USS Sea Fox (SS402)
Enlisted Qualification Manual
Manual Provided by Lynn Cook (69-70)
                                                                                             
Table of Contents

CHAPTER I....................................................Qualification Procedures

CHAPTER II...................................................Qualification Progress Record

CHAPTER III..................................................Monthly Requirements

CHAPTER IV..................................................Additional Requirements for
                                                                    Individual Rating Groups
CHAPTER I

QUALIFICATION PROCEDURES
1.  Purpose of Submarine Qualification.  The primary purpose of submarine qualification is training you in the capable handling of emergencies which may arise on board.  In order to adequately fulfill this objective, you must have an intimate knowledge of most of the ship's systems, be able to rig all compartments for an emergency condition and be proficient in the use of all damage control equipment on board.  These requirements are mandatory because it is impossible to insure that the best man for the job will be available on the scene at the time his services are most needed, therefore you must be able to commence corrective action until assistance arrives.

2.  Time Requirements.  Your first duty upon reporting on board SEA FOX is to commence the qualification program outlined in this instruction.  The program as outlined herein leads to qualification in seven months.  This is the maximum time permitted and personnel who can accelerate the program are encouraged to do so.  The qualification officer may extend the time requirements in deserving cases.  Personnel unable to complete qualification requirements will be separated from the submarine service.

3.  SEA FOX Qualification Organization:

    a.  Qualification Officer:

         (1)  Coordinates and administers qualification program.
         (2)  Administers final qualification examination.
         (3)  Acts as Head of the Qualification Board.

    b.  Qualification CPO:

         (1)  Assists the Qualification Officer.
         (2)  Maintains qualification records.
         (3)  Coordinates CPO and PO instructors.
         (4)  Member of the Qualification Board.

    c.  SEA FOX Officers:

         (1)  Assist the Qualification Officer in monthly examination of qualification trainees.

    d.  CPO and PO Instructors:

         (1)  Instruct unqualified men in systems, compartments, and procedures; check sketches for correctness;
               sign off requirements after proper proficiency and knowledge have been demonstrated.

    e.  Qualification Board:

         (1)  Is composed of the following:

              (a)  Qualification Officer, Chief of the Boat; Qualification CPO; All department Leading PO's
                    (Excluding CPO's).

         (2)  Reviews delinquent qualification cases.
         (3)  Recommends program changes and modifications.

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