will coordinate exercise and drill requirements of all
departments into the units operating schedule. The
PBFT will evaluate the overall results of the command's
training program and consider recommendations for
Organizational Membership of the PBFT
Each member of the PBFT contributes to the plans
for training in a specific area as follows:
EXECUTIVE OFFICERThe executive officer
is designated as chairman and reports to the
commanding officer. He or she ensures the
command follows the training program.
TRAINING OFFICERThe training officer may
also be the executive officer. He or she
consolidates input from various departments,
produces command-wide training plans, and
obtains quotas for Navy schools.
DEPARTMENT HEADSThe department heads
give input to the PBFT based on solicitations
from division officers and training groups within
SAFETY OFFICERThe safety officer gives
safety training lectures and keeps safety training
MEDICAL DEPARTMENT REPRESENT
ATIVEThe medical department representative
may be a Chief Hospital Corpsman or medical
officer. He or she provides input for scheduling
medical and first-aid training.
COMMAND MASTER CHIEFThe command
master chief (CMC) is the senior enlisted
representative for the command.
M A I N T E N A N C E A ND
maintenance and material management (3-M)
coordinator addresses matters related to 3-M
CHIEF MASTER-AT-ARMSThe chief
master-at-arms (CMAA) addresses issues about
physical security, good order, and discipline.
EDUCATIONAL SERVICES OFFICERThe
educational services officer (ESO) is concerned
with correspondence courses, military leadership
exams, and advancement exams.
DAMAGE CONTROL ASSISTANTThe
damage control assistant (DCA) provides input
about damage control and fire-fighting training,
drills, and qualifications.
Division officers are usually encouraged to attend
the PBFT to provide additional input and discuss
training requirements. As a senior or master chief
serving in the capacity of division officer or leading
chief, you will be responsible for a number of
training-related tasks. You will provide your
subordinates with the minimum training they need to
function as part of the team. These tasks include the
Providing a weekly input to the department head
before the PBFT
Assigning qualification and advancement goals
to individuals within your division
Monitoring the professional development of
Maintaining training records and training
CATEGORIES OF TRAINING
You can accomplish training in any number of ways.
The most effective training method is the one that works
best for you. However, a single method of training is
normally inadequate to cover every training
requirement. Some of the more common training
categories are discussed in the following paragraphs:
INDOCTRINATION (I DIVISION)After recruit
training, probably the most important training period for
personnel is the time when they receive indoctrination
at their first duty station. An I Division exposes newly
reporting personnel to the duties, responsibilities, and
opportunities they will have aboard ship. I Division
should not be limited to fresh new recruits but should
include every new member of the command. An
effective I Division program must, at a minimum,
clearly state the commands mission and policies. I
Division makes personnel feel they are an important part
of the command.
PERSONNEL QUALIFICATION STAN
DARDSPersonnel qualification standards (PQS)
provide the minimum level of knowledge and skills
required for qualification in a particular watch station.
ON-THE-JOB TRAININGOn-the-job training
(OJT) allows you to monitor personnel during routine