MR for CPO
Chapter 7
-Military Requirements-

Chapter 7 covers Watch Quarter and Station bill, drill and formation, inspections, CPO uniforms, The history of the CPO, awards, and the general mess advisory board.

• Watch, Quarter and Station Bill (WQS) is the commanding officer’s summary of personnel duty assignments and stations. This bill will display your duties for each emergency and watch condition.

• The WQS bill shows name, rate, billet number, bunk, and locker number of each person in the division. It also indicates each person’s battle station.

• The executive officer (XO) is responsible for maintaining a master WQS Bill for the ship.

• Division officers are responsible for updating and changing the WQS bill for the personnel in the division. These changes must be approved by the executive officer(XO).

• Drill and formation:
- intervals are normally one arm’s length measured between individuals from shoulder to shoulder.
- guide: the individual on whom a formation or element regulates its alignment. The guide is usually positioned to the right.
- distance between ranks is 40 inches
- Pace is the length of a full step (30 inches for men and 24 inches for women).
- Step The distance from heel to heel between the feet of a marching person. The half step and back step are 15 inches. The right and left steps 12 inches.
- Attention is the basic military position.
- At ease you can relax and shift about, but you must keep right foot in place. Don’t Talk
- Rest Same as at ease but you may talk at rest. This is the only command where you may talk
- About face is a two count movement.

*Note: these are only a few of the basic drill commands, you may want to review pages 7-3 through 7-6 for more information.

• Inspections:
- Divisions should fall into formation of two of four ranks
- The tallest person should be on the left side of the formation.

- The inspection party normally approaches from the right
SECNAVINST 5060.22 is the Drill and Ceremonies Manual and Interior Guard Manual

Divisional Duty Officers are responsible for inspecting divisional spaces and making eight o’clock reports.

• The Officer of the Deck in Port (OOD) reports directly to the commanding officer for the safety and general duties of the command.

The General Mess Advisory Board id chaired by the food services officer.

• The Mess Audit Board is responsible for auditing the mess treasurer’s account in the CPO MESS and the wardroom mess.

The History of the CPO
• According to Naval records, the first mention of the chief petty officer was on a ship muster roll in 1775.

• Many of our uniform styles can be traced to the British Royal Navy

• In 1865 a Navy Regulation reestablished the term Chief Petty Officer

• The term Chief petty officer was fist used for the ship’s master–at-arms

• Review pages 7-14 to 7-17 on CPO uniforms.

• You may wear conservative style sun glasses when in uniform, but never in formation

1 ½’’ above the eyebrow.

• The male CPO rating badge measures 3 ¼’’ across and females are 2 ½’’ across.

• Review page 7-19 for CPO rating badges.

• Hash marks of stripes are 7 inches long and 3/8 inches wide for male. Female hash marks are 5 ¼ inches long and ¼ inch wide.

• Hash marks are positioned ¼ apart when wearing more than one.

• CPOs with less than 12 years have scarlet service stripes (hash marks)

Dinner dress uniforms are normally worn at official functions. They are equivalent to a civilian black tie function.

• You normally wear full dress uniforms on ceremonial occasions. You wear medals with full dress uniforms (no ribbons).

• Gold hash marks (service stripes) are worn for 12 or more years of service if you meet the eligibility requirements.

• There are 7 broad categories of awards:
1. Military decorations: given for specific personal act of gallantry or meritorious service, i.e. Purple Heart, Navy Cross, Medal of Honor
2. Unit awards: presented to an operating unit only to members of that unit that participated in the cited action, i.e., Navy “E”.
3. Nonmilitary decorations: decorations are awarded for various actions by an individual, i.e, Gold and Life Saving Medals, Presidential Medal of Freedom
4. Campaign and Service awards: given to personnel who have participated in designated wars, campaigns or fulfilled creditable, specific service requirements. i.e., POW medal, Good Conduct, Antarctica Service Medal.
5. Foreign decorations and non-U.S. service awards: the awards that may be worn are listed in the U.S. Navy Uniform Regs. NAVPERS 156650.
6. Marksmanship Awards: awards for pistol or rifle on a qualifying course.
7. Awards of Military societies and other organizations: are awarded from military societies and other organizations. i.e., Regular Army and Navy Union, Naval Reserve Association and the Moreell Medal

Ribbons are worn ¼ inch above the left breast pocket. Each row may have no more than 3 ribbons. Persons possessing 4 or more ribbons can wear a minimum of 3 of the most senior ribbons.

• Ribbons are worn with service dress uniforms.

• You may wear two warfare specialty pins at the same time.

• You may not wear a breast insignia or a badge awarded from another services, unless authorized by the Secretary of the Navy.

Chapter 10 of Uniform regulations covers the proper wearing and positioning of badges and insignias

• You may wear up to 5 medals in one row.

• Refer to pages 7-24 and 7-25 for the wearing of ribbons and medals.

• Gold bullion lace tarnishes rapidly and should only be cleaned by professionals. If you clean it yourself, use commercial nontoxic preparations and liquid cleaners

•Review chapter 7 MR for CPO

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