Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
Explain how to conduct proper and effective 5.
Identify the various methods and techniques
Explain how to train personnel by using the de-
monstration, discussion, and lecture methods.
Explain how to develop an effective unit 7.
Describe the purpose, in general terms, of long-
range and short-range training plans and
related training schedules.
List the procedures for maintaining division
Describe how to update training accomplish-
ments in division training records.
The training of our personnel is one of the
most important challenges we face as petty
officers. We can only expect top performance
from our Navy personnel when their knowledge
and skills are up to the requirements of their
billets. The better trained our sailors are, the more
productive they will be.
Training is the process of imparting knowledge
to people so that they become capable of perform-
ing their assigned duties in an acceptable manner.
Training is also used to qualify people to perform
in positions of greater difficulty and responsibility.
This chapter covers basic features and require-
ments of an effective training program, training
methods, instructional methods and techniques,
and the unit training program.
Have you ever asked yourself, What is the best
and most effective way to train my people? Well,
a good way to start is to review the guidelines and
training policies stated in OPNAVINST 3120.32B,
Standard Organization and Regulations of the
U.S. Navy, chapter 8. You then need to learn the
requirements and features involved in setting up
effective training. Before you begin to set up
training, however, you need to understand its
IMPORTANCE OF TRAINING
As a petty officer second class, you will learn
the importance of training. At this level you will
probably conduct many training sessions on how
to operate and maintain equipment and systems.
The manner in which you conduct those training
sessions can have a positive or negative effect on
the operational readiness and performance of
FEATURES OF EFFECTIVE
An effective unit training program has three
basic features, (1) compatibility, (2) instruction
and evaluation, and (3) analysis. Keep in mind
that a training program must have each of those
features to be effective.
The training program works within the organi-
zations framework and schedule. As a general
rule, training in a work situation is more effective
when conducted in small groups early in the day