becomes exposed to moist air and a green copper
carbonate may develop. This is especially true
if the salt content of the air is high. To remove
this green carbonate, gently rub the buttons with
an acetic acid or a solution containing acetic
acid, such as vinegar or Worcestershire sauce.
Commercial products are also available for this
purpose. After rubbing with acetic acid solution,
thoroughly wash the buttons with clean water. To
keep your embroidered insignia clean and bright,
occasionally scrub it with a nail brush and a
diluted solution of ammonia. You should do this
as soon as tarnish or corrosion appears, as once
it has gained a foothold, the device may not be
Gold bullion lace tarnishes rapidly and may
deteriorate when placed in contact with, or hung
near, any substance containing sulphur. Some
items that may contain sulphur are rubber and
ordinary manila or kraft paper. Gold bullion
should be cleaned by an experienced tailor. If you
clean it yourself, you can use commercial non-
toxic preparations and liquid cleaners. For best
results when using these commercial preparations
or cleaners, follow the manufacturers instructions
on the label.
Clean gold-filled and sterling silver rhodium
finished parts of the metal insignia by washing
with soap and water.
This chapter began with a review of the watch,
quarter, and station bill. Your responsibilities
concerning making assignments to and updating
the watch, quarter, and station bill were also
Drill and formation was a review of basic drill
commands you need to know when presenting the
division during inspection. The procedure used
in presenting the division during inspections,
quarters, and ceremonial events was reviewed.
Watch standing outlined your responsibilities
when standing divisional duty officer or officer
of the deck (in port).
Command general advisory presented the
basic function, purpose, and membership of both
the command mess advisory board and the mess
The chapter concluded with a review of CPO
uniform history and requirements and how to
maintain your uniform.
Drill and Ceremonies Manual and Interior Guard
Manual; Promulgation of, SECNAVINST
5060.22, Office of the Secretary of the Navy,
Washington, D.C., 1986.
Personnel Qualification Standard for Deck
Watches in Port, NAVEDTRA 43397A, Chief
of Naval Education and Training, Pensacola,
Standard Organization and Regulations of the
Navy, OPNAVINST 3120.32B, Office of the
Chief of Naval Operations, Washington,
Surface Warfare Division Officer Course, CIN
4-AHA-0118, Volume 27, Chief of Naval
Education and Training, Pensacola, Fla.,
U.S, Navy Regulations, 1990, Office of the
Secretary of the Navy, Washington, D.C.,
United States Navy Uniform Regulations, NAV-
PERS 15665G, Naval Military Personnel
Command, Washington, D.C., 1988.