Figure 7-1.-Watch, quarter, and station bill.
PROCEDURES FOR CHANGE TO
THE WATCH, QUARTER, AND
Frequent personnel turnover is a fact of life
in the Navy. You should check your watch,
quarter, and station bill every time someone
transfers, goes on leave or temporary additional
duty (TAD), and before each underway period.
The reason for checking is to make sure qualified
personnel from your division are assigned to meet
the requirements placed on the division by the
various ships bills.
When a person transfers, the easy way to
update the watch, quarter, and station bill would
be to place the persons relief in the billet. That
may be possible for a minor job assignment, but
a more complicated job assignment may require
a shifting of three or four people just to fill the
vacancy caused by one persons transfer. The
same type of problems can be encountered when
a person is on leave or TAD. Make a temporary
shift of personnel to cover the individuals
Make all the necessary shifts required to fill
a transferring persons billet with qualified
personnel. Make appropriate changes to your
divisions watch, quarter, and station bill and
notify your division personnel of any changes.
Next, forward the changes to the ships senior
watch officer so he or she can update the ships
master watch, quarter, and station bill.
DRILL AND FORMATION
Since many of your division personnel may
have just reported from boot camp, they may be
more familiar with the basic drill and formation
movements than you are. Therefore, this section
reviews basic commands used in drill and forma-
tion. It also presents the basic procedures for
presenting personnel and conducting inspections.
Many military functions, such as morning
quarters and personnel inspections, require that
you assemble in formation. The terms used to
identify these formations may vary at different
commands. For example, the term squad or
platoon at one command may be a detail,
division, or class at another. In this chapter, the
term squad is used to represent a basic formation.
Study the diagram in figure 7-3 as you review the