operation within that command. Postal officer duties
· Becoming thoroughly familiar with USPS and
DOD directives and regulations, as well as all
Navy postal instructions and directives.
· Reviewing post office records and materially
inspecting postal facilities weekly.
· Randomly checking mail directory service to
ensure compliance with the Department of
Defense Postal Manual, DOD 4525.6-M,
volume II, chapter 6.
· Being present during all postal audits.
· Possible assignment to the monies audit board if
no postal account is held.
· Asking for aid from postal assistance advisors as
often as needed.
MONIES AUDIT BOARD
The command monies audit board consists of
personnel designated in writing by the commanding
officer of which one may be the postal officer, to
perform monthly audits of the post office. During
these audits at least 2 auditors must be present to verify
all postal accounts and to ensure all accountable
equipment assigned to the NPO is accounted for.
POSTAL ASSISTANCE ADVISORS
Postal assistance advisors are senior Navy Postal
Clerks or DOD civilian employees who are assigned
by FLTCINC postal officers to selected commands
where there are large concentrations of ships in the
United States and overseas. They are there to provide
guidance to commanding officers and postal officers,
and to assist postal clerks with questions concerning
the daily operation of post offices and to give
additional training to assigned postal personnel as
Each post office operated by the Navy should be
visited at least once every 18 months by a postal
assistance advisor. In addition, each ship that has a
post office aboard should have a postal assistance visit
before any scheduled extended deployment.
Name at least three qualifications required of
Navy personnel to be designated as a military
Navy personnel that are designated as
military postal clerks must be of the postal
clerk rating. (True/False)
Q1-10. What is the main task of a reserve custodian?
Q1-11. Who is normally assigned as the reserve
custodian aboard a smaller class ship?
Q1-12. A command postal officer is designated in
writing by what official?
Q1-13. Who should you consult if you are having
postal problems or if you have any questions
relating to postal matters?
Now turn to appendix 1 to check your answers.
Learning Objective: Identify postal training
A Postal Clerk A course is taught under the
sponsorship of the U.S. Army. This is an inter-service
school that trains prospective military postal clerks for
all branches of the armed services. The school is
currently located at Fort Jackson, SC. The course
provides enlisted personnel with a working knowledge
of the techniques and procedures involved in the
operation of a military post office. In addition to
meeting the qualifications for a military postal clerk,
Navy personnel scheduled to attend the course must
have a minimum of l year or more of active duty service
remaining after completion of the course.
In addition to the PC A school, there is also a
postal supervisor course offered for personnel
primarily at the PO2 level. This course is also located
at Fort Jackson, SC.
Q1-14. Under the sponsorship of what military
department is the Postal Clerk A school
Now turn to appendix 1 to check your answer.
SOURCES OF INFORMATION
Learning Objective: Identify essential
Department of the Navy, Department of
Defense, and United States Postal Service
publications and manuals.
Before you begin working a postal finance window
accepting articles for mailing, issuing money orders,