and issue information bulletins and directives for
. Review ships repair requests that are made
guidance and assistance.
before shipyard availabilities. Decide on the necessity
. Recommend to the fleet commander schedules
of the work and, if approved, whether the ships force,
for regular overhauls by a naval or commercial shipyard.
a tender, or a shipyard will do the work. Consider the
The frequency and duuration of an overhaul depend upon
availability of funds and the size of the job in approving
the type and size of ships.
individual work items,
l Maintain records of ship alterations and
. Make designated ships available to meet regular
l Assign restricted and technical availabilities. Use
restricted availabilities for repairs that cannot be
deferred until the next regular overhaul, usually caused
by collision, grounding, and breakdowns. Use
technical availabilities for repairs when the ship does not
need to be at the repair activity.
. Authorize variations in starting dates of 2 weeks
or less, extensions of availability of up to 2 weeks, or
early termination of overhauls.
. Assign and supervise upkeep periods alongside
tenders and repair ships under their command.
l Administer funds allotted for maintenance of
l Review and take final fleet action on in-excess
requisitions, requests for changes in allowance (except
where changes in military characteristics are involved),
and surveys of equipment.
Each TYCOM has a slightly different organization,
but all organizations are reasonably parallel in
operation. It is difficult to show the organization of a
typical staff since each one is governed by its own set
of instructions. The following staff instructions
generally define the organization and responsibilities of
each officer. Also, there is usually a set of staff
instructions and notices that govern details or special
contingencies not covered in the general staff
instructions. These are equally important.
ships under their command.
. Recommend to the fleet commander how and
DUTIES OF STAFF PERSONNEL
when to complete items in the Material Improvement
Plan (Ships) and the Naval Ship Systems Command
Ordinary Alteration Plan. The Material Improvement
Plan is a priority list of alterations that affect the military
characteristics of ships. Thc Atlantic and Pacific Fleet
commanders review the priority lists, then each submits
a single integrated priority list to CNO. The Naval Ship
Systems Command Ordinary Alteration Plan is a
priority list of alterations that do not affect military
characteristics. It uses review procedures similar to
those of the Material Improvement Plan.
. Take final fleet action on proposed alterations
that do not affect military characteristics. Ships
commanding officers propose these alterations and
submit them to the TYCOM. The TYCOM reviews the
proposed alterations and how they may apply to ships
of the class in the force. The TYCOM approves those
alterations that are equivalent to repairs and adds them
to the alteration and improvement program.
. Make recommendations on alterations that affect
military characteristics to CNO via the fleet
commanders. Either the ships commanding officers or
TYCOM staff may originate these recommendations.
The reviews for these recommendations arec similar to
those for ordinary alterations.
In the absence of the TYCOM, members of the staff
handle all routine matters and matters of importance
when they know the wishes of the TYCOM. In urgent
cases, they should take immediate action on the premise
that considered action is preferable to delay. If the
matter is important, they should inform the TYCOM
and his chief of staff as early as possible.
The following section covers only staff billets that
are of primary concern to the engineering duty officer.
For example, the TYCOMs chief of staff is not
Assistant Chief of Staff for Logistics
The Assistant Chief of Staff (ACS) for Logistics
prepares the logistic plans for the material and
maintenance support of the command and supervises
the discharge of those plans. He recommends logistics
decisions to the TYCOM, and he prepares upkeep
schedules and procedures and holds frequent
inspections to ensure those standards. To carry out his
responsibilities, he keeps close liaison with naval
shipyards, the reserve fleet, locally assigned
contractors representatives, and supply depots. The
ACS for logistics has the following responsibilities: