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  1. 1. NONRESIDENT TRAINING COURSEMilitary RequirementsFor Chief Petty OfficerNAVEDTRA 14144 Notice: NETPDTC is no longer responsible for the content accuracy of the NRTCs. For content issues, contact the servicing Center of Excellence: Center for Naval Leadership (CNL); (757) 462-1537 or DSN: 253-1537.DISTRIBUTION STATEMENT A: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
  2. 2. PREFACEAbout this course:This is a self-study course. By studying this course, you can improve your professional/military knowledge,as well as prepare for the Navywide advancement-in-rate examination. It contains subject matter about day-to-day occupational knowledge and skill requirements and includes text, tables, and illustrations to help youunderstand the information. An additional important feature of this course is its reference to usefulinformation found in other publications. The well-prepared Sailor will take the time to look up theadditional information.History of the course: Sep 1991: Original edition released. Authored by DSC Randy L. Harris. Nov 2003: Administrative update released. Technical content was not reviewed or revised. NAVSUP Logistics Tracking Number 0504-LP-026-7980
  3. 3. TABLE OF CONTENTSCHAPTER PAGE 1. Naval Tradition ...................................................................................................... 1-1 2. Military Conduct and Justice ................................................................................. 2-1 3. Leadership .............................................................................................................. 3-1 4. Management Information....................................................................................... 4-1 5. Career Information and Training............................................................................ 5-1 6. Programs and Policies ............................................................................................ 6-1 7. Military Requirements ........................................................................................... 7-1 8. Safety and Damage Control ................................................................................... 8-1 9. Security .................................................................................................................. 9-1INDEX.........................................................................................................................................INDEX-1 ASSIGNMENT QUESTIONS follow Index.
  4. 4. INTRODUCTION TO MILITARY REQUIREMENTS AND THE NAVAL STANDARDS The United States Navy has always placed required of all enlisted personnel in the Navy.great emphasis on the pride and professionalism Your knowledge of NAVSTDS will be tested onof its personnel. In keeping with this strong the military/leadership examination. Unlike thetradition, the Navy has taken a different approach Navy occupational standards, which state thein teaching military subjects by developing tasks enlisted personnel are required to perform,individual military requirements training manuals. naval standards, for the most part, state theThese manuals are divided into the basic military knowledge required.requirements (BMR) for apprenticeships and NAVSTDS encompass military requirements,advanced requirements for third class, second essential virtues of professionalism and pride ofclass, first class, chief petty officers, and senior service in support of the oath of enlistment, andand master chief petty officers. These manuals maintenance of good order and discipline. Theycover the MINIMUM naval standards required also include knowledges pertaining to the well-for advancement in rate. being of Navy personnel that directly contribute The purpose of the separate manuals for each to the mission of the Navy.rate is to define more clearly the duties and NAVSTDS apply to all personnel at theresponsibilities of the petty officer at each specified paygrade except where specific limita-rate. That simply means if you are studying for tions are indicated. Primarily two factors makeadvancement to chief petty officer, you will study these qualifications necessary—the basic require-material that applies to the chief petty officer. ments of duty at sea and the requirements ofThis is not to say that a chief petty officer duty in an armed force. For example, all Navyperforms only at the chief petty officer level. personnel must know certain elements of seaman-Many times the needs of the service require a chief ship and must be prepared to assume battlepetty officer to fill the billet of a more senior petty station duties. Both men and women must learnofficer or a commissioned officer. That has the general orders for a sentry, be able to standalways been the case and will continue to be true. a security watch, and possess certain skills and Because the manuals have been separated knowledges needed for their own protection andaccording to rate, you can now study the required survival. Certain other qualifications, mainlymaterial at the appropriate e time in your career. in clerical and administrative duties, have been added to the military and seagoing requirements because knowledge of them is important for all enlisted personnel regardless of occupational NAVAL STANDARDS specialty. This training manual covers the naval stan- Naval standards (NAVSTDs) are those qualifi- dards (military requirements) for chief pettycations which specify the minimum knowledge officer.
  5. 5. CHAPTER 1 NAVAL TRADITION LEARNING OBJECTIVES Learning objectives are stated at the beginning of each chapter. These learning objectives serve as a preview of the information you are expected to learn in the chapter. By successfully completing the nonresident training course (NRTC), you indicate you have met the objectives and have learned the information. The learning objectives for chapter 1 are listed below. Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:1. Identify the challenges to United States sea 5. Recognize the purpose and importance of arms power. control in maintaining a balance of power between the United States and the Union of2. Describe the mission of the U.S. Navy in Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.). peacetime and wartime.3. Describe the importance of naval presence, sea 6. Compare the naval forces of the United States control, and power projection in carrying out and the U.S.S.R. the Navy’s mission.4. Recognize the various theaters of operations 7. Describe the cause and effect of chemical war- for U.S. naval forces. fare in the Middle East. Today the two major military superpowers in legislation created, in effect, the Continentalthe world are the United States of America and navy. Congress authorized two battalions ofthe Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.). Marines on 10 November 1775. From theseBoth countries have large navies. They use their humble beginnings we have become a force ofnavies to meet the national interest and political over 500,000 personnel and 500 ships capable ofgoals of their countries. This chapter will provide global power projection on a moment’s overview of the U.S. and Soviet navies and theThird World countries having an impact on world NAVAL PRESENCEstability. Almost every U.S. sailor has experienced some type of major deployment. In the past several CHALLENGES TO U.S. SEA POWER years, most deployments have been to areas of the world in which hostilities were in progress. The naval affairs of the United States began Naval presence, by simple definition, is having awith the War for Independence, the American naval force in a specific location. We have beenRevolution. On 13 October 1775 Congress passed called on countless times in the past years tolegislation to purchase and arm two ships. This “show the flag.” Deployments place naval forces 1-1
  6. 6. in positions to achieve three purposes. First, forces essential to our use of the seas to support ourcan engage the enemy promptly at the start of national policies. The concepts of sea control andhostilities. Second, they can provide protection power projection are closely interrelated. A navaland support to friendly, allied, and U.S. forces force must have some degree of sea control in thein time of war. Third, they can stop the advance sea areas from which it is to project power,of the enemy as soon as possible. However, the depending on the type of force to be used.positioning of these naval forces for warfare in However, a naval force must have the capabilitysensitive areas of the world also provides a side to project power before it can realize any degreebenefit known as presence. Because of the inter- of sea control.national character of the high seas, deployed U.S.forces have a unique ability to make U.S. militarypresence known in a time of crisis. The United Sea ControlStates can modify that presence to exert the degreeand type of influence best suited to resolve the Sea control is the basic function of the U.S.situation. Navy. It involves control of designated air, surface, and subsurface areas. Sea control is A show of force by U.S. naval warships can of crucial importance to the U.S. strategy ofrestore stability to a friendly nation that is unable using both oceans as barriers for defense andto control a hostile situation. The U.S. fleet can as avenues to extend our influence overseas. Itremain out of sight, over the horizon, ready to does not imply simultaneous control over allrespond in a matter of minutes to any crisis. Naval 70 percent of the earth covered by internationalpresence can be visible or invisible, large or small, waters; it is a selective function, exercisedforceful or peaceful, depending on what best suits only when and where necessary. Because of newU.S. interests. technology developed in the United States and in other countries, total control of the seas Naval forces can remain in a crisis area for for our use and the denial of the seas for theindefinite periods to communicate their capability enemy’s use are impossible. With continuingfor action. Ground and air forces can duplicate technological developments, such as the strategicthat capability only by landing or entering the defense initiative, total sea control is expectedsovereign air space of another nation. to become even more difficult. We cannot consider the effectiveness of our Sea control assures the buildup and resupplynaval presence separately from our warfare of allied forces and the free flow of neededcapability. To encourage friends, deter enemies, supplies. Sea control also enhances security foror influence neutrals, forces deployed to crisis the nation’s sea-based strategic deterrent.areas must possess a fighting capability. We must have sea control to conduct sustained Our naval presence must also reflect the degree U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force operations abroad.of U.S. interests in the area relative to the number Modern land warfare requires large quantitiesof naval forces in the area. To be effective in the of supplies; most of them must be suppliedpresence role, U.S. naval forces must reflect a by sea.ready combat capability to carry out theirmission against ANY implied threat. We maintain sea control by destroying or neutralizing hostile forces in maritime areas the United States must use. Hostile forces includeTHE NAVY’S WARTIME MISSION aircraft, surface ships, and submarines that threaten U.S. or friendly forces operating in those Should the United States fail in its peacetime areas.efforts, the Navy must shift from a peacetime toa wartime posture. In its wartime posture, the The Navy achieves or supports sea controlNavy has two areas of responsibility. It must be through the following operations:able to function in a hostile environment, and itmust be able to exercise sea control and power 1. Locating and destroying hostile navalprojection. Sea control and power projection are combat units 1-2
  7. 7. 2. Using geographic choke points to prevent Another major advantage of a naval force is enemy access to open oceans or specific that it can begin combat operations immediately areas upon reaching a crisis location. Land or air forces often require the construction of staging 3. Clearing sea areas by using escorts to areas before they can begin combat operations. surround ships in transit, such as military That is especially true when the conflict takes or commercial convoys and amphibious or place in a remote location and when facilities support forces needed for combat are unavailable. The United States is diminishing its military base structure 4. Using mines in areas such as harbor overseas. Therefore, the ability of naval forces entrances and choke points to arrive in an area fully prepared to conduct sustained combat operations has taken on added Carrier forces and Marine amphibious forces importance.can project military power to ensure control ofthe high seas and the continued safe use of landareas essential to sea control. That entails THEATERS OF OPERATIONSdestruction of enemy naval forces at their homebases or en route to those ocean areas the United The Soviet Union confines its power projectionStates desires to protect. Power projection also (fig. 1-1 ) to areas close to the Soviet Union withincludes destroying the supply lines of the enemy one exception. Soviet fleet ballistic missile sub-and preventing enemy forces from advancing marines (nuclear propulsion) (SSBNs) patrol thewithin range to use their weapons against U.S. sea area off the east coast of the United States.forces. The traditional U.S. Navy theaters of opera- tions include Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Far East, and the Americas. The continuingPower Projection economic and political changes in those areas now and in the future will have an impact on the Power projection is the ability to project Navy’s mission and goals.military power from the sea worldwide in a timelyand precise manner to accomplish a givenobjective. Naval power projection, as an Europeindependent mission, is a means of supportingland or air campaigns. An essential element of With the fall of the Berlin Wall and thepower projection is the Navy’s amphibious ships reunification of Germany, Europe has changed.that carry U.S. ground forces to enemy shores. Many of the old boundary lines that separated east and west have been removed, which has made Power projection covers a broad spectrum of travel between countries easier. Since the outcomeoffensive naval operations. These operations of the changes in Europe is difficult to predict,include nuclear response by fleet ballistic missile let’s look at some trends that have taken placesubmarines and use of carrier-based aircraft and over the last few years.amphibious assault forces. They also include naval As the Warsaw Pact navies have been growingbombardment of enemy targets ashore in support smaller, North Atlantic Treaty Organizationof air or land campaigns. (NATO) naval forces have been maintaining their size. NATO naval forces have also significantly Naval forces have unrestricted global mobility upgraded their antisubmarine warfare, antisurfacebased on the traditional and time-honored warfare, and air defense capability. The Germanconcept of the free use of international seas. In navy replaced its F-104s with the Tornado andmany cases, naval forces can perform assigned upgraded NATO’s defense capability of the Balticmissions while remaining beyond the range of the approaches. U.S. Navy and Marine upgradeslocal enemy threat. The mobility of naval forces include the F/A-18, F-14D, and AV-8B. Theseriously complicates the enemy’s detection and United States upgrade provides Supreme Alliedtargeting capability. Mobility also permits the Commander, Atlantic (SACLANT), with moreconcentration of naval forces and the element of offensive and defensive capability in thesurprise. Norwegian and Mediterranean Seas. 1-3
  8. 8. Figure 1-1.-Soviet global power projection. 1-4
  9. 9. Figure 1-1.-Soviet global power projection-Continued. 1-5
  10. 10. anticipation of future arms control talks. Although the Soviets may increase future with- drawals of troops from the European theater, they still have an impressive reserve and mobilization capacity. The Soviets are reducing their total force numbers and using the best of their excess equip- ment to modernize their remaining forces. The Soviets have taken on a long-range strategic nuclear modernization program to comply with strategic arms reduction treaty constraints expected in the future. The Soviets are replacing their large, out-of-date missiles with newer, more efficient and accurate missile systems. The Soviets will continue to upgrade their land- and sea-based ballistic missiles and bombers. As a whole, the Soviet Union is the maritime power (refer to figure 1-3 for assignment of Soviet forces) of the Warsaw Pact countries. The U.S. Navy’s role in combating that threat is to limit the Soviet Northern and Black Sea Fleets in their ability to deploy. Surface ships and submarines stationed at Severodvinsk must transit the Barents Straits and one of three other choke points to enter the Atlantic Ocean. The Greenland-Iceland gap is the northern choke point, the Iceland- England gap is the middle choke point, and the Danish Strait is the southern choke point. These three choke points are the United States’ and NATO’s last line of containment for the Northern Fleet. The Black Sea Fleet in Sevastopol will be much easier to contain in the event of hostilities. To enter the Atlantic Ocean, the Black Sea Fleet must transit the Turkish Straits. Turkey, a NATO member and ally of the United States, could contain the Black Sea Fleet by sinking a ship in the Turkish Straits. Soviet ships on station in the MediterraneanFigure 1-2.-NATO regions and Soviet theaters of opera- must transit either the Strait of Gibraltar or the tions. Suez Canal to enter open water. U.S. allies bordering both choke points makes containment of Soviet ships in the Mediterranean Sea far less NATO is divided into three areas of difficult than restricting the Northern Fleet.responsibilities: Allied Forces Northern Europe When evaluating the Soviet naval force and(AFNORTH), Allied Forces Central Europe the challenge it presents, we would be wise to ask,(AFCENT), and Allied Forces Southern Europe What is the primary mission of the Soviet navy?(AFSOUTH) (fig. 1-2). The opposing Soviet Until 1953 we viewed support of land-based forcesforces are also divided into three areas of vice worldwide power projection as the primaryresponsibility called theaters of operations (TVD). mission of the Soviet Navy. Since 1953 the SovietsThey are the Northwestern TVD, Western TVD, have been developing their navy into a forceand Southern TVD. capable of worldwide power projection. The Soviets want the world to view their primaryThe Warsaw Pact mission as worldwide power projection, when it is really the support of land-based forces. The Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev has been, Soviets have two basic problems in projecting thatand plans to continue, making force cuts in image. First, they have a shortage of maritime air 1-6
  11. 11. Figure 1-3.-Assignment of Soviet naval forces. 1-7
  12. 12. Ocean or between the oil-rich gulf states and the rest of the world. About 10 percent of the world’s sea trade passes through the Suez Canal at the choke point of Babel Mandeb. Most of the Persian Gulf oil passes through the choke point at the Strait of Hormuz. Persian Gulf states are expanding overland oil pipe routes to lessen the importance of commerce through the Straits of Hormuz. The overland oil pipes will connect to terminals out- side the Persian Gulf. POSSIBLE ADVERSARIES. —The United States’ major goals in this region are to provide stability and unrestricted seaborne commerce and to ensure Western access to regional oil supplies. The United States also has strong ties to Israel and is committed to ensuring it remains strongFigure 1-4.-Middle East and Southwest Asia area of and independent. operation. Recent examples of the willingness of the United States to commit assets to the region include ship escorts from 1987 to 1988 during thesupport when operating outside the range of land- Iran-Iraq war. In August 1990 the United Statesbase aircraft. Second, logistics support is generally committed a substantial naval force to the areasupplied by their merchant fleet vice their navy. in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The goal of these operations was to deterMiddle East and Southwest Asia Iraq from attacking Saudi Arabia and to convince Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait. Total force The Middle East and Southwest Asia (fig. 1-4) commitment to Operation Desert Shield andarea of operation includes northeast Africa, the Desert Storm included 6 carrier battle groups andArabian Peninsula, and the area of Asia bordering 450,000 combat personnel.the Persian Gulf. The large geographic area of the region CONTROL OF SHIPPING. —U.S. navalprovides for extremes of topography and climate. presence in the Middle East and Southwest AsiaIt has mountains higher than 24,000 feet and includes the Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean Sea,deserts below sea level. Temperatures range from naval units of the Sixth and Seventh Fleets in the130°F or more to below freezing. Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf, and U.S. Central This region has many different cultural, Command (USCENTCOM) forces. During peace-ethnic, and religious groups. At present six major time our forces in the Mediterranean consist oflanguages and hundreds of dialects are spoken in 1 or 2 aircraft carriers, with roughly 100 embarkedthat region. The region and people have a history aircraft, or a battleship; supporting cruisers,of conflict dating back to the Sumarians and the destroyers, and frigates; amphibious ships;ancient city of Ur in southern Babylonia (southern supply, fuel, and service ships; and nuclear sub-Iraq). marines. The Sixth Fleet also includes a 2,000-member Marine Expeditionary Unit (special CHOKE POINTS. —The Middle East and operations capable). USCENTCOM naval forcesSouthwest Asia are the principal sources of oil for in the region, under Commander Middle Eastthe industrial countries. Located in the Persian Forces, routinely include a command ship andGulf region is 55 percent of the world’s known four combatants. Additional forces availableoil reserves. Oil from this area becomes more for USCENTCOM include 5 Army divisions andimportant as the use of oil grows and the world’s 2 brigades; 1 Marine Expeditionary Forcereserves decrease. Hostile countries could use the (1 division and air wing); 21 Air Force tacticalStrait of Gibraltar or the Suez Canal as choke fighter squadrons; B-52 bombers; 3 carrierpoints. That would disrupt international shipping battle groups; 1 battleship surface action group;between the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian and 5 maritime patrol aircraft squadrons. 1-8
  13. 13. The routine standing force ensures inter- The main mission of the Navy in the Northnational waterways remain open to shipping in African region is to keep the sea-lanes open. Thethe region and provides forward deployed U.S. secondary mission is to support interest andforces during hostilities. The optional forces political goals in the region. The major challengeravailable to USCENTCOM are used in crisis to U.S. sea power in the African theater ofsituations. They were deployed in support of operations is the Soviet Union. Minor challengersOperation Desert Shield when Iraq invaded include Libya (31-42 ships) and Guinea (2-3 ships).Kuwait in August 1990. SOUTHERN AFRICA. —The Soviets wish toAfrica increase their influence in southern Africa. Countries currently friendly to the Soviets include Looking at the strategic importance of Africa, Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe,we need to divide Africa into northern Africa and Botswana, Angola, and Namibia.southern Africa. From a naval viewpoint,northern Africa is important because it borders STRATEGIC RESOURCES. —Africa isthe Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. From an among the world’s richest continents in knowneconomic or strategic resources viewpoint, mineral wealth. It has a large share of the world’ssouthern Africa is important because of the vast mineral resources in coal, petroleum, natural gas,wealth in minerals it exports to developed uranium, radium, low-cost thorium, and othercountries. valuable ores. The abundant natural resources available in NORTHERN AFRICA. —Countries receiving Africa make it strategically important to WesternSoviet military aid in northern Africa include nations. The Navy may now appear to have noGuinea, Mali, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, and role in this area except in the Mediterranean SeaEthiopia. Of those countries, only Libya has been and Red Sea. However, we may be called uponopenly hostile to the United States. to support U.S. interest in the many regional For many years Libya openly sponsored conflicts happening in Africa. An example of oneterrorist groups and carried out acts of aggression of the regional conflicts is the civil war in Liberia,in the Gulf of Sidra. However, Libya has on Africa’s western coast. President Bush ordereddecreased its level of aggression since the U.S. a Marine amphibious group to that area in MayNavy lead Operation El Dorado on 15 April 1986. 1990 to evacuate personnel. Through September Operation El Dorado was a joint Air Force 1990, the Marines evacuated more than 2,100and Navy mission composed of strike aircraft people, including over 200 U.S. citizens.based aboard the USS America (CV66) and USSCoral Sea (CV43) and F-111 Air Force bombers The Far Eastbased in England. Using a high-speed, low-altitude approach, 12 Navy A-6Es struck the Subic Bay Naval Base and Clark Air Base areBenin airfield and Benghazi military barracks. At strategically important to U.S. interests in thethe same time, 12 F-111s struck the Aziziyah Far East. We could lose both bases because theirbarracks, the Sidi Bilal terrorist training camp, leases must be periodically renegotiated with theand the Tripoli military airport. Navy and Marine Philippine government. These bases are on theF/A-18s destroyed surface-to-air missile sites, sea-lanes and air routes to the Indian Ocean andwhile Navy E-2Ds, Navy and Marine EA-6Bs, and the Persian Gulf. Both bases played a vital roleAir Force F-11 1s provided electronic counter- in Operation Desert Shield. The bases also playmeasures and command and control support. a vital role in extending the range of U.S. forces.Navy F-14s and F/A-18s were on station to Much of the world’s oil that travels by shipprovide fighter support. through the various straits in the Indonesian area The successful attack caught the Libyans by are within range of U.S. bases in the Philippines.surprise. Except for sporadic surface-to-air The U.S. strategic objective in the East Asiamissiles, the Libyans did not engage the U.S. and Pacific area is to deter war. Strategic strikestrike force. The United States’ display of force capability, Pacific Command (PACOM) forces,and stated willingness to strike again has played bilateral defense treaties, forward deployment anda major role in deterring Libyan President basing, and weapons technology all contribute toMuammar Muhammad al-Qaddafi from sponsoring deterrence in the region. If deterrence fails, thefurther terrorist attacks against Americans. United States and the Soviet Union could become 1-9
  14. 14. Figure 1-5.-Soviet operations in the Sea of Okhotsk and the Northwest Pacific.engaged in conflict, If that happens our mission have engaged in an alarming trend of acquiringwill be to contain the Soviet Pacific Fleet in the nuclear-capable ballistic missile systems. SaudiSea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan (fig. 1-5). Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Libya, and other Middle Eastern countries are working hard toTHE NUCLEAR THREAT acquire nuclear capability. In contrast to the Third World countries, the United States, the NATO During the past the major nuclear powers have countries, and the Soviet Union are working todone a good job in managing the nucIear threat. reduce the number of nuclear weapons in theirHowever, newly emerging Third World countries arsenals. 1-10
  15. 15. Arms Control Present Posture The American quest for stability and the The Soviet navy could pose the greatestwillingness of the Soviets to bargain have led to potential threat to the U.S. Navy. Realistically,arms control negotiations. That is not a new however, small Third World navies now poseeffort. A history of arms control agreements more of an actual threat to U.S. naval forces.exists between the two superpowers stretching Since the U.S. Navy is primarily prepared toback to 1959. engage the Soviet navy, we will compare U.S. and The first round of Strategic Arms Limitation Soviet maritime missions.Talks (SALT), concluded in 1972, produced the The Soviet navy’s primary mission is to beAntiballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty that severely prepared to conduct strategic nuclear strikes fromrestricts the deployment of ABM systems by either SSBNs operating in protected waters close to thecountry. The SALT I also produced the Interim Soviet Union. The key to carrying out thatAgreement on Strategic Offensive Arms that mission is strategic defense of seaward approachesplaced limits on the number of strategic nuclear to the Soviet Union. The Soviet navy, airweapons. That agreement was to remain in effect force, and army will try to control the Sovietfor 5 years, but both countries pledged to abide Union’s peripheral seas and key land its provisions until further negotiations were The Soviets’ aim in controlling these areasconcluded. is to deny Western access to areas needed to In 1974 both countries agreed to maintain an threaten Soviet SSBNs. The Soviets usuallyequal number of strategic delivery vehicles. create sea denial zones up to 2,000 kilometersAdditionally, they agreed to sublimit the number from the Soviet mainland. The primary targetsof delivery vehicles they could equip with in the sea denial zones are sea-launched cruise-multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle missile-equipped submarines, surface ships, and(MIRV) warheads. Those agreements formed the aircraft carriers.basis for the SALT II agreement in 1979. SALT IIcontinued the agreement of equal limits but Disruption of U.S. supply lines to Europe andlowered the level of limitation on strategic Asia is another Soviet objective. The Soviets willweapons delivery systems. That new agreement attempt to interdict sea lines of communicationsforced the Soviet Union to dismantle several (SLOC) and establish sea denial zones. Duringhundred missile launchers. In addition, the conflict the Soviets are expected to attack criticalSALT II agreement placed sublimits on MIR V SLOCs that link the United States and its allies.ballistic missiles in general and on MIR V The Soviet submarine force plays a primary roleintercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in in the disruption of SLOCs.particular. A provision, which accompanies The U.S. national security strategy is basedthe basic treaty, imposes restraints on the on deterrence, forward defense, and collectivedevelopment of new and more sophisticated security. Forward-deployed U.S. and alliedweapons. combat ready naval forces can provide a visible The United States sees arms control as an deterrent to any country bordered by an oceanimportant complement to the strategy of or a sea. These forces operate globally in supportdeterrence. We are seeking to reach an agreement of bilateral and multilateral commitments andwith the Soviet Union on a Strategic Arms project military power in support of nationalReduction Treaty (START). Our objective is to policy and interest. U.S. naval forces have fourenhance strategic stability through equal and primary peacetime objectives:verifiable limitations on both sides. Despite somekey differences on issues, we are confident an 1. Defending the continental United Statesagreement can be reached. (CONUS) from attack In negotiations the United States will continue 2. Assuring freedom of the seas and pro-to try to limit American-Soviet competition in tecting important SLOCs from adversariesstrategic nuclear forces. The United States will 3. Providing regional stability by supportingcontinue to pursue the basic objectives of strategic friends and deterring aggressiondeterrence, adequate stability, and equivalence. 4. Functioning as a visible power projectionThat process began with the SALT I agreement force capable of responding to crises andand has progressed through the SALT II and low-intensity conflicts on short noticeSTART. anywhere in the world 1-11
  16. 16. Should deterrence fail, the U.S. Navy’s SURFACE SHIPS. —The Soviet Union andmission is the forward defense of the United States the U.S. naval surface forces have differentand its allies. The key objective is protection of missions (fig. 1-7). The Soviets are primarily aSLOCs from the United States to Europe and coastal navy emerging into a blue water fleet.Asia. To accomplish that objective, the U.S. Navy The Soviets can provide only limited long-rangewill engage Soviet naval forces in the Soviet “sea power projection of surface forces or naval aircontrol” and “sea denial” zones. The overall superiority. These limitations result from theirobjective of the engagement will be to remove the primary mission of providing protection to theenemy’s offensive and defensive capabilities and mainland and defending the ballistic missileensure freedom of the seas for the United States submarine force close to the mainland.and its allies while deterring Soviet use of nuclear The principle weakness of the Soviet navy isweapons at sea. its relative lack of priority in providing underway replenishment. The Soviets rely on their extensive merchant fleet to provide supplies to ships SUBMARINES. —The last U.S. diesel sub- engaged in sustained long-range operations.marine, the USS Blueback (SS 581), was Another weakness of the Soviet surface navydecommissioned on 1 October 1990. The remaining is the lack of long-range air power like thatU.S. attack submarine force is composed of provided by a U.S. carrier battle group. ThatSturgeon-, Skipjack-, Skate-, Permit-, and situation will change somewhat as aircraft carriersLos Angeles-class nuclear-powered submarines now under construction are brought into service(SSNs). The United States SSBNs form the sea during the 1990s.leg of the U.S. Trident nuclear deterrent. TheSSBN force includes the Lafayette-, James AIRCRAFT. —Soviet shipborne capable air-Madison-, Benjamin Franklin-, and Ohio-class craft are primarily limited to helicopters andsubmarines (fig. 1-6). vertical/short takeoff and landing (V/STOL) The United States has a smaller, but more aircraft. The Soviets are increasing their aireffective, submarine force than the Soviets capability with the introduction of the new Tbilisi-because of a superior knowledge of submarine class aircraft carrier that will include the newtechnology. That technology has resulted in Yak-41 V/STOL fighter and the Su-27 Flanker.superior submarine quieting systems, combat Despite the introduction of that class of aircraftsystems, and antisubmarine warfare (ASW) open carrier, Soviet naval aviation (refer to table 1-1)ocean acoustic surveillance and detection systems. will remain primarily a land-based force.These systems enable the United States and its U.S. naval aviation (refer to table 1-2) is aallies to maintain a superior technological and versatile multimission force capable of providingnumerical advantage over the Soviet submarine fleet defense, ASW, and long-range strike andforce. attack capability. The United States should The principle Soviet platform for both continue to retain a significant advantage inoffensive and defensive naval warfare is the seaborne air power for the foreseeable future.submarine. The Soviets use the SSBN as theirprinciple strategic platform. They use attack (SS CHEMICAL ANDand SSN) and cruise missile (SSGN) submarines BIOLOGICAL WEAPONSto counter submarine and surface ship threats.The SS, SSN, and SSGN submarines are the The increase of chemical and biologicalprimary threat to U.S. and allied sea lines of weapons has become a global problem. To date,communications (SLOCs). The Soviet navy has more countries than ever have chemical andthe world’s largest general-purpose submarine biological weapons. It is alarming that many offorce, totaling about 300 active units. We expect these countries are in areas of strategic importancethe Soviets to decrease their submarine force in to the United States. In the Middle East thenumber during the 1990s and beyond. That problem is particularly acute.decrease will occur as they replace older sub- Third World countries view the use ofmarines with newer diesel and nuclear-powered chemical and biological weapons differently thansubmarines. The decrease in the total number of the United States. The United States’ stance onsubmarines will not lessen the threat of their chemical and biological weapons is “that it issubmarine force because of improvements in abhorrent, reprehensible, and unacceptable thatdesign, stealth, and combat capability. chemical weapons ever be used against the men 1-12
  17. 17. Figure 1-6.-U.S. and Soviet submarine forces comparison. 1-13
  18. 18. Figure 1-7.-Soviet Union and United States surface ship comparison. 1-14
  19. 19. Table 1-1.-Soviet Naval Seaborne and Land-Based Aircraft Table 1-2.-U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Seaborne and Land-Based Aircraft -and women of the armed forces of the UnitedStates or its allies and that the United States willdo all it can to prevent such use.” A statementmade by the foreign minister of Syria is anexample of the attitude of Third World countries.He said, “It is unacceptable, given continuedIsraeli occupation and the disequilibrium existingin our region, to adopt selective concepts andmethods aimed at disarmament concerning only 1-15
  20. 20. one kind of mass destruction weapon without of the leaders of Iran, Iraq, and Libya in theirtaking into account the need of disarmament use of chemical weapons.concerning other forms.” Clearly, these countriesconsider chemical and biological weapons as an Iraneconomical alternative to nuclear weapons. Theyare unwilling to talk of disarmament without Iran has been hostile toward the United Stateslinking chemical and biological weapons to since radical, religious forces overthrew thenuclear weapons. government in 1979. Iran is an Islamic Republic The rise of chemical and biological weapons with ties to the Soviet Union, from whom it buysin the Middle East has been linked to Israel and many of its military weapons.France. Israel and France were joint partners in During the 8-year Iraq-Iran war, the Uniteda nuclear warhead development program from States supported Iraqi President Saddam Hussein 1957 to 1959. France successfully tested a nuclear in an attempt to topple the Iranian government.device in 1960. Israel used its connection with In a strange turn of events, the United StatesFrance to obtain a research reactor from France. asked Iran for support of Operation DesertIsrael will neither confirm nor deny that it has Shield.nuclear weapons, but for many years Israel was Also during 1987 to 1988, U.S. warshipsthought to possess between 20 to 25 devices of ensured freedom of passage to tankers carrying20-kiloton size. New evidence suggests that Israel oil through the Persian Gulf. U.S. forces engagedhas between 100 and 200 nuclear warheads and elements of the Iranian navy and attacked Iraniancan produce thermonuclear devices. Israel also has oil platforms in the Persian Gulf.weapons delivery systems in the form of aircraft, The Iranians have an arsenal of Soviet SS-1the Lance missile (mobile, 100-kilometer range), (Scud-B) missiles and would like to developand the Jerico 2 missile (mobile, 1500-kilometer their surface-to-surface missile capability. Iranrange). wants to purchase the Chinese M-9 missile In an attempt to decrease the number of (600-kilometer range). The Iranians claim they cannuclear weapons in the Middle East, countries in produce their own version of the SS-1. They havethat region have conducted preemptive strikes on produced a version of the Chinese Type 53nuclear reactors. In September 1980 the Iranians artillery rocket, called the Oghab, that has aled a strike against an Iraqi reactor at Osarik. The 40-kilometer range. Iran is also perfecting anattack damaged the reactor but did not destroy unguided rocket called the Iran 130, which hasit. The Israelis destroyed the Osarik reactor with a range of 130 kilometers. These missiles andan air strike in June 1981. rockets can be fitted with chemical warheads The chemical agent most likely to be used by as well as conventional warheads. The Unitedcountries desiring to produce chemical weapons States believes Iran has a stockpile of mustardis the nerve agent Tabun. (Refer to tables 1-3 and gas and phosgene and may be trying to obtain1-4 for a description of chemical agents and nerve gas.defenses.) Any country that has the capability of Iraqproducing organophosphorus pesticides can easilyproduce Tabun. Other types of nerve agents are Iraq is a Soviet client state in the Middle East.more difficult to produce, but could be done with From 1980 to 1990 Iraq built up its military untilhelp from industrialized countries. Countries in it became the sixth largest military power in thethe Middle East with known or suspected chemical world. In August 1990 Iraq invaded Kuwait. Theweapons capability include Israel, Egypt, Libya, stated Iraqi reason for the invasion was a policySyria, Iran, and Iraq. difference with Kuwait concerning the price and production quota of Kuwaiti oil. The United States intervened on behalf of Saudi Arabia toEMERGENCE OF THIRD stop the Iraqi advance short of the Saudi oilWORLD COUNTRIES fields. Iraq is working to purchase the technology to Of the emerging Third World countries, Iran, build nuclear weapons. The customs agents of theIraq, Libya, and Syria deserve a special look United States and England have worked togetherbecause of their past hostility toward the United to slow the Iraqi effort. They recently interceptedStates. More alarming than the past hostility a shipment of electronic components, suitable fortowards the United States is the cavalier attitude use in nuclear weapons, bound for Iraq. 1-16
  21. 21. Table 1-3.-Properties of Chemical Agents 1-17
  22. 22. Table 1-4.—Defense against Chemical Agents TYPE OF U.S. AGENT PHYSICAL NORMAL MEANS MEANS OF PROTECTION PERSONNEL SELF AID/ AGENT EQUIVALENT CHARACTERISTICS OF DISSEMINATION DETECTION REQUIRED DECONTAMINATION SYMPTOMS BUDDY-AID GA/Tabun Colorless. Aerosal or vapor. M256A1 and Protective mask None needed. Difficult breathing Nerve agent anti- GB/Sarin M4256 Kits and clothing. convulsions, drool- dote injection, i.e., GD/Soman CWDD. ing, vomiting, 2-PAM C1 & NERVE CAM. dimmed vision. atropine. Artifi- cial respiration may be necessary. VX Liquid droplets. All of the Flush eyes. with water Thickened above plus Decontaminate skin G-Agents M8 and M9 with M258A1 Kit. Paper. HD/Mustard Pale yellow. Liquid droplets. M256A1 and Protective Flush eyes with HD & HN-No None.1-18 HN/Nitrogen Dark yellow. M256 Kits. mask and water. Decon- early symptoms. L/Lewisite Dark, oily. M8 and M9 clothing. taminate skin L & HL-searing BLISTER HL/Mustard- Dark, oily. Paper. with M256A1 Kit. of eyes & stinging Lewisite of skin. CX/Phosgene Colorless. CX-irritation of Oxime eyes & nose. AC/Hydrogen Colorless. Vapor (Gas). M256A1 and Protective None. Incapacitates; None. BLOOD Cyanide M256 Kits. mask. kills if high Artificial respiration CK/Cyanogen concentration may be necessary. Chloride is inhaled. CG/Phosgene Colorless. Vapor (Gas). M256A1 and Protective None. Damages and None. CHOKING M256 Kits. mask. floods lungs. For severe symptoms, avoid movement and keep warm.
  23. 23. The Iraqis have chemical weapons and have East, and the Americas. These areas are changing,used them both inside their country and against and the outcome of the changes could have anIran. Iran claimed to be victim to 253 chemical impact on the Navy’s mission and goals.attacks during its war with Iraq. The United The United States, NATO, and the SovietNations investigated the Iranian claims and found Union have been negotiating treaties to reduce theevidence to confirm Iraq’s widespread use of amount of nuclear weapons they own. In contrast,mustard gas and nerve agent GA (Tabun). many newly emerging Third World countries are The Iraqis possess a stockpile of SS-1 (Scud-B) trying to obtain the technology to produceand Frog 7 missiles. They may also have the SS-12 chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons.missile, capable of carrying both nuclear andchemical warheads. The addition of the SS-12missile has allowed Iraq to carry out long-range REFERENCESmissile attacks against its enemies, includingIsrael. Iraq has developed two surface-to-surface Cheney, Dick, “The Heart of the Soviet Threat,”missiles: the al-Husayn (650-kilometer range) and Defense, Volume 90, January/February 1990,the al-Abos (900-kilometer range). pp. 2-7.Libya Harristy, Admiral Huntington, “Pacific Watch- word is Change,” Defense, Volume 90, Libya openly sponsored terrorist attacks May/June 1990, pp. 16-23.against U.S. military personnel in Europe. After Miller, A. J., “Towards Armageddon: Thethe United States attacked Libya in response to Proliferation of Unconventional Weapons anda terrorist attack, terrorist attacks worldwide have Ballistic Missiles in the Middle East, ” Thedecreased. Libya has not recently challenged the Journal of Strategic Studies, December 1989,United States; however, it remains a threat pp. 387-401.because of its large chemical weapon capability. Libya may have used chemical weapons Powell, General Colin L., “Changes and Chal-against Chad in 1986. Libya has also drawn inter- lenges: An Overview,” Defense, Volume 90,national attention over its efforts to secure nerve May/June 1990, pp. 8-15.gas technology. German companies supplying —, “Is the Future What It Used to Be?”, Defense,Libya with technology unknowingly helped Libya Volume 90, January/February 1990, pp. 3-7.develop its present chemical warfare capability. —, “U.S. Military Doctrine: The Way WeSyria Were—and Are,” Defense, Volume 90, March/April 1990, pp. 16-20. Syria may be the United States’ most formida-ble opponent in the Middle East because of its —, “The Middle East and Southwest Asia,”offensive chemical weapons capabilities. Syria is Defense, Volume 90, January/February 1990,thought to own a wide range of chemical weapons pp. 17-22.including the nerve agent GB (Sarin). Schwarzkopf, General H. Norman, ‘‘Turmoil- The Syrian arsenal includes the Soviet SS-1, Middle East Business as Usual,” Defense,SS-12 (with warheads for chemical agents Volume 90, May/June 1990, pp. 24-30.including nerve agent VX), and possibly theChinese M-9 missiles. Soviet Military Power: Prospects for Changes 1989, Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, SUMMARY D.C., 1989. Welch, Thomas J., “The Growing Global Menace Over the last 200 years, the Navy has of Chemical and Biological Warfare,”progressed from a small force of two ships to one Defense, Volume 90, July/August 1989, pp.of the largest navies in the world. The mission of 19-27.the Navy includes naval presence, sea control, andpower projection. Wolfowitz, Paul D., “Strategic Thinking in The Navy’s traditional theaters of operations Today’s Dynamic Times,” Defense, Volumeinclude Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Far 90, January/February 1990, pp. 9-11. 1-19
  24. 24. CHAPTER 2 MILITARY CONDUCT AND JUSTICE LEARNING OBJECTIVES Upon completion of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:1. Describe how to conduct a preliminary investi- 3. Describe the content of the Standard Organiza- gation of offenses. tion and Regulations of the U. S. Navy.2. Recognize the purpose and content of U.S. 4. Explain the Status of Forces Agreement Navy Regulations. concerning members of the armed forces in foreign countries. The topics in this chapter deal primarily with against someone goes through a series of stepsregulations that senior enlisted personnel should from the time it leaves the initiator to the timebe aware of to perform their job with consistency. of the preliminary inquiry.We will first examine the procedures for con- The legal officer receives the complaint andducting a preliminary investigation of offenses. drafts charges and specifications against theThen we will introduce you to the purpose and accused on a locally prepared report chit form.content of both U.S. Navy Regulations and Following the guidelines of part IV of the ManualStandard Organization and Regulations of the for Courts-Martial, 1984 (MCM), the legal officerU.S. Navy. We will close the chapter with a writes the charges and specifications using court-discussion of the Status of Forces Agreement martial language. The charges and specifications(SOFA). are then typed on the NAVPERS 1626/7, Report and Disposition of Offense(s) form (figs. 2-1 and 2-2). The accused’s service record supplies THE PRELIMINARY the information required on the front of the INVESTIGATION report chit. The legal officer or the person who submitted the complaint then signs the report. At some point in your career, the legal officer The legal officer conducts a personal interviewmay assign you to serve as a preliminary inquiry with the accused to inform, the person of hisofficer (PIO). As the PIO you will conduct an or her rights under article 31(b) of the Uniforminvestigation of offenses before a captain’s mast Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). When thetakes place. You will only investigate relatively accused acknowledges he or she understandsminor offenses that are not under investigation his or her rights, he or she then signs theby the Naval Investigative Service (NIS) or a fact- ACKNOWLEDGED block and the disciplinaryfinding body. or legal officer signs the WITNESSED block.REPORT AND DISPOSITION OF THE ACCUSED SHOULD NOT BE INTER-OFFENSE(S) (REPORT CHIT) ROGATED AT THIS TIME. The legal officer should determine and recommend to the com- Naval personnel may be reported for offenses manding officer or executive officer whatinvolving military conduct or justice. A complaint restraint, if any, should be imposed at this time. 2-1
  25. 25. Figure 2-1 .-Report and Disposition of Offense(s) Form (NAVPERS 1626/7) (Front). 2-2
  26. 26. Figure 2-2.-Report and Disposition of Offense(s) Form (NAVPERS 1626/7) (Back). 2-3
  27. 27. PRELIMINARY INQUIRY 4. Originals or copies of documentary evidence The legal officer forwards the report chit to 5. If the accused waives all his or her rights,you. Once you receive it, you can begin conducting a signed sworn statement by the accused;the preliminary inquiry of the reported offense. or a summary of the interrogation ofYou shouId usually conduct the inquiry informally. the accused, signed and sworn to by theYour final report on the preliminary inquiry accused; or bothshould consist of the following items: 6. Any additional comments you feel are necessary 1. Report and Disposition of Offense(s) (NAVPERS 1626/7) Objective 2. Investigator’s Report (fig. 2-3) 3. Statements or summaries of interviews with Your primary objective in conducting the all witnesses; sworn statements, if possible preliminary inquiry is to collect all available (fig. 2-4) evidence pertaining to the alleged offense(s). Your Figure 2-3.-lnvestigator’s Report. 2-4
  28. 28. first step is to become familiar with those of the case. The information will also help theparagraphs of the Manual for Courts-Martial, commanding officer decide what nonjudicial1984 (MCM) describing the alleged offense(s). punishment (NJP), if any, is appropriate. ItemsPart IV of the MCM describes those actions the of interest to the commanding officer include:military considers offenses. Within eachparagraph is a section entitled “Elements” that The accused’s currently assigned dutieslists the requirements for proof of the offense. Evaluation of his or her performanceBe careful to focus your attention on the correctelement of proof. Copy down the elements of The accused’s attitudes and ability to getproof to help you in your search for relevant along with othersevidence. Your job is to search for anything that Personal difficulties or hardships themight prove or disprove an element of proof. You accused is willing to discussmust remain impartial. Your second objective is to collect information Statements given by supervisors, peers, andabout the accused. That information will aid the the accused provide the best source of informa-commanding officer in making proper disposition tion about the accused. Figure 2-4.-Witness’ Statement. 2-5
  29. 29. Interrogate Witnesses Request that witnesses who have relevant information make a sworn statement. If you You can obtain a significant amount of infor- interview a witness by telephone, write a summarymation from the witnesses. Start by interrogating of the interview and certify it to be true.the person who initiated the report and the Elicit all relevant information during yourpeople listed as witnesses. You may discover interview of a witness. One method is to start withother persons having relevant information when a general survey question. Ask the witness to relatequestioning these people. everything he or she knows about the case. Then follow-up with more specific questions. After Don’t begin the inquiry by interrogating the speaking with the witness, help the witness writeaccused. The accused has the greatest motive for a statement that is thorough, relevant, orderly,lying or distorting the truth—if the accused is and clear. The substance of the statement mustguilty. Leave the interrogation of the accused consist of the witness’s thoughts, knowledge, oruntil last. Even when the accused has admitted beliefs about the accused. Limit your assistanceguilt, you should first collect all other evidence to helping the witness express himself or herselfcollaborating the confession of the accused. accurately and effectively in writing. Figure 2-5.-Suspect’s Rights Acknowledgment/Statement (Front). 2-6
  30. 30. Collecting Documentary Evidence familiar with the Military Rules of Evidence concerning searches and seizures. The Manual for Collect documentary evidence such as Shore Courts-Martial, 1984 contains the Military RulesPatrol reports, log entries, watch bills, service of Evidence. Take photographs of an object if itrecord entries, local instructions, or organizational is too large to bring to NJP proceedings. Leavemanuals. Attach the original or a certified copy real evidence in the custody of a law enforcementof relevant documents to the investigator’s report. agency unless otherwise directed; however,Check to see if you, as investigator, have the personally examine the evidence.authority to certify relevant documents. If you do, Advise the Accusedwrite on the documents the words certified to bea true copy, and sign your name. Before questioning the accused, have the accused sign the acknowledgement line on theCollecting Real Evidence front of the report chit and initial any attached Real evidence is a physical object, such as a pages.knife used in an assault or a stolen camera in a Use the Suspect’s Rights Acknowledgment/theft case. Before seeking real evidence, become Statement form (figs. 2-5 and 2-6) as a checklist Figure 2-6.-Suspect’s Rights Acknowledgment/Statement (Back). 2-7
  31. 31. to ensure you correctly advise the accused of his the accused draft the statement, but you must beor her rights before asking any questions. When careful not to put words in the accused’s mouthyou first meet the accused, fill in this page as your or trick the accused into saying something he orfirst order of business. You may serve as your own she does not intend to say. If you type the state-witness that you advised the accused of his or her ment, permit the accused to read it over carefullyrights by signing this form; no one else is required. and make any necessary changes. The accused should initial any changes, and you should witnessInterrogate the Accused them in writing. Oral statements are admissible into evidence You may question the accused ONLY IF HE against the accused. If the accused does not wishOR SHE HAS KNOWINGLY AND INTELLI- to put his or her statements in writing, attach aGENTLY WAIVED HIS OR HER STATUTORY certified summary of the interrogation to yourRIGHTS. If the accused makes the waiver, record report. If the accused makes a written statementit on the accused’s statement. If the accused asked but omits some of the statements made orally, addyou if he or she should waive his or her rights, a certified summary of items omitted from thedecline to answer or give advice. You are only accused’s statement.authorized to advise the accused of his or herrights. Never advise the accused on legal matters.Let the accused obtain a lawyer if he or she so U.S. NAVY REGULATIONSdesires. After the accused waives his or her rights, The 12 chapters of Navy Regulations (Navybegin the questioning in a low-keyed manner. Regs) describe the authority and responsibilitiesPermit the accused to give his or her own version of the offices within the Department of the Navy.of the incident. When the accused has finished They also describe the regulations concerning thepresenting the facts, begin to probe with pointed procedures, authority, and command of thosequestions. Confront the accused with incon- offices. Navy Regs also covers honors andsistencies in the story or contradictions with ceremonies, the rights and responsibilities ofother evidence. Remember, a confession that is persons in the Department of the Navy, and thenot voluntary cannot be used as evidence. purpose and force of these regulations.Any confession that is obtained by coercion, Each ship and station has complete copies ofunlawful influence, or unlawful inducement is not Navy Regs available to all personnel. Alsovoluntary. available is an excellent nonresident training The following are some examples of coercion, course entitled Navy Regulations, NAVEDTRAunlawful influence, or an unlawful inducement: 13082, which you are encouraged to complete. Your educational services officer (ESO) can help • questioning ofaccompanied by deprivation Infliction bodily harm, including you order this course. The following sections list articles (with a of the necessities of life, such as food, condensation of their text, if appropriate) from sleep, or adequate clothing United States Navy Regulations, 1990 that senior enlisted personnel in the Navy should know. This • Threat of bodily harm listing serves only as a starting place for you to learn about Navy regulations. You are responsible • deprivation or threats of or necessities or Imposition of privileges confinement, for learning and obeying all regulations. These regulations are not punitive articles, but laws under which the Navy operates. Many exist • Promises of committed or clemency as to any offense immunity by the accused for your own protection. Failure to obey any regulation subjects the offender to charges under article 92, UCMJ (Failure to obey order or • Promises of reward ortobenefit,the threats of disadvantage likely induce or accused regulation). When the article itself is self-explanatory, the to make the confession or statement article is presented in block quotation exactly as stated in Navy Regs; no further explanation is If the accused desires to make a written state- given. Articles that are lengthy and, in some cases,ment, make sure the accused has acknowledged difficult to interpret are paraphrased to give youand waived all of his or her rights. You may help a brief overview of the contents of the article. 2-8
  32. 32. STATUTORY AUTHORITY FOR Secretary of the Navy. Section 2B outlines theUNITED STATES NAVY responsibilities of staff assistants within theREGULATIONS Department of the Navy. Chapter 1 contains the 0100 article series. This THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONSchapter discusses the origin of Navy Regs, thestatutory authority, issuance of other directives, Chapter 4 contains the 0400 article series. Thisand maintenance of Navy regulations. chapter describes the responsibilities of the Chief of Naval Operations.0103. Purpose and Effect of United States Navy THE COMMANDANT OF THE Regulations MARINE CORPS United States Navy Regulations is the Chapter 5 covers the 0500 article series. This principle regulatory document of the chapter outlines the responsibilities of the Department of the Navy, endowed with Commandant of the Marine Corps. the sanction of law, as to duty, authority, distinctions and relationships of various THE UNITED STATES COAST commands, officials and individuals. GUARD (WHEN OPERATING AS A Other directives issued within the Depart- SERVICE IN THE NAVY) ment of the Navy shall not conflict with, alter or amend any provision of Navy Chapter 6 covers the 0600 article series. Regulations. The United States Coast Guard is normally a component of the Department of Transportation; however, upon declaration of war or when0107. Maintenance of Navy Regulations directed by the President, the Coast Guard operates as a component within the Department The Chief of Naval Operations is responsible of the Navy. This chapter assigns the duties offor maintaining Navy Regulations. Whenever the Commandant of the Coast Guard and outlinesany person in the Navy believes a change to Navy the duties and responsibilities of the office of theRegulations is needed, that person should forward Commandant.a draft of the change through the chain ofcommand along with a statement of the reasons COMMANDERS IN CHIEFfor the change. The Secretary of the Navy must AND OTHER COMMANDERSapprove all additions, changes or deletions toNavy Regulations. Chapter 7 covers the 0700 article series. This chapter is divided into three sections. Section 1 describes the titles and duties of commanders.THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY Section 2 explains the organization of a staff and the authority and responsibility of the staff Chapter 2 covers the 0200 article series. This officers. Section 3 outlines the administration andchapter discusses the origin and authority of the discipline of the staff of a commander or aDepartment of the Navy and briefly covers its separate and detached command.mission and composition. THE COMMANDING OFFICERTHE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY Chapter 8 contains the 0800 article series. This chapter is divided into three sections. Section 1 Chapter 3 covers the 0300 article series. This describes the general authority and responsibilitieschapter is divided into two sections and two of the commanding officer. Section 2 outlines thesubsections. Section 1 outlines the responsibilities additional responsibilities of commanding officersof the Secretary of the Navy. Section 2 describes afloat. Section 3, divided into two subsections,the composition, responsibility, and authority of covers special circumstances. Subsection Athe Office of the Secretary of the Navy. Section concerns ships in naval stations and shipyards,2A outlines the responsibilities of civilian and subsection B contains regulations governingexecutive assistants within the Office of the prospective commanding officers. 2-9
  33. 33. 0801. Applicability f. Naval Military Personnel Manual (for Navy personnel) or Marine Corps Per- The provisions of this chapter apply to sonnel Manual (for Marine Corps person-officers in charge (including petty officers when nel).so detailed) and those persons standing thecommand duty. THE SENIOR OFFICER PRESENT0818. Publishing and Posting Orders and Regu- Chapter 9 covers the 0900 article series. lations The chapter deals with the duties of both the senior officer present afloat and ashore. 1. In accordance with Article 137 of It defines eligibility for command at sea, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the authority and responsibility, and authority articles specifically enumerated therein within separate commands within the command. shall be carefully explained to each enlisted It discusses relations with diplomatic and person: consular representatives and international treaties a. At the time of entrance on and laws. It outlines the actions of U.S. naval active duty or within six days thereafter, forces within a vicinity of other armed forces. b. Again, after completion of six The remainder of the chapter deals with the months active duty; and relationships of the senior officer present with c. Again, upon the occasion of foreigners; readiness and safety of forces; each reenlistment. and general policies such as shore patrol, 2. A text of the articles specifically leave and liberty, assistance to ships, aircraft enumerated in Article 137 of the Uniform and persons in distress, and admiralty claims. Code of Military Justice shall be posted in a conspicuous place or places, readily ac- cessible to all personnel of the command. PRECEDENCE, AUTHORITY 3. Instructions concerning the AND COMMAND Uniform Code of Military Justice and appropriate articles of Navy Regulations Chapter 10 contains the 1000 article series. shall be included in the training and educa- This chapter is divided into four sections. Section tional program of the command. 1 describes the precedence of officers and defines 4. Such general orders, orders from officers as line officers, staff officers, and higher authority, and other matters which warrant officers. Section 2 explains the authority the commanding officer considers of in- of officers in the Navy. Section 3 describes the terest to the personnel or profitable for detailing of officers and enlisted persons. Section them to know shall be published to the 4 contains the regulations pertaining to succession command as soon as practicable. Such of command. matters shall also be posted, in whole or in part, in a conspicuous place or places readily accessible to personnel of the 1020. Exercise of Authority command. 5. Upon the request of any person on All persons in the naval service on active active duty in the armed services, the duty, those on the retired list with pay, following publications shall be made and transferred members of the Fleet Reserve available for that person’s personal and the Fleet Marine Corps Reserve are at examination: all times subject to naval authority. While a. A complete text of the Uniform on active duty they may exercise authority Code of Military Justice, over all persons who are subordinate to b. Manual for Courts-Martial, them. However, they may not exercise that c. Navy Regulations, authority if on leave of absence, except as d. Manual of the Judge Advocate noted in this article; on the sick list; taken General, into custody; under arrest; suspended from e. Marine Corps Manual (for duty; in confinement; or otherwise incapable Marine Corps personnel), of discharging their duties. 2-10
  34. 34. 1021. Authority Over Subordinates 1038. Authority of a Sentry This article gives officers the authority A sentry, within the limits stated in hisnecessary to perform their duties. or her orders, has authority over all per- sons on his or her post.1022. Delegation of Authority 1039. Authority of Juniors To Issue Orders The delegation of authority and issu- to Seniors ance of orders and instructions by a per- son in the naval service shall not relieve No member of the armed forces is such person from any responsibility imposed authorized by virtue of his or her rank upon him or her. He or she shall ensure alone to give any order or grant any that the delegated authority is properly privilege, permission, or liberty to any of- exercised and that his or her orders and ficer senior to him or her. A member is not instructions are properly executed. required to receive such order, privilege, permission, or liberty from a junior, unless1023. Abuse of Authority such junior is at the time: a. in command of the ship or other Persons in authority are forbidden to command to which the senior is attached injure their subordinates by tyrannical or b. in command or direction of the capricious conduct, or by abusive military expedition or duty on which such language. senior is serving c. an executive officer executing an1024. Contradictory and Conflicting Orders order of the commanding officer An enlisted person who receives an order GENERAL REGULATIONSthat annuls, suspends, or modifies one receivedfrom another superior will immediately relate Chapter 11 contains the 1100 article series.that fact to the superior from whom the last This chapter is divided into five sections. Sectionorder was received. If, after receiving that 1 covers the topic of administration of discipline.information, the superior from whom the last Section 2 outlines the standards of conduct.order was received should insist upon the Section 3 contains regulations governing officialexecution of that order, the person must obey records. Section 4 explains the general duties ofit. The person receiving and executing such individuals within the Navy. Section 5 defines theorder will report the circumstances as soon rights and restrictions of persons in the navalas practicable to the superior from whom the service.original order was received. 1111. Pecuniary Dealings With Enlisted Persons1033. Authority in a Boat No officer should have any dealings involving This article provides the senior line officer money with enlisted persons except as may beeligible for command at sea the authority over all required in the performance of the officer’spersons embarked in a boat. It also delegates the duties or as involved in the sale of personalofficer responsibility for the safety and manage- property. An officer may be designated byment of the boat. superior authority to accept deposits from enlisted personnel for the purpose of safe-1037. Authority of Warrant Officers, Noncom- guarding these funds under emergency or missioned Officers, and Petty Officers operational situations. Chief warrant officers, warrant of- 1112. Lending Money and Engaging in a Trade ficers, noncommissioned officers and petty or Business officers shall have, under their superiors, all necessary authority for the proper per- Naval personnel are not permitted to lend formance of their duties, and they shall be money to another member of the armed services obeyed accordingly. at an interest rate, for the period of the loan, 2-11