Quarterly Training Schedule
Preparing a quarterly schedule requires careful plan-
ning and imagination to ensure completion of individual
and team training. The division officer is responsible
for maintaining this schedule, and it is generally posted
in an area where all FC rates have access.
The leading petty officers generally meet with the
division officer to plan the quarterly training schedule,
depending on the ships operating schedule, the quar-
terly forecast of all-hands evolutions, and the adminis-
trative and maintenance needs of the division.
Most of the schedule is devoted to specific subjects
that are to be taught during indicated weekly periods.
A certain amount of instruction should take place during
every watch, but a definite schedule ensures that each
of the ships FCs drill and exercise at least once per
quarter, operational conditions permitting.
Weekly Training Schedule
Training petty officers should, at the end of each
week, consult the quarterly training schedule and pre-
pare a training program for the following week. The
weekly schedule should include pertinent information
on the long-range training schedule and on training
items allocated for that week from the quarterly training
schedule. Any remaining training time may be used as
a pickup of any lessons, drills, exercises, etc., that may
have been missed the previous week because of unfore-
After completing the weekly training schedule, the
training petty officers should forward it to the division
officer via the leading FC for approval and incorpora-
tion into the division officers weekly division training
When space permits, the weekly schedule may in-
clude the names of instructors and locations and times
of lectures and films. Additionally, any major mainte-
nance activity, test, or inspection may be included in
the weekly training schedule, which may then serve as
a plan of the week.
The weekly schedule should provide three categories
of training: (1) all-hands, (2) military, and (3) profes-
All-hands training is best typified by the onboard
know-your-ship requirements. These requirements gen-
erally apply to all newly reported personnel, regardless
of rate or rating.
Military training applies to the mandatory naval
standards for all hands, according to paygrade.
Professional training applies to personnel in a
specific rating group, by paygrade.
The responsible LCPOs should know at all times
how much training has been completed and how much
remains to be accomplished. Numerous records of
individual training must be maintained to keep this
To standardize record keeping, the Chief of Naval
Operations (CNO) has developed four forms, one of
which should be suitable for any record or schedule
needed in the training program. One of the forms is the
Weekly Training Schedule (OPNAV 3120/32).
The remaining forms are General Record, Type I
(OPNAV 1500/30); General Record, Type II (OPNAV
1500/31); and General Record, Type III (OPNAV
1500/32). The main difference in these three forms is
a flexible columnar arrangement that permits any one
of them to be used for several records.
Type I is useful in preparing the long-range train-
ing schedule, the quarterly forecast of all-hands evolu-
tions, and the division quarterly forecast of activity.
Type II maybe used to maintain both enlisted
and officer records of training. Its broad column on the
left of the sheet permits relatively lengthy entries, such
as names, functions, or training requirements. The other
columns are headed by individual blanks.