US Naval Training Center - Compass Yearbook (Bainbridge, MD)
- Class of 1952
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CAPTAIN ROBERT HALL SMITH, U. S. NAVY
Naval Training Center
CAPTAIN nossnr HALL SMITH, u.s.N., remi-
vated and assumed command of the Naval Train-
Ing Center on Feb. Ist, 1951. Prlor to assuming
hls present duties, Captain Smith served as Chief
of Staff to the Commandant of the SIXTH Naval
Captain Smith has served wlth dlstlnctlon In
many key blllets, both afloat and ashore, slnce
hls graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy In
'I Durlngr World War Il, he served successively
as Commandlna Oftlcer of the destroyer U88
HENLIY, as Commander Destroyer Dlvlslon SIVIN,
and as Commander Destroyer Squadron TWENTY-
TWO. As special recognition for service at Guad-
alcanal, Phlllppine Islands and Borneo he was
awarded the Navy Cross, the Legion of Merit
with Combat "V" Citation, and a Gold Star In
Ileu of a second Legion of Merit with Combat "V"
Following the Japanese surrender In 1945, he
returned to the United States to serve with the
Tralnlng Command, Pacltlc Fleet-first as Com-
manding Otllcer of the Fleet Training Center at
San Francisco, and later as Commander Fleet
Tralnlng Group' and Underway Tralnlng Unlt at
San Dlegog p
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CAPTAIN HENRY FARROW, U. S. NAVY
CAPTAIN HENRY FARROW, u.s.N., became the
Commanding Ofticer ot the Administrative Com-
mand in February 'I95'l. Immediately before re-
porting to his new duty ashore, he was Com-
manding Otticer of the USS SEMINOLE CAKA 1045
which participated in the amphibious invasion ot
Inchon, Korea and, later, in the evacuation op-
erations at Wonsan and Hungnam, Korea.
Following his graduation from the U.S. Naval
Academy in 1926, he served in the destroyer USS
ROBERT SMITH during the Second Nicaraguan
campaign: In the destroyer USS EDSALL operat-
ing in the Far East during the Sine-Japanese un-
declared war: and, later, in various other im-
portant blllets both atloat and ashore.
During World War ll, he served successively as
Commander Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron FIVE
in the Solomon Island campaign, as Commanding
Officer of the destroyer USS ROBERT H. SMITH
in the Iwo Jima and Okinawa campaigns: and as
Task Group Commander of the Mine Force, Fifth
Fleet, in Asiatic waters.
Captain Farrow's many decorations include the
Silver Star Medal with Gold Star, the Legion of
Merit with Combat "V" Citation, the Bronze Star
Medal, the Commendation Ribbon and Metal
Pendant with Combat "V" Citation, and the Navy
Unit Commendation Ribbon IUSS ROBERT H,
CAPTAIN FREDERICK WOLSIEFFER, U. S. NAVY
Recrult Training Command
CAPTAIN FREDERICK WOLSIEFFER, U.S.N., assumed
the dutles of Commanding Officer, Recruit Train-
lng Command on 6 Aprll 1951. Prlor to reporting
to the Tralnlng Center, he served as Executive
Officer of the cruiser USS WORCESTER which par-
tlclpated ln the support of the Unlted Nations
ground forces. on the East Coast of Korea by
blockade and bombardment of key enemy ports
Slnce graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy
l-If 1932, he has served afloat In varlous blllets ln
battleshlps, crulsers and destroyers: and ashore
as an Instructor of Mldshlpmen at the U.S. Naval
Academy, andres Asslstantblrector of Tralnlng
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duties in connection with the College, Reserve
and Fleet Training Programs.
During World War ll, he served successively as
the Commanding Officer of the destroyer USS
WILKES in the North Atlantic, African and Euro-
pean campaigns: and as the Commanding Officer
of the radar picket destroyer USS CHEVALIER In
the Aslatlc-Paclflc theater of combat operations.
In addition to the many sorvlce and campaign
medals awarded him, Captaln WoIsieffer's deco-
ratlons include the Bronze Star Medal wlth Com-
bat "V" Cltatlon, and the Commendation Ribbon
and Metal Pendant wlth Combat "V" Cltatlon
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COMMANDER GEORGE P. SOTOSI U. S. NAVY
Recruit Training Command
Comwmuosn ozone: P. soros, u.s.N., became
the Executive Olticer of the Recruit Training Com-
mand in March 1951. Previously, he had been
Military Training Officer of the Recruit Training
Command at the U.S. Naval Training Center,
Great Lakes, Illinois.
While a student at the University of Chicago
In 1940, he entered the naval servlce through
the V-7 Midshipmen program, and received his
first commlsslon In early 1941. Subsequently, he
served afloat In the USS NITRO, USS PC-476, USS
PC-451, USS WILLIS, USS THOMAS J. GARY and
USS COLONIAL, In various capacltles ranging
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from Head of Department to Command responsi-
bilities: and ashore under Instruction at several
U.S. Naval Schools and training establishments.
During World War II, Commander Sotos was the
Gunnery Officer and, later, the Executive Officer of
the destroyer escort USS WILLIS which operated
as a unlt of an antl-submarine Killer Group in
the Atlantlc Ocean area. The Task Unlt to which
the USS WILLIS was attached was awarded the
Presldentlal Unlt Cltatlon for outstanding often.
sive operations against the enemy In which a
total of elght enemy submarines, Including a Jap.
anese cargo submarine, were sunk.
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The U. S. Naval Training Cenler, Bainbridge,
Maryland, 'firsl came info being when fhe Presidenl
of l'he Uniled Slales, Franklin Delano Roosevell,
approved lhe sile and 'rhe purchase of 'rhe land and
buildings from lhe Jacob Tome lnslilule in early
I942. This properly, consisfing of aboul 330 acres
wilh buildings of lhe Tome School for boys localed
lhereon, was enlarged by lhe purchase of adiacenl
parcels of land, and lhe conslruclion of over 500
addilional buildings, which broughl lhe 'lolal area
of Bainbridge lo I,I32 acres.
Bainbridge is localed on high rolling land begin-
The beginning of our Navy life
ning al lhe 'lop of an escarpmenl' overlooking 'lhe
small river I'own of Porl Deposi'I', Maryland, on 'Ihe
norfheasl' bank of lhe Susquehanna River. The res-
ervalion is 35 miles norlheasl' of Ballimore, be-
lween U. S. Roules I and 40, and approximalely
75 miles from Washinglon and Philadelphia. The
acl'iviI'y, being localed near lhe cenler of lhe Al'-
Ianlic Seaboard, is under 'I'he mililary command and
coordinalion conlrol of l'he Commandanl, FIFTH
Naval Dislricl, whose headquarlers are in Norfolk,
Presidenl Roosevell named 'I'he Training Cenler
"Bainbridge" for Commodore William Bainbridge,
commander of lhe famous frigale "CONSTITU-
TlON" which was immorlalized in fhe poem "Old
lronsides". In naming lhe Cenler for Commodore
Bainbridge lhe Presidenl, il' is underslood, crediled
him as a founder of lhe firsl Naval Training School,
and expressed 'rhe wish l'ha'r lhe slandards firsl'
eslablished by lhe Commodore would be carried
on by lhe acfivily bearing his name. There is no
queslion +ha+ Bainbridge has more lhan lived up lo
Presidenr RooseveI+'s wish.
The Bainbridge Training Cen'I'er was firsl ac'l'i-
valed on Oclober I, I942, and len days laler was
in operafion lraining lhe newly arrived recruils. A+
Center at Bainbridge, Maryland
fhe conclusion of hosfilifies on V-J Day, Augusf I4,
l945, fhe Recruil' Training Command had lrained
a lofal of 244,277 recruifs lo man l'he ships and
far flung bases of our warfime Navy. In addifion,
fhe Service School Command had lfrained and
graduafed 24,484 men in fechnical rafings. From
Augusf l945 'lo June l947h'l'he 'lraining acfivifies
of fhe Cen'l'er decreased due fo posf-war condi-
fions and l'he evenfual reducfion in fhe sfrengfh of
fhe Navy. On June 30, I947 Bainbridge was de-
acfivafed as a Training Cenfer, alfhough 'l'he Naval
Preparafory School confinued fo operafe unfil il'
was fransferred fo Newporf, R. I. in Ocfober of
I949. Bainbridge, fhen, became a "ghosl' l'own"
sfaffed wifh only a small Adminisfrafive and Se-
curil'y Unif fo profecf fhe buildings from fire and
l'he ever-mounfing ravages of fime and weafher.
In fhe summer of I950, when fhe KOREAN crisis
once more made il' evidenl' fhal' a large Navy is vifal
fo our na'lion's defense, plans were formulafed fo
reacfivafe fhe Bainbridge Training Cenfer fo pro-
vide fhe needed inpuf of frained men fo man our
rapidly expanding fleef and shore bases. Accord-
ingly, on February I, I95I, fhe U.S. Naval Training
Cenfer, Bainbridge, Maryland was reac'l'ival'ed and
Capfain Roberl Hall Smifh, U.S.N. assumed com-
mand of fhe Cenl'er in a brief buf impressive cere-
The Cenfer Commander and his small sfaff of
officers and men found 'lhe vasf Cenfer fo be in a
pafhefic sfafe of disrepair. The femporary build-
ings in parficular, long unused and unheafed, were
in need of exfensive repairs, replacemenl' ifems, and
refurbishment A confracf fo resfore fhese build-
ings, and fhe areas in general, 'ro fheir former use
was awarded 'l'o fhe Consolidafed Engineering
Headquarters, Recruit Training Command
Company of Baliimore, and soon large crews of
carpenfers, eleciricians, plumbers and hundreds of
o1'her craffsmen and helpers were busily engaged
in lhe rehabiliraiion work. In fhe succeeding weeks
lhe progress of rehabilifarion was so rapid +ha'r The
+arge+ dare for +he commencemeni of recrui+
iraining was moved ahead, and on April 5, I95I
ihe firsl' recruifs reporfed aboard for rraining. The
original inpuf of 500 recruirs per week was soon
siepped up +o I000 per week and confinued ai
fhai' rare. On June 23, l95I approximalely 500
recruils complefed iheir eleven week course of basic
fraining. Every week 'I'hereaHer 'lhe number of re-
crui'I's complefing 'lheir iraining are in direci' pro-
poriion fo fhe currenf scheduled weekly inpu+.
The U.S. Naval Training Cenrer, Bainbridge,
Maryland, under rhe command of 1'he Cenler Com-
mander, acfually consisfs of four subordinafe ac-
'rivi+ies, each under a Commanding Officer. These
acfivifies are: The U.S. Naval Adminisfrafive Com-
mand, rhe Recruii' Training Command, The Service
School Command, and fhe U.S. Naval Hospiial.
The Adminisfrarive Command serves as ihe sfaff
of ihe Cenfer Commander in his direclion and ad-
minisfraiion of +he o+her subordinaie commands,
and performs for him all rhe adminisfrarive, op-
erafional and logisfic 'funcfions nor specifically as-
signed +o orher commands. These various 'funcrions
include securify, fire profecfion, supply, disbursing,
commissary, Navy Exchange, personnel and religious
adminisirarion, medical and denial care, mainre-
nance and repair, iransporrafion, communicarions
and o+her viral services esseniial +o +he eFFicien+ and
effecfive operarion of a communiiy 'rofaling ap-
proximaiely 35,000 persons. A componeni' acfiviiy
of fhe Adminis+ra+ive Command is ihe Denial Tech-
nicians School whose mission is 'ro provide recruiis
and fleef personnel wilh fhe fechnical knowledge
and fraining required ro develop denial rechnicians
for du+y wirh ihe fleef and shore based forces.
The Recruir Training Command, rhe largesf of 'I'he
four subordinafe commands, is responsible for +he
Headquarters, Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Md.
Regimental Drill Hull
adminisfrafion of fhe Recruif Basic Training Program
fhe principles of which are fo guide fhe recruif in
fhe fransifion from civilian fo milifary life: fo in-
froduce him fo naval cusfoms, fradifions, discipline
and esprif de corps: and, by infensive fraining and
schooling, fo fif him for naval service. The facilifies
of fhe Recruif Training Command consisf of four
large Camps each named affer famous naval heroes
-Rodgers, Perry, James, and Barney. Each Camp
is an enfify in ifself-wifh ifs own greaf drill hall,
swimming pool, rifle range, mess hall, drill field,
classrooms, barracks, and recreafional facilifies-
and has fhe capacify 'I'o berfh, mess and frain a
regimenf of 5,000 populafion.
H' is planned fo use fhree of fhese Camps fo frain
male recruifs fo fhe maximum fofal capacify of
abouf I5,000 men. The fourfh Camp will confain
fhe only WAVE Recruif Training School in fhe Navy:
which school, previously locafed af fhe U.S. Naval
Training Cenfer, Greal' Lakes, Illinois, was esfab-
lished in Bainbridge in Ocfober I95I. H' is expecfed
fhaf 'rhe WAVE recruif populafion will reach a fofal
of abouf 4,500 young women.
The Service School Command, fhe fhird major
acfivify, provides furfher fraining fo recruifs and
fleel' personnel in fhe fechnical knowledge of raf-
ings required by fhe operafing forces, and prepares
fhem for more advanced educafion and fraining in
such special fields as gunnery, fire confrol, radio
and ofher fechnical subiecfs. A componenf acfivify
of fhe Service School Command is fhe Unifed
Sfafes Naval Preparafory School which, during fhe
Fall and Winfer monfhs prepares enlisfed men from
all branches of fhe Armed Forces for enfrance ex-
aminafion fo fhe U.S. Naval Academy af Annapolis,
Maryland. During 'l'he Summer monfhs fhis School
also frains and selecfs enlisfed men of fhe Navy and
Marine Corps for enfrance in fhe following Fall fo
fhe Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps Program
af a college or universify of fheir own choice. The
fofal sfudenf capacify of fhe Service School Com-
mand is approximafely 4,000 men.
The fourfh and lasf major subordinafe acfivify
is fhe U.S. Naval Hospifal, a separafe and defached
command. The Hospifal provides medical and sur-
gical facilifies for fhe proper care of all recruifs,
sfudenfs, and permanenfly assigned naval personnel
of fhe Cenfer and fheir depenclenfs. Now esfab-
lished as a 500-bed hospifal, fhe capacify can and
will be expanded if necessary fo l,500 or 2,000
beds. Operafing in coniuncfion wi'I'h 'lhe Hospifal is
fhe Hospifal Corps School, wifh abouf l,200 sfu-
denfs, whose funcfion is fo provide fhe fechnical
knowledge and fraining necessary fo develop fhese
young men info Hospifal Corpsmen for dufy wifh
fhe fleef and shore based forces.
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Llnen and towels, the beglnnlng
That First Dug
wlTH the warnings of the dire events to
come from the "old salts" of six weeks
training we commenced the trip thru the
receiving unit. Our education started im-
mediately as we were systematically exam-
ined, re-examined, x-rayed, inoculated,
bled, measured, outtltted and shorn in an
efficient stream that left us dazed. We sa-
luted anything that looked deserving, much
to the embarrassment of many civilian
workers and tothe glee of service week
petty oltlcers. Wlth a. sigh ofvlrellef we re-
ported to our company commander tired but
happy for we were at last on our way.
"Keep this . . . Don't keep this . . . And . . ."
Important listening 50 long, Ciyyies
Measure of u man
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"Relax, open wide!"
And more needles!
FROM head to foo we were examined: Feel
here! gllifqn, there. Noihlng ,'lUlSl0d,' nelhing
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EACH recruit ls Issued a full seabag of
elethlng that should more than meet his
needs. Ho is taught the history and sig-
nificance of the uniform as well as its care.
He dons his uniform with pride in himself,
his service and his nation.
Many miles of wear
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WELCCME INTO THE NAVY
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Discussing u classroom problem
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Classroom work teaches background of Navy history
Clean up time
Why most sailors add weight
We live by the book
NAVY food plus cleanliness, and the back-
ground and experience of chief petty otilcers
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ditions is largely dependent on how well
a ship's crew is indoctrinated with the ele-
ments ot good seamanship.
The basic fundamentals of seamanship
acquired by the recruit during his training
period will serve him well on his first tour
of duty aboard ship, his "shakedown
Practical manual work and further
training will greet the new sailors. Being
at the bottom of the "chain of command"
he will be called to exhibit his seaman-
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THE basic aim of physical training is
to provide the blueiacket with a well
rounded program of physical education
including whenever possible games and
sports of genuine interest.
The blueiacket's mastery of swim-
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is a matter demanding utmost consid-
Physical fitness is a must that is
achieved through a carefully developed
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INCLUDED in the program of informal physi-
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which provide excellent conditioning for the
participants ancl exciting entertainment for
spectators. Favorites with recruits are box-
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PHYSICAL drill undsr arms.
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THIS medal is awarded to the top grad-
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Committee for tho Army, Navy and Air
Forces, Inc. The award is made in rec-
ognition of outstanding qualities of lead-
ership laest expressing the American
spirit-honor, initiative, loyalty and high
example to comrades in arms.
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Company Commander Roben' W. Diehl, Jr.
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George Kowachilx, Kennelh L. Kriner .... SECOND ROW: James V. Lamb, Roberi J. Landolfi,
Anfhony J. 'Mancuso, Francis R. McGinnis, Morfen M. Milzkelsen, Orlando A. Padovani, John Palmer.
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Miller, Jay Kaiser .... SECOND ROW: Ashfon Mossberg, Louis Caladears, Roberi Heifsenrafher,
Thomas De Mers, Floyd A. Griffin, George C. Warren, James J. Carney.
Robf. Rockefeller, Walfer R. Walker.
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