Many of us have gun decked and hadn’t even realized it. If you’ve ever had a PQS signed when knowing that you didn’t complete the action, you and the person who signed it off are both guilty of gun decking. If you got a test signed off without out actually taking the test, in example Advanced Damage Control, Team leader, Air Warfare, Surface Warfare or IDW, you have indeed gun decked. By doing this you are not only jeopardizing your career but also your friend’s career who you decided to reach out to for a “hook up.” Gun Decking can be very serious and is a massable offense of the UCMJ and can lead to administrative separation of the United States Navy.
The definition of Gun Decking is when you are standing a watch and within the watch you put into an official log book that you observed something that may not have been the full truth. The term "gun deck" is also navy slang for fabricating or falsifying something. Some say the origin of the term dates to the practice of painting images of cannon ports on the side of a ship to make it appear to have more guns than it actually did, and thereby convincing any adversaries that they were outgunned, forgoing engagement. A more plausible explanation relates to midshipmen retiring to the gun deck to complete their navigation assignments of computing the ship's position three times daily following morning star sights, noon sun line, and evening star sights. While some midshipmen might be conscientious about computing positions from new observations, others were reputed to extrapolate and back calculate observation data from dead reckoning courses and speeds since earlier observations; and the actual computations performed on the gun deck were suspect.
On October Twenty Second Two Thousand and Fifteen, I had assumed a watch from Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Equipment third class petty officer of the navy Dasilva, Stefanie at approximately Fifteen Thirty. My watch standing was to be from Fifteen Thirty...