Figure 1-21.--Typical engineering departments.
department are subordinate to the chief engineer, and all
the commanding officer, for the organization of the
command. The department heads are responsible for
orders issued by him or her must be obeyed A structural
the organization of their departments for readiness in
organization chart for the department is shown in figure
battle and for assigning individuals to stations and duties
within their respective departments. The Standard
The chief engineer must conform to the policies and
Organization and Regulations of the U.S. Navy,
comply with the orders of the commanding officer.
OPNAVINST 3120.32B, prescribes this administrative
Besides general duties that are applicable to all
organization for all types of ships. For more
department heads on naval ships, the engineering officer
information on standard ship organization, refer to
has certain duties peculiar to his or her position.
Engineering Administration, NAVEDTRA 12147.
THE ENGINEER OFFICER
The engineer may confer directly with the
commanding officer in matters relating to the
The engineering officer (chief engineer) is the head
engineering department when he or she believes such
of the engineering department on naval ships. As a
action is necessary. The engineering officer will report
department head, the chief engineer represents the
to the executive officer for the administration of the
commanding officer in all matters pertaining to the
department. All personnel in the engineering