Learning objectives are stated at the beginning of each chapter. These learning
objectives serve as a preview of the information you are expected to learn
in the chapter. By successfully completing the accompanying nonresident
training course (NRTC), you indicate you have met the objectives and have
learned the information.
Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
1. State, in general terms, the duties and
2. Describe, in general terms, the purpose of the
organizational relationships between the
major elements of the Navys Shore Establishment.
Department of the Navy (DON) and the Navy
Department, the Shore Establishment, and the
3. Describe, in general terms, the purpose of the
major elements of the Navys operating forces.
Naval organization is the element of adminis-
tration which entails the orderly arrangement of
materials and personnel by functions in order to
attain the objective aim or goal.
Standard Organization and
Regulations of the U.S. Navy,
As you prepare for advancement to petty
officer second class, you need to know the
organization of your unit and the U.S. Navy.
Your introduction to naval organization started
with your study of Basic Military Requirements
( B M R ) . That manual gave you a good
background in unit organization.
The first chapter of this manual will give you
a good working knowledge of the organizational
relationships within the Navy. It covers the
Department of the Navy, the Navy Department,
the Shore Establishment, and the operating forces.
Memorizing all the different offices, bureaus,
systems, commands, departments, and divisions
within the Navys organizational framework is
impossible for most people. Therefore, this
chapter discusses only the major parts of the naval
organization. The purpose of this chapter is to
help you perform your work in the Navy more
efficiently by giving you a basic understanding of
our Navys organizational system.
EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF
The Constitution of the United States is the
best framework for government ever worked
out by man. The American people believe
independence is the only protection of basic
human rights. Since the rights of the people might
be threatened from time to time by forces either