SECNAVINST 3509.4 and fleet and type commander instructions. In general,
these instructions prohibit plaques being presented to any person as a gift,
memento, or to any person on reenlistment, retirement, or transfer.
Items of clothing for use by naval military personnel may be issued to
naval personnel charging OPTAR funds on the determination of the
commanding officer that the assigned duties of such personnel warrant such
issues. The authorization for such issues may be included in the ships
organizational manual, and issues are normally restricted to personnel whose
work is of a unusually destructive nature to clothing, such as cleaning fuel
oil tanks, replacing and sealing soft patches on submarines, handling
explosives, or work of a comparable nature. Clothing issued for ships use,
OPTAR, will remain the property of the Navy and is marked to indicate naval
Issues of all items of insignia are made according to fleet and type
commander instructions with the exception of issues of shoulder sleeve unit
identification marks (UIMs). The UIMs are issued to ships use according
to NAVRESSO Instruction 10120.10, and this instruction must be checked
before making such issues.
ACCOUNTING FOR ISSUES TO SHIPS USE
All issues to ships use are processed on a Requisition and Invoice/Shipping
Document, DD Form 1149 (fig. 5-2). These issues to ships use are prepared
in the same manner as issues to the general mess except for the data blocks
Data Block and Caption
Instructions for Entry
Enter supply officer, UIC, ships name, and hull
3. Ship tomark for
Enter transfer to other supply officers.
4. Accounting data
Enter the appropriate accounting data provided
by the supply officer.
6. Requisition number
Enter UIC, Julian date, and OPTAR serial
number provided by the supply officer.
9. Authority or purpose
Enter the paragraph you referenced in the
The supply officer will sign here.
You are required to enter the functional account data on the DD Form
1149 as shown below:
Credit - 51000
Charge - 13000