operating instructions, to stand by each
4. Have keys available to let FTG personnel into
FTG personnel assigned to the engineering and
damage control departments will conduct the
inspections and evaluations of those departments. As
part of that process, they will board the ship on a first
days ride, and additional rides as may be practical.
During these rides, they will conduct and observe drills
and instruct personnel in correct procedures for
engineering and damage control.
When the TRE is complete, the FTG team will give
the commanding officer a critique and a written report
of discrepancies. They will send a formal report to the
Commander, Training Command, and a copy to the type
commander. Those deficiencies that affect the refresher
training should be corrected as soon as possible.
The objective of the shipboard training program is
to develop individual skills. It should prepare each
person to fill his billet aboard ship, to accept more
responsibility, and to advance in rating. Individual
training is the basis for team training, which is the basis
for training an entire ship.
The shipboard training program must consider the
ships organizational framework and operating
schedules if it is to meet training needs. Personnel must
be trained within their shipboard roles so that analysis
of training can include the following:
Observation of team or group and individual
Comparison of performance with standard
Recognition of methods for improvement
Attention to training potential and the
elimination of training paper work
ORGANIZATION FOR SHIPBOARD
The policies and plans of higher authority, mostly
those of the type commander, govern the shipboard
training organization. The commanding officer heads
the organization (fig. 3-2), and the executive officer
supervises it. Those in the organization plan, coordinate,
and conduct drills, classes, and other instruction to
Figure 3-2.-Shipboard organization for training.
increase the general and specialized professional
knowledge of personnel.
Training methods will vary from ship to ship
depending on size, design, and personnel. Officers who
know the existing training and maintenance conditions
should plan training time to take advantage of
maintenance requirements where possible.
In the following pages, well explain the roles of the
planning board for training and of these key training
personnel: the educational services officer (ESO), the
engineering training officer, the division training
officer, and the instructors.
Planning Board for Training
The ships planning board for training is usually
composed of the executive officer as chairperson, the
heads of departments, the training officer, and the ESO.
The board advises the commanding officer and helps
him develop training policies, establishes the ships
training program, and evaluates the program by
reviewing its training schedules.