this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
to the watch, 4.
Upon completion of
State how to assign personnel
quarter, and station bill.
Recognize the procedures to present personnel 5.
at inspections and how to conduct personnel
Identify the procedures for standing duty as the
division duty officer and officer of the deck in port.
State the purpose and function of the general
mess advisory board and mess audit board.
Recognize how to mark, wear, and maintain
The topics presented in this chapter should
sound familiar to you, You have been required
to know these items since you first entered
boot camp. This chapter reviews specifics you
may have forgotten and presents additional infor-
mation required at the chief petty officer level.
The topics in this chapter include the watch,
quarter, and station bill; drill and formation;
watch standing; the command general mess; and
WATCH, QUARTER, AND
The watch, quarter, and station bill is a
summary of assignments of the various ships
bills. Your division officer is responsible for
making the watch, quarter, and station bill assign-
ments within your division. However, we know
chiefs train the division officer. You must be
aware of the division officers duties in order to
train him or her.
The watch, quarter, and station bill (fig. 7-1)
should be posted in a conspicuous place. All
division personnel must have a ready reference to
make sure they report for their assigned duties
It is important that you verify the personnel
qualification standards (PQS) of each person in
your division before making assignments to the
watch, quarter, and station bill. Ideally, you want
to assign the most qualified person to each billet.
You should begin making assignments by
referencing your ships personnel assignment bill.
This will provide you with billet numbers for each
person assigned to your division. Next fill in the
rate; name; conditions I, II, III and so forth;
abandon ship; and cleaning station columns. The
other columns, such as special sea detail, fire,
and landing force, are taken from the ships bills.
The senior watch officer will request that your
division provide people to fill these details. After
you have completed your divisions watch,
quarter, and station bill, provide each person in
your division with a billet slip (fig. 7-2). The last
step is to provide a copy of the watch, quarter,
and station bill to the senior watch officer for
approval and incorporation into the ships master
watch, quarter, and station bill.