(1) No rule exists about the number of
paragraphs one unit of information should
contain. No matter how many paragraphs you
write, be sure to follow the rules for
organization and continuity.
(4) The CO, OIC, or person acting in either
position must sign the following documents:
those which establish policy, those which
center on changes to the commands mission,
and those required by law for regulation such
as the ships deck log.
(2) The POOW is the primary enlisted
assistant to the OOD when the ship is in port.
The POOW assists the OOD in carrying out
the ships daily routine and ensuring the
security and safety of the ship.
(4) A ships deck log has both historical
importance and legal standing. It may be
used at times in naval, admiralty, and civil
courts. In an incident involving the ship, the
log may be the only available evidence upon
which to base a legal decision.
(1) The overall responsibility for the deck log
belongs to the OOD. OODs must sign the
deck log at the end of the watch to show relief
of the watch and validity of entries.
(1) In the case of a bomb threat, information
is the key to disarming and avoiding
catastrophe. Information such as who, what,
when, and most certainly, where, should be
(1) If the pistol has a lanyard attached to it,
keep the lanyard around your neck until your
relief has positive control of the pistol. Then
remove the lanyard from around your neck
and place it around the neck of your relief.
This effort prevents the pistol from being
dropped and damaged.
(4) Special evolutions involve many out of
the routine events that occur aboard ship.
(4) Side boys are not paraded on Sunday or
on other days between sunset and 0800 or
during meal hours of the crew, general drills
and evolutions, and periods of regular
overhaul, except in honor of civil officials and
(1) In any periods of actual or forecasted high
winds and seas, hurricanes, or tidal waves, the
heavy weather bill will be in effect.
(2) The heat from your body can affect the
height of the liquid column and give an
erroneous temperature reading.
(2) Winds measured at 39 to 54 miles per
hour constitute a gale warning.
(2) As the POOW, you are responsible for
reporting any kind of pollution.
(2) To ensure the lights are working properly,
all lights must be checked 30 minutes before
(3) Depending on the size or class of the ship,
you may not be assigned as a section leader
until you become a second class petty officer.
Aboard larger ships with large sections you
may have to wait until you become a first
class petty officer. Therefore, being assigned
as a section leader depends upon the size of
command and number of personnel in your
(4) The police petty officers duties
encompass areas such as cleanliness of
divisional berthing and stowage areas, holding
reveille, maintaining silence after taps and
(1) Any time you apprehend a member of the
opposite sex, communicate immediately with
headquarters for instructions.
(4) A platoon consists of two or more squads,
a platoon headquarters, and a guide.
(2) Quick time is cadence at 120 steps (12,
15, or 30 inches in length) per minute.
(3) Usually, the tallest person will be on your
left as you face the formation.
(2) Quarters is a little more informal than an