b. Ships store officers will
(1) review the DOD Standards of Conduct with all ships store
personnel on a semiannual basis;
(2) remind local vendors and suppliers of the policy and prohibitions
contained here; and
(3) ensure that signs received from the Navy Resale and Services
Support Office are conspicuously displayed in the ships store office and other
appropriate areas for observance by all ships store personnel and vendors.
Extracts from the Department of the Navys Standards of Conduct from
SECNAVINST 5370.2 are quoted below:
1. Purpose. This instruction implements and supplements DOD Direc-
tive 5500.7 of 15 Jan 1977, Standards of Conduct in prescribing required
standards of ethical conduct governing all personnel of the Department of
the Navy; related requirements applicable to all personnel in interpreting and
executing the standards of conduct and related requirements; and respon-
sibilities and procedures for monitoring and enforcing compliance with the
standards of conduct and related requirements within the Department of the
2. (not quoted)
3. Scope and Effect
a. Applicability. The provisions of this instruction apply to all naval
personnel as defined in subparagraph 4a. The provisions of subparagraph
6.1(2) apply to all retired naval personnel and members of reserve components.
The provisions of paragraph 12 also apply to all retired regular officers.
b. Violations. The regulations prescribed in paragraph 6 of this
instruction are a general order upon which disciplinary or punitive proceedings
may be based in appropriate cases. Noncompliance with other provisions of
this instruction are expected to be corrected by timely and appropriate ad-
a. Naval personnel. All civilian officers and employees and all active
duty military personnel of the Department of the Navy, including special
government employees and personnel of nonappropriated fund
b. (not quoted)
c. (not quoted)
d. Gratuity. Any gift, favor, entertainment, hospitality, transportation,
loan, any other tangible item, and any intangible benefit, for example, dis-
counts, passes, and promotional vendor traininggiven or extended to, or
on behalf of, naval personnel or their spouses, minor children, or households,
for which fair market value is not paid by the recipient or the U.S. government.
e. Appropriate supervisor. That superior within the chain of authority
who is acquainted with the duties of the naval personnel concerned and can
best determine the existence and effect of any conflict of interests of such
personnel. Ordinarily, this will be the immediate superior of the person con-
cerned. Each commanding officer or activity head should ensure that all per-
sonnel are aware of the identity of their appropriate supervisor.
5. General policies governing the conduct of naval personnel
a. Proper conduct of official activities.
(1) Naval personnel must become familiar with the scope of
authority for, and the limitations concerning, the activities for which they