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Bruce H. Szymanski
N SCI 403
Seattle Campus

Naval Organization and Management

Study of organization, systems, and techniques employed in the Navy for management of its human, material, and financial resources. Some work relates to the administration of discipline in the Navy under the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Emphasis on the leadership and management role of the junior officer in the fleet. Prerequisite: minimum 2.0 grade in N SCI 402. Offered: Sp.

Class description

NSCI 403 is designed to prepare senior Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps students for their first US Navy Division Officer assignment in the unrestricted line communities. The course focuses on junior officer leadership and management areas such as: Naval Organization, Customs, Courtesies and Traditions, Communication and Correspondence, Pay and Benefits, and Officer and Enlisted Performance Reports. The course also introduces students to the Navy Legal System and Uniformed Code of Military Justice and supports the Naval Science Department Leadership Continuum.

Student learning goals

Know the basic Navy division organization and the responsibilities of a division officer.

Be able to write an officer fitness report and/or enlisted evaluation using the NAVFIT application.

Understand DoD/USN pay and benefits and produce a notional O-1 (Ensign) budget forecast for the student's expected first duty station.

Relate concepts and theories from the Naval Science Leadership Continuum to a selected book from the Navy's recommended reading library.

Introduce Navy correspondence and be able to write a standard navy letter.

Understand Navy customs, courtesies and traditions, as well as officer communication.

General method of instruction

Combination of Instructor and Student-led lectures; student reading, research, personal reflection/experience and formal writing assignment(s); in-class lab work; extensive use of subject-matter-expert guest lecturers.

Recommended preparation

NSCI 201, NSCI 402, NSCI 110

Class assignments and grading

See course schedule and syllabus

See course syllabus


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Bruce H. Szymanski
Date: 02/01/2012