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1 Northwestern NROTC Duty Watch. 2 DEFINITION OF A WATCH Watch: Any period of time during which an individual is assigned specific, detailed responsibilities.

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1 1 Northwestern NROTC Duty Watch

2 2 DEFINITION OF A WATCH Watch: Any period of time during which an individual is assigned specific, detailed responsibilities on a recurring basis. Watch: Any period of time during which an individual is assigned specific, detailed responsibilities on a recurring basis.

3 3 DEFINITION OF WATCH OFFICER A commissioned or warrant officer regularly assigned to duty in charge of a watch or portion of a watch.

4 4 Duty Watch Duty watch will still be held at Noyes Street Unit from 1900 to 2200, Sunday through Thursday. Duty watch will still be held at Noyes Street Unit from 1900 to 2200, Sunday through Thursday.

5 5 Modifications to Duty Watch Procedures Midshipmen are now responsible for a duty binder and bag Midshipmen are now responsible for a duty binder and bag Duty binder and bag are stowed in gear locker of Haven St UnitDuty binder and bag are stowed in gear locker of Haven St Unit Duty bag contains :Duty bag contains : 1 black pen and writing material 1 black pen and writing material 1 working flashlight 1 working flashlight Copy of Duty Watch order Copy of Duty Watch order Current copy of staff and unit recall lists Current copy of staff and unit recall lists Duty keys Duty keys

6 6 Modifications to Duty Watch Procedures, cont’d. Midshipmen now responsible for inspecting spaces and ensuring spaces are clean and secured. Midshipmen now responsible for inspecting spaces and ensuring spaces are clean and secured. Periodic security checks of the unit and grounds during the watch will be conducted.Periodic security checks of the unit and grounds during the watch will be conducted. At a minimum, a check will be conducted every hour beginning at 1900.At a minimum, a check will be conducted every hour beginning at Discrepancies will be logged and brought to the attention of the Battalion Executive Officer.Discrepancies will be logged and brought to the attention of the Battalion Executive Officer. Will be responsible for maintaining accurate records by signing off on the provided checklist, for review by the Battalion Executive OfficerWill be responsible for maintaining accurate records by signing off on the provided checklist, for review by the Battalion Executive Officer

7 7 Modifications to Duty Watch Procedures, cont’d. Notifying the next Duty Midshipman Notifying the next Duty Midshipman Will also ensure the oncoming Duty Midshipman is fully briefed and aware of all orders and duties pertaining to the watchWill also ensure the oncoming Duty Midshipman is fully briefed and aware of all orders and duties pertaining to the watch Cell phones while on duty Cell phones while on duty Duty midshipmen will have their personal cell phone on them at all times both during and outside of normal working hours.Duty midshipmen will have their personal cell phone on them at all times both during and outside of normal working hours. Telephone communication must be maintained at all times.Telephone communication must be maintained at all times.

8 8 Modifications to Duty Watch Procedures, cont’d. Emergency procedures Emergency procedures Watch stander will notify the Battalion Commander via personal cell phone for any incident or emergency occurring at the unit or affecting any unit member.Watch stander will notify the Battalion Commander via personal cell phone for any incident or emergency occurring at the unit or affecting any unit member. Examples of when to call: any incident where local law enforcement or fire personnel are called to the unit.Examples of when to call: any incident where local law enforcement or fire personnel are called to the unit. When in doubt, call the Battalion Executive officer!When in doubt, call the Battalion Executive officer!

9 9 THE WATCH LOG/LOGBOOK A complete chronological log maintained to ensure an accurate permanent record of the command's activities. A complete chronological log maintained to ensure an accurate permanent record of the command's activities. Used to record every circumstance of importance or interest that concerns the crew or unit and the operation and safety of the ship/station. Used to record every circumstance of importance or interest that concerns the crew or unit and the operation and safety of the ship/station. Can be used as evidence before courts and other legal bodies Can be used as evidence before courts and other legal bodies

10 10 LOG ENTRY PROCEDURES Log entries are entered with ball-point pen in black ink. Log entries are entered with ball-point pen in black ink. Entries are made in legible capital block letters. Entries are made in legible capital block letters. All entries must be complete and accurate, written in standard naval language. All entries must be complete and accurate, written in standard naval language. Log must be signed when assuming the watch and turning over the watch Log must be signed when assuming the watch and turning over the watch Entries made every hour on the hour Entries made every hour on the hour Aside from the standard procedures, all personnel onboard at time of watch stander’s arrival or departure, or all personnel that arrive at or depart from the unit during the watch, will now be noted. Aside from the standard procedures, all personnel onboard at time of watch stander’s arrival or departure, or all personnel that arrive at or depart from the unit during the watch, will now be noted.

11 11 SAMPLE DUTY MIDSHIPMAN LOGBOOK ENTRIES Date: 29 OCT 2006 BatCom: MIDN Nguyen BatXO: MIDN Dmochowski Duty Midshipman: MIDN 2/C Smitty 1900I, MIDN Smitty, have assumed all duties and responsibilities as NROTC Northwestern University Duty Midshipman. I have in my possession (1) one duty bag containing: (1) Midshipman duty binder, (1) Midshipman duty logbook, (1) black pen, (1) notepad, (1) working flashlight, (1) copy of the staff and unit recall roster, and (1) duty key ring containing (2) keys. All is secure and there is nothing unusual to report at this time. MIDN Schmuckatelly currently on deck. (Sign and date). 2000MIDN Duty off to tour area. INITIALS 2010MIDN duty returns from touring area. All is secure and there is nothing unusual to report at this time. (State deficiencies if any). INITIALS 2100MIDN Duty off to tour area. INITIALS 2110MIDN Duty returns from touring area, All is secure and there is nothing unusual to report at this time. (State deficiencies if any). INITIALS 2115MIDN Duty notified (insert name here) of his/her Duty Watch for tomorrow. INITIALS 2200I, MIDN Smitty, stand relieved of all duties and responsibilities as the NROTC Northwestern University Duty Midhsipman. All is secure and there is nothing unusual to report at this time. MIDN Schuckatelly remains on deck at this time. Very Respectfully, (Signature) Printed Name Date * Note: A new page will be started daily. A diagonal line will be drawn from left to right on the remaining portion of the prior day with “No further entries this page” above the line and your initials below the line.

12 12 Duty Midshipman Check-off Sheet

13 13 Telephonic Threat Complaint

14 14 QUESTIONS & SUMMARY


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