Naval Training Center - Rudder Yearbook (Orlando, FL)
- Class of 1977
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Walsworth Publishing Company, Marcelino, Missouri
i Naval Training Center Headquarters
A rudder as defined by the Bluelacket's Manual is its
structure at the stern of a vessel, used to control a vessel's
heading? Just as the rudder controls a shipis heading, so the
Recruit Training Command, Orlando, determines the direc-
tion in which the young men will go, who receive their basic in-
doctrination into Navy life at Orlando, Florida.
The responsibility for transforming civilians into sailors is
not taken lightly by the officers and men of the Recruit Train-
ing Command Staff; likewise the responsibility for putting
forth the necessary effort to become effective members of the
worlds greatest Navy should be a prime concern of each
recruit. The mutual goal of instructor and trainee should be
that recruit training serve to set the proper course and main-
tain a steady heading. Thus this book, describing the process
of recruit training, is titled The Rudder.
Within these pages lie graphic reminders oi many ac-
tivities-some pleasant, some not so pleasant, some exciting,
some routine some humorous, and some gravely serious. In
future years, The Rudder should evoke many memories of one
of the most formative and meaningful periods in a mans life,
whether he is a career Navy man or a civilian reminiscing over
his "hitch" in the naval service.
The weeks and months served in Recruit Training Com-
mand are not easy but of necessity are rigorous and de-
manding. The training is diligently planned and administered
in order to develop in every trainee the strength of character,
loyalty and patriotism necessary to prepare him to defend his
country, its ideals and people, against any aggressor.
Captain Glen R. Cheek
USN Commander, Naval Training Center
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Captain William G. Fisher, Jr.
Recruit Training Command
Commander B. J. Suse
Recru't Tra'ning Command
HISTORY OF THE TRAINING CENTER
Commissioned on July 1, 1968, the Naval Training Center, Orlan-
do, Florida was established to enhance the manpower training
capabilities of the United States Navy. Occupying the site of the tormer
Orlando Air Force Base, the Navyls third training center rapidly
became a show place among training commands in the armed forces.
The Commander, Naval Training Center, is tasked with 'tproviding
basic indoctrination tor officer and enlisted personnel, and primary, ad-
vanced and specialized training for otticer and enlisted personnel in
the Regular Navy and Navy ReserveJ'
A decision was made in the nationls capital to develop a third
Naval Training Center. and, on December 6, 1966, the Honorable
Robert H. B. Bladwin, then Under Secretary at the Navy, announced
that the city ot Orlando had been chosen as the site of the Navy's
newest and most modern training tacility.
Orlando was selected because at its year-round climate,
availability 0! transportation, sutticient tamily housing, and availability
oi the Orlando Air Force Base under the Department of Defense Base
The Recruit Training Command features modern and functional
buildings and presents a campus-like atmosphere. Commissioned with
the Naval Training Center, the Recruit Training Command provides a
smooth transition from civilian lite tor enlistees into the naval service.
Additionally, the Naval Training Center is host command tor the
Naval Training Equipment Center, which is responsible for the
research, development, production, maintenance and modification of
air, sea, subsurtace, land and space trainers applicable to all types of
Another tenant command at the Naval Training Center is the Naval
Hospital, Orlando; currently a 220-bed facility. The hospitalls combined
medical and dental staff of over 500 supports the Naval Training Center
and other military installations in the Central Florida region, as well as
dependents and retirees.
A modern "high rise" replacement hospital is planned lor the
future, and this facility will provide the most modern and complete
medical and dental care to the ever-increasing active duty and retired
military population of the Central Florida region.
On November 1, 1969, the Service School Command was es-
tablished. It initially comprised two schools, the Naval Advanced
Undersea Weapons School lAUWSl and the Personnelman Class "A"
School lPN uAl'l. The AUWS is housed in a modern brick structure,
located on 6,100 square teet of real estate and encompasses 109,000
square teet oi classrooms, laboratories and an auditorium. The PM uA"
School is housed in the old Air Force Photo Squadron Building on the
southwest shore at Lake Baldwin.
Since the establishment of Service School Command, Yeoman
Class 0A", Quartermaster Class "A" and the Signalman Class "All
Schools have been added to the command.
Another tenant activity is the Navy Finance Ottice, Orlando, which
prior to the commissioning of the Naval Training Center, was a branch
at the main ottice at Jacksonville, Florida. The Orlando Finance Ottice
is responsible tor disbursing support to 17 military activities in the Cen-
tral Florida region and renders civilian disbursing services to six
Additionally, the Center hosts the Navy Printing and Publications
Service Branch Ottice, the Defense Contract Administration Service
District and the Resident OHicer-in-Charge of Construction.
The facilities at the Recruit Training Command are second to none
in comparison with other training camps in the armed forces. There are
ten recruit barracks, containing tour berthing wings of three levels
each, giving each building a capacity oi 12 recruit companies. The
berthing wings are laid out around a central restroom and shower area.
The Field House complex contains the gymnasium, recreation room,
reception room and the swimming pool. The recruit Mess Hall is out-
titted with the latest and most modern equipment providing the
capability of feeding 9,200 in 90 minutes. The heart ol the Recruit Train-
ing area is the three-story Training Building, containing 57 classrooms
and a recruit library. Adjoining the Training Building is the Television
Annex which contains a closed circuit television studio, offices, elec-
tronics shop, and a classroom tor the training stall. The television
system includes two 25 inch monltors in each oi the classrooms.
The training ship liMock-up", the BLUEJACKET ONE, is another
facility that doubles as an excellent training aid. It is two-thirds the size
at a destroyer escort and is outtitted with actual shipboard equipment
to provide realistic training in seamanship and shipwork routine.
In a central location, across lrom the Training Building, is the
Community Center which houses such conveniences as the barber
shop, beauty shop, post office, telephone exchange, Navy Exchange
and a banking tacility tor the recruits. Also in that area is the Recruit
Chapel, the tirst chapel in the Navy designed to be used exclusively by
recruits, the Recruit Training Command Administration Building, the
Receiving and Outtitting Barracks and the Recruit Dispensary and Den-
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THE UNITED STATES NAVY TODAY i
The United States Navy is an instrument of sea power. Its basic
mission is national security.
By simplest definition, sea power is the sum at a nationls
capabilities to implement its interests in the ocean, the Navy's
operating environment. The Navy, therefore, is necessarily concerned
with all at the nation's interests in that environment, with primary
emphasis upon national defense.
In the early 1950ls, Navy interest led to the adaptation of nuclear
energy to a traditional instrument of sea power, the submarine. Today
the nuclear powered submarine permits us to carry naval power to the
farthest reaches of the oceans. And when missiles were being con-
sidered for the delivery of nuclear warheads, the nuclear submarine
was logically adapted to missile technology. The result was the Polaris
weapon system-mobile, the most nearly invulnerable, and certainly
the Iorward-most component of our nuclear deterrent forces.
Today all potential targets in the world are within reach of Polaris
missiles launched trom tleet ballistic missile submarines. In the early
1970ls, the Poseidon, a new generation of submarine-launched ballistic
missiles will join the Ileet.
But other nations possess large and modern submarines, many of
them capable of launching missiles of various types. This calls Ior anti-
submarine warfare tASWI. In the United States Navy, ASW is of the
highest priority, second only to the Polaris program.
Modern developments in anti-submarine warfare have led tor the
first time to the adoption of a strategic offensive concept, that is, the
detecting and contronting of enemy or potential enemy submarines
where they are, rather than waiting Ior them to come to us.
Surveillance Iorces are supported by new mobile weapons
systems, including Iixed wing aircraft and helicopters Irom carriers,
long range Iand-based patrol aircraft, nuclear attack submarines es-
pecially configured Ior anti-submarine warlare, a new generation of es-
cort ships, new sensors in the form of advanced sonars. and new ASW
weapon systems of all types. To maintain the advantage that we have
today requires continuing research and development.
Perhaps the most striking development in naval power in the early
part of this century was the aircraft carrier. As the nucleus of mobile
striking forces, the attack aircraft carrier is capable oI launching strikes
against land areas anywhere around the seas of the world.
Concurrently with the development of the attack aircraft carrier,
the Navy developed other modern air weapon systems for use by the
NavylMarine Corps team. There is the McDonnell-Douglas F-4 Phan-
tom II, a supersonic high performance lighter that is also capable of
support as an attack aircraft. Other examples are the Grumman A-6 ln-
truder, the Iirst attack aircraft capable at delivering large volumes of
fire power with precision under all weather conditions, and the A-7
Corsair II, a new attack and close support aircratt.
The Navy has also been a leader in the development at air-
launched weapons, such as the Bullpup and Shrike air-to-ground mis-
siles, and the Sparrow and the tamous Sidewinder air-to-air missiles.
The newest in fleet operation is the Walleye, a bomb guided by televi-
sion which can hit targets with extreme accuracy and effectiveness.
Also in development is the Phoenix system, an air-to-air missile system
capable of destroying enemy aircraft at greater ranges than any ex-
isting air-to-air guided weapon.
Nuclear power has now been adapted to the surface fleet, and has
brought with it most at the advantages proved in its application to sub-
marines: greater speed at response; longer endurance on station;
sustained high speed; and more freedom from shore-based support.
Each major war generates new requirements Ior sea power. In
World War II, the Navy and Marine Corps developed the amphibious
assault Irom a crude operation to a relined ready instrument for assault
from the sea.
In 1950, the amphibious assault at lnchon, the decisive battle in
the Korean War, again validated the Iundamental case for sea power.
Today major fleets with Fleet Marine Forces embarked are
deployed in both the Atlantic and the Pacitic. Anti-submarine warfare
forces and nuclear attack submarines also patrol important areas of the
These are the torces which have reacted to crises around the
world many times since World War II. It was no accident that tleet
forces were ready and close to the scene when crises occurred. It is the
business at the tleet to use the freedom ot the seas to be where it is
needed, when it is needed and with the force that is needed.
This then is the reason that all required instruments of sea power
could be assembled so rapidly at the outbreak of hostilities in Viet-
nam-the tleet was ready:
tat For continuous air operations over the entire theater;
tbl To provide naval guntire tor bombardment and for support at
tel To isolate the battlefield trom enemy support by see through
use 0! an ocean blockade;
ldi To carry the war to the enemy in a new way in the waterways ot
the MeKong Delta;
tel To land and to maintain about 80,000 Marines in the critical l
Corps area on the northern edge at South Vietnam;
m And ready to transport millions ot tons ot cargo and equipment
and thousands at men across 7,000 miles of sealanes tor the support ot
all United States and Free World forces engaged in Vietnam.
These are inherent capabilities at sea power. In action, they
breathe lite into such words as mobility, flexibility, and versatility.
In the years following World War II, our Navy stood unchallenged
in its ability to use and to control the sea. The second largest power in
the world today, the Soviet Union, was essentially a land power then.
Her naval forces were oriented toward defense of her shores and sup-
port of her land forces. This was largely true, in fact, as recently as
Since then, however, the Soviet Union has made a massive invest-
ment in her navy and her merchant marine and has re-established her
tleet marine force. The result is that today the Soviet Union is a major
sea power in the tull meaning ot the term.
In addition to a fleet of about 350 modern submarines, the largest
single submarine force the world has ever known, Soviet
oceanographic and intelligence ships roam the seas of the world for
scientitic knowledge that is so necessary tor operation of global see
The surface tleet ot the Soviet Navy is also growing in power and in
its capability to conduct sustained operations tar from home waters, as
evidenced by the regular appearance at major Soviet fleet units in the
Mediterranean. Her cruisers and destroyers have been equipped with
modern missile systems. Her tleet now has an amphibious capability,
which includes two carrier type ships for the operation of helicopters.
And the merchant marine ot the USSR is now the sixth largest in the
world, and one oi the most modern.
The existence of such a large and potentially hostile foreign naval
torce must again be evaluated in our equation of sea power, just as it
was during the years preceding World War II.
The Navy is concerned not only with its basic mission ot national
security, but also with all other national interests in the ocean. Certainly
one of the most important national interests In the ocean is its use tor
maritime commerce which has been growing at unprecedented rates.
As maritime commerce knits the free world into a unified
economic complex, new types ot demands will be placed upon marine
transport. Defense ot sea lines of communication and protection of
ocean shipping are traditional tasks of naval power, and these tasks
will increase as the volume and importance ot maritime commerce in-
A second area of national interest that is growing and changing
dramatically now lies in the way man looks at the ocean. He is in-
creasingly turning to the sea for new uses: tood and fresh water; tor
minerals and energy; perhaps for a key to weather control; perhaps,
even, tor living space. Already about 169A oi world petroleum comes
trom beneath the seabed and all of the magnesium used by the United
States comes from the sea. And with all this, the total resources of the
ocean have scarcely been tapped.
Certainly man will continue and even accelerate his move to
utilize the ocean. But there are three important points to keep in mind
in considering this prospect: First, as man moves into the ocean, he is
not moving into some alien extraterrestrial space. He Is extending and
expanding the area ol his present world. Second, the knowledge and
technology gained by the Navy will contribute to and accelerate thls ex-
! panslon into the ocean. And third, national activities in the ocean will
constitute new national interests within the Nsvyls operating environ-
ment. It appears certain that new Navy missions, new Navy tasks. and
1 new Navy capabilities will develop.
1 In summary, the United States Navy today Is engaged in im-
i plementing our nation's interests through sea power. And sea power
means many things. It means security for the ocean commerce that is
the very lite blood of our tree economy, and, security for our homeland
against attack on the sea or trom the see. For the United States sea
power also means the ability to control up to seventy percent oi the
earthis surface when our national interests require.
Sea power-an instrument of national policy so vital to the
lreedom ot the United States and the tree world. The very survival of
our nation may well depend upon it!
UNITED STATES NAVAL HERITAGE
From the days of wooden sailing ships with black-powder guns to
todayts nuclear powered combatants armed with missiles and jet eir-
craft; the heritage of our modern Navy has been established by
courageous and dedicated seafaring men. Their individual maritime
achievements are woven into a brilliant tapestry of collective ac-
complishments which have made the United States Navy the vital in-
strument of national defense that it is today.
To John Paul Jones went the honor of first hoisting the Stars and
Stripes over an American man-of-wer, the USS RANGER, and of first
receiving a national salute in Quiberon Bay on February 14, 1778, from
France. In command of BONHOMME RICHARD he defeated and cap-
tured the British man-of-war SERAPIS off Flemborough Head, giving
our Navy its famous retort to an invitation to surrender "I have not yet
begun to fighti'
With such inspiration thousands of American sellers have followed
in his wake, making individual courage the collective spirit of our Navy.
Commodore Edward Preble likewise filled his officers and men with es-
prit and fighting courage. Some of "Preble'e boys" became the great
leaders of the War of 1812, Stephen Decatur, James Lawrence, and
Thomas MacDonough. Perry swept the British sea power off Lake Erie.
Hull and Bainbridge in CONSTITUTION, along with Decatur in UNITED
STATES, established American naval power on the high seas during
the first year of the War of 1812.
As our nation grew in stature in the world family, so dld our naval
officers grow in stature as diplomats. Typical of their exploits were
Commodore Matthew Galbraith Perryts negotiations with the Emperor
of Japan in 1853-54.
Bon Homme Richard vs Serapis-23 Sept 1779
The War between the States developed courageous tighting men
in both the Union and Confederate Navies. David Dixon Porter became
tamous on the Mississippi River. Captain Raphael Semmes in the com-
merce raider css ALABAMA captured sixty-nine Union ships before
he was destroyed oft Cherbourg, France, by Winslow in the USS
KEARSARGE. Perhaps the outstanding Civil War naval hero was David
Glasgow Farragut CiDamn the torpedoes, tull speed aheadm, whose
tleets entorced the blockade of the Confederacy.
One generation 01 fighting men breeds its successors. Dewey and
Sampson, our naval leaders in the Spanleh-American War, were
torerunnere ot the naval leaders at our next war. Wilson, Simme, Hart,
Taussig, and many others next guided our Navy in the deteat ot the
German U-boat menace and convoyed our armies safely to France In
the war with Germany during 1917 and 1918.
Between the World Wars the Navy devoted its meager resources
01 manpower, ships, and funds to research and development in aviation
and submarine warfare. Stricken at Pearl Harbor and the Philippines In
1941 and practically blockaded by German submarines operating off
our East Coast ports, the nation built, in three short years, the most
powertul naval force in the history of the world.
The indomitable spirit of our carrier dive bomber and torpedo
plane pilots turned the tide of the war in the Pacltlc in the Battle of
Midway, June 4, 1942. From that day on, naval power drove the
Japanese imperial torces into their home waters. Powertul amphibious
forces, protected by carrier air power and submarines, swept the
Japanese armies oh the Pacific islands. Our test carrier task torces
dealt destruction to the Japanese fleets. Possibly the greatest air battle
In naval annals was the 1iMarianas Turkey Shoot" in June 1944, in which
carrier pilots oi Admiral Marc Mitcheris Task Force 58, along with anti-
aircraft tire, accounted for most of the 346 Japanese planes destroyed.
Battle at Lake Champlain-11 Sept 1814
Battle of New Orleans-24 Sept 1862
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The exploits 01 our nsilent service", the men who fought under the sea
in our submarines, were nothing short oi spectacular. Ranging
throughout the Pacific and into the very harbors of Japan itself our
lighting submarines sank 214 Japanese naval vessels $77,626 tonst
end 1178 merchant vessels 5,053,491 tonst, a monument to the
greatest submarine torce in history.
During this period the Atlantic Fleet was rapidly breaking the back
01 the German Navy by sweeping from the sea the greatest submarine
menace ever to threaten this nation. Our convoys were supplying the
Allied armies in Europe and our ships were conducting landing: in
Sicily, Italy, and finally Normandy. The greatest 11two ocean" Navy in
the world had played a large part in bringing vlctory to America and her
allies. Under the illustrious leadershlp 01 such men as Klng, Nlmitz,
Halsey, Mitcher, McCain, Spruance, Lockwood, and Fletcher, over
three million other otticers and men served.
And this war, like all wars, led to the development of new devices,
techniques, and weapons conceived by American genius and perfected
by men of vision. While industry was being welded Into a mlghty supply
force, our Seabees, underwater demolition teams, amphibious sailors,
marines, and supporting army divisions were being welded into a team
that spelled victory at see.
But the victory warranted little relaxation of the vigil, as world ten-
sion continued in what became known as the "cold war? Hostllltles In
Korea demanded a return to war posture by the Navy, and a reattlrma-
tion 01 the American sailor's dedication. Crises such as at Lebanon,
Cube, and the Dominican Republic proved anew the need for readiness
by the Fleet. And the war in Vietnam added new pages to the Navy:
book of courageous exploits.
The planning, the sacri we, the devotion to duty of generations
past and present constitute the heritage on which we contlnue to bulld
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and improve our Navy. We are bound to the past only by the good loun-
dation and traditions of valor our torebears in the naval service have
handed down to us. We are linked to the future by our responsibility to
deliver to it the best we have received and the best we can produce.
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Almighty God, Receive Into Thy Protective Care These Men Who Are About To Go Forth To
Defend Justice And Freedom As Members Of The United States Navy. Give Them Strength
To Meet Every Trial, Courage To Face Every Danger. Teach Them To Give And Not To
Count The Cost, To Fight And Not To Heed The Wounds, To Work And Not To Seek Reward,
That They May Wear With Honor The Uniform Of Their Country And Serve It Worthily.
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THE UNITED STATES NAVY
GUARDIAN OF OUR COUNTRY
The United States Navy is responsible for maintaining control of the
sea. and is a ready force on water at home and overseas, capable of
strong action to preserve the peace or of instant offensive action to
win in war. - ' e
I It is upon the maintenance of this control thatkoui country's glorious
future depends. The United States Navy exists to make it so. '
WE SERVE WITH HONOR
Tradition, valor, and victory are the Navyts heritage from the past. To
these may be added dedication, discipline, and vigilance as the
watch-words ot the present and future.
At home or on distant stations we serve with pride, confident in the
respect of our country, our shipmates, and our families.
Our responsibilities sober us; our adversities strengthen us.
Service to God and Country is our special privilege. We serve with
THE FUTURE OF THE NAVY
The Navy will always employ new weapons, new techniques, and
greater power to protect and defend the United States on the see,
under the sea, and in the air.
. Now and in the future, control of the sea gives the United States her
greatest advantage for the maintenance of peace and for victory in
Mobility, surprise, dispersal, and offensive power are the keynotes to
the new Navy. The roots of the Navy lie in a strong belief in the future,
in continued dedication to our tasks, and in reflection on our heritage
from the past. Never have our opportunities and our responsibilities
been greater. '
LT FULBRIGHT LT MCCARTHY
Steve Miller Michael Sullivan Mark Jewell George Graczyk Hollis Hancock
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