A very good leader will always inspect his or
her personnel every morning at quarters. This was
taught to you as you came up through the ranks
and at NLDP school. You always want to have the
sharpest looking division. You can instill pride in
your people by making sure they look sharp. You
should set the example for the rest of the command.
Aboard ship, you will always have some type
of inspection, whether it is personnel, equipment,
records, or any other type of inspection that
happens to fall on your command. You will have
to have your division ready for these types of
inspections daily. The better you are prepared, the
better your division will do.
You will, as mentioned previously, have
various types of inspections. To help your people
and division to be ready, you can hold periodic
inspections on what you know will be coming up
in the future. To do this, always get the last
inspection report and go over everything, mainly
any of the discrepancies.
As the first class or chief, you should set up
a weekly inspection of all your spaces. You should
look for things like cleanliness, what needs to
be repaired and/or painted, and orderliness
of your storerooms. A neat and clean space
will show other individuals that you and
especially your personnel have pride in their work
Duty Supply Officer
The duty supply officer is responsible, when
he or she has duty, for making sure all the supply
spaces are clean before eight oclock reports and
before quarters in the morning.
Leading Petty Officer
As the leading petty officer or chief, you
should have someone always inspect your spaces
at the end of each workday. After they finish
inspecting the spaces, have them report back to
you on the cleanliness, so that you can report to
the department head or to the duty supply officer
for that day.