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CHAPTER  1 INTRODUCTION This rate training manual is designed to enable the SH2 and SH1 to meet the occupational stand- ards  for  advancement  to  First  Class  Ship’s  Ser- viceman  and  Chief  Ship’s  Serviceman.  For detailed information about military requirements for  advancement,  final  multiples,  and  training sources  and  publications,  consult  Military   Re- quirements for Petty Officer Third Class  through Chief   Petty   Officer  and  Basic    Military Requirements. This chapter provides information on the in- creased rewards and responsibilities of advance- ment and the different career opportunities that are available to you. It is recommended that you study  this  chapter  carefully  before  you  begin  to study the remainder of this rate training manual. THE  SHIP’S  SERVICEMAN  RATING In  the  Navywide  enlisted  rating  structure,  ser- vice  ratings  are  provided  to  meet  the  need  for technical  specialization  in  some  ratings  but  not in   others.   The   Ship’s   Serviceman   rating   is   a general rating, with areas of specialization iden- tified  by  Navy  enlisted  classification  (NEC)  codes. These specialties include Barber, Navy Exchange Manager,   Afloat   Sales   and   Service   Specialist, Commissary  Store  Manager,  Laundry/Dry Cleaning  Specialist,  and  Navy  Exchange/Com- missary Store Specialist. Refer to the current edi- tion of the  Manual  of  Navy  Enlisted  Manpower and  Personnel  Classifications  and  Occupational Standards,   section  II,  NAVPERS  18068,  for descriptions  of  the  NEC  codes  applicable  to  the Ship’s  Serviceman  rating. Because of the nature of the Ship’s Serviceman rating, senior Ship’s Servicemen are assigned to a  variety  of  activities.  As  a  senior  SH,  you  may be assigned to a regular sea billet where you may be placed in supervision over the ship’s retail and service  activities.  Or,  you  may  be  assigned  as  a supervisor  of  civilian  or  military  employees  in  a Navy  exchange  or  commissary  store.  You  may also  be  eligible  for  training  at  an  instructor  school, after which you may be sent to instruct in the SH class A school or in one of the SH class C schools. Or,  you  may  be  assigned  as  a  recruit  instructor or  a  company  commander  at  one  of  the  recruit training   commands. Other  duty  assignments  that  may  be  available to you include those in the Naval Education and Training  Program  Development  Center,  Pen- sacola,  Florida,  where  the  Navywide  advancement examinations are prepared and scored and where rate  training  manuals,  correspondence  courses, and  other  training  materials  are  developed  and prepared, In  addition  to  the  special  skills  and  knowledge you  should  possess  for  the  Ship’s  Serviceman rating,  you  must  also  develop  your  ability  as  a leader. You will find that your responsibilities for military leadership are about the same as those of petty officers in other ratings, since every petty officer is a military person as well as a specialist. Your responsibilities for leadership in the supply department are considerable, especially on small ships.  The  ship’s  store  records,  for  example,  are all-important records and it is your responsibility to see that they are accurately maintained. Only people who are highly competent and have a deep sense  of  personal  responsibility  can  develop leadership qualities needed to do their jobs well. The  ability  to  lead  is  most  apparent  in  supervi- sion,  although  it  manifests  itself  in  more  subtle ways   in   everything   you   do.   Certain   practical details  that  relate  to  your  responsibilities  for supervision  are  discussed  in  chapter  3  of  this manual. REWARDS  AND  RESPONSIBILITIES OF   ADVANCEMENT Advancement  brings  both  increased  rewards and increased responsibilities. The time to start looking  ahead  and  considering  the  rewards  and the responsibilities of advancement is now. Your responsibilities will be many and varied. By this 1-1

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