Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
Identify the petty officer responsibilities.
Explain how to supervise personnel awarded
extra military instruction (EMI), extension of 7.
work hours, or withholding of privileges.
Describe the various watch organizations.
Identify the personnel qualification stand-
ards and organization.
Explain how to review an enlisted service
Describe the personnel advancement require-
Describe the application procedures for the
limited duty officer (LDO) and chief warrant
officer (CWO) programs.
Identify the duties of the training petty
Describe the procedures for presenting per-
sonnel for quarters, inspections, and cere-
Any man who may be asked in this century
what he did to make his life worthwhile,
I think he can respond with a good deal
of pride and satisfaction . . . I served in
the United States Navy.
John F. Kennedy
35th President of the
In this chapter we will give you a brief
overview of the duties of a petty officer first class.
As a senior petty officer, you should have a
thorough knowledge of the various programs that
pertain to the responsibilities of that position.
PETTY OFFICER RESPONSIBILITIES
To make you aware of your responsibility as
petty officer, we will cover in-depth the
leadership areas the Navy has entrusted to all its
petty officers. Most of the information will focus
on the leading petty officer (LPO).
TYPES OF AUTHORITY
There are two distinct types of authority:
In the following paragraphs we will show you
how these two types of authority are used to give
you a better idea of how you fit into the Navys
officers and petty officers in
and duties of all
the Navy are listed
in article 141.4 of the Standard Organization and
Regulations of the United States Navy,