While you are assigned as an instructor, you must abide by the directives and instructions
within your chain of command. You also must exhibit and enforce proper military conduct and
discipline at all times.
Whatever your task, approach your job with honesty, enthusiasm, and genuine dedication.
As a Navy instructor, you fill one of the most critical positions in the training program. Your
responsibilities include making the best of your own time and the students time to develop those
skills, knowledge, and attitudes essential to effective performance.
RESPONSIBILITY TO STUDENTS
Although your instructional and leadership role influences students in the formal training
environment, be aware that many other influences also affect their performance (fig. 2-2).
Students have many military duties and responsibilities that affect their lives. In addition,
personal involvements with family members,
friends, and other concerns affect their
Figure 2-2.-Influences on student performance.
To the greatest extent possible, try to help students resolve conflicts resulting from these
Your role as an instructor places you in a unique position to identify
persons experiencing conflict.
Since you interact with students on a frequent basis, notice
changes in students performance or behavior; then take steps to help them.
Your responsibility to your students is to teach effectively, set a good example for them to
follow, and help them resolve conflicts that hinder their training.