US Navy Recruit Training Command - Keel Yearbook (Great Lakes, IL)
- Class of 1976
Page 1 of 112
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Text from Pages 1 - 112 of the 1976 volume:
The time spent undergoing recruit training is not easy-nor is it intended to be. Rather, it
is a serious and formative experience for anyone preparing for life as a sailor.
In years to come, this book will, it is hoped, help recall the pleasant and the not so plea-
sant, the exciting and the routine, the humorous and the gravely important moments spent at
Recruit Training Command, Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois..
The keel is the backbone of a ship. This cruise book-The KEEL-is dedicated, therefore,
to every Navyman who has completed training at Great Lakes and become the enlisted man,
the sailor, the backbone of the United States Navy.
g Navy Exchange Photographic Services Center
Printed under contract by
Walsworth Publishing Company, Inc.
Address all inquiries to
Navy Exchange-The KEEL
Great Lakes, Illinois 60088
Individual portraits of each
graduating recruit in this
company are displayed on
pages 89 to 104
Additional candid pictures
of the recruits in this
company are shown on
pages 41 to 56
For all recruit companies
graduating from Great Lakes
Naval Training Center during
the nation's bicentennial '
this special edition will be
The graduation review is the climax of
training for the recruits. Under the leadership
of fellow recruits, the graduates display their
newly learned abilities in military drill and
military bearing in the Navy's traditional pomp
and ceremony, not only to the reviewing of-
ficials but also to relatives and friends who are
The special recruit units-the State Flags
Company, the Drum and Bugle Corps, the Drill
Team, and the Bluejacket Choir, composed of
and commanded by recruits in training-help
to create a vivid and exciting picture that will
last in the recruit's memory for the rest of his
introducing Company Commanders
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Presentation of American Spirit Honor Medal
This award is given to one recruit out of each company
who has been chosen by his fellow shipmates as the
most outstanding recruit in the company.
COLOR COMPANY FLAG
This flag is won by the company that attains the highest
overall average of the group of companies with which it
MILITARY EXCELLENCE AWARD
The Military Excellence Award is presented to a
graduating recruit whose total performance in recruit
training best exemplifies the qualities of enthusiasm,
devotion to duty, achievement, military appearance
and behavior, self-discipline and team work.
AMERICAN SPIRIT HONOR MEDAL
The American Spirit Honor Medal is awarded by the
citizens for the Army, Navy and Air Force. It is given to
the recruit whose outstanding leadership best
represents the American spirit.
HALL OF FAME TROPHY
The company that achieves the Hall of Fame trophy is
superior in all phases of recruit training. This trophy is
rarely earned, and the deserving company displays it
with honor in its battalion.
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During the graduation review -the climax of recruit
training - each sailor thinks back to his arrival at Great
Lakes and those FIRST DAYS . . .
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"So this is it?"
The first salute
The transition from civilian to Navy life begins
at the main gate with the recruit sentry on
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Within the first few hours of the first day at Recruit
Training Command each new recruit receives his
first haircut. To some this is a very emotional mo-
mentg to others very humorous. The purpose of the
haircut is to maintain cleanliness and neatness as
well as to establish the concept of good military
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"Can I return these?"
Clothing issue is one of the most confusing
parts of the first day of training. Here the
recruit receives his first Navy issue of un-
iforms which consists of clothing from the
cap to the shoes.
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Within the first few days at Recruit Training
Command the recruit goes through process-
ing. The recruit is acquainted with his Com-
pany Commander, fingerprinted and inter-
viewed. He is also informed about bonds
Getting acquainted with the Company Commander
Many forms are filled out
All recruits are interviewed
Bonds and allottments
New recruits giving a helping hand
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Great Lakes was commissioned as a Naval Training
Station on 1 July 1911, received its first trainee two days
later, and was officially dedicated by President William
Howard Taft on that first recruit's graduation day, 28 Oc-
The mission of recruit training at Great Lakes has
varied little since its early days, but the facilities and the
techniques have changed significantly over the years at
Great Lakes to meet constantly changing needs.
The original thirty-nine building complex provided
facilites for 600 recruits undergoing sixteen weeks of
lVlore than 125,000 World War l sailors began service
in the Navy at Great Lakes. Emergency build-ups brought
the number of buildings to 775 with a capacity of 50,000
men on a twelve-week training schedule.
Depression years saw Great Lakes at a standstillg but
World War ll saw a rapid expansion program to relieve
strained facilities. A growth to almost 1,000 buildings was
able to handle a peak on-board count of 67,000 recruits
as Great Lakes trained almost 1,000,000 men for the fleet.
At one point, the demand for more men was so great that
training curriculum was a highly-accelerated three weeks.
The normal post-war recruit population has been
10,000 with significant increases during the Korean and
Women for the regular Navy were trained at Great
Lakes from 1948 to 1957, taking a ten-week WAVE train-
The recruit curriculum changed in 1973 from a
seven-week to a nine-week period of training.
An advanced training period of twelve days was im-
plemented for seamen, firemen, and airmen rates so that
those who leave Great Lakes and go directly to the fleet
would be more adequately prepared for their duties.
The staff under peacetime conditions is made up of
thirty-seven officers and 500 enlisted men to train an all-
volunteer force of 35,000 recruits annually.
The true meaning of discipline is not punish-
ment but that development of self-control and
teamwork which enables men to strive for
perfection and accomplish greatness.
The Mission of Recruit Training Command is to
provide a training program which will:
-effect a smooth transition from civilian to Navy life
-foster patriotic behavior
-affirm the dignity of the individual
-encourage high standards of personal responsibility,
conduct, manners, and morals
-create a desire for self-improvement and advancement
-provide the recruit with knowledge and skills which are
basic to all naval personnel
-develop pride in unit and the Navy and a desire to
observe appropriate naval customs, ceremonies, and
-provide the Department of the Navy with personnel
possessing an effective level of physical fitness
The United States Navy is responsible for main-
taining control ofthe sea and is a ready force on water at
home and overseas, capable of strong action to preserve
the peace or instant offensive action to win in war. .
It is upon the maintenance of this control that our
country's glorious future depends. The United States
Navy exists to make it so.
Tradition, valor, and victory are the Navy's heritage
from the past. To these may be added dedication, dis-
cipline, and vigilance as the watchwords of the present
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
Service to God and country is our special privilege.
We serve with honor.
The Navy will always employ new weapons, new
techniques, and greater power to protect and defend the
United States on the sea, 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 war.
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
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A Company Commander is a father, mother,
counselor, and disciplinarian. He instructs the
men of his company in the proper procedures for
keeping their compartment as well as their per-
sonal appearance - trim, neat, clean and well-
Making the rack
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Because of the closeness he feels to
his fellow recruits, it is difficult for a recruit
to "lose his company." Though he might
be "ASlVlO-ed" for violation of the
Uniform Code of Military Justice or dis-
ciplinary reasons, it is more likely that a
recruit is re-assigned to a later-formed
company because of failed tests or a need
for remedial reading work. Or, he might
be hospitalized due to illness or an acci-
dent. It is not easy for a recruit to leave his
friends in his original companyg but it is a
mark of maturity when he can make new
friends in another company and work with
them to attain that ultimate goal of
graduation to the fleet.
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Regularly scheduled classes are provided to discuss the
problems of drug and alcohol abuse and to outline Navy
policies regarding this subject. This center is open
evenings to provide recruits with counseling and ad-
ditional information, offering discussions and movies on
A place to get the facts
RECRUITS SPEND MANY HOURS
Each recruit spends many training hours in the classroom. He
studies and is tested on the traditional skills of the Navy such as Navy
time, watch standing, and the command organization of ships and
other Navy units. He is also schooled in the Uniform Code of Military
Justice and in the history, courtesies, customs, ships, uniforms, and
awards of the Navy.
On a more sociological plane, to ensure the proper rounding out
of the modern sailor in the modern Navy, he is exposed to courses in
Drug Awareness and Defensive Driving and he participates in Race
Relations seminars to make him aware of reactions to other people and
of their reactions to him.
Evert though these activities do not lend themselves well to
photographic reproduction, they are, nonetheless, a very vital and es-
sential part of the recruit's preparation for service as a knowledgeable,
skilled, and active Navyman.
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has been selected as part of the corps of
company commanders at Great Lakes. Prior
to "picking up" his first company, he has
been trained in techniques of instruction,
principles of leadership, and administrative
procedures in schools at Great Lakes Naval
Training Center, both at Service School
Command and at Recruit Training Com-
The company commander instructs his
recruits how to keep themselves, their
clothing, their equipment and their living
quarters in a smart and shipshape manner
while he leads them in military and physical
drill so that they gain military proficiency and
physical stamina. He also helps them to ex-
ercise increasing amounts of individual and
group responsibility as they grow in the
qualities of self-discipline necessary to carry
out the exacting routines of life as men of the
United States Navy.
The company commander is genuinely
interested in the needs, welfare and
problems of the recruits he commands. He
must be formal yet friendly so that though he
is fully and firmly in control, the recruits do
not have to hesitate to approach him for his
assistance with their problems or for his
referral to the appropriate member of the
Navy's professional corps: the chaplain, the
medical officer or the legal officer.
The company commander, most of all,
is an inspiring example of the successful
Navyman upon whom the recruits can
pattern their own lives as sailors and as
One of the more important lessons
the recruit learns during boot camp is
how to live with others in a military
organization. Life and living conditions in
the Navy differ so greatly from anything
he has known in civilian life that learning
to live in close quarters as a member of a
military group becomes a major function
of recruit training.
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Inspection of the watch
The barracks is not only a place to
sleep and to stow clothes, but it is also the
most important classroom. Here, the
recruit learns by doing. The scrubbing of
clothes, the cleaning of the barracks and
the constant inspections all serve but one
purpose-to prepare him for a successful
life during his tour in the Navy.
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relaxation. Mail call is one of his most
precious moments, and the time he takes
to write home is time well spent.
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learned by the recruit as part of his physical and
mental orientation, to help him develop pride in
his personal conduct and military manner. He
becomes more aware of his role as a sailor-citizen
and of the Navy's role as part of the government
of the United States and the peacekeeping
military forces of the world.
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HS" FLAGS-The Battalion "S" Flag iLeftl is awarded
weekly to the company in each battalion scoring the
highest on scholastic examinations. The Regimental HS"
Flag icenteri is won by the company which excels all
other companies in each regiment. The Brigade HS" Flag
irighti goes to the recruit company with the highest
score among all the companies in training.
DRILL FLAGS - Teamwork by recruits is rewarded
weekly with Drill Flags for proficiency in close order drill.
The Battalion Drill Flag icenteri is won by the company in
each battalion compiling the highest average in com-
petitiong the Regimental Drill Flag ileftl by the company
scoring highest in competition among Battalion Flag
winnersg and the Brigade Drill Flag irighti by the com-
pany in recruit training demonstrating the greatest
"E" FLAGS-"E" Flags ialso known as "Efficiency Flags"
or l'Rooster Flags"l are the symbols for overall ex-
cellence in a given week of training. Each company in a
battalion has the opportunity of winning the weekly Bat-
talion i'E" Flag ileftlg the company with the highest score
in a regiment also wins the Regimental Efficiency Flag
icenterig and the company with the highest score in
recruit training wins the Brigade "Rooster" Flag irightj.
"A" FLAG-Athletic superiority in
team and individual events is
recognized by the weekly presen-
tation of an "A" Flag to the com-
pany within each battalion which
achieves the most points.
COLOR COMPANY FLAG- This
flag is given at every graduation to
the recruit company maintaining
the highest overall average of ef-
ficiency in all aspects of training.
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STAR FLAGS- Star Flags are awarded weekly in the field
of cleanliness as determined by barracks, locker, and
personnel inspections conducted by a staff unit Known as
"Brigade Inspectors." The Battalion Star Flag trighty is for
the winning company in each battaliong the Regimental
Star Flag tcenterl for the winning company among Bat-
talion Star Flag winnersg and the Brigade Star Flag llettl
for the company in recruit training compiling the highest
HALL OF FAME FLAG-A trophy
accompanies this rarely-achieved
flagg and the company is
enshrined in the Recruit Training
Command Hall of Fame. To
receive this flag a company must
have vvon the Color Company
Flag and three "E" Flags, five Drill
Flags. five Star Flags, five HS"
Flags, one Flag, plus a com-
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The mission of the' Damage Control Training Divi-
sion is to acquaint each recruit with the basic principles
of extinguishing shipboard fires and controlling any
storm or battle damage which his fighting unit may sus-
Damage control training is accomplished both in
the classroom and in structures designed to simulate a
naval warship. Controlled oil fires are ignited in the
"ships", and it is the task of the damage control team to
actually enter the structure and extinguish the flames.
All such training is conducted only under the strict
supervision of a trained and experienced petty officer.
Instruction is also given on self-protection against
nuclear, biological and chemical warfare.
As part of this training, each recruit puts on a gas
mask and passes through a chamber filled with a
harmless but obnoxious gas. While in the chamber he
removes his gas mask briefly for a dramatic demonstra-
tion of the protection it provides.
Confidence is instilled in the recruit as a result of
the damage control and firefighting instruction. Armed
with training and the knowledge that shipboard fires can
be extinguished and damage corrected, the Navyman
may save many lives and keep his fighting unit afloat
should disaster strike.
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are given live firing practice using the .22 caliber
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Recruits help prepare the food
Maintenance and Support Training is
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Athletic events involve competition between companies from
the same graduation group. Companies
compete for com-
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swim, and rope climb.
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companies, is responsible for the grooming
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Who bidst the mighty
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O hear us when we cry
For those in peril on
THE NAVY HYMN
ljord, guard and guide the
men who fly
Through the great spaces
of the sky,
Be with them traversing
ln darkening night, in
O hear us when we lift Q
For those in peril in
O Trinity of love and
Our brethren shield in
From rock and tempest,
fire and foe,
Protect them wheresoe'er
Thus ever let there rise
Glad praise from air and
land and sea.
The chaplains of the various faiths take an active
role in the recruit's training not only through lectures on
moral responsibility and character development but
also through personal interviews. The chaplains may
help resolve a problem or may be the liaison between
the recruit and the Navy Relief Society or the American
Soul Gospel service
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the two most important to the recruits are
probably on-base liberty and visitors on
holidays. Navy Exchange operates
cafeterias and stores to provide snacks and
necessities. The profit from the Exchange
provides Special Services with funds to
operate on-base recreational facilities such
as bowling alleys, TV lounges, libraries,
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On the last few days prior to their departure
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orders to be taken with them to their next
The men also receive instructions on
transportation and proper procedures for
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When you're going home, these bags aren't heavy
RECRUIT TRAINING COMMAND
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Naval Training Center
GREAT LAKES, ILLINOIS
CAPTAIN DONALD H ENDERSON
COMMANDER ROGER D. AYDT
Recruit Training Command
Recruit Training Command
LT COMMANDER J. F. SMUDA
Military Training Officer
Recruit Training Command
LT D. C. BROWN
Recruit Training Command
Adamson, Patrick A.
Anders, Ronald B.
Andres, Mark A.
Bennett, William G.
Jefferson County, Ky.
Coalter, Larry C.
Cook, Kenneth A,
Davis, Carl R.
Demetro, Anthony W,
Errickson, Keith R.
Evers, Robert J,
Penning, Paul J.
Finn, Michael NI.
B ruzek, Richard C.
Camp, Edward S.
Cave, Philip R,
Denno, Earle W.
Dionne, Arthur J.
Dowell, Ronald E.
CWO H. W. Graves USN
SM1 D. Jones USN
COMMENCED TRAINING COMPLETED TRAINING
I8 August 1976 8 October I976
ist Regiment 25th Battalion
MMC G. D. Connell USN
BATTALION MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR
MM1 D. L. Zimmerman USN
Foisy, Thomas A,
Ft. Wayne, Ind.
Friberg, Ralph V.
State College, Pa.
Glick, John A.
Hoefakker, Dale D.
Hoff, Daniel J.
Hogue, David R.
Holl, Michael B.
Bowl ing G reen, Ky.
Jackson, Ronald W.
Johnson, Stoney L.
Kern, Edward T,
State College, Pa.
Korkonka, Michael A,
Harvey, Steve K.
Hopkins, Stephen A.
Hollenbeck, Bret C
Howard, Michael A
Hunlock, Mark A.
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Recruit Educational Petty Officer and his study guides
Company Clerk and his clip board
LaFrance, Michael I-l.
Lead, Roger C.
Lipford, Timothy L.
Massie, Scott G.
Moody, Thomas A,
Morehead, Gary L.
Murray, James T.
Murtaugh, Thomas P.
Quinn, John C.
Ridenour, Richard D.
Ruf, Richard G.
McCue, Craig L,
M ikus i, Christopher P,
Valley Station, Ky,
Miller, Larry D,
New Philadelphia, Oh.
Nicolo, Gregory J.
Odle, Stoney R.
There are two types of recruit companies at Great Lakes-regular companies and
special unit companies. Although both receive identical curriculum instruction as well
as physical and military training, they differ most in their activities during evenings and
weekends. A regular company will spend much of its free time practicing for com-
petitive events-military drill, athletic contests and inspections-with the goal of at-
taining Color Company designation at Graduation Review. Special units have a similar
program, with the exception of drill, but in addition they must spend many hours prac-
ticing and rehearsing for their performances at several reviews. These units-Drill
Team, Drum and Bugle Corps, Bluejacket Choir, State Flags, Honor Guard and Staff
Units-also perform in parades and ceremonies in the surrounding civilian community.
Regardless of the type of company, however, the end results are the same-long
hours, hard work and strenuous discipline-as civilians are transformed into fleet-
Waterloo, Charles J.
Webb, David E.
Wigton, Donald J.
Williams, Joseph C.
Wright, Gary S.
Carter, Timothy L,
Glasen, Robert K.
Fiichardson, Steve W.
Sanford, Steven J.
Des Moines, Iowa
Scipione, Donald J.
Shuman, Donald C.
Shylinski, Michael J.
Smith, Devin K.
Sparkman, Ira C,
Sutherland, Douglas E.
Todd, David M.
Tolotta, Michael T.
Von Blohn, Donald E,
Scott, Hubert C.
Segovia, B ruce R.
Settle, Donald L.
Spicer, Robert W.
Steinmetz, John J.
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Michael A. Howard
Stoney L. Johnson
John J. Steinmetz
John J. Steinmetz
Earle W. Denno
Ronald W. Jackson
Larry D. Miller
Donald J. Scipione
John J. Steinmetz
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RPOC PLATOON LEADERS
ARPOC lst Platoon Richard D. Ridenour
MAA 2nd Platoon Donald C. Shuman
lst Squad Donald L. Settle
2nd Squad David E. Webb
DC PO 3rd Squad David Hogue
Laundry PO 4th Squad Arthur J. Dionne
Guidon 5th Squad Michael M. Finn
Honorman 6th Squad Paul J. Fenning
Asst. EPO RELIGIOUS PETTY OFFlCERS
Catholic Thomas A. Foisy
Protestant David Scott
BRIGA DE REVIEW
8 OCTOBER 1976
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Order of Ev ents
HONORS TO REVIEWING OFFICER ...... Commanding Officer, RTC
PRESENTATION OF THE BRIGADE .......... Brigade Commander
SOUND OFF ........................... Naval Training Center Band
PRECISION DRILL ........... ................. D rill Team
MUSICAL PRESENTATION .... .... D rum and Bugle Corps
VOCAL PRESENTATION .... ....... B luejacket Choir
PARADE THE COLORS .... ..................... C olor Guard
INVOCATION .......... ..... L T F. C. ELLISON, CHC, USNR
NAVY HYMN .......... ................. B luejacket Choir
NATIONAL ANTHEM ....... .... N aval Training Center Band
AWARDS PRESENTATION .................
--------VICE ADMIRAL JOHN T. HAYWARD, USNQRETJ
PASS IN REVIEW ........................................ Brlgade
AMERICAN SPIRIT HONOR MEDAL WINNER
ROD A. MASE-Company 228
MILITARY EXCELLENCE AWARD
JAMES J. 0'KEEFE-Company 229
Patterson, New York
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Honormen and Recruit Brigade Commander await awards
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