ENTS Dependents residing with the member at
a location outside
CONUS, where the
accompanied-by-dependents tour may or may
not be authorized, and who are not entitled to
travel to and from the members overseas duty
station at government expense nor do they
entitle said member to station allowances at the
with dependents rate. These dependents may
either be acquired dependents or individually
sponsored by the member into the command
without endorsement of the appropriate
NONPERFORMANCE OF DUTY (CIVIL
ARREST) Any period in excess of 24
consecutive hours of nonperformance of duty
while confined under sentence or while confined
before and during trial by civil authority. If the
member is convicted under the laws of the state
or government concerned, the time lost must be
NOTICE A directive of a one-time or brief nature
that has a self-canceling provision. Notices have
the same force and effect as an instruction.
Usually, it remains in effect for less than 6
months, but it is not permitted to remain in
effect for longer than 1 year.
NROTC Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps.
The NROTC Navy-option scholarship programs
educate and train well-qualified young men and
women for careers as commissioned officers of
the U.S. Navy Unrestricted Line (URL) and
Nurse Corps, with initial appointment in the
Navy and in the grade of ensign.
NRPC Naval Reserve Personnel Center.
NSI Naval Science Institute.
NST Normal shore tour.
NTI U. S. Navy Travel Instructions.
NTP 3 Naval Telecommunications Procedures. The
official publication that discusses message
p r e p a r a t i o n p r o c e d u r e s a n d f o r m at
requirements. This publication is on CD-ROM.
OBLISERV Obligated service.
OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS As used in the
description of Navy occupations, they reflect the
23 groupings in which ratings of similar or
related skills are organized.
O C C U P A T I O N A L
S T A N D A R D S
(OCCSTDs) Enlisted OCCSTDs are the Navys
for the enlisted
occupational skills established by manpower and
personnel managers. OCCSTDs form the basis
for implementing and supporting actions for
personnel training, advancement, and
distribution. Training manual writers base rate
training manuals on OCCSTDs, and the exam
writers use OCCSTDs to support advancement
OCR Optical character recognition.
OCS Officer candidate school.
ODCR Officer Distribution Control Report. The
Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) prepares
an ODCR for each naval activity with officer
billets authorized or officers on board in a
temporary duty status.
OFFICER A commissioned officer, commissioned
warrant officer, and warrant officer, either
permanent or temporary, of the Uniformed
Services. As used in this definition, the word
temporary includes temporary officers whose
permanent status is that of an enlisted person.
OFFICERS JUNK JACKET A folder that is
maintained separately from the officers service
record where you should file old documents
such as TAD and PCS orders. Any documents
that do not belong in the officers service record
should be filed in the junk jacket.
OFFICIAL PASSPORT (NO-FEE) This passport is
issued to active duty personnel and DOD
civilian employees proceeding abroad on official
duty under orders to a country requiring
OHA Overseas housing allowance. The OHA
system provides an allowance to servicemembers
assigned to overseas locations that defrays a
significant amount of housing costs.