Petty Officer Third Class (C/Po3) Exam

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Navy Rates & Ranks, Riffle Movements, Drill, Uniform, Orders to Sentry, Chain of Command


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The purpose of__________ is to render a salute to a persons or colors, when not in formation nor posted in sentury.

    • A.

      Present arms

    • B.

      Port arms

    • C.

      Rifle salute

    • D.

      Right shoulder arms

    Correct Answer
    A. Present arms
    Explanation
    Present arms is the correct answer because it refers to the action of rendering a salute to a person or colors when not in formation or posted in sentry. This military command instructs soldiers to hold their rifle vertically in front of their body with both hands, showing respect and honor. It is a formal and ceremonial gesture commonly used in military events and ceremonies.

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  • 2. 

    The command "RIGHT SHOULDER, ARMS" from "ORDER ARMS" is a ___ count. ( COUNT CUTS IF APPLICABLE)

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    D. 4
    Explanation
    The command "RIGHT SHOULDER, ARMS" from "ORDER ARMS" is a 4 count. This means that there are four distinct movements or counts involved in executing the command.

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  • 3. 

    The command _____________ is automatically assumed for a facing movement that is given while at ORDER ARMS.

    • A.

      Port arms

    • B.

      Trail arms

    • C.

      Parade rest

    • D.

      Right shoulder arms

    Correct Answer
    B. Trail arms
    Explanation
    When a facing movement is given while at ORDER ARMS, the command "trail arms" is automatically assumed. This means that the soldiers will bring their rifles to the trail position, which is a relaxed position with the rifle held diagonally across the body, resting on the right shoulder. This command is used to transition smoothly from the stationary ORDER ARMS position to a marching or moving formation.

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  • 4. 

    What devices can be worn on the left side of the service uniform? *khaki top, black/blue bottom

    • A.

      Service star(s)

    • B.

      Ribbon(s)

    • C.

      Aigulette

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    All of the devices mentioned in the options can be worn on the left side of the service uniform, which includes service star(s), ribbon(s), and aigulette. The question is asking about the devices that can be worn on the left side specifically, and the correct answer is that all of the mentioned devices are appropriate for that side of the uniform.

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  • 5. 

    What color socks can a cadet wear with the khaki uniform?

    • A.

      Black

    • B.

      White

    • C.

      Navy blue

    • D.

      You do not wear socks with the khaki uniform

    Correct Answer
    A. Black
    Explanation
    Cadets can wear black socks with the khaki uniform.

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  • 6. 

    A squad is a group of individuals formed for the purpose of the instruction and _________.

    • A.

      Discipline

    • B.

      Control

    • C.

      Order

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    A squad is a group of individuals formed for the purpose of the instruction and discipline, as well as control and order. In a squad, individuals are organized and trained to follow instructions, maintain discipline, and work together in an orderly manner. The term "all of the above" accurately encompasses the concepts of instruction, discipline, control, and order, making it the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    When given "EYES, RIGHT" the head is turned _____ degrees in the direction indicated.

    • A.

      30

    • B.

      40

    • C.

      45

    • D.

      90

    Correct Answer
    C. 45
    Explanation
    When given "EYES, RIGHT," the head is turned 45 degrees in the direction indicated.

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  • 8. 

    In a 3-squad platoon, when given a "COLUMN RIGHT, MARCH"  the leader of the 1st squad pivots and then takes___ steps before pivoting again.

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      6

    Correct Answer
    B. 3
    Explanation
    When given the command "COLUMN RIGHT, MARCH," the leader of the 1st squad will pivot and then take 3 steps before pivoting again. This is because in a column formation, the leader of the 1st squad is responsible for initiating the movement. The pivot allows the leader to turn in the specified direction, and then the 3 steps are taken to establish the correct spacing between squads before the leader pivots again to continue the movement.

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  • 9. 

    Facing movements are executed in:

    • A.

      Double time

    • B.

      Half time

    • C.

      Quick time

    • D.

      At the speed of the cadet

    Correct Answer
    B. Half time
    Explanation
    Facing movements are executed in half time. Half time refers to a slower pace compared to double time or quick time. During facing movements, such as left face or right face, the cadet turns 90 degrees to the left or right while marching. These movements require precision and control, which is easier to achieve at a slower pace. Therefore, facing movements are typically performed in half time to ensure accuracy and synchronization among the cadets.

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  • 10. 

    The first position the cadet at REST should execute on the command "SQUAD, ATTENTION" is:

    • A.

      Parade rest

    • B.

      Attention

    • C.

      At ease

    • D.

      Dress right, dress

    Correct Answer
    B. Attention
    Explanation
    The first position the cadet at REST should execute on the command "SQUAD, ATTENTION" is attention.

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  • 11. 

    On the command "COUNT, OFF" ____________ turn your head 90 degrees over the shoulder and look to the right.

    • A.

      Everyone

    • B.

      Squad leader

    • C.

      Everyone but squad leader

    • D.

      No one

    Correct Answer
    C. Everyone but squad leader
    Explanation
    When the command "COUNT, OFF" is given, everyone except the squad leader is expected to turn their head 90 degrees over the shoulder and look to the right. The squad leader does not participate in this action.

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  • 12. 

    On the command "AT CLOSE ARM INTERVAL, DRESS RIGHT, DRESS" cadets providing interval will do so by placing their right hand on their___________.

    • A.

      Hip

    • B.

      Abdomen

    • C.

      Right shoulder of the cadet to the right of them

    • D.

      Thigh

    Correct Answer
    A. Hip
    Explanation
    Cadets providing interval will place their right hand on their hip. This is the correct answer because when executing the command "DRESS RIGHT, DRESS," cadets are required to align themselves with the cadet to their right. By placing their right hand on their hip, cadets ensure that their bodies are properly aligned and maintain the correct distance between each other.

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  • 13. 

    What device is placed on the team ribbon that is worn by the team's commander?

    • A.

      Gold torch

    • B.

      Gold lamp

    • C.

      Gold anchor

    • D.

      None, it is just put on the right side of the shirt

    Correct Answer
    C. Gold anchor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is gold anchor. The gold anchor is placed on the team ribbon that is worn by the team's commander. This is a symbol of authority and leadership within the team. It signifies the commander's role and responsibilities in guiding and leading the team towards their goals.

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  • 14. 

    What is the collar device of a Cadet Senior Chief Petty Officer?

    • A.

      Eagle perched on anchor with 1 star

    • B.

      Eagle perched on anchor with 2 stars

    • C.

      Eagle perched on 3 chevrons

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Eagle perched on anchor with 1 star
    Explanation
    The collar device of a Cadet Senior Chief Petty Officer is an eagle perched on an anchor with 1 star. This device is used to signify the rank and position of a Cadet Senior Chief Petty Officer in the military. The eagle represents leadership and the anchor represents the Navy. The star indicates the rank of Senior Chief Petty Officer.

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  • 15. 

    Receive, obey, and pass on to the sentry who relieves me, and all orders from the commanding officer, command duty officer, officer of the day, officer of the deck, and officer and petty officer of the watch is the 5th general order.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is false. The 5th general order is "To quit my post only when properly relieved." The statement provided does not match the wording of the 5th general order.

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  • 16. 

    Call the corporal of the guard or officer of the deck in any case not covered by instructions, is the 9th general order.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The 9th general order states that one should call the corporal of the guard or officer of the deck in any case not covered by instructions. This means that if there is a situation or scenario that is not specifically addressed in the instructions, it is the responsibility of the person on duty to contact the corporal of the guard or officer of the deck for guidance and direction. Therefore, the statement "Call the corporal of the guard or officer of the deck in any case not covered by instructions" is true.

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  • 17. 

    Salute all officers and all colors and all standards not cased, is the 10th general order.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because the 10th general order states that one should salute all officers and all colors and all standards that are not cased. This means that whenever an officer or a flag is present, it is proper to render a salute as a sign of respect.

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  • 18. 

    Give the alarm incase of fire or disorder is the 12th general order.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The 12th general order is not "Give the alarm incase of fire or disorder". Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 19. 

    What is an O-2 in the Navy?

    Correct Answer
    Lieutenant Junior Grade
    LTJG
    Explanation
    Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) is the correct answer for the question. In the Navy, an O-2 refers to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. This rank is above Ensign (O-1) and below Lieutenant (O-3). LTJGs are typically junior officers who have completed their initial training and are gaining experience in their respective fields. They may hold positions of leadership and responsibility, but still report to higher-ranking officers.

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  • 20. 

    What is an O-9 in the Navy?

    Correct Answer
    Vice Admiral
    VADM
    Explanation
    An O-9 in the Navy refers to the rank of Vice Admiral, abbreviated as VADM. This rank is typically held by senior officers who are in charge of major commands or serve as deputy chiefs of naval operations. Vice Admirals are responsible for leading and managing large naval operations, making strategic decisions, and providing guidance to lower-ranking officers. They hold a high level of authority and play a crucial role in the Navy's chain of command.

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  • 21. 

    What is an O-5 in the Navy?

    Correct Answer
    Commander
    CDR
    Explanation
    An O-5 in the Navy refers to the rank of Commander, which is abbreviated as CDR. In the Navy's hierarchical structure, Commander is a senior officer rank above Lieutenant Commander (O-4) and below Captain (O-6). Commanders are responsible for leading and commanding units or departments within the Navy. They typically have significant experience and expertise in their respective fields and may hold leadership positions on ships, submarines, or shore-based facilities.

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  • 22. 

    What is an E-4 in the Navy?

    Correct Answer
    Petty Officer Third Class
    PO3
    Explanation
    An E-4 in the Navy is referred to as a Petty Officer Third Class, also known as PO3. This rank is the third enlisted rank in the Navy, above Seaman and Seaman Apprentice, and below Petty Officer Second Class. Petty Officers Third Class are responsible for supervising and leading junior enlisted personnel, and they often serve as technical experts in their specific field. They are also responsible for carrying out various administrative and operational duties as assigned by their superiors.

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  • 23. 

    What is an E-8 in the Navy?

    Correct Answer
    Senior Chief Petty Officer
    SCPO
    Explanation
    An E-8 in the Navy refers to a Senior Chief Petty Officer (SCPO). This is a high-ranking enlisted rank in the Navy, indicating a significant level of experience, leadership, and expertise. Senior Chief Petty Officers are responsible for supervising and mentoring junior enlisted personnel, as well as providing guidance and support to officers. They play a crucial role in maintaining discipline, training, and operational readiness within their units.

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  • 24. 

    Who is the SNSI?

    Correct Answer
    CAPT. Trotter
    Captain Trotter
    Captain
    Explanation
    The correct answer is CAPT. Trotter, Captain Trotter, Captain. This suggests that the SNSI (Senior Naval Science Instructor) is Captain Trotter. The use of different variations of the title "Captain" indicates that the answer is referring to the same person, further reinforcing the idea that Captain Trotter is the SNSI.

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  • 25. 

    Who are the Unit's Public Affairs assistant(s)?

    • A.

      A. Cadet Salgado

    • B.

      B. Cadet Pollock

    • C.

      C. Cadet Friedrich

    • D.

      D. A & C

    • E.

      E. B & C

    Correct Answer
    C. C. Cadet Friedrich
    Explanation
    The correct answer is C. Cadet Friedrich. This means that Cadet Friedrich is the only Unit's Public Affairs assistant.

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  • 26. 

    What is a primary duty of a Petty Officer Third Class (C/PO3) in the U.S. Navy?

    • A.

      Commanding a Navy vessel and making strategic operational decisions.

    • B.

      Directly advising the Chief of Naval Operations on fleet-wide strategies.

    • C.

      Supervising junior personnel and conducting training sessions.

    • D.

      Drafting and enacting Navy-wide legislative policies.

    Correct Answer
    C. Supervising junior personnel and conducting training sessions.
    Explanation
    A Petty Officer Third Class (C/PO3) is an enlisted non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Navy or Coast Guard. A critical duty for individuals at this rank is to supervise and manage junior enlisted personnel, which involves providing guidance, conducting training sessions, and ensuring the welfare of subordinates. This rank marks a transition from being primarily task-focused to taking on more responsibilities that include leadership and mentorship roles within their command structure.

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  • 27. 

    The Uniform your Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI) will direct you to wear on any given day is known as the_________?

    • A.

      Uniform of the School

    • B.

      Uniform of the Navy

    • C.

      Uniform of the Day

    • D.

      Designated Uniform

    Correct Answer
    C. Uniform of the Day
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Uniform of the Day." This refers to the specific uniform that the Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI) instructs you to wear on a particular day. It may vary depending on the occasion or activity, ensuring that everyone is dressed appropriately and in unison.

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  • 28. 

    Who is the only person who can approve modfications to cadets' uniforms?

    • A.

      School principle

    • B.

      Naval Science Instructor

    • C.

      NJROTC Area Manager

    • D.

      NJROTC Program Office

    Correct Answer
    C. NJROTC Area Manager
    Explanation
    The NJROTC Area Manager is the only person who can approve modifications to cadets' uniforms. This individual has the authority and responsibility to oversee the NJROTC program in a specific geographic area and ensure that all regulations and guidelines are followed. As such, they have the final say in approving any changes or alterations to the cadets' uniforms. The school principal may have some authority over the program, but the NJROTC Area Manager holds the ultimate decision-making power in this regard. The Naval Science Instructor and NJROTC Program Office may have input, but the final approval rests with the NJROTC Area Manager.

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  • 29. 

    In uniform, rings are authorized, but no more than ____ may be worn on each hand.

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    A. 1
    Explanation
    In uniform, rings are authorized, but no more than one ring may be worn on each hand.

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  • 30. 

    Petty Officer Third Class is designated by a collar device of__________________________.

    • A.

      An eagle perched over one rocker

    • B.

      An eagle perched over one chevron

    • C.

      An eagle perched over three chevrons

    • D.

      An eagle perched over three rockers

    Correct Answer
    B. An eagle perched over one chevron
    Explanation
    Petty Officer Third Class is designated by a collar device of an eagle perched over one chevron.

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