must be performed regardless of the assigned mission.
Subcategories of labor are shown in figure 6-24.
Crew leaders have the responsibility of preparing
time cards each day to reflect man-hours expended by
all personnel assigned to them. In the transportation
pool, this may be the responsibility of the yard boss or
The crew leaders report is submitted on a Daily
Labor Distribution Report Form, as shown in figure
6-23. The report provides a breakdown by man-hours
spent on a construction project or in the various labor
codes for each person in the crew for any day on any
It should be reviewed by the company
operations chief and the company commander before it
is forwarded to the Operations Department.
Operations Department tabulates the crew leaders
report along with all of the daily labor distribution
reports received from each company and department in
the unit. It serves as the means by which the operations
officer analyzes the labor distribution of his total
manpower resources for any day as feeder information
for the preparation of the monthly operations report and
any other resource reports required of the unit.
This information must be accurate and timely, and
each level in the company organization should review it
for an analysis of its own internal construction
management and performance rather than serve merely
as a feeder report to the operations officer.
Naval Construction Force (NCF) units, such as
Naval Mobile Construction Battalions (NMCBs),
Amphibious Construction Battalions (PHIBCBs),
Construction Battalion Units (CBUs), and so forth, are
required to maintain a high state of readiness and must
be capable of rapidly and efficiently embarking aboard
aircraft or shipping to provide contingency support to
the Navy, the Marine Corps, and other forces and
perform and participate in disaster recovery operations
and field exercises.
Detailed procedures for
embarkation are outlined in the Naval Construction
Force Embarkation Manual, C O M S E C O N D/
CESE AND MATERIAL PREPARATION
Upon notification from higher authority to
mount-out and deploy, the battalion re-organizes and
sets up a mount-out control center (MOCC). The
MOCC is under the direction of the battalion executive
officer. The MOCC controls, coordinates, and monitors
the movement of all personnel, supplies, and equipment
to the marshaling area. The MOCC and the
embarkation staff control all aspects of an NMCB
mount-out and serve as the coordinating center for all
the companies and battalion staff.
The preparation of CESE for embarkation is the
responsibility of Alfa company.
All vehicles and
equipment must be absolutely clean of mud, oil, grease,
or any other foreign matter, and all leaks must be
repaired before being embarked. Embarking on aircraft
requires special loading procedures for several types of
CESE assigned to the battalion Table of Allowance
(TOA). These procedures are outlined in the NCF
Embarkation Manual, COMSECOND/ COMTHIRD-
NCBINST 3120.1 Series.
Alfa company has the
responsibility of following these procedures that consist
of the removal of dump truck headache racks,
equipment exhaust stacks, dozer blades,
counterweights, and equipment roll over protective
structure (ROPS), bows, tarps and side racks, and so
NOTE: The bolts, nuts, and parts from the
disassembled equipment must be placed with the
equipment in a location that is easily accessible.
A mobile load is an item on a vehicle that is not
considered to be a secured part of a vehicle.
Mobile-loaded items must be secured to the vehicle by
a minimum of one-half-inch-thick rope of manila or
hemp, from side to side and front to rear.
Another area that must be checked and serviced is
the amount of fuel in the fuel tanks on vehicles. Fuel
tanks of a vehicle must be at least one-fourth full and
not more than three-fourths full. If the vehicle is to be
placed on the ramp of an aircraft, fuel tanks should never
be more than one-half full.
Fuel in tanks for trailer-mounted and single-axle
units must not exceed one-fourth full when these units
are disconnected from the prime mover with the tongue
resting on the aircraft floor. When positioned on the
aircraft ramp, the fuel tanks must be drained, but not
After a piece of CESE is cleaned, checked, and
serviced by Alfa company, the dispatcher notifies the
MOCC that the CESE is ready to be transferred to the