2. Destroy any superseded edition according to
your local disposal procedures.
As supervisor you should ensure that the personnel
who manage the technical library, or function as
technical manual coordinators for the work centers,
should be knowledgeable, responsible, and willing to
help others. It is a job for personnel who understand
the value of tools, the need to safeguard them, and the
need to place them in the hands of the users who need
them. Such management will play a vital role in
maintaining the operational readiness or your com-
In this chapter we were unable to give all the
information you will need on the job. But we have tried
to provide basic information and references to help you
maintain a good reference technical library.
Personnel manning will be a prime concern of the
EMO; however, you will more than likely be quite
involved with personnel manning within your
division. A division must have the correct manning
levels to function properly, filling the needs of
equipment maintenance and other shipboard
functions, such as general quarters watch stations.
Manpower requirements are normally accounted for
by the Navy manpower requirements system
This section of the chapter will give you a back-
ground in Navy manning and
which to work.
THE SHIP MANPOWER
the personnel tools with
To effectively manage manpower and personnel,
the Navy needs an accurate identification of ship
manpower requirements. The main function of the
ship manpower document (SMD) and preliminary
ship manpower document (PSMD) programs is to
document manpower requirements. This is done in
terms of quantity and quality (such as skills,
experience levels, and specialized training),
required to perform mission requirements specified
in the required operational capabilities (ROC) and
projected operational environment (POE) state-
An ROC statement lists all required operational
capabilities (ROCs) for a class of ships, a type of aircraft
squadron, or other unit as assigned by the CNO.
Engage submarines with antisub-
Engage airborne threats using
Attack with torpedoes.
Engage airborne threats using
installed AA weapons.
A POE statement is a listing of the most demanding
conditions (wartime and peacetime) of operation for
which a unit must be manned.
Example: At sea in wartime, capable of performing
all offensive and defensive functions simultaneously
while in Readiness Condition 1; capable of performing
other functions that are not required to be accomplished
The SMD is developed in six phases: data
collection, workload standards development or
validation, generation of a preliminary statement of
required billets, fleet review, publication of final billets,
and implementation. The Navy manpower requirements
system provides automated data processing support for
each of these phases.
If a ship is modernized during its service life
(equipment or systems updated or added), the SMD
provides a means for determining manpower
requirements for the modified systems or mission.
The NMRS can generate an SMD to identify billets
needed to operate and maintain new weapons,
equipments, and systems, far enough in advance of fleet
introduction to provide trained personnel both when and
where they are needed.
In addition, the shipboard managersfrom the
commanding officer down to the LPOscan use the
SMD as an effective source document. Since it has
detailed watch station requirements, it can serve as the
basis for the establishment of a battle organization and
watch bill for specific conditions of readiness.
DESCRIPTION OF THE SMD
We have discussed the importance of the SMD as
an element of the Navy manpower management process.
It presents the basic manpower requirements summary
in seven sections as follows:
Officer billet summary. Consol- idates
officer requirements into a single