The left side of the enlisted service record may contain the following items:
The service record is the official history of a members service in the Navy and is the property of the government and not of the member. Service record pages are a vital and permanent part of the record and entries may not be made except as authorized by the commanding officer. Service records are stored in separate, fireproof files, provided with combination locks. The files are locked after working hours and access to service records is restricted to authorized persons.
As important as the service record is the individuals health record. From the initial physical examination for entry into Federal service to eventual retirement and beyond, accurate, timely, and complete recording of medical facts in the health record is absolutely essential and cannot be overemphasized. As a senior hospital corpsman you are charged with the responsibility of accurate reporting and recording on medical records. For full information concerning the health record, refer to HM 3 & 2 Rate Training Manual, BUMEDINST 6150.34, and Manual of the Medical Department, chapter 16.
Subject to supplementary regulations issued by higher authority, commanding officers and officers in charge of activities of the operating forces and Shore Establishments may grant leave and liberty to members of their command in accordance with the provisions and regulations in MILPERSMAN.
LEAVE is the authorized absence of an individual from a place of duty, chargeable against the individual.
LIBERTY is the authorized absence of an individual from a place of duty, not chargeable as leave. (Liberty may not be taken in conjunction with leave.)
EARNED LEAVE is the term used to describe the amount of leave accrued to an individuals credit on any given date. The earned leave balance may indicate a minus leave credit. Earned leave may not exceed 60 days on the first day of each fiscal year or upon discharge, separation, or first extension of enlistment.
ADVANCE LEAVE is the term used to describe the amount of leave that will normally be earned by an individual during the remaining period of active duty.
EXCESS LEAVE is the term used to describe leave granted in addition to the amount of earned leave available and the amount of leave that would normally be earned during the remaining period of obligated active duty.
CONVALESCENT LEAVE is the term used to describe a period of authorized absence granted to persons under medical care and treatment and will be considered a part of the period of care and treatment. This is not chargeable as leave. Each person serving in the Navy on active duty will be entitled to leave at the rate of 2 1/2 days for each month of active duty except as follows:
1. Active duty of less than 30 consecutive days.
2. Active duty for training, with pay, of less than 30 consecutive days.