minute and for YN2, you must type 40 words
There are specialized typing
textbooks available if you need to improve
your typing skills.
You should look for
opportunities to practice in one of your
commands offices. By showing a genuine
desire to learn, you will get encouragement
from the senior YNs in your command.
You will need to know how to operate the
laborsaving devices available in offices today.
These are copying machines, typewriters,
All are being influenced by
procedures remain very much the same.
The Navy has a filing system based on
c o d e s a nd
procedures. The Navy is big, but if you learn
the standard filing system, you will be able to
function at any duty station anywhere with
only a little orientation in local practices.
As with filing, the same standardization
effectively. You will learn the standard letter
format, the business letter format, messages,
memorandum formats, and variations.
will also learn to identify the proper
circumstances for using the different types of
are typing and find a grammar or spelling
error or a format problem, you should
tactfully point it out to the author and be
ready to offer a substitute or correction.
organizations, the Navy seems to have a form
This is one of the prices of
standardization. While there may be a large
number of forms, you will find that once you
have been introduced to them, how they are
identified, and what they accomplish, it is
fairly easy to keep them straight in your mind
and know when they are needed.
PUBLICATIONS AND DIRECTIVES
There is a trick to the trade that all good
YNs understand. A great deal of information
can be stored in your memory, but it is
impossible to know everything. The trick is
to know where to find pertinent information.
Once you become familiar with the Navys
publications and directives system, you will
have all the answers available to you.
While all personnel are made aware of the
Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) and
legal and disciplinary procedures that affect
them, you will get a much more detailed look
at the paper work and processing involved in
nonjudicial punishment (NJP) and other legal
Most commands are not large
enough to have Legalmen (LNs) assigned,
which puts the responsibility for complete and
accurate records on the YNs assigned.
It cannot be repeated too often; YNs are
communicators. Your language skills must be
sharp. Your verbal skill and your writing
skill must be above
expected to keep an eye on what they are
doing (remember, attention to detail). If you
As your career progresses there will be
opportunities for specialization or career
change. Navy Enlisted Classifications (NECs)
and schools will be available to you during
your career as a YN.