Quartermaster FAQs:


Q: Is quartermaster a military or naval term?

A: Yes, and the meaning of which depends on the country and service.

Q: Was quartermaster responsible for intelligence operations in the Imperial Russian Army?

A: Yes.

Q: Is quartermaster generally a relatively senior soldier who supervises stores and distributes supplies and provisions?

A: Yes.

Q: Is quartermaster done by a qualified navigation electronics technician?

A: Yes, Along with the job of a Navy surface QM, NAV-ET's are also responsible for electronic systems that deal with navigation, internal communications, atmosphere monitoring, ship's entertainment systems, re-circulatory air systems and remote valve indication or manipulation.

Q: Was quartermaster the senior NCO in a British cavalry troop?

A: Yes, In that year, the position was replaced by the new appointment of Troop Sergeant Major, with the cavalry adopting commissioned, regimental Quartermasters as described above.

Q: Is quartermaster the senior member of the gangway staff and is responsible for supervising the boatswain's mate and the security of the brow?

A: Yes.

Q: Is quartermaster a petty officer who specializes in navigation?

A: Yes.

Q: Is quartermaster the seaman who is functioning as the helmsman?

A: Yes.

Q: Is quartermaster also the commander of the battalions support company?

A: Yes, and known as the battalion headquarters company.

Q: Is quartermaster a rank equal to an army sergeant?

A: Yes.

Q: Was quartermaster one of the only two Coast Guard enlisted men permitted to hold command of a small boat station?

A: Yes, and with the other enlisted man's "command rating" being the Boatswain's Mate.

Q: Is quartermaster a non-commissioned officer rank?

A: Yes.

Q: Are quartermasters identified by wearing a blue-white aiguillette on their left shoulder?

A: Yes.

Q: Was quartermaster often granted a veto power by a pirate ship's "Articles of Agreement"?

A: Yes, and in order to create an officer who could counterbalance the powers of the pirate captain.

Q: Is quartermaster assisted by the Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant and a staff of storemen?

A: Yes.

Q: Is quartermaster the enlisted member in charge of the watch-to-watch navigation and the maintenance?

A: Yes, and correction, and preparation of nautical charts and navigation publications.