Division Cadet Chain of Command
Don’t just stand back and watch!
The Palm Beach Division needs good leaders at all levels. Even as a new recruit you will have the opportunity to step up and take a leadership role. Leadership is the practical application of the Navy’s Core Values. So put what you’ve learned to work. You will be challenged, but your hard work will not go unnoticed.
Job Title (Job Acronym)(Rank Required for Job)
Command Chief Petty Officer (CCPO)(CPO)
The CCPO is given his/her authority from the Commanding Officer through the chain of command. They are appointed by the Commanding Officer and the USNSCC National Director and have the authority and responsibility in the division to preserve good order, discipline, and security. CCPO’s are seen as leaders and wear the Anchor collar devices signifying their place in the chain of command. The CCPO reports to the DC via the XO or CO.
Chief Petty Officer (CPO)(CPO)
The CPO is the primary assistant to CCPO and Division Command (DC) and is responsible for:
1. Maintaining good order, discipline, and security within the division at all times.
2. Ensuring compliance with standing orders and regulations.
3. Assisting the CCPO and DC with implementation of schedules.
4. Reporting any abnormal condition to the CCPO and DC, including violations of good order, discipline and security, when the CCPO is not present.
5. CPOs are seen as leaders and wear the Anchor collar devices signifying their place in the chain of command.
6. The CPO reports to the CCPO or directly to the DC via the DIVO, XO or CO when the CCPO is not available.
Leading Petty Officer (LPO)(PO1)
The LPO is responsible to the CCPO and CPO for:
1. Assisting the CCPO and CPO.
2. Ensuring compliance with standing orders and regulations.
3. Assuming duties as CCPO or CPO when required.
5. The LPO reports to the CPO and/or the CCPO based on the order given.
The Master-At-Arms is responsible to the LPO and DC for:
1. Configuration and cleanliness of division spaces.
2. Procurement, proper stowage and use of all cleaning gear required by the division.
3. Supervision of the division in the absence of CCPO, CPO or DC.
4. The MAA reports to the LPO.
Port and Starboard Watch Section Leaders (PWSL/SWSL)(PO2/PO1)
1. The Port/Starboard Watch Section Leaders are the senior Petty Officers for thier respective watch sections.
2. The Starboard Watch Section Leader (SWSL) shall serve as the division’s watchbill coordinator. Watchbills will be prepared and subsequently submitted to the DC via the LPO.
3. The Port Watch Section Leader (PWSL) shall coordinate the rotation of the watchstanders with the LPO.
4. The PWSL/SWSL report to the LPO.
The YN is responsible to DC for:
1. Performing general clerical duties in the division and assisting the DC with preparation and maintenance of divisional reports, records, class attendance rosters, document pick-up and distribution.
2. Coordinating with the Education Officer, Training Officer and Religious Officer to ensure compliance with special schedule events.
3. Attending to the Medical/Dental, Adnacement Testing and Physical Fitness Testing briefings and ensuring procedure is followed.
4. The YN reports to the DC via the ADMINO.
Section Leaders (SL)(SN/PO3)
Section Leaders are responsible to the respective Watch Section Leader for:
1. Supervise and assisting the recruits in respective sections.
2. Monitoring personal cleanliness, military appearance, clothing care and watch standing for new recruits assigned to respective sections.
3. Section Leaders to report to thier respective Watch Section Leader.
Division Laundry Officer (DLO) (SA/SN)
1. The DLO is responsible to the MAA and DC for executing proper laundry handling procedures, monitoring uniform cleanlines and appearance and instructing on clothing care.
2. The DLO is also responsible for maintaining the division expense log.
3. The DLO reports to the MAA.
Education Officer (EO)(SR/SA/SN)
1. The EO is responsible for assisting the DC in administering and mustering study and mandatory study classes.
2. The EO will attend the Testing briefings.
3. The EO reports to the DC/TO.
Athletic Officer (AO)(SN/PO3)
The Athletic Officer is responsible to the DC for:
1. Assisting the DC with Physical Readiness Training.
2. Providing non-participation or substandard performance documentation to the Yeoman.
3. Attending a Physical Fitness Testing brief.
4. The AO reports to the DC/TO.
Religious Officers (RO)(SR/SA/SN/PO3)
If the division has three or more recruits of the same religion, a religious officer shall be appointed to represent that faith. ROs are responsible for:
1. Ensuring all recruits who desire to pray are afforded such an opportunity at tattoo (an evening drum or bugle signal recalling Cadets to quarters).
2. Attend meetings at the Chaplain’s Office.
3. Report to the chapel each Sunday 30 minutes prior to the scheduled service to serve as a chapel assist or usher.
4. Ensure all personnel desiring to attend divine worship services are aware of location and time of services.
5. The RO reports to the LPO.
Mail Officers (MO)(SR/SA/SN)
1. The MO is responsible for pick-up and delivery of all written communications issued when the Division is at drill, on a FTX or off shore.
2. The MO reports to the YN.
Damage Control Officer (DCO)(SA/SN/PO3)
The DCO is responsible to the MAA for:
1. Correcting any fire hazards.
2. Maintaining division safety and verifying all equipment is in good working order.
3. Assisting the DC with minor repair and general maintenance of the compartment.
4. Documenting any potential hazards found and reporting to the MAA.
5. The DCO reports to the MAA.
Note about the use of the word “Officer”. In this context, Officer, with the exception of all Petty Officers, is used in these descriptions and within the Division to denote a Cadet with a specific job responsibility. It is not to be misinterpreted as a Cadet having authority over their shipmates. The job requires reporting to the assigned Petty Officer for that job position such as the PWSL/SWSL, LPO, CPO.
Squad details are rotated between all squads during the drill year. Each squad will work each detail for 60 days then rotate to the next detail. During the detail assignment period, each member of the squad performs specific duties within that job rating. This provides each cadet with real-life on the job training of duties performed on Naval vessels.
Mess Management Squad – Responsible for the management and implementation of cooking, baking, dining area and living quarters. Perform cleaning and inspect for cleanliness of mess area. Maintain food storage and handling.
Boatswain’s Squad – Responsible for keeping encampment or ship in good condition, maintain machinery and equipment on ships’ decks, and handle cargo and operate small boats. Maintains cleanliness of drill area and performs inspections for compliance.
Information Systems Squad – Operate and maintain unit website and social feeds, network and WiFi. Gather information via photographic and journalistic methods and disseminate information through digital media concerning the current drill, event or training.
Signalmen Squad – Responsible for all communication devices; radios; cell phones; process messages; operate voice radio; maintain visual signal equipment; render passing honors to other units, ships and boats; and display ensigns and personal flags during salutes and colors.
Storekeepers Squad – Responsible for ensuring that all supplies for the division are accurately ordered, received and approved through the command chain. Assist the Supply Officer with uniform draws, division inventory and storage.
Operations Squad – Responsible for logistics and course plotting, establish challenge and response protocols, setup and help implement course presentations and assist with correspondence coursework, interpret and evaluate presentations and tactical situations and make recommendations to supervisors during watch conditions.
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