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USCG Int. Navigation Rules

U.S. Department Of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard's International Navigational Rules

The International Rules were formalized in the Convention on the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972, and became effective on July 15, 1977. The Rules (commonly called 72 COLREGS) are part of the Convention, and vessels flying the flags of states ratifying the treaty are bound to the Rules. The United States has ratified this treaty and all United States flag vessels must adhere to these Rules where applicable.

Surface Force Training & Readiness


This is a joint Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVSURFPAC)/Commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)instruction to promulgate a Surface Force Training and Readiness Manual (SFTRM) to be used by Naval Surface Force ships, staffs, and units in execution of the Optimized Fleet ResponsePlan (OFRP).


Basic Military Requirements NAVEDTRA 14325

This is a self-study training manual (TRAMAN)/nonresident training course (NRTC) that covers the basic knowledges required of the men and women of the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve. This TRAMAN/NRTC provides subject matter that directly relates to the naval standards for the apprenticeship (E-2/E-3) rates. The naval standards are found in the Manual of Navy Enlisted Manpower and Personnel Classification and Occupational Standards (Volume 1), NAVPERS 18068F.

Telecommunications Users Manual

The Naval Telecommunications Procedures Telecommunications User Manual (NTP) 3

This manual provides procedures governing preparation and electronic delivery of organizational naval messages using the Naval Computer and Telecommunications System (NCTS). NTP 3 is applicable to U.S. Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard activities.

Standard ORG AND REG Manual

Standard Organization and Regulations of the U.S. Navy OPNAVINST 3120.32D CH-1

Standard Organization and Regulations of the U.S. Navy OPNAVINST 3120.32D CH-1

Operations Security

Operations Security OPNAVINST 3432.1A

OPSEC is a critical process for all Navy activities. The Department of Defense (DoD) has reaffirmed OPSEC practices must be followed in the daily application of military operations. The practice of OPSEC enables mission success by preventing inadvertent compromise of sensitive or classified activities, capabilities, or intentions at the tactical, operational and strategic levels. This instruction governs OPSEC for the USN.


Operational Risk Management OPNAVINST 3500.39D

ORM reduces or offsets risks by systematically identifying hazards and assessing and controlling the associated risks, allowing decisions to be made that weigh risks against mission or task benefits while assessing their potential impact on operations. As professionals, Navy personnel are responsible for managing risk in all tasks while leaders at all levels are responsible for ensuring proper procedures are in place and that appropriate resources are available for their personnel to perform assigned tasks.

MOC Standardization

Maritime Operations Center Standardization OPNAVINST 3500.42

This instruction applies to fleet headquarters (HQ) MOCs as the operational level (OL) HQ warfighting capability within the Navy to employ the maritime force. Fleet HQ MOCs were developed as a warfighting capability belonging to the Navy component commander (NCC) and numbered fleet commander (NFC), to be organized, trained, manned, and equipped to support commander’s decision-making and set conditions for operational command and control (C2) of naval, joint, interagency and combined forces.

Force Comp of Afloat Naval Groups

Force Composition of Afloat Navy and Naval Groups OPNAVINST 3501.316C

This instruction articulates strategic objectives and key capabilities required to meet combatant commanders (CCDR) requirements and describe how the Navy and Marine Corps team will typically organize, train, deploy, employ, and sustain a capable and ready force in defense of the Nation as part of the larger joint force. Central to this is the ability of naval forces to task and organize to confront a diverse array of challenges and missions while operating at sea. Inherently flexible and tailorable forces are vital to the commander’s ability to adapt to the mission and shifting of resources.

DON Correspondence Manual

DON Correspondence Manual SECNAVINST 5216.5

This manual sets the standards for the management and preparation of correspondence throughout the Department of the Navy (DON).

DON Personnel Security Program

DON Personnel Security Program SECNAVINST 5510.30C

This instruction establishes the Department of the Navy (DON) Personnel Security Program (PSP)

Oversight of Intel act. within the DON

Oversight of Intelligence activities within the DON

To implement policies, procedures, and governing regulations regarding the conduct of intelligence activities, and a system of program reviews, inspections, and reporting requirements of those activities.


DON Information Security Program SECNAVINST 5510.36B

This instruction updates policy and responsibilities for Classified National Security Information (CNSI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) within an overarching Department of the Navy (DON) Information Security Program (ISP).

MC RTM Volume 1

Mass Communication Specialist Rate Training Manual

Mass Communication Specialists practice human-centered design to develop creative communication solutions and align communication strategies and tactics to leadership’s intent. They do this by conducting research and developing audience profiles. MCs prepare, process and print publications and media products, and create sketches, storyboards and graphics. They design publications, develop still imagery, and produce written, audio, video and multimedia information products. MCs also collect, analyze and report media project and communication plan feedback and performance information, and create media project plans. They conduct community outreach, news media operations, leadership and organizational communication operations; plan and direct communication campaigns and events; and serve as communication advisors to commanders. They also develop content strategies, create data stories, and ensure communication products and experiences are designed to enhance understanding and discoverability.

Generally, MCs progress through this diverse set of skills beginning as content developers and progressing in their skills to become production managers, creative directors, communication directors and, finally, user experience directors.

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Here is an OPTASK VI 101 brief meant for leadership who may need an entry-level brief.