When you have read and understood this chapter, you should be able to answer the
following learning objectives:
. Describe the organization and processes of fleet
. Describe the organization and processes of
The purpose of Navy training is to produce a
combat-ready Navy that can guarantee victory at sea.
Navy training consists of fleet and shipboard training.
The Type Commander's Readiness and Training
Manual/Instructions contains general policies for fleet
training. This chapter deals with both types of training,
especially as they concern the ships engineering
The Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) is
responsible for fleet training. He delegates control and
supervision to the commanders in chief of the Atlanlic
and Pacific Fleets. They, in turn, exercise responsibility
through their type commanders. Each fleet has a
commander of the training command. He provides
programs such as shakedown and refresher training
when directed by the type commander. These programs
include battle readiness, common purpose, and uniform
standards at all levels of the organization. See figure 3-1.
The training cycle for each ship covers the period
between regularly scheduled shipyard overhauls. The
following events are scheduled during that time:
Inspections and trials are held and used for
The intratype competitive period, or training
competition among common types of ships, is
scheduled for either 12 or 18 months, depending
Fleet operating schedules are issued on both a
quarterly and annual basis and govern planning
for maintenance and related training.
TYPE TRAINING EXERCISES
Type commanders prescribe training exercise
during the intratype competitive period. The tactical
commander of ships in a task force requires that ships
perform those exercises either separately or with other
Type commanders are responsible to the fleet
commander for the administration and control of the
training programs of ships in their administrative
commands. They have the following duties:
Designate the exercises and set minimum
Select exercises to meet specific training
Reallocate ammunition allotted by the fleet
Divide ships into competitive groups.
Provide qualified observers for certain
Appraise the performance of each ship.
Figure 3-1.-A fleet type training organization.