administration of the department and the training of
supply personnel. The ASUPO acts as supply officer
during the period when the supply officer is absent.
The stores officer (STO), when assigned, is
responsible for the Stock Control, Aviation Support, and
Material divisions. These responsibilities include
shipping and receiving sections if they are not part of
the Material division.
The officer appointed as services officer (SERVO)
acts as the operational supply officer for the Services
branch. This branch includes food service, retail
sales/service, disbursing, and the wardroom mess. The
services officer also functions as the administrative
assistant to the supply officer in these areas.
SUPPLY DIVISIONS. Listed in the following
paragraphs are titles, respective duties, and respon-
sibilities of supply divisions and officers. The set titles
and job assignments for divisions like S-1, S-8, and so
on, may vary from ship to ship. You should familiarize
yourself with the organizational structure in your
command to make your job easier.
The stock control officer is directly responsible to
the SUPO for proper administration of the Stock Control
division. On aircraft carriers, the stock control officer
works under the stores officer. On most ships, Stock
Control is one of the sections that make up the S-1
The customer services officer (CSO) is also known
as the logistics support center officer on aircraft carriers.
The CSO is responsible for supervising customer
services personnel in providing necessary services to
supply department customers. Some of the services
include technical research, open purchase, imprest fund,
and bearer pick-up. Customer Service is a section of the
S-1 division on some ships.
The supply quality assurance (SQA) officer is
responsible for determining supply department
performance. The SQA officer does this by directing
SQA personnel in conducting audits, random samplings,
and analyzing reports.
The food service officer (FSO) is responsible for the
food service units that operate all phases of the enlisted
dining facility. The FSO is in charge of the S-2 division.
The FSO also conducts authorized issues, sales, and
transfers of food items.
The resale officer is responsible for the ships store,
retail clothing stores, laundry service, and barber shop.
These stores and service units make up the S-3 division.
It is responsible for requisitioning, receiving, storing,
and selling of ships store and clothing items.
The disbursing officer (DO) is responsible for
collecting and disbursing public funds aboard ship. The
disbursing officer is the head of the S-4 division. He or
she performs all of the afloat pay and allowance
The wardroom mess officer is responsible for the
operation of the officers dining and berthing areas. The
Wardroom Mess division (S-5) buys, receives, stores,
issues, and accounts for the food and material needed.
It is responsible for preparing and serving food for the
officers. It is also responsible for the maintenance and
cleanliness of officer berthing areas (also known as
The aviation support officer (ASO) is directly
responsible to the stores officer for the proper
administration of the Aviation Support division (ASD)
The Aviation Support division (S-6) is also known as the
Aviation Stores division on some ships. Its basic
functions include receiving, storing, and issuing
material in support of aviation maintenance.
The automated data processing (ADP) officer is
responsible for all functions of the Data Processing
division (S-7). This division is responsible for operating
the data processing equipment and maintaining files and
records. This division processes supply transactions
(issues and receipts) and produces required reports.
OTHER ACTIVITIES INVOLVED
The following text list those activities that have
logistic or financial responsibilities and provide supply
support to other activities. The support provided by
these activities includes procurement, management, and
accounting of aviation material related to the duties of
FLEET SUPPLY OFFICER
The fleet supply officer serves as an advisor to the
fleet commander-in-chief concerning supply and
transportation matters. The Atlantic Fleet supply officer
heads a division of staff personnel in the
Commander-in-Chief Atlantic Fleet (CINCLANTFLT)
Headquarters. The Pacific Fleet supply officer heads a
division of Commander-in-Chief Pacific Fleet
(CINCPACFLT) Headquarters staff. The United States
Naval Forces Europe fleet supply officer heads the