The extra step in this case would have been to fully
explain what was standing in SN Boates way of
becoming a Radioman. In addition, they could have
informed him that retesting was possible under certain
conditions and that he might strike for the rating without
a school. However, they should have informed him of
the handicap that he would face if he didnt receive the
advance technical training. In PO Seamans situation,
they should have been able to volunteer information that
would make his planning easier.
CASE NUMBER 4
As SN Frost enters the personnel office, PN Doe
looks up from her work and asks, May I help you?
I hope so. All my friends are PO3, and I cant even
take the test.
Thats what I want you to tell me. I think its just
because my division officer doesnt like me. Can you do
PN Doe may be able to do a lot of things, but, at this
point, helping SN Frost is not one of them. She still
doesnt know what SN Frosts specific problem is.
PN Doe says, Just a minute. Let me get your
record. Getting the record from the file, she begins
turning the pages. Recommended? No. Performance
evaluation? Good. Training completed? Yes. Personnel
advancement requirements completed? Now she knows
the problem. SN Frost has not completed his PARs for
advancement. The only thing holding you back is the
completion of your PARs. Have you asked your division
officer about that?
Mr. Brush said that your last command didnt send your
PARs, and he had made up a new one. The command
never entered the completion on your page 4 either, I
will write to your previous command for the record. We
can hope that it hasnt been lost and that we will receive
it before the cutoff date for this exam. In the meantime,
I suggest that you talk to Mr. Brush. Tell him the
situation, and start completing the PARs for PO3just
in case. There is still time for you to be recommended
so that you will be able to take the examination.
EVALUATION OF CASE NUMBER 4
A knowledge of the PN rating is only one part of the
PNs job. PN Does confidence indicated a good
working knowledge of the rating.
SN Frosts time spent in coming to the personnel
office was not wasted. He received the help he needed
when he needed it.
Yeah. He said something about it the other day, but
I told him Id already completed it before I transferred
Instead of picking up the phone and calling Mr.
here. He acted like he didnt believe me.
Brush, it would have been easier for PN Doe to say,
Your PARs have not been entered in your record. Go
PN Doe picks up the phone and locates SN Frosts
see your division officer. SN Frost was distrustful of
division officer. Mr. Brush, this is PN Doe in the
his division officer; he felt that Mr. Brushs dislike for
personnel office. I am checking SN Frosts record. Do
him was the reason he couldnt take the examination for
you have his personnel advancement requirements?
PO3. PN Does interest bridged the gap somewhat by
She listens for awhile, thanks Mr. Brush, and hangs up.
refuting this suspicion.