This chapter has covered the Navys view of
discipline as a method of training that corrects, molds,
strengthens, or perfects mental faculties and character.
The general authority and organizational authority of a
petty officer was explained as well as what a lawful
order means. You have seen how unique the Navy is in
giving you added responsibility and letting you develop
to the fullest. You know how to report a violation
properly by using the report chit. You have seen the
processing of a chit through the chain of command, and
you are aware of the importance of the rights of the
You should understand that along with your
responsibility you need to use good judgment when
reporting major offenses. Some ideas were presented on
how to correct minor violations through counseling,
extended working hours, or the temporary loss of special
No matter what your position, as a petty officer, you
are a disciplinarian for the Navy. You will use at one
time or another every form of discipline to get the job
done. How you fare will depend on your approach. As a
petty officer, you have the responsibility to help
maintain good order and discipline within the Navy.
When you place a person on report, you are stating that
all other methods to maintain good order and discipline
have failed. That means the only action left is for the
command to take appropriate disciplinary action against
the person who has violated the UCMJ.
As a petty officer, you not only will be watched by
your superiors but also by your subordinates and peers.
The time you take at the barbershop/beauty shop getting
a neat haircut will not only keep you looking sharp in the
eyes of the civilian community and your shipmates but
will give you pride in yourself. Take pride in your crow
(slang for PO rating badge). Make sure it is sewn on
properly. Your appearance in uniform reflects the pride
you have in the Navy and your self-respect. Wear your
uniform with pride and dignity; youll not go wrong.
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Master Chief Petty Officers, NAVEDTRA 10049,
Management Support Activity, Pensacola, FL,
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Office, Washington, DC, 1998.
Manual of the Judge Advocate General, JAGINST
5800.7, Office of the Judge Advocate General,
Alexandria, VA, 1991.
Standard Organization and Regulations of the U.S.
Navy, OPNAVINST 3120.32C, Chief of Naval
Operations, Washington, DC, 1994.
United States Navy Regulations, Department of the
Navy, Washington, DC, 1990.
United States Navy Uniform Regulations, NAVPERS
15665I, Bureau of Naval Personnel, Washington,
REVIEW 1 ANSWERS
A POs general authority stems from article 1037
of U.S. Navy Regulations.
Command organizational structure comes from
Standard Organization and Regulations of the
Petty officers derive their general authority from
their rank and organizational authority from
their assigned billets within a particular
Nonpunitive measures are extra military
instruction, withholding of privileges, and
extension of working hours.
EMI is a nonpunitive military duty used to
correct an individuals deficiency.
Some examples of privileges that can be withheld
as nonpunitive measures are special liberty,
exchange of duty, special command programs,
the use of base or ship libraries, base or ship
movies, base parking, and base special
REVIEW 2 ANSWERS
It is important to keep the chain of command
informed because although you may assign a
task to your subordinates, you are still
responsible to your superiors for its