l Public affairs or news media interests or
l When the next situational report is expected,
JAG Manual Investigations
A JAG Manual investigation should be conducted
if any of the following conditions apply:
The mishap or incident may result in claims
against or in favor of the government,
A mishap resulted in a combined total of
$1,000 or more for all DOD and non-DOD
vehicles and property involved.
A traffic ticket or summons has been issued
to the federal operator.
A resulting disabling injury or death occurred
to any party involved.
The CO decides an investigation is needed.
All commands should have a policy for assigning
JAG Manual investigations, such as to the ZS of the
Procedures for conducting JAG Manual
investigations are discussed in chapter 9.
All Career Recruiter Force (CRF) members should
be competent in the basic operation of NRSs. The
following pages contain information about displaying
your location, hours of operations, office layout,
budget input, and security.
We are in the marketing business, and keeping our
location in the public eye makes good business sense.
As a supervisor, you should take a few steps to make
sure the public knows where the recruiting stations
Keep in mind that you are fulfilling two
purposes: showing that the Navy product is available
and advertising its location and phone number.
Window cards, posters, special displays, exhibits, and
directional signs are all useful in displaying the
Window Cards and Posters
Window cards and posters are a form of
advertising, They communicate the benefits of service
in the Navy to prospects, parents, and teachers.
Window cards and posters are distributed to recruiting
stations periodically to replace those already up or to
put in new locations. They must carry the address of
the NRS in bold print that can be read from a few feet
away. They should also show the NRS telephone
number and Navy toll-free telephone number
(1-800-USA-NAVY), In arranging for new locations
or rechecking old locations, you should consider the
following three criteria.
SUITABILITY. This is a judgement call you will
have to make regarding the local reputation of the
place being considered. Obviously, a place with a bad
reputation is not what the Navy has in mind. You are
placing the Navy stamp of approval on any place you
put up a card or poster the same way that they are
approving of you.
It wont do the Navy or your
recruiting efforts any good if you put up advertising
in an establishment that is inappropriate.
AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC. The amount of traffic
going by, pedestrian or other, is of key importance,
Windows on side streets are better than nothing, but
try to get on the main streets and get as close as you
can to the busiest intersections.
PERMISSION AND COOPERATION. Once
you have decided that there is enough traffic passing
the place being considered and that the establishment
is suitable, you are ready to practice public relations
for the Navy. Talk with the proprietor, manager, or
owner about permitting a card/poster in his or her
window. Make a courtesy call first, then on the
second call have the sign with you and ready to put
up. Another approach is to make arrangements at
civic or fraternal club luncheons or meetings, or other
functions where the conversation lends itself to asking
for this sort of cooperation.
Special Displays and Exhibits
Because of the cost and special nature of exhibits,
special handling and attention to physical security are
needed. All exhibits should indicate the location and
telephone number of the local NRS as well as the
toll-free telephone number. You can request displays
and special exhibits from CNRC via your chain of
command. You can also do it yourself with the