Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
Explain the procedure for preparing and sub- 5.
mitting a budget request.
Recognize the steps involved in effective goal 6.
Identify the supervisory responsibilities for
maintenance and material management.
Explain the procedure used in counseling
Recognize the procedures for staffing and
Describe how to prepare and present a brief.
Describe how to review naval correspondence
Identify the steps used to review and submit
corrections to the command S t a n d a rd
Organization and Regulations Manual
This chapter begins with a description of the
budget process. You will then be shown how you
can influence the local budget process through
preparation of a divisional budget. The divisional
budget will then be discussed as a control device
to reach divisional goals and objectives.
Supply is an important part of your job as a
chief. You are responsible for the procurement,
care, preservation, stowage, inventory, and
disposal of stores, equipment, and repair parts.
Along with supply responsibilities, you are also
responsible for supervising the maintenance and
material management (3-M) systems in your
division. Both of these areas are interrelated and
will be discussed.
Counseling personnel is an important super-
visory role the chief becomes involved in. You will
be expected to counsel personnel in professional,
personal, and performance matters. You will
perform the staff function of management by
interviewing, assigning, and evaluating division
You will become more involved in the
communication process as your responsibilities
increase. You should be familiar with how to
prepare and present a military brief. You should
also have a working knowledge of naval
correspondence and messages.
The last topic discussed in this chapter is your
role in reviewing and submitting changes to the
commands Standard Organization and Regula-
tions Manual (SORM).
PREPARING AND SUBMITTING
A BUDGET REQUEST
Preparing and submitting a budget request is
a form of long-range planning. The Navy budget
year runs from 01 October through 30 September.
You should plan your divisional budget for the
same period of time. This 1-year plan will allow
you to schedule important events your division
will be involved in such as overhauls, intermediate
maintenance availabilities, and special projects.
You can also determine your budget using the plan
of action and milestones, program evaluation and
review technique (PERT), or Gantt charts as
discussed in chapter 3. This section of the chapter
will examine the budget process, preparation of