The enlisted navigation Quarter
Masters (QMs) and the ship's Navigator/Assistant Navigator (commonly referred
to as Gator/ANAV) keep the Commanding Officer and the Bridge Watch team
continually apprised on the ship's position, intended plan of movement and all
hazards to navigation. The Navigation team plots the ship's position through
celestial navigation, GPS, radar and visual means. Additionally, the Navigation Department is responsible
for executing all military traditions, customs and honors aboard ship.