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Classified information is normally prepared, printed, and reproduced by Department of the Navy or Department of Defense facilities. When this is not possible, the preparation, the printing, and the reproduction of classified information is authorized by the following:

1. For Top Secret material:

a. Only as specifically approved by the Director, Navy Publications and Printing Service.

2. For Secret and Confidential material:

a. Government Printing Office

b. In commercial facilities having an active facility clearance at least as high as the classified information to be processed and obtained according to the requirements of the Department of Defense industrial security regulation and when specifically approved by the Director, Navy Publications and Printing Service.

Printing, Duplication, and Reproduction of Classified Material

The Director, Navy Publications and Printing Service, is responsible to the Commander, Naval Supply Systems Command, for the technical guidance and distribution of all Navy classified publications.

From a security viewpoint, the printing, the duplication, or the reproduction of classified material poses many problems: (1) it contributes to the increasing volume of classified material; (2) it permits quick and easy production of uncontrolled material containing classified information; (3) the equipment or processes require care or special procedures to prevent or eliminate latent impressions or offset versions of the classified information; and (4) a quantity of excess and waste material is produced, which can contribute to compromise of the classified information. Therefore, local commands must require close supervision and careful control of all reproduction facilities under their jurisdiction. Of particular importance is the need to control and supervise the use of office copying machines for the printing, the duplication, or the reproduction of classified material and to assure the proper recording and safeguarding of the classified material reproduced by such means. In no event, however, should classified material be reproduced without the approval of competent authority.

Destruction of Classified Material

For instructions regarding the destruction of classified material, refer to OPNAVINST 5510.1 (latest revision).


LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Discuss the different types of training available to GMs and the importance of each.

Because of the mission of the Navy, warships and aircraft are equipped with highly complicated devices used for the detection, engagement, and destruction of the enemy. To achieve the designed degree of effectiveness, highly skilled personnel are needed to maintain and operate this equipment. Naturally, these skills are obtained through the various training programs provided by the Navy. The basis of all training is the development of these skills within the individual. Group training can only be accomplished if all individuals involved have been trained to the basic level of knowledge of the required skills. For example, before a damage control party can perform efficiently, each member should be qualified at his or her assigned position within that party. These qualified individuals can now be trained to work together as a team, performing a procedure based on several independent functions.

As a supervisor, you are going to be very heavily involved in the process of training personnel. Your involvement may include any number of procedures-from the planning of these training programs to the actual training of personnel. Generally, training is considered to be one of two types-formal or informal.


The best definition of formal training is training that is conducted off the ship or out of your unit. A Sailor's first exposure to formal training is recruit training. Once he or she leaves boot camp, training really begins in earnest. The first duty assignment may be to a class A school to get initial rate training. This is followed by an assignment to a new command, which may or may not involve assignment to other rate or duty-related training. For example, a person could possibly attend a class C school directly after graduating from an A school. He or she could be assigned to a precommissioning school or a damage control school. Other formal training is provided by such activities as fleet training groups (FTGs), mobile technical units (MOTUs), or nuclear weapons training groups (NWTGs).

Naval commands frequently send their personnel to TAD to formal schools to upgrade their skills in all areas of performance including military, in-rate, and administration. The Catalog of Navy Training Courses (CANTRAC), NAVEDTRA 10500, lists all formal courses of instruction offered to naval personnel. This catalog is published in microfiche form and contains the following information about each of the courses listed:

Course location

Course length

Class school (A, C, or P)

How frequently the course convenes

Purpose of the course

Scope of the course

Prerequisites for personnel attending the course

Quota control information

Reporting destination

The CANTRAC is normally maintained by the educational services officer (ESO).


For all practical purposes, informal training can also be called shipboard training because it is conducted within the working environment. Many different types of informal training can be conducted, but to describe them all here would be impractical. Instead, some of the more frequently used types are identified in the following paragraphs to make you aware of how extensive informal training really is.

Navy Correspondence Courses

In most cases, Navy correspondence courses are a prerequisite to taking an advancement examination. You are working on one right now. They can be completed at your leisure and at a pace that is comfortable for you. Remember that correspondence courses are not limited to training in a particular rate/rating. Several hundred courses are available, covering a large number of technical, administrative, and scholastic skills. A complete list of correspondence courses available is contained in the Catalog of Nonresident Training Courses, NAVEDTRA 12061.

Assist Visits

Traditionally, an assist visit is viewed as a working inspection; but this is far from true. The real purpose of an assist team is to observe your operations or performance and provide instruction to correct any problem areas observed. These assist visits are conducted by activities, such as MOTU, NAVSEA, FTG, or even by factory representatives investigating equipment problems. As a rule, an assist visit is not a graded evolution; it is provided to help you in preparing for an operational evolution.


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