1037. Authority of Warrant Officers, Non-
Commissioned Officers, and Petty Officers
Chief warrant officers, warrant of-
ficers, non-commissioned officers, and
petty officers shall have, under their
superiors, all necessary authority for the
proper performance of their duties, and
they shall be obeyed accordingly.
1038. Authority of a Sentry
A sentry, within the limits stated in his
or her orders, has authority over all
persons on his or her post.
1039. Authority of Juniors To Issue Orders to
No member of the armed forces is authorized
by virtue of his or her rank alone to give any order
or grant any privilege, permission, or liberty to
any officer senior to him or her. A member is not
required to receive such order, privilege, per-
mission, or liberty from a junior, unless such
junior is at the time:
In command of the ship or other command
to which the senior is attached.
In command or direction of the military
expedition or duty on which such senior
An executive officer executing an order of
the commanding officer.
Pecuniary Dealings With Enlisted Persons
No officer should have any dealings involving
money with enlisted persons except as may be
required in the performance of the officers duties
or as involved in the sale of personal property.
An officer may be designated by superior
authority to accept deposits from enlisted person-
nel for the purpose of safeguarding these funds
under emergency or operational situations.
1112. Lending Money and Engaging in a Trade
Naval personnel shall not lend money to
another member of the armed services at an
interest rate, for the period of the loan, that
exceeds 18 percent simple interest per year.
Personnel may not act as a salesperson or an agent
or engage in a business on board without
permission of the commanding officer.
1115. Report of Fraud
Any suspicions of fraud, collusion, or im-
proper conduct in matters concerning supplies and
repairs should be reported to proper authority.
1125. Inspection of the Record of a Person in the
A persons naval record is maintained by the
Chief of Naval Personnel or the Commandant of
the Marine Corps. The record must be available
for inspection by that person or an authorized
agent designated in writing by that person.
1130. Officers Duties Relative to Laws, Orders
All officers in the naval service shall acquaint
themselves with and obey the laws, regulations,
and orders relating to the Department of the
Navy. They shall also, as far as their authority
extends, enforce these laws, regulations, and
orders. They shall faithfully and truthfully
discharge the duties of their office to the best of
their ability in conformance with existing orders
and regulations and their solemn profession of the
oath of office. In the absence of instructions, they
shall act in conformity
customs of the service
1132. Compliance With
with the policies and
to protect the public
All persons in the naval service are
required to obey readily and strictly, and
to execute promptly, the lawful orders of
1133. Language Reflecting on a Superior
Language tending to diminish the confidence
and respect due superior officers shall not be used.
1134. Exchange of Duty
An assigned duty may not be changed with
another person (such as trading watches) without
permission from proper authority.