lubricants. It issues materials and operates various types
of material handling equipment.
LABOR AND EQUIPMENT BRANCH. This
branch maintains a residual labor and equipment pool.
It determines and furnishes requirements for material
handling equipment. It also furnishes laborers, high lift
truck operators, and other ungraded personnel not
permanently assigned to the part of supply using them.
This branch also gets and distributes transportation and
weight handling equipment when public works does not
SHOP STORES BRANCH. When established,
this branch controls and operates shop stores according
to current directives. It provides personnel for storage,
counter service, record keeping, and stock control
functions. It works together with the department served
in setting the range and depth of needed stock items in
shop stores. When other commands set up this store and
the stock is part of the stores account of the supporting
command, it is considered a ready supply store. The
organization concept of a ready supply store is the same
as a shop store.
FUEL BRANCH. When authorized by
NAVSUP supply may set up a Fuel branch when it is
required by workload and scope of operations. This
branch receives, stores, and issues fuels. At activities
with limited storage capacity, the Fuel branch also may
determine requirements and schedule deliveries of
FOOD SERVICE DIVISION. The supply
department may set up this division when authorized by
NAVSUP This division is also known as the enlisted
dining facility (EDF). The organization of a Food
Service division largely depends on the size, physical
layout, facilities of the station, and number of personnel
subsisting in the facility. The Food Service division
operates the enlisted dining facility. It also performs
administrative functions, such as maintaining records
and submitting returns.
AVIATION SUPPORT DIVISION. TMS
division is also known as the supply support center
(SSC). It is responsible for providing supply support for
assigned organizational and intermediate maintenance
activities (OMA and IMA). The Aviation Support
division (ASD) is the single point of contact for
maintenance activities requiring direct supply support.
It is where Material Control places requirements for
material and equipment needed to support maintenance
of weapons systems. Material Control places these
requirements by submitting requisitions to ASD.
Chapter 9 of this training manual describes ASD
responsibilities and functions in detail.
The organization of the supply department afloat
varies according to the mission, physical characteristics,
and complement of the ship. As an AK, you will most
likely be assigned to an aircraft carrier (CV or CVN) or
an amphibious assault ship (LPH). The supply
organization structure for these ships can be found in
Afloat Supply Procedures, NAVSUP P-485, and
Automated Snap 1 Supply Procedures, volume 1,
NAVSUP P-567. The NAVSUP P-567 provides
illustrations of typical supply organizations for different
types of ships. Figure 1-5 of this chapter provides an
example of a supply department organization afloat.
As a member of the supply department aboard ship,
you will be dealing with personnel in other divisions. To
perform your duties effectively, you must be familiar
with the different divisions. During weekends and after
normal working hours, only the duty section staffs the
supply department. The duty section consists of
personnel from other divisions of the supply depart-
ment. With few people in the duty section, all its
members have to participate to accomplish any major
task. You must know all the members and where they
work, because you may have to contact everyone for a
muster or meeting.
You may become part of different working party
evolutions aboard ship or pierside. The underway
replenishment (UNREP) or vertical replenishment
(VERTREP) evolutions consist mostly of supply
personnel from different divisions. In separating
material, you must know how to differentiate items for
ships store, stock or direct turnover (DTO). You must
be able to segregate stock items for general stores,
clothing, subsistence, and aviation stores. After
segregating the items, it might be your job to tell each
division responsible for the material to pick it up. The
following paragraphs will help you familiarize yourself
with the supply organization aboard ship.
SUPPLY OFFICER AND ASSISTANT
(AFLOAT). The supply officer (SUPO) is the senior
supply corps officer on board the ship and is the head of
the supply department. The supply officer is responsible
to the commanding officer for the performance and
administration of all supply functions.
The assistant supply officer (ASUPO) is also the
primary assistant on aircraft carriers. The primary
responsibility of the ASUPO is to ensure the proper