Recommend to the department head
personnel transfers and changes in the
Forward requests for leave, liberty, and
special privileges. This includes making
recommendations for their disposition.
Conduct periodic inspections, exercises,
Evaluate the performance and discipline
of the division.
The division chief petty officer (CPO) and
division leading petty officer (LPO) are assigned
to aid the division officer in the administrative,
organizational, and disciplinary duties. Their
function within the division is discussed in the
DIVISION CHIEF PETTY OFFICER. The
function of a division CPO is to assist the
division officer in coordinating and administering
the division. The duties, responsibilities, and
authority of the division CPO depends on the
division organization. The division CPO may be
required to perform the following tasks:
Supervise the preparation and maintenance
of the watch, quarter, and station bill.
Formulate and implement policies and
procedures for the operation of the
Supervise the division in the performance
of its daily routine and conduct inspections.
Administer discipline within the division.
Complete Enlisted Performance Evalua-
tion Reports (NAVPERS 1616/24) after
evaluating individual performances. The
LPO assists the CPO in this task.
Provide counsel and guidance to division
Ensure routine logs and records are
maintained correctly and required division
reports are prepared properly.
Act as the division officer in his or her
Perform other duties assigned by the
DIVISION LEADING PETTY OFFICER.
The LPO appointed by the division officer or
CPO is usually the senior petty officer in the
division. The LPO will assist in the administration,
supervision, training, and watch standing qualifi-
cations of division personnel.
Besides the general ratings, some specific
billets or assignments require special mention.
Two of these billets are the oil and water king and
the boat engineer.
Oil and Water King
On large ships, the billet for oil and water king
is divided into two billetsone for fuel oil and
the other for potable (fresh) water and feedwater.
On steam-driven ships, the oil and water king
could be either a Boiler Technician or a
Machinists Mate. On diesel- and gas turbine-
driven ships, the oil and water king is an
Engineman or a Gas Turbine Systems Technician.
The responsibilities of an oil and water king are
Supervise the operation of all valves in the
fuel oil and transfer system and the
freshwater system, as prescribed by the
casualty control bills for those systems.
Properly maintain fuel oil service tanks
and shift suction among service tanks.
Maintain the distribution of fuel oil and
water so the ship can remain on an even
keel and in proper trim.
Prepare fuel and water reports.
Test and record the pH, phosphate,
chloride content, hardness, and other
properties of feed and boiler water.
Test and record fuel oil samples. For
detailed information on these tests, refer
to Naval Ships Technical Manual, chapter
541, Petroleum Fuel Stowage, Use, and
Testing, and chapter 220, volume 2,
Boiler Water/Feedwater Tests and
Refer to Basic Military Requirements,
NAVEDTRA 10054-F, chapter 19, for informa-
tion on safety precautions to be observed when
handling fuel oil.