l Help the engineer officer plan and coordinate the
training of junior officers of the engineering
Division Training Officer
The division officer usually assigns one of the junior
division officers to be division training officer as a
collateral duty. Otherwise, the division officer or
assistant division officer does the job. The division
training officer reports to the division officer and works
with the engineering training officer and ESO to
coordinate training. The division training officer has the
Plan, develop, and ensure the preparation of
division training schedules; and obtain the
training space and materials to support the
Select and train instructors for the division.
Review curriculum, courses, and lesson plans for
the division; and supervise the preparation of
Obtain, hold custody of, and issue training aids
Evaluate all instruction within the division.
Prepare, maintain, and submit division training
records and reports.
Initiate requisitions for division training supplies
Encourage division personnel to attend naval
schools and civilian institutions.
Encourage division personnel to use Navy
All officers and petty officers in the engineering
department must take an active part in the training
program, and each is expected to be a competent
instructor. The petty officers will provide most of the
instruction. However, all instructors must show
competence in their specialties, and they must develop
teaching ability through training and experience.
Assign instructors from all rates, including firemen,
according to their ability to learn the subject and teach
it. Take advantage of graduates of the Navys C school
for instructors-use them both as instructors and as
trainers of other instructors.
TYPES OF TRAINING
The major types of training needed in the
engineering department are indoctrination, military,
professional, and leadership. Well discuss each of these
in the next paragraphs.
Indoctrination is initial familiarization training
given to all officers and enlisted personnel when they
report on board. The purpose is to make them familiar
with the regulations, organization, and layout of the ship
and the department. Indoctrination may include some
basic military, professional, and operational training,
depending on the needs of the individual and the type of
ship. The time needed for indoctrination depends on the
persons rank or rate, previous service, and the ships
training program as explained in the next paragraphs.
Indoctrination is minimal for officers and enlisted
personnel with shipboard experience. Standardized
shipboard organization makes it unnecessary to hold
more than a brief orientation toward new surroundings.
Indoctrination for junior officers with less than 2
years of commissioned or warrant service should lay the
groundwork for professional and operational training to
assume specific duties in the engineering department
and collateral duties in other parts of the ship.
Indoctrination for firemen (FA, FN, and strikers)
should include an orientation by the division in which
the person will work. Acquaint them with the
equipment, operating principles, and operating
procedures for the division as listed in the following
Auxiliaries division: The ships distilling plant,
small boats, hydraulic systems, heating and air
conditioning systems, machine shop, boat engine
repair shop, and galley and scullery equipment.
Boilers division: Ship fueling procedures, the
ships boiler, fireroom auxiliaries, fireroom
safety precautions, and boiler feedwater and
Electrical division: Indications of trouble in
electrical equipment and recommended
procedures, shifting the electrical load, safety
precautions, portable electric tools, electrical
switchboards, interior communication and