Note: This article was prepared at the request of the Navy Day Committee for the Special Information Number with a view of interesting Naval Reserve Officers and civilians when the Navy holds open house on Navy Day. The active service is familiar with these activities, as they form part of our daily occupations.
IN CONSIDERING the training of our fleet, distinction must be made between the training of individuals at the training stations, special schools, correspondence and post graduate courses, and that of the fleet as a whole. The following refers solely to the training of the fleet. This training of the fleet is directly under the Chief of Naval Operations who, by the law creating that office, is “charged with the operations of the fleet, and with the preparation and readiness of plans for use in war.” (Act March 3, 1915.) The Division of Fleet Training in Operations is directly concerned with these activities and preparations. A rear admiral or senior captain who has had experience in the fleet is the director of this division.