US Naval Training Center - Compass Yearbook (Bainbridge, MD)

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, 5 N "God and Coun+ry" - '-"'v"'N1f. e":f"'f'r'f-fe. 4- Irv: A , ff' 1 n .,, .I 'if o,f .' 1 ,, vig- -X4 'z , 4: 5,.'.A+'--'- .Q '1 +14 X I L. .Hi .5 .,., 'fri' ' I J' All heads are bowed and +he church flags dipped as a Navy Chaplain delivered fhe invocaiion which commences 'lhe Graduafion Review. , 1, hi In S, A 'ik i' 'Ng 7, if 5 'iw E -f-. -af ' .E.,-.., , V.. , f '-r ' The massing of company 'Flags provides a colorful foreground fo gradua-lion review specfacle. bn. ,, , -, 1 ,,,-, ,.,,. .H . I f-5 ,-in , Ir! , 'f 77,35 ..- Fl e oev, i e 4 1 - V- ,- ,,f.:-,'-',.'r ,g,r,U,. ll , L QA 13'-Q ,Ln , , gyfm A i"'J'f!H", "'f'.-fi-', a- "fig "'5f-"1 " 4,15 'mei' Kahn Kms Th 1 ing . K .E N. iN 4 ' M , ,Ll fax , A 43 f - . . .. f fx 1 , ' Www ki .V 1: 4 ' 4- F-1: ' A -1.5: 'Q 55? f 4?-iz' .vw chi-J v ' 5 a- ...-' 1,-6,4 1 1- 1' fig QS 3 I3 sb gi , 5 5 Q' A I' Q, 1. -if ,ll ii X S A s .4 3 3 ji. 1 'ff 3. w 1 s 2 Q i E I' w if 'F ff 1 1 Y .......-.............-..,.- ....-,... ... 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The compass rose of intensive training in the basic fundamentals of the naval service is so designed as to assist the recruit, during his transition from civilian to naval life, in laying out true courses of endeavor and directions of effort. Upon the completion of his basic training the new bluejacket possesses a compass card of invaluable knowledge which will guide him, throughout his naval career, along a predetermined course and in the direction of his ulti- mate goal-that of being of real service to his Navy and his Nation, and a credit to himself. ,......-i..7.--,- ,rl OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY WASHINGTON 25 D C f-jflbrx DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY gp -5:51 ' QF: XE Q ? ' ' T T0 THE PARENTS OF THE GRADUATES OF RECRUIT TRAINING Successful completion of recruit training is the first major accomplishment in every Navy man's career. His ability to adapt himself the Navy's high standards of not only to himself but also others in his home community become a fine young American Our Navy cannot achieve of the nation's defense team to Navy life and to meet performance is a credit to his family and those who have helped him to its mission as a member without the services of many thousands of young Americans who are willing to work hard and long to ensure that this country will be able to defend her precious freedom if the test 0011185 Q Whether your son decides to make the Navy his career, or prefers to return to civilian life upon completion of his present enlistment, he will need the encouragement and understanding of you at home in order to do his Navy job successfully. For our part, those of us in positions of leader- ship in the Navy pledge our constant loyalty to him and concern for his best interests. Working together, we can keep our Navy the world's best and a great protector of freedom throughout the world. CHARLES S. THOMAS Secretary of the Navy Launching the USS Nautllus ISSN 5711 the Navy s first atomic powered ship. Cgrgqirg returning to the USS Boxer lCV'2ll after a combat mission over North Korea. The Navy and Sea Power ARLY in the seventeenth century Sir Walter Raleigh observed that "Who- soever commands the sea, commands the trade, whosoever commands the trade of the world, commands the riches of the world and, consequently, the world itself." That principle is as true today as it was centuries ago. Nothing of major import has occurred, not even the advent of the mod- ern aircraft, to lessen the importance of sea power and sea trade to our national defense and prosperity. The day hasnot been reached, nor ever will be reached, when control of the seas of the world can be exercised solely by shore-based aviation, guided missiles, and the atom bomb. Control of the sea can be exercised effectively only by forces which travel the sea and can remain at sea for long periods of time. Sea forces and sea-based air forces-in other words, sea power-furnishes the only effective control of the sea. Sea power has a mobility which land power can never have. Whatever the weapons used, aircraft carriers fhighly mobile air fieldsl can be moved at high speed to the most favorable Helicopter landing on the USS Box A corner' USS Anfiewm icv'36l 'md de5"'0Ye"1 U55 Sllelion er qffer q rescue m,,s,on KDD 7901 being refueled by USS Tolovana QAO-641. points for attack on enemy targets. What- ever the weapons used, large ground forces can be transported rapidly by naval means to selected coastal points and landed against opposition. The mere threat of such attacks at unpredictable points would im- mobilize large enemy forces held in reserve to meet them, thus forcing the enemy to effect a wide dispersion. Dominant sea power, therefore, in the hands of the United States and its Allies, would deny to an enemy the ability to attack us from the sea while conferring on us the ability to launch a seaborne attack at any selected point or time. The continued vital importance of sea power is clearly evident. Vlfhen the oceans of the world are no longer required for the transport of men and goods, then and only then can the United States afford to dis- pense with a Navy. The Navy's Offensive Power Fulfilling an historic role fthe United States Navy today, as in the past, maintains a vigilant guard over the fre om of the seas. Naval power, as exhibite throughout the struggles of World War Il and as used The destroyer USS Robt. H. McCord. ' ,, ..,--,..--.........--....-v- The battleship USS New Jersey IBB-621 firing nine ...NWKN I 16 meh guns in one Salvo USS Missouri QBB-631 firing a broadside. The USS Missouri during action off th hat- rces :ans lded auch im- erve y to sea the leny 'rom .ility :CtBd sea eans r the only dis- nited tains E the gh0l1t used on-.vow . V .4 W.-. M in the United Nations' efforts in the Far East, is an indispensable part of modern defense upon which the security of our country ultimately rests. On the sea, under the sea, in the air above the sea, and in land operations wherefnaval forces includ- ing the Marine Corps are committed, the Navy stands ready tolmeet any aggressive challenge whenever and wherever offered. The modern fleet includes many task forces built around the present capital ship- of-the-line, the aircraft carrier. Fast carrier task forces composed of carriers, battle- ships, cruisers, destroyers and other com- batant vessels, are the principal elements of todayis offensive naval strength and, as such, comprise the Navy's main striking force. The Navy is no longer shackled by the historic barriers of the shoreline, nor by the range of its shipborne guns, but can strike blows deep in enemy territory, and can deliver at the target the atom bomb, when and if needed. Fast carrier task forces are able, without resorting to diplomatic channels, to establish offshore anywhere in the world airfields completely equipped with machine shops, ammunition dumps, tank farms, warehouses, together with quar- Assaultwave ioining up for a beach operation. ters and all types of accommodations for operating personnel. Such task forces are virtually as complete as any air base ever established ashore. They constitute the only air bases which can be made available at the enemy's frontier without assault and conquest. Amphibious Assault and Naval Bombardment Whenever and wherever assault and con- quest is deemed necessary, the accomplish- ment of an amphibious assault until a stable beachhead has been established is solely the responsibility of the Navy. The am- phibious task forces are composed of all types of ships, naval aircraft, under-water demolition teams, reconnaissance facilities, and the specialized troops-the Marine Corps. Before, during, and after an initial assault naval guns and rocket launchers, in close coordination with naval aircraft, are able to devastatingly bombard enemy troops and installations, and lend close strategical and tactical support to our own ground forces in their advance to a desired objective. LST landing support personnel e coast of Korea. letting loose with the 8-inch guns of the cruiser USS Toledo 1CAL'I33J. An underwater demolition team of Frogmen returning from a mission in North Korea.' landing craft for the infantry in action. inns " i""'ZN. "' a ' , -P' ...R ..,. - "-".:'1 u A Personnel on board a U S submarine U55 K-11 ne Submarine and Anti-Submarine Warfare The Navy's submarine forces, with a his- tory of outstanding performance in World War II, are ready to assume again their vital tasks of offense or defense in any mission assigned. And, as a defensive measure, the Navy's "Hunter-Killer" task units, composed of escort carriers, blimps, and destroyers equipped with newly devel- oped electronic devices, are training to- gether as a team to track down and destroy any undersea craft of an aggressor nation. Logistical Supply In addition to its function of denying the use of the sea to an enemy, the Navy now has the responsibility of lifting cargo by sea for the supply of all the armed services abroad. This problem seems to become more enormous and complex with each war. The Far Eastern operations are no excep- tion as shown by the fact that the cargo discharged in that area has averaged more than sixty pounds per man per day. This is well above the World War II average of forty-four pounds per man per day in any theatre of operation. The tremendous and ever-increasing task of logistical supply to overseas bases will always remain a naval responsibility. Superior Naval Strength Through all its varied components, the United States Navy exercises control of the The Sea Dart experimental Jef Seaplane undergoing pre-flight trials. The U w Hunter-Killer class submarine. seas and the coastal areas bounding them, All units of the fleet display unrivaled flexibility and mobility and, together, com. prise a vast fighting potential-inimical to the interests of aggressive-minded nations -and a powerful safeguard of freedom. In measuring our own capabilities against a potential enemy, due appreciation must be taken of the factors of relative strength and weakness. We may, for example, find ourselves comparatively weak in manpower. We know happily that we are superior in naval strength, which includes the strength of naval aviation. lt is axiomatic that in preparing for any contest, it is wisest to exploit-not neglect -the elements in which we have superior strength. We must lead from strength- not from weakness. We should "Accen- tuate The Positive." Thus it is that a policy which provides for balanced development and coordinated use of -strong naval forces must be fostered if we are, within the foreseeable future, to meet the challenge of arms of the forces which seem to oppose us. Trained Naval Personnel The Navy's fighting ships and aircraft represent the results of America's most ad- vanced scientific research and develop- ment. They are precision products of Amer- ican ingenuity and industry. But scientific research, improved equipment, and new naval construction alone will not insure that the Navy can maintain its present world man CSS-327 Classl leaving port. """ f-ann'--ww.. . '-'f"g?.Qg as i .la f Q I i l. o s 1. st st h d I'. .ll .h 'Y Ct or n- l6S ed ed to :es 'aft ad- op- 1er- Lific iew that Jrld t f- if 'xv QQ Bt- Q .. l .,-mf' .v , mp.:-:'w'1 1- 7Y'fiN iffff f- -f':zfY'i--1:51:13 l.. ' , y -nf-,.i. Convoy in the Caribbean Sea. Large transport supply ship pictured during World War ll. leadership. The need for highly trained and qualified personnel to man the ships and aircraft is now greater than ever. To meet this need, the Navy is constantly revising and improving its many and varied training programs and facilities in order to keep pace with modern educational and technical advancements, and thus provide the highly trained and qualified personnel required to maintain. and operate f'The greatest Navy the world has ever known." The New Concept of Recruit Training The recruit of today differs somewhat from his World War ll counterpart. Today most of the men in recruit training are un- der twenty years of age. These men are young and impressionable, many of them are entering the Navy with definite intent to make the Navy their career. It is of im- portance to the Navy that these men get the best possible start in their new venture. The transition from civilian to military life must be smooth, indoctrination in the cus- toms, traditions, and regulations of the service must be thorough, basic Navy knowledges and skills must be developed, pride in and love for the Navy must be carefully cultivated. Especially in time of peace must there be an increase in the emphasis placed on the mental, moral and social development of the individual. He must be led to a desire for self-improve- ment and advancement, a realization of his status in and importance to the Navy-a sense of belonging, and understanding of his placelin a democracy as a sailor and a citizen-a fuller appreciation of the Ameri- can way of life, the adoption, for himself, of high standards of responsibility, military performance and conduct. The Navyis stake in this enterprise is tremendous. From these men will come the petty officers, the warrant officers, and some of the officers of the Navy of the future. That Navy can be no better than its men. The goals set forth above are stated in terms of ideals, hence can never be fully realized. But it is in recruit training that progress toward these goals must be- gin. And continued progress, wherever these men may be throughout the Navy, will ultimately produce the strong, effective manpower required for the most powerful Navy in the world. ' d in this editorial and in all other written presenta- The information contame l 3 I I Q tions, features and captions appearing in this publication, was obtained from official United States Navy sources. Q D The pictures illustrating this editorial are official United States Navy photo- graphs. ort, USS Yancey CAKA-931 at San Diego. Truck being loaded onto Loading a transport ship. Unloading ships in a tar-eastern port. a USS LST-Q0-74 on Green Beach at Iwon, Korea Tanks are loaded aboard attack transp - - ......,-.. ...Y Zin.. . 'xi .-. CAPTAIN HAMILTON WILCOX HOWE, U.S.N., relieved Captain Clifford Ashton Fines, U.S.N., on 30 June, 1954, and became the third commander of the Naval Training Center since its reactivation in February of 1951. Captain Howe was graduated from the Naval Academy in 1926 and prior to assum- ing his present duties, was the Commanding Officer, Administrative Command, Bain- bridge. His sea cruises have included duty in bat- tleships, carriers, destroyers, and destroyer escorts. His first destroyer was the USS BAINBRIDGE. During World Wvar II he received the Navy Cross for distinguished service as Command- ing Officer of the USS ROPER in its destruc- tion of a German U-boat. Later, Bronze Star Medals were presented to him for his part in wartime Atlantic convoy, and training ship operations. He was further commended for his participation in the assault on Sicily. The war's end saw him in command of the Naval Training Center, Miami, Florida. After the war his assignments included command of the attack transport USS APP- LING5 duty on the staff of the Naval War Col- lege, and command of Escort Destroyer Squadron Two and Destroyer Squadron Twenty-two. He was Assistant Chief of Staff for Administration on the staff of the Com- mander-in-Chief U. S. Atlantic Fleet, prior to reporting to Bainbridge. In addition to the Navy Cross and Bronze Star Medals, his decorations include the Com- mendation Medal Pendant and the Special Breast Order of the Cloud and Banner of China. Campaign medals are Yangtze Service, American Defense Service, American Area, European - African - Middle Eastern Area, World War II Victory, and National Defense Service. 31116 ning y of the sum- .ding Bain- bat- oyer USS Wavy and- ruc- Star 't in ship for The lval led PP- Iol- yer 'on aff m. to Lze m. ial of IC, .39 39 56 -4 CAPTAIN ROYAL A. WOLVERTON, USN, as- sumed duties as Commanding Officer, Admin. istrative Command and Assistant Center Com- mander, on 30 June 1954. Prior to reporting to the Center, he attended the Naval War College, Newport, R. I., for the senior course in Strategy and Tactics. After graduation from the Naval Academy in 1930, he spent seven C7j years at sea, serving aboard the aircraft carrier, USS SARATOGA, minelayer, USS BREESE, oiler, USS NECHES, and the USS CONCORD, a light cruiser of the Battle Force. After a shore duty tour at the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Washington, he took part in commis- sioning and served as Gunnery Officer aboard the USS WILSON, a new destroyer. During World War II, Captain Wolverton took part in the commissioning and served as Executive Officer of the destroyer, USS RODMAN, which en- gaged in convoy escort assignments in the Atlantic and northern waters. In September, 1942, he as- sumed command of the USS BADGER, and con- tinued with convoy duties and Hunter-Killer ac- tivities in the Atlantic. In February, 1944, he took command of the destroyer, USS MURPHY, and participated in the Normandy Landing, Bombard- ment of Cberbourg and Landings in Southern France. Commencing early in 1945, he served in the Bureau of Naval Personnel and in September, 1946, he was assigned the command of Destroyer Division 122. During the period of November, 1947, to July, 1949, Captain Wolverton was com- manding Ofiicer of the USS MAURY, and Hydro- graphic Survey Group One, which conducted charting operations in Persian Gulf Waters. He served as Recorder of the Pacific Coast Section of the Board of Inspection and Survey, San Francis- co from August 1949 to February 1952, when he took command of the USS SEMINOLE CAKA-104D for seventeen C17j months duty with the Amphi- bious Force, Pacific Fleet, including service in .Ia- pan and Korea. In addition to the many service and campaign medals awarded him, Captain Wolverton's decora- tions include, the Silver Star Medal, the French Croix de Cuerre with Silver Star, and a Letter of Commendation with Ribbon. C APTAIN WILLIAM JACKSON CATLETT, JR., U.S.N., Commanding Oiiicer of the Recruit Training Command since November 1953, was graduated an Ensign from the U. S. Naval Academy in 1932. Following a tour of duty aboard the USS COLORADO, he re- ported to the Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, in 1935 for flight training. Following further duty at sea, in the USS VEGA and USS HENLEY, he returned to Pen- sacola as a Navigational instructor in both flight and ground training of pilots. His war service included duty aboard the USS PEARY. He was commended for aiding in the PEARY's successful escape from a three-hour bombing and torpedo attack by Japanese planes in December 194-1, enroute Manila-Darwin. A tour of duty in the Chief of Naval Op- erations Office in Washington included Navi- gation, research and development duties in the Office of the Director of Aviation Train- ing. He was a founder member of the Insti- tute of Navigation, and is a member of the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, and Arctic Institute. Following staff duty at the General Line School, Newport, R. I., and tour of sea duty in the USS OKALOOSA, he served as Chief of Training for the Military Air Trans- port Service. His assignment prior to reporting to Bain- bridge was Commanding Ofiicer of the USS DIPHDA. Thus he has served in training of Pilots, Navigators and Flight personnel for 8 years, the training of oflicers and enlisted men on board ship and ashore 14- years. He was designated a Naval Aviation Observer fNavigationJ in 1945. He holds the Commendation Medal Pend- ant, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic- Pacific Area Campaign Medal, American Area Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Med' al, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and the United Nations Serv- lce Medal. f 1 I 1 J s e mber U. S. our of ne re- 4acola, e USS o Pen- rn both rd the aiding rom a ack by nroute fal Op- i Navi- ,ties in Train- 3 IIISII- of the I Arctic leneral I of S03 rved H5 T rans- 0 Bain' he ning Of :I for 8 gllllsled ars. He bsertfer 1 Peufl' Asiatic' an Area rv Med' Korean 1s Sefv' COMMANDER NELSON C. BLIVEN, U.S.N., as- sumed the duties of Executive Officer, Recruit Training Command on 4 May 1953. Previous to reporting he had reactivated, recommissioned and served as Commanding Officer of the USS SMAL- LEY CDD565j, a FLETCHER Class destroyer. After graduation from the Massachusetts Nau- tical School, Boston, Massachusetts, in April 1940 with a Third Mate's License, having served two years as a cadet on board the schoolship "NAN- TUCKET," a three-masted squarerigged sailing vessel, Commander Bliven was commissioned an Ensign, Merchant Marine Reserve. Upon comple- tion of a tour of duty as Cadet Ofiicer Instructor for the U. S. Maritime Commission at .Admiral Billard Academy, New London, Connecticut, he volunteered for Active Naval Service in October 1940. During World War II he served in various ca- pacities afloat in the seaplane tender USS ALBE- MARLE, the transport USS FLORENCE NIGHT- INGALE and as Executive Officer of the transport USS STORM KING. While serving with the Am- phibious Forces, Atlantic and Pacific Fleets, he participated in the invasions of French Morroco, Sicily, Saipan, Palau, Leyte, Luzon and Iwo Jima. Post war assignments have included duties with the staffs of the General Line School and the Re- cruit Training Command at Newport. R. I.. and as Executive Officer of the destroyer USS FORREST ROYAL. In January 1946 he earned his Chief Mate's License, and in September 1946 transferred to the Regular Navy. Kliilll? SPHD HMI! . ...E ' it Main Gufe THE Naval Training Center at Bainbridge came into being when the former President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, approved the site and pur- chase of land and buildings from the Jacob Tome In- stitute in early 1942. This property, including build- ings of the Tome School for boys, was enlarged by the purchase of adjacent land which brought the total area of Bainbridge to 1,132 acres. Bainbridge is located on the northeast bank of the Susquehanna River, 35 miles northeast of Baltimore and approximately 75 miles from Washington and Philadelphia. This activity is under the military command of the Commandant, FIFTH Naval District, whose headquarters are in Nor- folk, Virginia. R 1 I Drill Hall mmm. We , , . W, 7 ., mnmt1gg BAINBRIDGE President Roosevelt named the Training Center for Commodore William Bainbridge, commander of the famous frigate '4Constitution" and founder of the first naval training school- The Center was first activated on October 1, 1942, and ten days later was in operation training recruits. At the conclusion of hostilities on V-J Day, August 14, 1945, the Recruit Training Command had trained a total of 244,277 recruits. From August 1945 to June 1947 the training activities of the Center decreased due to the eventual reduction in the strength of the Navy. On June 30, 1947, Bainbridge was deactivated as a Training Center. In the summer of 1950, when the Korean crisis made it necessary, plans were form- ulated to reactivate the Center to provide men for the rapidly expanding fleet and shore bases. On February 1, 1951, Captain Robert Hall Smith, U.S.N., assumed command of the Center. The Naval Training Center, under the command of the Center Commander, consists of four subordinate activities, each under a Commanding Oflicer. These ac- tivities are: The U. S. Naval Administrative Command, the Recruit Training Command, the Service School Command, and the U. S. NavaliHospital. The Admin- istrative Command serves as the staff of the Center Commander in his direction and administration of the other subordinate commands and performs for him all the administrative, operational, and logistic func- tions not specifically assigned to other commands. These various functions ', fire protec- tion, supply, disbursing, commissary, Navy Exchange., personnel, and religious administration, medical and dental care, maintenance and repair, transportation, communications and other vital services essential to the eilicient and eHective operation of a community Center Headquarters as ,ykfWw5,,M,,,,'W--,W..5.'.,,r...,,..,..,,,,,,,W,., , .,,,.. . M ,R Q 'Z 1 fx sgofrfe'-sae Mi "5 , Z1-ima, ' "Y gd .,,,,,. , Y A Q 'ki P a - -F5 We airmail BMW ef-1-wwila 9 r Q63 r ff? e st a 2, ff 49 a used A fhefT? ted. . . hen ii 'rm-y ,A J K . l . llle . Q . the iary :med .tial i0 Illllllly E. ' X MARYLAND totaling approximately 35,000 persons. A component activity of the Administrative Command is the Dental Technicians School the mission of which is to provide graduated recruits and fleet personnel with the tech- nical knowledge and training required to develop den- tal technicians for duty with the fleet and shore based forces. The Recruit Training Command, the largest of the four subordinate commands, is responsible for the administration of the Recruit Basic Training Program the principles of which are to guide the recruit in the transition from civilian to military life, to introduce him to Navy life, naval customs, traditions, discipline and esprit de corps, and, by intensive training and schooling, to fit him for naval service. A The facilities of the Recruit Training Command consist of four large regiments, each named after naval heroes-Rodgers, Perry, James and Barney. Each camp is an entity in itself,--with its own drill hall, swimming pool, rifle range, mess hall, drill field, class- rooms, barracks, and recreational facilities-and has the capacity to berth, mess and train a regiment of 5,000 population. All of the regiments are used to train regular male recruits, one regiment camp con- tains special facilities for training male recruits at- tached to the Recruit Preparatory Training Unit and for male reserve recruits ordered to active training duty for a period of two weeks, it also contains the only WAVE Recruit Training School in the Navy. This school, previously located at the U. S. Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois, was established at Bain- bridge in October of 1951. V The Service School Command, the third major ac- tivity, provides further training for recruits and fleet personnel in the technical knowledge of ratings re- quired by the operating forces, and prepares them for " . MQNBW, ...g..,W,. , ,, t. .... a..,4 J...if......-..,,s,.-.1-.....M-..,..,,,.., . bs. yuan: , f 1:s5axs,..i-,.,. .... X ' Recruit Barracks . more advanced education and training in such special field as gunnery, fire control, radio and other techni- cal subjects. A component activity of the Service School Command is the United ,States Naval Academy Preparatory School which, during the Fall and Winter month-s prepares enlisted men from all branches of the Armed Forces for the entrance examination to the U. S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland. During the Summer months this School also trains and selects enlisted men of the Navy and Marine Corps for en- trance in the following Fall to the Naval Reserve Oili- cers Training-Corps Program at a college or university of their own choice. a The fourth major subordinate activity is the U. S. Naval Hospital, a separate and detached command. The Hospital provides medical and surgical facilities for the proper care of all recruits, students, and per- manently assigned naval personnel of the Center and their dependents. Operating in conjunction with the Hospital is the Hospital Corps School, with about 1,200 students, whose function is to provide the tech- nical knowledge and training necessary to develop these young men into Hospital Corpsmen for duty with the fleet and shore based forces. Headquarters Recruit Training Command f- , 23 f 5 X- f, li Iwi' ' 95 1 Ls. 2 A I af' 9 N WE LCOM INTO 1 I I ,...,,, A jfrlmcnalgly, f J Q, i 1 i 3 l 1 P 3 i 1 1 1 i A fa-W -' 1 ,L Q"'3e,'fl"ct'fV ":gz,.:2f1 fy 3: f ' or ,142 W Q ' fc, 21,1 ' rt, M' , Y , - ,Q ,ef f ,N 'B QW 3 Q 1 ' ' ,J A rvfimgg -1,.."e-rfiiif-1 Q -ew, , ggyf-Sgigifffci-'efwigfm g fu W L 55.4571 '- as 3 ,J - ,s hggggistgif - vs '. sw. " w, . ik S-5.1,tYMf'eggfr .5 Eli' i waz-if Q-Q . 1 i g A " wg, Wfwir, : A 5!v:,if,42's?sn,f ' ,aE7Z'e42?K Civilian history . . . 1 X S , 5 . ra .gfffy It 0 if :N ky The first move R F fi . 5 . . use Q., A sincere welcome to serve! IN PROCESSING PON his arrival at the Receiving Unit, the new recruit completes the primary paper work most necessary for the initial administraton of his training. Here he is given complete medical and dental examinations, inocu- lations, and a real 6'crew" haircut. He then receives a'full sea bag of Navy uniforms and accessories, all of which are carefully checked by trained personnel in order to insure a comfortable fit. After completing a battery of aptitude and classification tests, he is finally channeled into a newly-formed company under the command of a Chief or First Class Petty Officer. Each company commander-especially selected for his demonstrated lead- ership abilities, professional qualities, and service experience-stays with his men from the time the company is formed to the day they graduate and complete their basic training. Because of his influence on impressionable recruits his attitude determines the attitude of those under him. It's a 24- hour-a-day. job for the best petty officers the Navy can muster. To the re- cruits serving under him, he is a parent, guardian, and teacher-all rolled into one. Necessary dental work is completed 'EEZ-in Nothing is taken for granted Ear examination . . Blood pressure . . . Blood type . . . . Insurance for future health Final hear' 'heck f 23, sa 4 S . 'N 2 UTFITTING a recruit in proper unforms that fit is a carefully planned evolution. Pic- tures on these pages indicate to some extent, from measurements to stenciling, how the pro- cess is accomplished. 1 i l 1 F i The first measurement . ,K UVE I1 KMTS- v- v--., A V Q V V . Q MM-ww ,X w.Nm,..,,,, I ,qs A sew , ,N , ' fm M . 92 f X K W' Q ' :,s , x k 4 . .f Y Q k - f-W ff , y New xx mv! f wx? ' ., gf V ww Q11 -q S-,fs Qin K... ,.. NSMQ 6' A xffflw ' Rim WN? AY' WW.. wW4i'fQ gl gflh ,Q ,-1, N- in "'- ' I . ii lug- J L1J!,,,NN '-j -,, : 1 ---1 f 'I Y xi nv by 2 - .., 'A . 1 -V i 1 , . E 5 I Y I gl" v-. ,- x"' Jw W MMM li M e X Q' Q as , ,wa 4? 4 4 5 f? Q wif? 5x X L-L: 3 1-" y - " 5 QC W f X " ills P, First class Personnelman holding an individual interview is AMO! Special qualifications testing URING the first day of in-processing, a vital phase of Navy life-that of Classification- begins. By means of a battery of aptitude and other tests, followed later by personal inter- views, each recruit's previous training and edu- cation, past experience, skills, aptitude, motiva- tion and personal interests are explored, ana- lyzed and considered in relation to Navy jobs. The end result of this classification process is the eventual assignment of a recruit upon gradu- ation to a general detail with further on-the-job training, or to a technical school for training in specialized fields. Whatever the assignment, the classification procedure insures that-within the practical limits of modern personnel selection techniques-each individual is channeled into a billet wherein he will be able to contribute his utmost toward the over-all accomplishment of the Navyis mission. Basic Battery testing "7 , - .,.,.,,...-,1?,i ,, ,.-h? .- Inclodrlnahon "We of the Armed Forces have a job to do: Our task is to perfect ourselves in fighting techniques, condition ourselves to serve and to emulate the valiant Americans of other days. The achivement of those goals always brings a sense of self- respect and rightful pride which in themselves constitute a rich reward." Admiral Robert B. Carney, U.S.N. , e N 1 Ixw iiff X ,,,. , X E Q it X A Fourth Regiment classroom building TN Instruction in a fundamental military courtesy INDOCTRINATION HE recruit is first assisted in effecting a ,transition from civilian to Navy life during his period of Indoctrination. It is an integral part of this orientation program to instill a sense of self-respect and pride in achievement. During the first week of a recruit's training he is told by his commanding officer: '4We expect you to grow physically and mentally, but also morally and spiritually. The opportunity for individual achievement, you will find, is one of the under- lying, fundamental Freedoms of American De- mocracyf' To better his understanding of the govern- ment and country he has sworn to defend, the recruit participates in practical citizenship train- ing. He is alerted to Navy Regulations and rules of conduct, he begins his study of the Uniform Code of Military Justice by which all personnel in the Armed Forces today are guided and pro- tected. It is here that the recruit becomes acquainted with the customs, traditions, and courtesies of the U. S. Navy, their importance is explained in the Commanding Officeris Welcome Ahoard Talk: 'fGood manners are an expression of the golden rule-their observance and application are a hundred fold more necessary in the Navy than in civilian lifef' The new recruit understands that he has harely skimmed the surface of nautical "know howii, but realizes that he is beginning to huild for himself a firm foundation upon which to base his advancement to a station of respect as a man who has achieved confidence in himself through belief in God and country. Weekly tests keep motivation high 'Mil hs-.. gr... .nt- Commanding Oflicer and Executive Otticer welcome new recruits f ' J. 5 get 44, , ,,Z" All trainees must pass a Final Achivement Test 5 The Commanding Oflicer, Executive Oflicer, Department Heads, and Company Commanders at the Departure Talk 1 mg A i fix T' 49' X C Q we 1 f 3 1 lf ,gli 2 :nz -Y! V? its ,, -I M ,I 5 I fl If iga ea' I, E1 :Q 3: if I, lu, +2 fl fi iz wi I I if ig 1 E I I A fu: K, 1 ,s l iz i ,,n ui li! is fl 344 :ery .I N A W, , Q-iw-pw-1 fwfssgw--Q I . XX N wigs ' at if .7 ...xy w if fi 1 'fl Q, 4 ,V fl , K . -N" ' 1 2 K. . w'11z3r.'?WIv1sb2 :W There are many questions to be answered by instructors I Practical problems in citizenship are discussed in the classroom l 1 Q Ordnance and Gunnery M9 t 9 I ' K x 5 I N3 if me ag Jli U In ' "Quantitative and even qualitative weapons' superiority is of little consequence without properly trained and properly motivated men to use them? Admiral Robert B. Carney, U.S.N. f ORDNANCE 81 GUNNERY HE usefulness of a Navy rests primarily upon the fact that it can use its offensive and defensive weapons effectively at sea. Inas- much as most seamen usually become members of a naval gun crew, it is essential that a recruit in basic training gain a fundamental knowledge ofthe weapons and ammunition he is most like- ly to encounter while serving at sea. Lectures and classroom instruction are held and wide use is made of models, mock-ups and motion picture of naval guns in action. Practical demonstrations and participation of the recruit in actual gun and loading drills predominate. Safety precautions are strongly stressed in every period of instruction and strictly enforced in all drills. Each recruit is also taught the nomenclature and use of various small arms including the Garand CM-lb rifle, carbine, Thompson sub- machine gun, Browning automatic rifle, and the .4-5 caliber automatic pistol. In addition, he ac- tually fires the .22 caliber rifle marksmanship course on the small-bore indoor range. A Gunner's Mate explains the proper pro- cedure for handling 40mm ammunition. Team work on a 40mm loading machine Group instruction in the 5"f38 caliber loading machine Elplanation of the various code markings on a 5"f38 proiecfile Observing safefy precauiions in loading a cartridge case L! ,,,,qg,g7-'L s L -5 . . AV Q Q . , Q' ,lg 3. , Nix . .J . I 3- ,I ,gr 1 Exacting instruction and rigid observation of safety pre cautions on the firing range. Practical experience is ob tained through actual firing of .22 caliber rifles. 'hw-f Anti-aircraft guns are fully examined and the Importance of proper technlques I5 demonstrated on gun mounts 4 X M X . f 5 J., nf, 1 4, if Siripping and cleaning service rifles Repairing u guard ben The makings of a proiectile are examined closely mf rf-ff llhi !' 5 25? T H' I 1 SEAMANSHIP 0 MATTER what his technical specialty may be, every Navy man must first be a real sailor and a competent seaman. In recruit training, the new Navy man is taught the rudiments of seamanship and closely associated subjects. Here he learns umarlinspike seamanshipw-how to select, use, knot, splice and care for lines and ropes. He also becomes acquainted with the nomenclature of a ship- learning the names and locations of all struc- tural parts, the compartments, and the many and varied fittings found aboard a modern naval vessel. As part of his seamanship training, the re- cruit is made familiar with common deck gear. ground tackle. mooring procedures, and the tvpes and uses of various small craft. He prac- tices elementary signalling, operates battle tele- phones, and learns the important duties and re- sponsibilities of a lookout.. . . c Finally, participation with his shlpmales In general drills on board a mock ship not only enables him to put his newly formed skills into practice as an individual, but also teaches him the vital necessity of coordinated group action in routine evolutionsas well as in the event of any emergency. A complete familiarization of the interior design of a ship is required Q' 'N f ff- Usvtii Q A scale model is used to teach the fundamentals of hoisting and lowering a life boat After classroom instruction on scale models, we work with boats, lines, and tqgkle 11 I ? 5 v si -1..- i x I I I 6 K, E i F X. I I no Q 1 -E The wheel, magnetic compass, and engine order telegraph i . l Instruction in Marlinspike Seamanship teaches recruits to tie knots, bend lines, and throw hitches. -2 f Q 2 , 'Z A 7Hn2rN'm?w'wfw-'y ow' ' gmf gf yn" ff ,f Wwyxf my f fp w 7,1 . , qv, W , ,f 1' 2 ff 5 Z 5 , ,V 43 ,ff ,,,M!,,,:7 any Z , , 7 7 , N x COMMODORE g --A 1 4OIB I . ur- X, ., n-,,,,,,,,. ,r.,, .. 2 , f 4' "1 za., If 11-X A VZ' .:,9,.Wl2,::,,X.,' f 1m:,2Q14d f:.:X.v!s::.?3:.1 4 M.Q,,,AX4,r wwf 1 The Recruit Training Ship Commodore ? E L N, 1 5 i -4 l -uf , A + , aii, .. N Q . Ki Wm A I ,QM W N x Q9 Lf f 1 -. Sf d I1 l ea Y as S e goes Putting classroom knowledge to wvfk ...........4 -iq WZ' 37 .r 'Q W' f F , x 1 w 1 k I 1 Q . ' 3,1 X , : R 3 I it fgyg , 9 , lr' x K 1 Y' , I' . - X. Qs , u 9 Egg L -. ,W - f YT' Hn, V ,nh 'ggi 1 3 For neuiness, a linc is faked down ff ? ,, E, i x 1 5 s .0 ? E I xx 'xi M, X irq it N U 3251 2275 . if A if ff-'faf?955?ff'+ V' J !x,2,' X X. . xxx The National Ensign l n 1 x I I . H w Visual signaling practice 4 4 , , . ,, ,,. ...... . .,..,. .......,.,.. ...-..-..--...,a---ig.Q-.g--..g1iib,,i v The Union .lack .............-......... - , W -. , , . .1 ....-.... -.....-,. ....Y ..., .. :.... , . ,,, PNN!!! fw How t h ' ' , , o use a euvmg 'me Moormg Innes ready to run out f ' 'W' ' 'Z' 'V fairy 'HK--1-w,"m ,W ,M 'ffm .,,v. ,N -,, , , .. ., X f L- u ,I ,I 1 gx Huw b i HPIUNP A 5 . P W , -A k a -W . I-2 "f11w.- -by-.q1g,4.f1zS' Qmmmw ,, All WMM, I, Heave in on the bow spring Square away the boat lines N ,. H 9 "W fs z lx? 2 . :1,. -R25 , f "' " xx i ,. N b x N fy. , X, 5 , I 'S :.fH2f'h"'1T fe ,V Coil the extra line on deck DO'-'ble UP all lines 4 'Wf ay 5-X 'xx v 1 ,V . ! A ' . Q. fi l x . Q is X You will he using these before very long 1 -1, 1' P I I 5 ...N Sw 2 ' 5 Sw x Q5 This is o sound-powered telephone J IRQ 1 M lllllullxng- 4 I J 5 . Speak loudly and clearly! x X Y - - ...,.......f,.....-..-,....,.,...-. -A.-. .., , ,,,,, .,. . . .-, ,, . .. ' :--,- ..--- ----...-.....f--V---4up...... -.-...-........... ..., .- . .H .. .. , ..-. . , ,- . .-,. . . ,M The many items used for lighting fires 553 aaa W 1 :j Demonstrution of Handy Billy Pump Some classes are held in the field 15, ' Qt DAMAGE CONTROL HE Navy realizes the tremen- dous potential of fire, both in peace and war, and has taken coun- ter measures by establishing an ef- fective fire fighting training pro- gram throughout the service. Ac- cordingly, an introductory experi- ence in actual fire fighting is given to every recruit in basic training. .First, he is taught the simple chemistry of fire so that he will un- derstand theinature of the various kinds of fire. Then, he is thorough- ly instructed in the use of each piece of the highly specialized Navy fire lighting equipment, and in the bat- tle-tested methods employed in com- batting all kinds of fire, both afloat and ashore. After thorough indoctrination in al ,S . 3 ." W4 is-Q 1 . 5. I .X XXX ' -4 the equipment, operating tech- niques, and safety precautions he- together with his shipmates in small groups and guided by experienced personnel - actually extinguishes raging oil and gasoline fires in sim- ulated shipboard compartments, various structures, and a mock air- craft. Included in this area of instruc- tion is the presentation---of the ele- ments of gas warfare and radiologi- cal damage control. Each recruit is acquainted with factual data con- cerning the major effects of an atomic bomb explosion and is shown how potential damage to personnel can be greatly reduced by planned action. X S 1, Q. Y' in P"e'i"'i""'Y '9""e"i0"5 Trying out the Navy all-purpose nozzle ll o l x 3 5 1 Y I , l ,Wy Q ,H- 1 1. - -fr 1134 . -Q.. ,ML , wwf 51 A N 21 1 3 MXN . was wrfwawxmwmm Going into a leeward fire PM ,Wm E ,-ev: Proper faciics for subduing el blazing Gro ----- - V -7 -u.....l.....ns.---.........u ...,.,..-- X , 1 ,, H , ,, ,, , , -- -ff--Y ------, , ---------'---X A- l 4 1 -' "' . .. .. ,,,,,,-. .,.,-.-,. ,.k.,..-,,,,.-..-..V Y....- ....:.Y..........--Y H - -- --AY Y , ,V , - - , 3 A Y , --- -A - -1 -7--3. ...--..-f-------Y----Mfh , I 9 Mock-Plane fire . . . ' . ' emciemly smoihered by foam ,W XQQ, ,Q I N f ww x 17 ,spin , gf , . 1,1 1' ,f , ,-if G 2' v M 1' V 8 1 rf I .f t VQMVY.. , 4 Qi. - '- ' ,UMW , , ' Vg ogg ' fi I A WWA. The Handy-billy A final check on various uses of eqUiP"""' 8 Oxygen breathing apparatus x K , wg NN. P, 3 . Atomic, Biological, and Chemical Warfare Defense class A very real test Last minute instructions on the field It works! 'ff xsmwvwhw On board ship, lives are saved Physical Training '4The Navy is designed to guarantee freedom of the seas in peacetime, and control of the seas in wartime. It serves no other purpose. But inasmuch as seventy percent of the earth's deed." surface is water, it is a most important purpose ln- The Honorable Robert B. Anderson .l,i1 ..................A.-...1.. ........ Boxing for exercise and entertainment n Self-defense for practical application or merely sport A.-.4.......-.. Touch Football 'ru9.,9,wm, Calisthenics designed to develop muscular coordination "1 1 lc. f"""" 1 f jf faq? 4 4 S155 Baseball Volleyball w 1 The standard U. S. Navy lif9'iUCke' . 1 Flotation devices are used to assist in overcoming fear of water '71 -S ,ts Q, RMK Mmm IBN! STM YNY!!! Ytiiffrii mmm mn ve 'M A Y.. HKU The newest method of artificial res- piration Advanced swimmers qualify for com- petition lf .,,..f, . M 4 1, i X K, if, 2 V! sf 5 . k - A - X ' it--9 f , 7 lla-gy' 2 ,W 3 . 5 '4 5 Q 4 . 1. 0 V Q 1 4 L, . , rr - H, , Stamina and agility are required to successfully complete the confidence course 5 M . 1 , E? 1? K , S. W X 1 0' in-Q Q.. I , - I3 L 1 I " Y ' u x , 1.4,-wwwnw MEGWNQUWEV ,gil Many of the obstacles are designed with the structure of a ship in mind .............-.....--- to prepare recruits for life aboard ship. -n......-..---.,--........---- H- -- r 'KT' Fundamentals ln Furs! And form a natural purf of framing .,.-... ..... - .-.- ,........ ....4-........4h-i..4.............-...,...i........ - D r J 1 W A V 1 1 , -A , ., , - 9- ff, , , , -T -A-....-,.......,...,....-,,..-.-..Y. ....... .,...,.,,.,. , .,... . .,--. ..- .. . . V. -- - -- M - - - -- - - - --- -W - - ,- --- Y--- ---f f - -.--...---1,-1 V i P T I F ii l 1 fi ,f , ' X 1 , f A ffl, ,D W X G , I, 'Qi X x- I l ig. I ' ' i 2 , l'iQ1Q"! . EL Nba ' ,al , rs- W i a , ,.,Wg,, a ' L a l, Physical drill with arms-the forward lunge t MILITARY DRILL ILITARY drill, as well as physical drill with arms, plays an important 5 A part in bringing a recruit's mind and body up to that high standard of Q mental and physical stamina demanded by naval duties-afloat or ashore- in times of peace or of war. , Physically, a recruit develops military bearing, strength, ability and en- durance through individual muscular coordination necessitated by the vig- orous activities comprising military drill. Mentally, he learns the real mean- ing of self-discipline, develops a keen respect for leadership, and forms 1 healthy and lasting habits of instantaneous response to commands from those in authority. Through the medium of competitive military drills, inspections and re- views the recruit soon develops a real understanding of the importance of team work and a realization of his responsibilities to himself, his shipmates, and his unit. And he learns that any unit which is imbued with an indomi- table Hesprit de corpsi' is invariably a winner. 5 Position of ready Diagonal lunge K. L. . LF X 1 I v E A .4 I r 1 - 'S X . , 1 :: - i ' 2: 5 5- Ti- , I .r , ...-f-951 K 1 X Z g Q xg w ,age , L S 1 at Ng E X .f ,J ,1 Q .15 XS' W N gi Ki I S Y 2 Q X A s Y I .Q ,,., w W7 I N us.. fy 'FI Drill Officer about to make an inspection-present arms v- yr , I F ., 4 f x , A M -n.A W....N, .. Dress rig ht, dress A rigid inspection of men and arms tn 1-. ' -,...,,.,- ...A , -, f - ..-, . 4. A.: fr.. Semaphore drill Surprise inspeciion' ,.........,...-.-..M.--.......-,... ,....-.....,,.-....- -... .,.. ,. . .... WEEKLY feature of Recrult Tramlng is the Graduation Review each Saturday on Rodgers Parade Fleld Here, Ill tradltlonal m1l1- tary pomp and ceremony, the Uraduatlng re crults take their departure from the first phase of their naval careers Prlor to the actual commencement, the Com- mand Drlll Ofhcer explalns the renew ln an ad dress to VlSll.lI'lg relatlves and frlends The l'6W'lCW IS conducted hy recrults wlthout manders It hegms wlth tl1e l'6Ildltl0ll of honors to the R6VlCWlHg Officer, generally a senlor offi- cer from this command or from another branch of the Armed SCTVICCS, and mcludes mass mlh- tary drill, special performances by the Band, Drum and Buvle Corps, and hoth Wave and Male Drlll teams 0 5 D - assistance from Battalion or Company Com- - C 9 gs E S 5 'llt 5 ,X XX X Q ,g X E Q . ,uw- :fqf X. .ex Ag. 1, 5 if 543' 'AN' E ,S Q. ,r is gy, s. , X army 1 Jim, f ,Ag x .Q t 'S . kr x i Ag., , ,ts Vx - Si' ff 4 Q e it W i alma, D Reviewing omcer inspects the Honor Guard The Recruit Band in review Mi 7 9 , Z ,ff K -4 Q A Q . Bowed heads-ChopIoin's Invocation 'Nr Z 1 Precision personified-the Drill Team Drum and Bugle Corps presents xi ll .-, , N51 MC5Sll19 of 'he n995 The Colors at res! AW Q, 1: 1 ,J 1 J :E ,f, 3 , , ,,. 4 . A W, Fx:- . 4 F fu ..- , -ga .."f'.-' Marching on the Colors Passing in review . . . . My 7 dfaccff iwhwv, 1 1? 3.531385 ' -ma - AMERICAN SPIRIT HONOR MEDAL PRESENTATION HE AMERICAN Spirit Honor Medal is a medal- lion offered and provided by the Citizens Com- mittee for the Army, Navy and Air Force, Inc., of New York, N. Y. The American Spirit Honor Medal has been accepted by the Department of Defense for use as an award to enlisted personnel who, while undergoing basic training, display outstanding quali- ties of leadership best expressing the American Spirit -Honor, Initiative, Loyalty, and High Example to Comrades in Arms. This medallion has also been ac- cepted by the Department of Defense for the promo- tion of closer ties between the Armed Services and the Civil Communities of the continental United States in which the Armed Services establishments are located. Reviewing Officer presents Honor Man certificates Reviewing ofiicer presents American spirit Honor Medal and Honor Man Cel-gificqqes - -- -- -- ..............-.--. ...........,.....4- -.......41..m...4.....4.... V Ship Work Tfdllllllg "The NAUTILUS is the beginning of a new chapter in the history of sea power. As an American sailor, I look beyond this newcomer, as marvelous a product as she is, and see the succeeding generations of atomic submarines and other atomic powered ships, and, as I look, new vistas of Ameri- can sea power unfold." Admiral Robert B. Carney, U.S.N. .., ,A Scullery detail Replenishment Mess gear is cleaned and then sterilized . 5 vt Y ' is . .-.- e.........,.,.. -.......,.a-.,.d..........,,..,., Ill! Future commissurymen? Condiments must be replenished after each meal One of the eight chow lines in each mess hall A A' ""11"1 "thin if 19 fx D43 h,.'. x. -.A XS, N fx., 925 i An orderly assists the Captainls Chief Yeaman in his Keeping the grounds ship-shape ' administrative duties ' , I Klum- . A - ' ' ' 4..va4:.'-'V . Q' , . lbflwg t' , .4 ' . ' EJM' i 3,4 A .X .. .Ev.fafgu f- L.i'cz:..'1hn.n4l.-... 0079 ,., . . A messenger delivers schedules to all regimental areas Routine chores maintain cleanliness 1 1 , . . X . .. H. .... . .- ...,.....-..-..-... -...-...-...4---.......k..i..4g-44-.-.. , , , -- ---- --- 1 .w....,. mm.. ' We Barracks Life Thls plcture IS 1101116111611 lo the thousamls o mothers who have baked cakes and ples and sent them to Ihelr sons In the Navy there IS Il0llllllg llke a package rom home .... ....... ..,,..,.. .A .. wmv, ,M , , A -Aff, 11 1, sy gif an M in M y fl ,,,,g,s as x -V ,V r fdxwl, ,V ' . - wa ' . -A .xv-,fm fne iff H3551 .fly l '? - " 3 , ' xx' BARRACKS LIFE LARGE percentage of a recruit's time is spent in and around his bar- racks. Here the man is first taught, together with his shipmates, how to live in a limited amount of space in a harmonious and yet comfortable manner. Here, also, is stressed the importance of cleanliness of personnel and barracks, and the necessity for good personal conduct and considerate manners, all of which are most essential in promoting the morale, dignity, integrity and physical well-being of men serving together under the rigorous conditions of naval life. In his barracks the new Navy man is instructed in the purpose and im- portance of watch standing, and is impressed with the necessity for being constantly alert while performing his responsible duties as a sentry. Daily inspections of recruits and of the barracks area are made to insure that the high standards of cleanliness and conduct are being properly met. The recruit soon learns how to wash and care for his many articles of cloth- ing and personal gear, and how to stow them properly in a seabag or a shipboard-type locker. It is in his barracks, too, that the recruit learns much about Navy life from his company commander, and it is here that he does much of his out-of-class studying. Receiving mail, writing letters, engaging in conver- sation and other fraternal activities are important highlights of his barracks ife. f N. x NX V . 'x P i ,A NM 'Ka Clouds of clothes Alert sentnes on clothesline posts Clothes ore washed every day ,,E3 K - Lehers liome , Q .Recruit Educational Petty Officer holding an all-important review of. classroom instruction i .qu- Moil ca 5 x,f K 1 -4. .. . ml' Za.. ff 1 N N 1 , 1 1 1 1 Y Y ""v,...,...., ------... ..,,,Am ' ' S- 'mfkf f ' '. v M? N y.y.,s:w., W 19,13 X ,W -- ,y -1. ,. ff f .e k , -A: 13:53 ...W 49 1 f fx Q 79' 4 ' ' az Q gf x ' A X W ,, - ,A 4 Y -,Sf ,, -1Y1,,.f::g V , A Q ,..... -.-..,..-..,,,A WJ'---1--.......-, ---..,..., ... -. 1 -., , , ' am X Q K Mm,,,,,.,,,,ff,. ' . . , . , w f f, ws ' U1 L s ,, ,we-ff e' 'M'.,,..:.....u ' - Jewish divine services ' M ' Passing the wine for Kiddush RELIGIOUS LIFE Q HE Navy recognizes that every means must be exercised to strengthen the moral, spiri- tual and religious lives of naval personnel. All commanding officers are directed to insure that all personnel are reached by group instruction and by personal interview on all matters that promote the realization and development of these values consistent with religious beliefs of the individual concerned. ln order to insure that the opportunity of continuing the religious practices and tradition of his home life is present, chaplains of the major faiths and denominations are assigned to each regiment of recruitsin training. Voluntary classesof religious instruction are held regular- ly attimes when all personnel are free to attend. 1 Closely allied to the religious program is the character and moral guidance series of lectures presented by the chaplains. These men, with years of experience in the naval service, both afloat and ashore, are particularly well qualified for this most important task. In a course of lec- tures, the recruit is acquainted with the many and perplexing problems which will confront him during his Navy career, and is shown the right and wrong solutions to each. ' Thus, with his ideals and convictions strength- ened and bolstered by a strong religious and moral foundation, the new Navy man is better prepared to serve his God and his Country with distinction, honor, loyalty and devotion-not only as a sailor, but also as a citizen. it .,Q..iQI y , ,,,...-.amps-u W.,-......, 4 .M Maw, , , X - ,mf a'?f..., , ,E f Catholic Mass 1 gn, ...Q ..-1, v . v J Y R I ui 3 ,, N., ,WW , , Protestant divine services Catholic distribution of Holy C0l11l'l1Ul'1i0N Center Chapel '-r-mu, aw' ' ., iiliffil AP' l Pl'0feSfClI'1f COl11I'l1Ul1i0l1 Sel'ViCe -n-...4....-..-,s.-.........-...u.....-...-,,,.-. i I sy ll l I h l I I , 2 . 1 E w 3 E l Q 1 M l J Q ' lc , ' f fl n Q 4 G , w 1 316 xi 3 9 l V f 4 ., M15 1 K 1 K sw E Y l 4 E , Y N If X4 f ws. I 2 ' -an 11"'f W? W 1 if N! If E K S 1 K I 4.5 ff X f .5 I 2 f Q Q 1 mi I 6 I 3 lf, 5 Q , ,I Q , l A' Q 4 W 4 fl 1 l Choir rehearsal l , 4 I l l l P f, ,V I ' , M h V, L M ' L' K It-A ' " W1 ' fl X U' 1 Character and mor I 'd I I . . , , "' 90' 'me ec ur? A recruuf discusses hns personal problems with a chaplain W , h , h . l w 2 3 5 I l . i . , . . . .. .. ,,...... ..,., - .-,- ..-...........,..,4-...-....a....i...,...-.......-..............4......... --- Y v- ZE gm N N ,x ,,,...--- RECREATION O maintain peak efficiency throughout his period of basic training, each recruit must have a proportionate amount of work, sleep, and play. Recreation, therefore, becomes a vital part of his training. A staff of experienced officers and chief petty officers, together with civilian librarians and recreation directors, works con- stantly to provide relaxation, amusement and entertainment for the recruit during his off- duty hours. Perhaps the most popular type of recreation afforded the recruit is the recruit dance held each month in a regimental drill hall. Senior companies of recruits play host to the recruit WAVES and to USO junior hostesses from ad- jacent communities. USO chaperones, duty offi- cers and officers and their wives attached to the command are present to help everyone enjoy the affair. A recruit dance orchestra provides the music, and free refreshments are available to all throughout the evening. A recreation building in each regimental area provides many facilities for relaxation. Here the recruit may bowl, play pmg-pong, b1ll1ards,.pool and other games, enjoy television and radio or listen to a variety of records. An attended library of books and current magazines, and a comfort- able reading room, is available to him. In ad- dition, a Navy Exchange store, snack bar and soda fountain are open for his convenience. At frequent intervals, variety shows, name bands and USO shows visit the command to en- tertain the recruits, and each Saturday and Sun- day evening the latest movies are shown in the regimental drill halls. For the hobbyist there is a well equipped hobby shop where the inter- ested recruit may work in leather, metals, wood, plastics or model building. Best of all, perhaps, are those visiting days when the recruit may entertain his family and friends at the Recreation Center, or, in the sum- mer, enjoy eating an outdoor lunch with them in the picnic area. A player carefully lines up his shot in a friendly game of pool Return gerye qi ping pong "Happy Hour" before movies ,4 if Q ' ij " Wx ' X , i f X W X , I L ' ,S 1 f f?'ff' M -. . Ki W Zf,'9"m?is ' 'f f m 7? fi A 'A 34 2 . if fm .k., ww My 15 ,I at x fx fi x W, , 5235? Sm' ,W E w' v . 'M 4, Wi? f - -'Q -V: ,s,, QL-- , , Q HP' I ,fxdywf M it I ,Wx -Q-vw-fy M V-.iw W fn ' 'NW-5' M Br. V J ,va-Q r--f A, ,. NNY 'Q 4 46' ' 'Q 1-E q"i 'f"""'..f5" My ...M I M :za Over 5,000 books are available in each library 4 -.,-..... a..,.4..,.......... .-..-......i.-Q...4... 432 2 ff? ,, I Recruits visit the Navy Exchange Cafeteria during their leisure hours Checkers offers a change of pace N v Periodicals for every taste 4. Ni A refreshing pause f f -- 'Y A possible strike The Exchange Recorded classical and modern muslc available for all e 1 1 . 1 n ,ff ff-W' 'f'M5"' e Mgklgggw ' s.. -V-i f-f? A 1 , yf ' ' A -Campleted call ' V e ' , Waiting for the call io 'clear' 2 Baoj' Training finished-' L home in three days a am W, if gk' If XV! . , . :Q Adequate picnic areas are available for parents' visiting days i 3 fee- -.' ig ' E i Q , 6, G. E. HEDGE, MMC Company Commander COMPA Y 306 26TH BATTALION 2ND REGIMENT Commenced Training: 8 Ocfober 1954 Complefed Training: I3 December i954 3.9 , " 2 s D f ,,i'-r A C J. ,. nryy 1 1? , X ? ? ' a, A C' I ff Q , i nab 1nq,.4,...9' Za A Emile l.. Allard Jr. Rober+ C. Anderson Richard P. Bednarelc Roland R. Berube Richard P. Bohanon John G. Callahan Chesler E. Cooke Jr Richard J. Cormier Paul N. Cormier Richard F. Co+e Walrer Cullinane Gerard A. Cullen Larry E. David John F. Dempsey Andrew N. Erickson Ronald A. Erwin Roberi M. Espinola R. A. Federanich .....-...-........... -w-na--a., ---..,-.-a...,........ .....,..,,- .-,,, .,,,,,4,,, ,H L, 4 , ,. . I , , Frank E. Fisher John M. Fronc Roland A. Gervais William G. Groben Vincenf J. Guarino Francis V. Har? Cyril L. Heyniger Ronald D. Hyers Roberf M. lnderlin John G. lnferranfe Thomas P. Kerr Pres+on G. Kidd Edward L. LaBalle David C. LaFerriere Ronald P. LaPlan+e Raymond G. Lausier George H. Lis+er Bernard E. Long C. F. Lumbruno Donald B. Marshall Charles P. Mar+in Errol McGowan James A. McLaughlin James E. Mead James J. Meagher F 'H . 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Pe++icoffer Frank W. Pierce Richard S. Pope Daniel J. Radley Waller J. Regnier J Roger E. Reid Ro beri S. Romanchilr Llewellyn J. Sanfos Harry J. Sawyer Jr. William J. Silva John Sloan Clyde W. Smifh Delberf D. Smifh Thomas D. Sp ence Donald A. Sfarlcey Roberf C. Sfankus Barry L. Sioss Joseph S+ou+ Joseph P. Sullivan Burron Tassel Michael J. Teman Jr Francis P. Timmons C M Vansclver Jr. Donald G Vose Thomas F Walsh Joseph E. Whi+ehurs'l' Eugene E. Wincelr Willis J. Wrighi' W. P. Yannarella Jr. V. F. Scalise J. L. Branscome B. Collura Jr. C. A. Bernier M. A. Mo'H'a B. L. Cool: R. H. Thompson A. C. Daugherfy Clarence R. Barbee Roberi' Leo Lamberf ...,....--.--.4 --..- 25.2 -X if 5 . '11-1. X , . X .w amd' filmfl. tsl W .,,,,,,-4 A". .,,......,--0-. S 2 4 51 x x A Si s , y 1' i 1 N 4 ff Ai SM 2 I 1 f AY 3 r WK 9 , , K . nfs, , X y, X V ff N f 7 f fx Qi A , ix 1 Z! , V X iffwif' ' fx f f f 4 1 t . . s . . T 'sms' . i ff? gy . . , A: as J .gen . 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S. if 9' .53 T Q Tj X1 ' A V ' B . - - . .. Th6ft,PUih of A4"""e'F'?F' - ,gef----J MOST enlisted personnel enter the naval service as Seaman Recruits. After their ini- tial training, the varied aspects of which are pictured in this book, they are qualified to take advantage of many tangible career opportuni- ties presented by the Navy Rating System. The term aratingw applies to groups of Navy occupational duties which require essentially the same aptitudes, training, experience, skills, and physical and mental abilities. Within the rating there are uratesw which indicate a man's pay grade and his level of experience, knowl- edge, and responsibility. The general principles of the rating system evolved during the Navy's 150-odd years of existence, the details of its structure were worked out by officers, enlisted men, and civilians experienced in personnel management. In itself it contributes much to morale by providing a real incentive for the enlisted men through its recognition of distinct TT-Tsxsis'-+..1....,. Y ,f- occupations and in its program for steady ad- vancement. All Seaman Recruits CSRD who are gradu- ated from recruit training are automatically ad- vanced to Seaman Apprentice QSAD. Aboard a ship or station, the apprentice receives addi- tional training in general seamanship and re- lated work and, after six months, become eligible for promotion to Seaman By this time he has become interested in the du- ties performeduby personnel in a specialty rat- ing and from then on he is promoted in a par- ticular rating such as are seen on these pages. Having received promotions through third, second, and first class petty officer, a man be- comes eligible for advancement to chief petty officer, the highest enlisted rate of his occupa- tional line of work. From there, career steps in all ratings lead to one of twelve warrant of- ficer billets or to a commission as an officer in a limited duty category. G9 K "fan Promotion and pay are subjects close to the heart of every Navy man and the objectives of this system for advancement can be stated very simply: to provide qualified personnel in each rate in accordance with the needs of the serv- iceg to give the individual incentive to improve his performance, and, to build morale. Basic to the system of advancement are the needs of the service. A properly balanced crew consisting of the multitude of ratings necessary to man a fighting ship can only be eHective if each man holding a rate can do the job ex- pected. Next in importance is the spark of incentive which is needed in training, discipline, and ca- reer planning. Promotions are controlled so that they oifer a reward to the man who suc- cessfully prepares himself for the next higher rate, and who is willing and able to accept re- sponsibility. The third major objective is the building of morale. Every conscientious man must be made to feel that eventual advancement is open to him at a speed commensurate with his ability and demonstrated performance. Eligibility standards provide control of the quality of personnel advanced and it is these standards which present an equal opportunity for each man to best take advantage of his po- sition-besides the vocational training in the schools and on-the-job, there are numerous training manuals published by the Navy for all the ratings and all personnel are urged to study these manuals in order to prepare themselves for early advancement. Furthermore, there are opportunities in the Navy to complete a perhaps interrupted civilian education, begin or further college training, or obtain a working knowledge of other vocations. Any of these aims can be realized through the hundreds of courses available to every Navy man through the United States Armed Forces Institute, college correspondence courses, Gen- eral Educational Development tests, and class- room work. These pages give only a glimpse of the va- riety and types of career vocations which the Navy offers to those who are willing to recog- nize and take advantage of the opportunities. X 'W ,G W '. mx ' .,f jf .. 3 5 f 9 14' f W.,- Af' ' rf ' ., 'E v 5 f 1, KN: 1 ff W W 5? ,, , A Qf .U 'T .1 4 5 fi KL fa r Kr, 332. c Li. UO, Ch: di I 2,5 Ei lf I tl .4 ' I tl -i .U I 1 fwflgq K ,J W F, 1 14545 ng, 4 d lf I 'a H 1 3 V 1 ,ur fix Ll f wa' .L Y 'fe I' All ll' ill' IFE at sea, assignment to ships and squadrons, "Where do we go from here?" are natural thoughts and ques- tions in the minds of ex-recruits. Their lives will be en- riched by exposure to other cultures and peoples, for the sun never sets on the ships of the U. S. Navy. From the Arctic to the Antarctic, from Marseille to Sydney, in all oceans and seas, in all types of ships both large and small, the missions of the Navy are being performed. On these pages we have shown a few typical pictures of the ships of our Navy performing their assigned duties. Some of the ships are assigned to oversea fleets on a ro- tation basis-those assigned to the Sixth Fleet cover the Mediterranean Sea, others of the Seventh steam through the Western Pacific, while still other ships on independent duty such as ice breakers, hydrographic survey ships and net tenders cruise to isolated ports which seldom see a ship. All types of combatant vessels may be included on good-will tours to such diverse and interesting countries as Australia, Brazil, Pakistan and Denmark. It would be very diflicult, indeed, for a sailor not to see the world. 4 4 f ' . - for wfypzw . f ff ww .wf,,w..w,gw:,- ' f ., f . -45, N K 1 7 x f 1' A ,V - f i . ' X, , sy. ' ff , s 1 !g.aL1..:f.:s ra. , f .,,!.1yv3e:,S I Q f .r .WI l USS Missouri at Pearl Harbor vs-'WPI' " ' '.-e B I I d U55 Swan neg' Golden USS Solace anchored at USS' Bugxxg Zee: Gate Brldge New Hebrides Islands USS Whifely in Mid-Atlantic USS Coral Sea at anchor, NapleSf HCIY -Y I? , N .5 N l I 'f e 4 pl '53 1 w 1 , ., X 4 1 W w W i il 2 f 3 I 4 1 iz, in 3 Future midshipmen studying at the Naval Academy Preparatory School at Bainbridge. if Naval Aviation Cadets in training at Kingsville Field, Corpus Christi, Texas. lv E J X NROTC students from Duke University undergoing training on board the USS Coral Sea at Norfolk, Virginia. i i l 5 fi V: f - A ,il t ii If 1 V1 ' ,j 1 Lu, AT this time, the chances for becoming a commissioned oilicer have never been better. The traditional path is throufgh the Naval Academy, however, in addition there are now several programs in which enlisted personnel may prepare themselves for com. missioned status. It is not necessary that ap. plicants have college training to meet the re. quirements of some of the programs and there are certain cases where even men with- out high school diplomas may qualify. Of the programs and schools oHered, the Naval Academy, the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps, the Naval Aviation Cadet program and the Officer Candidate School fthrough the Seaman to Admiral program, are open at the present time. The U. S. Navy and the U. S. Marine Corps obtain most of their career officers from two sources, the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, and 'the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps units which are established in many of the leading colleges and universities throughout the United States. The U. S. Naval Academy provides four years of college train- ing leading to a commission in the Regular Navy or Marine Corps. Admission is gained by competitive examination among enlisted personnel in the naval service or by Presi- dential or Congressional appointment. Those who successfully pass the examination are transferred to the Naval Academy Prepara- tory School which is located at the U. S. Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland. lt is USS Wisconsin tires a National gun salute near Lisbon durin9 Midshipmen practice squadron cruise. 1' the purpose of this school to prepare the ap- plicant for the competitive examinations leading to selection for the Naval Academy. Students enrolled in the NROTC pursue the normal college curriculum of the institu- tion in which enrolled. In addition they study certain naval science subjects and participate in drills and cruises which qualify them for appointment as officers upon graduation. For those who possess an interest in becoming career oiiicers of the regular Navy through the NROTC program, the Navy offers finan- cial assistance throughout the four years of the college program. The Naval Aviation Cadet program is of- fered for those who meet the rigorous re- quirements necessary for pilots. After selec- tion, a two year period of training is followed by a commission. The purpose of the Oflicer Candidate Pro- gram is to provide a ready and adequate re- serve of qualified junior oiiicers. It is an ac- tive duty program available to enlisted per- sonnel in the naval service. The Officer Can- didate School is located at Newport, R. I. Men in the regular Navy meeting the requirements are eligible to compete in an examination for entrance into this program. At the end of four months of intensive training in naval subjects, the graduates are commissioned En- signs, U. S. Naval Reserve, in either the Line or Staff Corps. After serving on active duty, they are eligible for transfer to the Regular Navy. f. Midshipmen from USS Missouri prepare to photograph Eiffel Tower while touring Paris, France. U.5.NHVHL SCHUUL BFFICER ERNUIURTE Oflicers candidates enroute to class at Newport,fR. I. 1,100 midshipmen in review at the U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md., march into Bancroft Hall. 31 .K V 14 - ff ' " 'v ,Q 7: " ll ' ,i"'l, 5 ua Zu " vw I ' Q vm. 1, bv ,3-' 7 U it Q ? lvvera " bv-5: rv ,Z 'U gt: g 1 ,'1,17 F7 is as ' A I , N "sf"-1'-:v w'::"n 1! I3 M s -nn? , ' f gs 4 v "' kia,-gilaigpvij' vii 'fs Q ., W 1 ai 'SQWW' . s sg ...M NM K 1 gt .lfmiifvmf 1 , ix t E i N li J 1 P1 1 1 V W 1 I r i E -4 u r W x 1 f Y 1 1 1 b 'N is . 1 x E' I Us L. nl? 1 3 1 4' 5 gf- ? 1 I Q ..?5k.,...a flgyplcal Career Men of the U. . Nav! -.max .-Rmb IEUTENANT COMMANDER HOMER M. PERCIFIELD, U. S. Navy, was enlisted in the regular Navy at Indi- anapolis, Indiana, in 1932. After undergoing recruit train- ing at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois, his first duty assignment was the battleship USS MARY- LAND CBB-42D. During his six and one-half years on the MARYLAND, he was assigned all deck seamanship billets from seaman deck hand to division leading petty officer and was advanced through all rates from seaman to boat- swain's mate first class. In 1939, Mr. Percifield was transferred to the USS MARBLEHEAD CCL-123 and in 1942 was appointed chief boatswain's mate. On 15 August 1943, he was commis- sioned an Ensign in the regular Navy. At the present, Mr. Percifield is the Training Officer in the Service School Command at Bainbridge. After a course of instruction at the Naval Ordnance and Gunnery School in Washington, D. C., in 1945, Mr. Perci- field saw duty at the Naval Shipyard in Long Beach and 'was transferred to the destro er USS LOWRY DD-770 Y C J in 1947 for duty as First Lieutenant and Training Officer. Later in 1947 he was on duty at the Navy Recruiting Sta- tion in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as Assistant Officer-in- Charge and Public Relations Officer. While in Pittsburgh, he received his promotion to the grade of Lieutenant. OHN J. CARROLL, Chief Quartermaster, U. S. Navy, completed recruit training at the Naval Training Cen. ter, Great Lakes, Illinois, in July 1943. During World War II he served aboard the USS LCI CLD 361 in the Asiatic Pacific area during the invasions of Hollandia, Montai, and the Philippine Islands. After the war, Chief Carroll was on board the USS SAGAMORE CATO'-20D and the USS MARQUETTE CAKA-951 for duty. During the Korean conflict, having previously seen duty on a destroyer and a light cruiser, he was transferred to the USS BEXAR CAPA-2375 for its operations during the invasion of Inchon and Wonsan. It was as a result of this last duty for which he received a letter of commendation. Prior to reporting to the Recruit Training Command at Bainbridge, Chief Carroll served on board the USS ASH- LAND CLSD-ll in supply operations at Thule, Greenland. Since arriving at Bainbridge in September, 1952, his du- ties have included those of Company Commander, Aca- demic Instructor and Battalion Adjutant. Chief Carroll wears the Good Conduct Medal, Letter of Commendation, American Theatre, Asiatic-Pacific, Philip- pine Liberation, World War II Victory, National Service Defense, European Occupation, United Nations and Ko- rean Service ribbons. b V393 Mx tw Si :Q- sg i xx X S? sg li ' f :ff e 1 gg E 5 E ya n. HI' ic ri, ll me ly 0 . ,e is 1. I F x United States Naval "A" FLAG A R ' t I Award. Presented weekly to a 1 C0mii'rxe,:h:h has accumulated the most points e tor participation in scheduled athletic events. "C" FLAG RECRUIT TRAINING COM- A Regimental Award. Presented weekly to a MAND UNIT cn-A1-ION Company which has manitested the most tangi- PENN ble attributes representing good citizenship. ANT "E" FLAG A Battalion Award. Presented weekly to the Companies which have excelled in cleanliness ot personnel and barracks. lllll A Regimental Aw d. P ur resented weekly to ComPa"Y which has achieved the highest averi age grade In academic instruction. A Command Citation. Awarded and presented in the name of the Commanding Officer, with appro- priate ceremony, to a Company whose achievements in all phases ot basic training and competition' have been exceptionally meritori- ous and deserving of the highest honor and distinction. REGIMENTAI. UNIT COM- MENDATION PENNANT A Regimental Commenddtibfl- Awarded and presented weekly to a Company which has distinguished itselt by displaying an .olfefall superiority in all areas ot training and competition. Maryland BRIGADE MILITARY DRILL PENNANT A Brigade Award Presenled weekly 'fo a Company lnch has demonslraled an oulsland mg proficiency In mrlnlary drill under arms REGIMENTAL MILITARY DRILL PENNANT A Regimenial Award. Pre- senled weekly 'fo a Company which has demonslraled an ex- cellenl' proficiency in military drill under arms. Streamer Repeater Pennants Used +o mdlcale addlhonal awards of any one of lhe com pehhve flags or pennanls 2n O 41' 51 6f 7fh O d 0 Tralnlng Center an, O h or O h O . I . . ... w..- O ' h O I O BATTALION MILITARY DRILL PENNANT A Battalion Award. Presented weelxly 'lo a Company wl'xicl'1 has demonslraled a meritorious proficiency in mililary drill under arms. 8th or more O O O ...i.-...t.......,.........

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