Monday, March 17, 2014
Executive Officer Tip #2013-052 - Paragraph 3. Action/Responsibilities
I continue to do my XO research. I am always on the look out for potholes you may encounter. I've included OPNAVINST 1040.11 about Retention and Career Development. I have highlighted the XO responsibilities on pages 11, 12 and 13. My point is multi-faceted. Your XO notebook should have those pertinent pages from all OPNAVINSTs. In the "olden days", they used to call it "Paragraph 3 leadership". Paragraph 3 used to be titled 3. Action (or Responsibilities). Now, OPNAV does not even follow their own directives on how to construct an OPNAV INSTRUCTION.
In any case, the XO has lots of responsibilities and you'll have to tend to them all. When there is a compliance problem and the ISIC comes in to take a look, they go to paragraph 3 Actions/Responsibilites of instructions and point out where you failed to live up to your responsibilities which were so clearly outlined for you. You can see what I am saying. An ordinary XO can't see that stuff. As an Extraordinary XO, you will have a great handle on it. If you need help with this, have your YN2 pull all the paragraph 3 information from all the pertinent instructions and you'll be all set.