MR for 3&2Chapter 2 covers authority, EMI, PO responsibilities and duties, UCMJ, and uniforms.
-Military Justice and Bearing-
· Your general authority as a petty officer stems from article 1037 of the U.S. Navy Regulations.
· Petty officers derive their organizational authority from their assigned billets within a particular command.
· The command organization structure comes from the Standard Organization and Regulations of the U.S. Navy.
· All orders must be lawful. Any order imposing punishment outside the framework of the Uniform Code Military Justice (UCMJ) is unlawful. · Punishment may only be through judicial process, or non-judicially through the article 15 of the UCMJ, commanding officer non-judicial punishment. This is also known as captain’s mast.
· EMI is NOT extra duty.
· EMI is a lesson in a phase of military duty, designed to correct a deficiency of performance. EMI is non-punitive
· It will normally not be assigned for more than two hours per day.
· It may be assigned at a reasonable time outside normal working hours, but it will not be used to deprive a person of normal liberty.
· The duration of EMI will be limited to the period of time required to correct the training deficiency.
· It should not be assigned on the individual’s Sabbath.
· Permission for delegation of authority for EMI is not ordinarily given below that of a Chief Petty Office.
· Withholding of privileges is another nonpunitive measure.
· Examples of privileges that may be withheld are:
Special liberty, exchange of duty, special pay, special command programs, base of ship library use, base or ship movies, base parking, and base special services events.
· The final authority to withhold a privilege (however temporary), rests with the authority that grants the privilege.
· You must request the withholding of a privilege through the chain of command.
· Deprivation of normal liberty as a punishment, except as specifically authorized the UCMJ is illegal.
· Extension of working hours are authorized to complete work assignments, perform additional essential work or maintain the required level of operational readiness.
· Authority should be delegated to the lowest level of competence.
· When you delegate authority you do not delegate responsibility. You are still responsible to your superiors when you delegate authority to complete a task.
· Your responsibility as a petty officer never ends. It is 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on duty, or on liberty.
· If an enlisted person violates a regulation in the presence of both an officer and a petty officer, the petty officer should correct the person.
· The three official sources for basic disciplinary laws are:
-Manual for Court Martials
-United States Navy Regulations
-Standard Organization and Regulations
· Putting people on report should only be done as a last resort, such as major infractions to the UCMJ.
· Figure 2-2, page 2-5, shows a Report and Disposition of Offense(s), NAVPERS 1626/7 (Rev.8-81)
· When placing a person on report, your notification can be oral or in the form of a written report chit (NAVPERS 1626/7)
· Article 31, UCMJ are the suspects rights. They must be of all the charges against them and of their right to remain silent, anything they say may be used as evidence against them at a trial by court-martial.
· Article 138 of the UCMJ states that any member of the armed forces that feels that they have been refused redress from their commanding officer can forward the complaint to the officer exercising general court-martial jurisdiction over the commanding officer.
· Based on Article 16 of the UCMJ, the Commanding Officer decides on what three types of court-martials to award:
· Seabag inspection should be done at regular intervals for E-1/E-2/E-3 to ensure that each person has a full and complete seabag. Also, prior to transfer all E-1/E-2/E-3 will have a seabag inspection.
· The Uniform Regulations call for uniform components of E-1 through E-6 personnel to have their clothing stenciled with 1/2 Inch stencil.
· Embroidered letters on utility (chambray) shirts and utility trousers, and blue working jackets, shall be approximately 1/2 inch high and blocked.
· Embroidered letters on camouflage uniforms and Navy coveralls shall be approximately 3/4 inch high and blocked
3 ¼ inches wide. Women’s measure 2 ½ inches wide.
· Peacoat chevron rating badges are the same for men and women.
· Service stripes are worn on dress blue/service dress white uniform for men and service dress blue only for women.
· Insignias worn on ball caps consist of an eagle and chevrons of either silver or bright gold finish. The device is centered on the front of the ball cap 1 ¼ inches above the visor.
· Grooming standards for men:
- Hair will be neat and clean and present a well-groomed appearance. Hair above the ears and around the neck will be tapered from the lower hairline upward at least 3/4 inch. Hair on the back of the neck may not touch the collar. Hair will be no longer than 4 inches.
- Sideburns are permitted, but they are to be an even width (not flared) and end with a claen-shaven horizontal line. Sideburns cannot extend below the middle of the ear.
- While in uniform, men may wear either one necklace or choker, but it must not be visible.
· Grooming standards for women
- Hair must be neatly arranged and styled to present a neat feminine appearance, but may not fall below the lower edge of the uniform collar. The only ornaments permitted in the hair are bobby pins and barretts (maximum of two) of a color that matches the hair.
- Fingernails must not exceed 1/4 inch measured from the tip of the finger. Nail polish must be of a soft shade, complementary to the skin tone.
- Cosmetics should be of conservative color and applied sparingly.
- Earrings must be the 6mm ball (approximately ¼ inch) type with a brushed matte finish. Either the screw on or post type may be worn.
- E-6 and below must wear silver earrings.
- CPO and Officers must wear gold. Note: small single pearl earrings are authorized for dinner or formal dress uniforms.
- While in uniform, women may wear one necklace or choker, but it must not be visible.
- The wearing of a maternity uniform is mandatory for all pregnant women in the Navy when a uniform is prescribed and regular uniforms no longer fit.
· Articles such as pencils, pens, watch chains, pins, jewelry, handkerchiefs, combs, cigars, cigarettes, or pipes must not be worn or carried exposed upon the uniform.
· Review Chapter 2 of MR 3&2
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