Chapter 16
-Career and Education-

This chapter covers a wide range of topics, such as The Navy Goal Card, enlisted structure, types of duty, service records, PQS, Navy schools, Officer programs, commissioning and PMS the planned maintenance system.

• The Navy Goal Card: This helps 1st term sailors set and achieve both short and long-term goals. Some of the areas covered by the Pocket Goal Card:
• DEP Goals
• Navy Core Values
• Recruit training goals
• The Sailor’s Creed
• Fleet Goals
• Personal Goals

• General Ratings: A general rating is a broad occupational field (a group of jobs) that requires the same general qualifications and include similar duties. i.e., Boatswain’s, Quartermaster, and Storekeepers.

•Designated Strikers:is a person in paygrade E-1, E-2, or E-3 who has been designated as technically qualified for a particular rating.

•Biblograhy for Advancement in Rate Exam Study(BIB): BIBs are developed by exam writers (chiefs) to help sailors study for in-rate exams. Bibs list the references that you should study.

•Enlisted Service Record: There are 15 different forms.
Page 1 is your enlisted contract.
Page 2 is your dependency application/Record of Emergency data. (reservists take a copy of their Page 2 with them when they go on two week AT) Update your Page 2 whenever you have a change in your family status.

Page 4- This is your enlisted qualifications, i.e., education level, ASVAB test, off duty education, training courses, Navy schools, Awards, PQS, standards.

Page 13: Administrative remarks form, NAVPERS 1070/613. Contains miscellaneous entries.

• Your evaluations are kept on the left side of your service record.

3-M Systems

• The 3-M Systems are the procedures the Navy uses to maintenance its equipment. The 3-M Systems objectives are as follows:
1. Maintain equipment at maximum operating efficiency.
2. Reduce equipment downtime.
3. Reduce the cost of maintenance in both money and man-hours.

• PMS plays a big part in your daily activities in the Navy. Essentially the 3-M Systems are used to improve the material readiness of the fleet.

Personal Qualification Standards Program (PQS)

• The PQS program is a way you can qualify to perform your assigned duty. PQS is a written list of knowledge and skills. It is a qualification system for personnel to perform certain duties.

• Most PQS standards are divided into three sections. Fundamentals, Systems, and Watch Stations.
1. The 100 series- this section contains the facts, principals, and fundamentals.
2. The 200 series- this system deals with the major working parts of the instillation, organization, or equipment.
3. The 300 series- Are the watch stations. This defines the actual duties, assignments, and responsibilities you must perform to obtain your qualification.

•Educational Services Officer (ESO): this is your point of contact for all of the Navy’s training and education programs.

• The Chief Warrant Officer Program and the Limited Duty Officer program are ways you can obtain a commission without a college degree.


• Here are some of the reasons you may receive a discharge:
1. Expiration of Enlistment
2. Disability, dependency, or hardship
3. Fulfillment of service obligation
4. Convenience of the government
5. Unsuitability

• Types of discharge: There are five types of discharge:
1. Honorable
2. General (below honorable)
3. Other then honorable
4. Bad conduct
5. Dishonorable

• There are 3 types of duty
1. Sea Duty (ship is underway 150 days per year)
2. Shore Duty (in conus)
3. Neutral Duty (normally shore duty, but requires member to be away 100-150 days per year)

• Evaluations: Once signed, they are sent to BUPERS. A copy is put in your service record and you receive a copy.

• Navy Schools
"R" schools provide general indoctrination, ie. Recruit training.
"A" schools are for basic technical knowledge and schools for a particular job.
"C" schools are for advanced knowledge skills and techniques to perform a particular job.
"F" schools provide team training to personnel who are normally members of a ship's companies, ie, advanced fire fighting.
"P" schools provide undergraduate education and indoctrination to midshipmen candidates and other newly commissioned officers, ie Navy Academy, NROTC, and Officer candidates.
"V" schools provide training that leads to designation of naval aviators.

• Navy Campus is the name given to in-service voluntary educational programs.

•(TA) Program Tuition Assistance provides financial assistance to eligible personnel.

• Defense Activity for Nontraditional Education Support (DANTES) provides support to the voluntary education programs of all military services. DANTES is not a Navy activity but it is part of DoD. Provides a wide range of programs and services.

Commissioning Programs

BOOST-Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training: This program is intended to help those who have been education deprived but have demonstrated they have the basic qualities and desires needed to gain a commission.
ESP-Enlisted Commissioning Program:You must have enough college credits to complete all the requirements for a baccalaureate degree within two years.

• LDO & CWO- These you will want to remember, you may see them on an exam sooner or later.

• CWO & LDO programs do not require a college education.

• For CWO you must be an E7, E-8, or E-9. You must have at least 12 years of service but no more than 24 years of service.

• For LDO you must be en E-7 or E-8 with at least 8 years of service but no more than 16 years of service. Please note: E-6s that have completed all the requirements for CPO and have taken the E-7 exam and have a final multiple equal to or greater than the final multiple to pass are eligible for the LDO program.

Navy Good Conduct Medal

• One of the most important awards that you may earn is the Navy Good Conduct Medal. It’s the highest precedence award among the campaign and service awards. Your CO can recommend you for a Navy Good Conduct Medal Every Three years.

• Review Chapter 16 BMR (14325)

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