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Recruit Division Command Structure
How recruits fit into division staff at RTC:
The RCPO is the primary recruit assistant to RDCs and is responsible for:
The RLPO is responsible to the RCPO and RDCs for:
The Recruit Master-At-Arms is responsible to the RCPO and RDC's for:
The Port/Starboard Watch Section Leaders are the senior Recruit Petty Officers for respective watch sections.
The Starboard Watch Section Leader (SWSL) shall serve as the division's watchbill coordinator. Watchbills will be prepared and subsequently submitted to the RDCs via the RCPO.
The Port Watch Section Leader (PWSL) shall coordinate the rotation of the ship watchstanders with the RDCs.
The Recruit YN is responsible to RDCs for:
The MYN is responsible to RDCs for:
The DYN is responsible to RDCs for:
Section Leaders are responsible to the respective Watch Section Leader for:
The LPO is responsible to the RMAA and RDCs for executing proper laundry handling procedures. The LPO is also responsible for maintaining the Cash box and division expense log.
The EPO is responsible for assisting RDCs in administering and mustering night study and mandatory night study classes. The EPO will attend a BMO/Testing brief.
The Recruit Athletic Petty Officer is responsible to RDCs for:
There will be at least a Catholic and Protestant RPO appointed for each division. If a division has three or more recruits of the same religion, a religious petty officer shall be appointed to represent that faith. RPOs are responsible for:
The MPO is responsible for pick-up and delivery of all mail. Designation as MPO includes special qualifications at mail orderly orientation and custody of a mail orderly card.
The DCPO is responsible to the RMAA for:
Recruit Chaplain Program Assistant (RCPA) (RPO3): assists in the chapel on Sunday (or other day as needed) and assists the division's RRPO and acts as a liaison between recruits and the Chaplain or Religious Program Specialist.
Recruit Forward Hold Petty Officer (RFHPO) (RPO3): in charge of cleaning supplies.
Recruit Head Petty Officer (RHPO) (RPO3): Although this one sounds very important, it means the recruit is in charge of keeping the bathroom (Head) clean, which would be an important position given that up to 86 recruits would be using that Head.
Recruit Ironing Petty Officer (RIPO) (RPO3): assists the RLPO and is in charge of ironing some items for the division and overseeing the ironing that is done by the recruits to assure that it is up to Navy standards. (This is not an official position, but we have seen it several times.)
Recruit Repair Petty Officer (RRPO) (RPO3): assists the RMA and assists with any repairs needed within the compartment. (This is not an official position, but we have seen it several times.)
Recruit Sweater or it may be Sweats (Smurf) Petty Officer (RPO3): assists the RLPO with the washing and folding of the sweat suits. (This is not an official position, but we have seen it several times.)
Recruit Weapons Petty Officer (RWPO) (RPO3): assists the RMA and oversees the exchange of the weapon at change of watch.