Self-development is one of the key components of the leader development program. It is a planned
progressive and sequential program followed by leaders to enhance and sustain their military competencies.
It consists of individual study, research, professional reading, practice, and self-assessment. Under the self-
development concept, the NCO, as an Army professional, has the responsibility to remain current in all
phases of the MOS.
PART A - DUTIES AND SUPERVISORY REQUIREMENTS OF A PETROLEUM
The petroleum supply specialist supervises the receiving, storing, accounting, dispensing, issuing, and
shipping of bulk or packaged petroleum fuel, oil, and lubricant (POL) products:
Inspecting petroleum markings, vehicles, and equipment.
Supervising sampling and gaging.
Determining petroleum requirements.
Preparing accounting summaries.
Monitoring an environmental control program.
Supervising the operation and maintenance of petroleum distribution and dispensing equipment used in
Class III supply points.
Supervising the operation and maintenance of petroleum equipment used by combat arms units.
Training combat arms personnel to perform as fuel handlers.
Supervising terminal operations, procedures, and PMCS of equipment.
Directing pipeline operations.
Directing tank vehicles.
Conducting tests and interpreting test results for quality surveillance.
Permitting and training personnel in the regulations and procedures related to confined space entry.
PART B - MILITARY PETROLEUM PRODUCTS
Gasoline, automotive (MIL-G-3056) Combat MOGAS is red in color. Types of MOGAS are:
Type I for temperatures above 0 degrees Fahrenheit (for normal climates).
Type II for average temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (for very cold climates).
Aviation fuels - AVGAS is the Army's word for aviation gasoline. AVGAS is a leaded fuel. AVGAS is
used as the primary fuel for all reciprocating aircraft engines.
Jet fuels - Jet fuels differ from aviation gasoline because they do not contain lead.
Diesel fuel oils - There are two general classifications of diesel fuels: those intended for shipboard use
and those intended for general purposes. Fuel oil marine (DFM) is used in submarines and other
shipboard operations at temperatures above 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Fuel oil diesel (DF) is a general
purpose fuel oil supplied in several grades depending on the use. Fuel oil diesel, VV-F-800 will be used
as the primary fuel for all compression ignition engines and gas turbine engines other than those in
aircraft systems. Diesel fuels are procured for use in automotive diesel and compression ignition
engines. Diesel fuels depend entirely on the heat of compression for ignition. They may be used in
place of light burner oils. DF-2 (regular grade) is most commonly used in military vehicles. DF-1
(winter) is used in cold climates. DF-A (arctic) is used in extremely cold climates.
Burner fuels - Burner fuel oils are intended for use in various types of fuel burning equipment under
various temperature conditions. Burner fuels are burned under boilers or in furnaces to generate power
or heat. There are different grades of burner fuels.
Lubricants - Lubricants are oils and greases used to reduce friction between the moving surfaces and to
remove heat generated in the equipment being lubricated.
Specialty items - Specialty items are those items which are used for a specific task only. Any item
which does not fall in the previous three categories will be a specialty item. Some of the more common
solvents are listed as follows:
Solvents - Solvents are used for cleaning tools and or dry cleaning clothes. SD-1 and SD-2 are the