OJT On-the-job training.
OOD Officer of the deck.
OPEN MESS A nonappropriated fund activity
established to provide services essential to
messing, billeting, and recreation of officers,
warrant officers, noncommissioned officers, and
OPNAV Chief of Naval Operations.
ORDERS As used in the transfer of personnel,
orders are the written authority given to
to execute an assignment by
ORDMOD Order modification.
ORIGINATOR When it relates to message
preparation, the originator of a message is the
authority (command or activity) in whose name
a message is sent. The originator is responsible
for the functions of the message releaser and
CODE When referring to
originators code in letters, this means the office
symbol of the drafter, but it may be the hull
number of a ship.
Local activities decide the
makeup of an originators code. You should put
it on all letters, either by itself or as part of a
OSDR Overseas Screening Deficiency Report.
OSGLI Office of Servicemens
OSVETS Other service veterans.
OTH Other than honorable.
OTM Officer Transfer Manual.
OVERPAYMENT An amount paid to a member
that is in excess of that to which he or she is
OVERSEAS SERVICE overseas service is defined
as military duty performed while assigned to a
military installation or activity permanently
based outside the 48 contiguous United States
and District of Columbia.
OYR One year recall.
PACE Program for Afloat College Education.
PACFLT Pacific Fleet.
PAO Public Affairs Officer or Public Affairs Office.
PARs Personnel Advancement
PARs are skills and abilities required for
advancement or change in rating that can best
be demonstrated by actual performance. PARs
are required for advancement to paygrades E-4
PAYPERSMAN DFAS Pay/Personnel Procedures
Manual (Navy). This manual was replaced by
the Disbursing, Administration, and Personnel
PC Personal computer.
PCDMRS Personal Computer Diary Message
PCP Passenger control point.
PCS Permanent change of station.
PCSTO Permanent change of station transfer
PDS Permanent duty station.
PEBD Pay entry base date.
PEP Personnel Exchange Program.
PERFUNCTORY Done without care or interest.
PERMDU Permanent duty.
PERSONNEL CASUALTY REPORT A personnel
casualty report is required on members of the
Navy, certain former members, certain Navy