Upon completing this chapter, you should be able to do the following:
1. Discuss the responsibilities of an FC supervisor.
2. Describe the basic requirements for effective communications as a
3. Identify the supervisors role in enforcing performance and equip-
4. Identify the sources of information available for use by supervisory
This first chapter includes topics on supervisory
This training manual (TRAMAN) is designed to
help you understand your work in the division as a
Fire Controlman (FC) supervisor. It will also assist
you in meeting the requirements for advancement to
Fire Controlman first class and chief.
This manual is not the only publication you will
need to prepare for advancement, as you will need
to study other publications to prepare for the advance-
ment-in-rate examination. Since this manual provides
only background information on subjects, you will
need to study the indicated references to learn each
topic in depth.
Although you will be a supervisor in the FC
rating, you may also have to supervise personnel from
other ratings. The ratings you deal with daily will
depend on your commands organization. Most of the
information given in this TRAMAN is based on the
assumption that you are familiar with volumes 1
through 4 of FC2, NAVEDTRA 10277.
responsibilities, effective communications, professional
updates, performance and equipment standards, tech-
nical materials, and a brief bibliography for informa-
tion and advancement study.
By becoming an FC supervisor, you will have
taken a big step in your career. Previous advancement
brought increased responsibilities, which also brought
increased rewards. The responsibilities of an FC super-
visor are even greater, as your work will be important
to the successful management of the division and the
department. For general information on the advance-
ment system and on the increased responsibilities of
a supervisor, review Military Requirements for Petty
Officer First Class, NAVEDTRA 12046.
By this time in your career, you are valuable as
a technical specialist. You are also valuable as a su-
pervisor, leader, and trainer of others. You can, there-