NEVER talk during a loud burst of background
noise. Your class will not be able to hear you.
NEVER use distracting mannerisms, such as tug-
ging your ear or playing with a ruler or a pen.
The class will pay more attention to what you
are doing than to what you are saying.
NEVER talk down to the class. It will cause
animosity toward you, and you will lose the
attention and interest of the class.
NEVER lose control of the class. They will be
distracted and will not learn.
Keep your presentation interesting, accurate, and
to the point. Toss in a comment on personal experience
when you want to emphasize a certain point, or ask
questions if you are losing the interest of the class or
of an individual. The object is to keep your class
working and receptive to the information you are pre-
A wide variety of topics are appropriate to a combat
systems/weapons division. In addition to combat sys-
tems/weapons, you should have lesson plans and
training for other topics, such as safety, use of test
equipment, electronics casualty control, general military
subjects, and basic electronics.
Chapter 1 discussed four standards that you can use
as a basis for your training program: (1) naval stan-
dards, (2) occupational standards, (3) personnel
qualification standards, and (4) equipment standards.
Use the applicable naval and occupational
standards to tailor your training program to cover the
professional and technical requirements of your
Use the applicable equipment standards when
you train personnel on new equipment or equipment
with which they may not be familiar. Stress the impor-
tance of equipment standards to personnel before they
begin maintenance on equipment to emphasize the
importance and quality of the equipment performance.
The training chapter of Standard Organization and
Regulations of the U.S. Navy, OPNAVINST 3120.32,
discusses the quarterly forecast, weekly schedules, and
various personal and group training records that must
The Catalog of Nonresident Training Courses,
NAVEDTRA 12061, lists training manuals and corres-
pondence courses. The Personnel Qualification Stan-
dards Catalog, NAVEDTRA 43100-5, contains an
alphabetical listing of PQS packages.
Some other sources of information are
TYCOM directives and work-center directives;
Manual of Navy EnlistedManpower and Person-
nel Classification and Occupational Standards,
NAVPERS 18068; and
Catalog of Navy Training Courses (CANTRAC),
TRAINING SCHEDULES AND RECORDS
The scheduling of shipboard training requires the
careful attention of the training officer, the department
heads, and the division officers to minimize conflict
with the activities of the ship and to ensure that the time
allotted to training is used to the best advantage. The
only justification for a record of training is that it
provides continuity to the training program by indicat-
ing what training has been done.
When developing a training schedule, you must
consider the ships operating schedule and yard overhaul
periods assigned by the TYCOM. A yard overhaul takes
place approximately every 3 years. See figure 3-2.