ADMINISTRATION AND TRAINING
Command effectiveness is directly related to the
efficiency of command administrative functions and
command training programs; the command that handles
their day-to-day administrative duties and training
evolutions efficiently will excel.
This chapter will deal with just a few of the many
administrative details and training initiatives that the
senior petty officer and chief petty officer should be
We will first discuss command administrative
functions, followed by command training functions.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Prepare monthly
records transmittal forms,
bathythermograph observations records (when
required), annual meteorological station and
description reports, and, as required, special
This section will introduce three administrative
functions, the first being a monthly requirement, the
second an annual requirement, and the third, as the
situation warrants. The first two topics are covered in
the U.S. Navy Oceanographic and Meteorological
Support System Manual, NAVMETOCCOMINST
3140.1, and the third in the instruction, Special Incident
Reporting (OPREP-3 and UNIT SITREP) Procedures,
The monthly meteorological records transmittal
should include meteorological information and, if
required, bathythermographic information.
Only the original copy of observation records will
be forwarded. Ensure the records are neat, legible, and
in chronological order. Geographical positions will not
be deleted in order to make the records unclassified.
Classified observations will be forwarded in accordance
with OPNAVINST 5510.1.
Use CNMOC Form 3140/6, Meteorological
Records Transmittal Form (Report Symbol 3140-6), in
preparing your package. See figure 14-1. Instructions
for completing the form and for packaging are found on
the back of the form. The form further specifies all
enclosures. Mail the package between the first and fifth
of the following month to:
Asheville, NC 28801-2696
NOTE: A new digital transmittal form will go into
effect during 1995.
This form, CNMOC Form
3140/2DF, will replace the current CNMOC Form
Copies of all weather records are to be retained for
a minimum of 6 months.
Bathythermograph Observation Records
Forward the original copy of the Bathythermograph
Log (Report Symbol 3140-1), CNMOC Form 3167/2
(see fig. 14-2), between the first and fifth of the
following month as follows:
Classified log sheets are to be forwarded in
accordance with OPNAVINST 5510.1 to:
Naval Oceanographic Office
ATTN: Code N3412
Stennis Space Center, MS 39522-5001
Unclassified log sheets are to be forwarded to:
National Oceanographic Data Center
1825 Connecticut Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20235
Ensure all entries of date/time, position, and
declassification instructions are included, as