Summary of Points; from
"A Short Talk With Chief Petty Officers."
The Bluejacket's Manual, United States Navy, by Lieutenant Norman R. Van Der Veer, U.S. Navy, 1917
1. You have a position in which you must have expert knowledge of every detail that applies to your branch of the profession.
2. Your duties in training and instructing men of lower ratings are even more important than your duties in connection with the matériel.
3. Your conduct must be entirely above reproach, and your daily life such as to set an example both from a personal as well as from a professional point of view.
4. Whatever may be your special branch, always bear in mind the military side of the life. Comply strictly with the formalities of military life and require the same of your juniors.
5. Yours is a position of honor and responsibility. Do your work from a sense of duty. Be thorough in all you do, and require of your subordinates thoroughness and military exactitude.