Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
Describe the methods used to forecast requirements
for personnel, equipment, and material.
State the procedures used to make manpower
State the purpose of required operational capabilities,
(ROC) and the projected operational environment
4. Describe the contents of the command manning
documents and explain the procedures used to make
recommendations for changes.
State the purpose, contents, and use of the Enlisted
Distribution and Verification Report (EDVR).
6. Describe the methods used to prepare, revise, and
The Navys maintenance of combat-ready forces
requires dynamic and effective manpower systems that
relate Navy requirements to the changing environment.
In this chapter we will discuss the manpower
management policies and general procedures used to
determine ship, squadron, shore, and staff manpower
requirements. The Navy uses these requirements to
program manpower and to develop plans to procure,
train, and assign personnel.
Basic to determining manpower requirements is the
zero-base concept. Under this concept, manpower
requirements are developed without consideration for
funds, availability of personnel, or organization. All
manpower is supported by actual or projected
workloads based on approved operational requirements
supporting a units assigned mission.
Financial management is the process by which the
Navy, your command, and your division determine the
How much money should be spent and for what
How financing is obtained
Whether money was spent for its intended
purpose and with the desired result
Financial management in the Navy is an important
management function, and it is becoming more
important as the competition for resources grows more
MANPOWER PLANNING SYSTEM
The manpower requirements resulting from the
policies and procedures established by the Chief of
Naval Operations (CNO) provide the base from which
manpower is programmed and plans are developed to
procure, train, and assign personnel. The CNO directs
and coordinates the development and implementation of
the planning system to achieve operational and mission
objectives. The planning system allows the CNO to
determine the numbers of civilian positions and military
billets and the specific skills required by each activity
(afloat or ashore).
The Navy training plan (NTP) specifies the total
manpower requirements for new developments or billet
assets. The NTP includes the number and quality of
operational billets, support billets, and billets required
for fleet introduction or transfer. It is updated as
The appropriate Deputy Chief of Naval Operations
(DCNO) or Director Major Staff Office (DMSO)
provides Navy end-strength adjustments during the
annual development of program objectives. When the
Navy cannot obtain an increase in its end-strength, it
reprograms its manpower assets. The DCNO/DMSO
program sponsor submits the quality of billet
requirements to the DCNO.