpose of the PQS program.
Identify the provisions of the PQS program.
The PQS program is a way you can qualify to
perform your assigned duties. A personnel qualification
standard (PQS) is a written list of knowledges and skills
you must have to
Qualify for a specific watch station,
Maintain a specific equipment or system, or
Perform as a team member within an assigned
Most PQS standards are divided into three
sectionsFundamentals, Systems, and Watch Stations.
The 100 Series. The Fundamentals section
contains the facts, principles, and fundamentals about
the subject you are qualifying for.
The 200 Series. The Systems section deals with the
major working parts of the installation, organization, or
equipment the PQS is concerned with.
The 300 Series. The Watch Stations section
d e fi n e s t h e a c t u a l d u t i e s , a s s i g n m e n t s , a n d
responsibilities you must perform to obtain your
qualification. The Watch Stations section also contains
spaces for your supervisors or qualifying officers
signature once you have proved your abilities.
If you have any questions about PQS in general or a
specific PQS, see your supervisor or training petty
TRAINING AND EDUCATION
Learning Objectives: When you finish this chapter,
you will be able to
Identify the duties of the educational services
Recognize the purpose of various types of
training to include on-the job training (OJT),
general military training (GMT), and various
Recognize the purpose of distance education.
Recall the incentives for reenlistment, education,
and special duty.
The Navy offers you training and education. If you
take advantage of various programs the Navy offers,
you can increase your knowledge and skills. By
increasing your knowledges and skills, you are more
valuable to the Navy, civilian employers, and yourself.
Training and education are closely related. The
following are definitions of these terms as used in this
Training. Training is being taught skills directed to
specific tasks. Training is usually based on
knowledge you already have. Usually, Navy
training refers to those things related to your job or
Education. Education is being taught broad, general,
and specific knowledge. This knowledge prepares
you for the specific skills you will receive through
training. Education refers to schooling not directly
related to your naval career. Because of that,
education programs are sometimes referred to as
off-duty educational opportunities.