Are you serving in the rating of your
choice? And if so, why did you choose
It was my first choice; my dad was a
Navy cook years ago, and he said that
it was the best rate in the Navy.
I chose food service as my career
field. The MS rating offers both
valuable training and an opportunity
to gain valuable experience. Whether
I make the Navy a career or return to
a job in the civilian economy, the
skills of operating a dining facility are
the same. So you can see, Im really
placing myself ahead. The basic
operation of a good dining facility is
no different from that of a good
Now that we have talked to MS3 Frost and MSSN
Doe, lets ask the chief how he rates them.
They are both dependable, but the
similarity ends there. MSSN Doe does what you
tell himno more, no less. I guess the main
thing in his favor is that you only have to tell
him once. MS3 Frost is completely different.
He always wants to know why. Not because he
wants to argue, but because he wants to KNOW
the nuts and bolts of the operation. He is
professional in his attitude toward his job. He
finds out what makes food service good, and
then he tries to make it better.
EVALUATION OF CASE NUMBER 1
in more than just following a recipe card; he was
concerned with all areas of food service. MSSN Does
responses showed that he refused to learn anything more
about his job than just enough to get by.
MSSN Doe preferred to let all responsibility rest
with the chief. MS3 Frost felt a responsibility to the crew
and demonstrated it by learning all he could about his
Both of them rate pretty high on this item. However,
MS3 Frost showed more than just a good-natured
friendliness toward the crew. He showed an interest in
the crew by wanting them to be satisfied with the food
as well as the service.
A members performance is definitely affected by
the attitude that is brought to the job. Evaluate both MS3
Frost and MSSN Doe on the following items from the
checklist. You should consider their responses to the
questions and the chiefs comments in forming your
MS3 Frost indicated his interest in providing meals
that the members want to eat. MSSN Doe showed no
real interest in pleasing the customers.
MS3 Frosts answers to the questions and the chiefs
comment showed that Frost had a strong interest in his
job and the ability to perform it well. He was interested
The chief rated MSSN Doe on this item: MSSN
Doe does what you tell himno more, no less. MS3