weapons systems, it becomes more and more crucial
that our personnel receive top-notch training. In the
following section we will discuss the Naval
Meteorology and Oceanography Command Training
THE COMMAND TRAINING AND
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Be familiar with
the Naval Meteorology and Oceanography
Command Training and Certification Program,
as well as the instructions guiding the technical
inspections of afloat units.
The instruction, Naval Meteorology and
Oceanography Command Training and Certification
Program, NAVMETOCCOMINST 1500.2, sets forth
policy, assigns responsibility, and establishes
procedures for the training and certification of Naval
Meteorology and Oceanography command personnel.
NAVMETOCCOMINST 1500.2 is applicable to all
officer and enlisted personnel assigned to
NAVMETOCCOM activities, Marine Corps weather
service activities, the Naval Meteorology and
Oceanography Reserve Program, and civilian personnel
assigned to NAVMETOCCOM activities providing
meteorological and oceanographic services to the fleet.
This instruction has the concurrence of the
Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Commander,
Naval Reserve Force.
Commanding officers, officers-in-charge, and chief
petty officer/petty officer/staff noncommissioned
officers-in-charge of all NAVMETOCCOM and Marine
Corps weather service activities are responsible to
perform the following:
. Increase the military and professional knowledge
of their personnel by developing and
implementing local training programs, obtain
training media, and use the available pipeline and
. Designate a training officer/petty officer to assist
the executive officer or officer-in-charge in the
administration of a training program.
Establish a Planning Board for Training (PBFT).
Establish and maintain both short- and
long-range training programs.
Maintain current training folders for each
enlisted member, and ensure prompt entries are
Conspicuously post and update Personnel
Qualification Standards (PQS) and training
Ensure that general military training (GMT) is
Establish and maintain a PQS program in
accordance with current instructions and
Prepare job qualification requirements (JQRs) to
augment PQS as necessary for site unique
Ensure and document certification for personnel
who have completed JQRs and specified PQS
Provide leadership training incorporating
Budget for, and send personnel to pertinent
training on a temporary assigned duty (TAD)
Refer to NAVMETOCCOMINST 1500.2 for a
detailed discussion of the requirements and command
responsibilities of local training programs.
TECHNICAL INSPECTIONS OF
The last topic to be discussed in this manual will be
that of technical inspections of afloat units.
We all cringe when the division officer passes the
word that the weather office will be inspected. But if
you consider the inspection as a learning and sharing
experience, it wont be quite so painful. The intent of
these inspections is not to put your office on report, but
to assist the office in identifying any shortcomings, if
any, as well as to identify and acknowledge those areas
in which the office excels.
The responsibility for technical inspections of afloat
units lies with the respective fleet commanders in chief
in your AOR.