US Navy Recruit Training Command - Keel Yearbook (Great Lakes, IL)
- Class of 1983
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Text from Pages 1 - 112 of the 1983 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 pleasant,
the exciting and the routine, the humorous and the gravely important moments spent at Recruit
Training Command, Naval Training Center, Great Lake, Illinois.
The keel is the backbone of a ship. The cruise book e 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.
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Address all inquiries to
Navy Exchange - The KEEL
Great Lakes, Illinois 60088
Welcome to Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes. Illin-
The men entering Recruit
Training Command will
probably think of home for a
brief moment and wonder of
things to come; but before
long, they start their busy
As a motivating factor dur-
ing basic training, each
company competes with the
other companies in the
following areas: military
smartness, precision in drill,
smart seamanlike appear-
ance, cleanliness of living
spaces, physical training,
scholastics, and, finally.
which is the average of all
phases of training.
The success of each com-
pany in these areas is
indicated by the flags they
will carry at their gradua-
Since every man in the fleet
must work as part of a
closely-knit peace keeping
team, this competitive.
system enables the new
Navyman to learn and under-
stand the need for team
work and dependence upon
Over two hundred years
ago, on October l3th I775,
the Continental Congress
established the Navy. The
Navy takes great pride in
the past accomplishments;
reflecting back on years of
tradition, dedication and
sacrifice, our Navy's main
strength is and will continue
to be our people-highly
trained, versatile profession-
als who maintain and oper-
ate the most modern and
sophisticated ships and air-
craft in the world.
So, once again, we welcome
you to Recruit Training
"RISE AND SHINE"
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The transitiOn from civilian to
Navy life begins at the Receiving
Division. Here the recruits receive
haircuts, medical and dental checks.
immunization shots, and uniforms.
"LET'S MOVE IT"
MEETING THE COMPANY COMMANDER
LOOKS GOOD! SHOULD I OR SHOULDN'T l?
HAIRCUTS The Great Equalizer"
I THINK . . .
DO I HAVE TO?
i'VE CHANGED . . .
Within the first few hours of the
first day at Recruit Training Com-
mand each new recruit receives his
first haircut. To some this is a very
emotional moment; 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 appear-
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Clothing isSue is one of the most confusing parts
of the first day of training. Here the recruit
receives his first Navy issue of uniforms which
consists of clothing from the cap to the shoes.
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CU TOM TA LORING PERFECT FIT
Medical care is provided to recruits by the
Naval Regional Medical Center, Great Lakes.
Recruits receive initial screening and immuniza-
tions at the ln-Processing Unit.
"YOU SAID IT WOULDN'T HURT;'
LET'S GET THIS OVER WITH
. . . NOT AGAIN
Recruits, after in-processing, receive the dental
care from Navy Dental officers and technicians in
modern facilities. Emphasis is given on dental care
as an important part of general health care.
"LOOK MOM, ONLY ONE CAVITY"
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.
FIRST AID INSTRUCTION LEARNING WATER TIGHT INTEGRITY.
THE SCHOOL HOUSE
THEY TEACH US HOW TO MARCH
AND TO FALL OUT
. AND TO STAND ROAD G ARD . . .
COMPANY COMMANDERS IG
The Company Commander is not only a father, mother, counselor,
and disciplinarian, he also instructs the men of his company in the
proper procedures for keeping their compai-tment as well as their
personal appearance-trim, neat, clean and well balanced. This
procedure is called the Company Commanders IG.
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FOLDING CL THES
STOWING THE LOCKER
RIGHT SHOULDER ARMS
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PRACTICING WITH THE PIECES
MAKING THE RACK
WATER SURVIVAL TRAINING
A skill which is vital and basic to every sailor is swimming. All recruits spend many hours in the
classroom and water survival training tanks hunofficially, swimming poolsl Some are taught to swim;
all are urged to learn to swim better. Particular emphasis is placed on "abandon ship" procedures
and survival flotation.
WHO HERE DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO SWIM?
SWIMMING WAS NEVER SO MUCH FUN
TOWER LEAP DO WE REALLY HAVE TO 60 IN AGAIN?
HEY. THIS REALLY WORKS!
Since i775 the United States Navy has
provided opportunity for sailors to worship.
Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes,
continues this tradition. Various religious
service's are conducted by Navy Chaplains,
local civilian clergy, and selected lay people.
Within these varieties of worship, each
recruit is able to attend a worship service
of his religious faith.
RTC RELIGIOUS SERVICE
Lord, guard and guide the
men who fly
Through the great spaces
of the sky,
I them traversing
sunlight fair, 4. they go.
0 hear us when we lift H k Thus ever let there rise
our prayer I to Thee
For those in peril in ' ,; Glad praise from air and
the air ' land and sea.
Protect them wh -s,oe'er
Throughout training each recruit company
competes in its graduation group of competition
flags. Competition flags consist of "5" flags awarded
for scholastic achievement, Drill flags awarded for
proficiency in drill, Star flags awarded for cleanliness
and sharp military appearance, "A" and Olympic
flags awarded for athletic superiority. uE" flags, or
Efficiency flags, are awarded to companies with a
high overall average in all categories combined and
color company flag awarded to the company which
has attained a mark of excellence above all other
companies in its graduation group.
Winning a flag is determined by a point
structure, with 4000 points being a perfect score. All
flags, except the "",E color company flag and
Olympic, consist of three individual flags. A company
can win one, two, or all three flags in a particular
category, depending on their scores. These scores
must be high enough to meet the requirements of
MTD tMilitary Training Department; MTA lMilitary
Training Assistano, or Division. If they meet the
MTD, the company wins all three flags; the MTA, two
flags, Divison, one flag. The "E" flags, which consist
of two flags, are symbols of overall excellence in all
categories. These are won by obtaining an average
score of 3740 or higher; if the score is below this
and above 3625 a company wins one "E" flag. The COEOR COMPANY FLAGS
Olympic flag is awarded to the company, in the
graduation grOup, with the highest accumulation of
points in all athletic events during a given week.
HALL OF FAME FLAG
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Radioman iRM Journalist IJOI
Technician ICTI CounseloriNCV
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COMMAND - GREAT LAKES
Great Lakes was commissioned as a Naval Training
Station on I July I9ll. received its first trainee two days
later, and was officially dedicated by President William
Howard Taft on that first recruitis graduation day, 28
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
facilities for 600 recruits undergoing sixteen weeks of
More than l25,000 World War I 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 standstill; but
World War II saw a rapid expansion program to relieve
strained facilities. A growth to almost I,000 buildings was
able to handle a peak on-board count of 67,000 recruits as
Great Lakes trained almost l,000,000 men for the fleet. At
one point, the demand for more men was so great training
curriculum was a highly-accelerated three weeks.
The normal post-war recruit population has been I0,000
with significant increases during the Korean and Vietnam
Women for the regular Navy were trained at Great
Lakes from I948 to I957, taking a ten-week WAVE training
An advanced training period of twelve days was
implemented 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-one officers and 559 enlisted men to train an
all-volunteer force of 35,000 recruits annually.
The true meaning of discipline is not punishment
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:
a effect a smooth transition from civilian to NaVy life
a foster patriotic behavior
- affirm the dignity of the individual
- encourage high standards of personal responsibility.
conduct, manners, and morals
a 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 maintaining
control of the sea and is a ready force on water at home
and overseas, capable of strong action to preserve the
peace or instant offensive action to win in war
It is upon the maintenance of this control that our
countryls 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,
discipline, 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 responsibilities sober us; our
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 been
Maintenance and Support Training is
devoted to instruction and practical
experience in work normally encoun-
tered aboard ship. Though most
recruits assist in the messing of the
crew, others perform housekeeping
chores; watchstanding and mes-
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MIXING TUNA A D
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DEAR GOD. PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!
TMC A. E. WATKINS
EN2 F. A. HOTMER
. is an outstanding senior petty officer
who 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
exercise increasing amounts of individual
and grOup respbnsibility 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 '30 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
Navyis 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
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One of the more important lessons
the recruit learns during boot camp is how
to live with others in a military organiza-
tion. Life nd 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
Relieving The Watch sentry An The Log
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 Company
Commander's IG's, 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
Stowing Locker InspectionStowmg Rifles
Making The Bunk
Compartment Field Day Forward Hold
All is not work in the barracks, for the
recruit learns the need for fellowship and
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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Personnel Inspection U-Shirn
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Personnel Inspection $hoe Shinm
Present Arms Inspection
He wili probably never carry a rifle after he leaves boot
camp, but much of a recruit saiior's time is spent learning
the fundamentals of military drill, the manual of arms,
marching, and physical drill under arms.
To stress the essential value of military drill, 1. Military
Training Dept., 2. Military Training Assistant, and 3. Division
Driil Flags are awarded on a competitive basis among
recruit companies. This gives the recruit a tangible
incentive to progress from an unsure boot to part of a
precise military unit by learning the importance of
instantaneous response to orders and the absolute
necessity of teamwork with his shipmates.
From military drili, then, the recruit learns the Navyis
plan of operation in peace or war: knowledgeable,
coordinated, and immediate action.
Physical Drill Under Arms
Right Shoulder Arms
Commodore Thomas R. M. Emery, USN
Naval Training Center
Commander Richard B. Charuhas, USN
Recruit Training Command
RECRUIT TRAINING COMMAND
NAVAL TRAINING CENTER
GREAT LAKES, ILLINOIS
Captain Peter B. Boyne, USN
Recruit Training Command
LCDR Rudy Denogean
Military Training Officer
COMPANY COMMANDER COMPANY COMMANDER
TMC A. E. WATKINS EN2 F. A. HOTMER
DIVISION OFFICER DIVISION LCPO DIVISION BMS
LT JG J. C. ACKERSON DPCM W. F. HEALD BM1 R. N. COLLINS
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ST. THOMAS, V.ISLAND MABLETON, GA JASPER, IN HAMBURG, NY INDIANAPOLIS, IN
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FT. CAMPBELL, KY EDGEFIELD, SC WEIDMAN, MI ORLANDO, FL
FALCEY BEN FARRACE ROBERT M. FORTE PETER A. FRYLOSCAR H. GARRAHAN MARK S.
CONWAY, NH TABERNACLE, NJ FALL RIVER, MA FORD CITY, PA SEEKONK, MA
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PEEKSKILL, NY EAST DETROIT, MI GOFFSTOWN, NH WENONAH, NJ SURFSIDE, SC
QUIGLEY JOSEPH J. REITZ BARRIE LP RICHTER PAUL D. ROGAN TIMOTHY J. SANTIAGO DAVIS
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N. HIGHLANDS, CA RENOVO, PA BLOOMSBURG, PA WHITk'IxPLAINS, NY
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ASST RPOC: MICHAEL MAMMOTH lst: JEFFREY CHERRY
MAA: KEVIN BAYLIFF 2nd: WESLEY PRICE
EPO: GREGORY HACIC 3rd: LEONARD KELLY
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MAIL PO: GARY REEDER 5th: RICHARD HINKLEY
nTHLETIC P0: PAUL HATCHER 6th: LAUREL MORAN
LAUNDRY P0: ZACHARY CANRIGHT
FLAGS WON BY COMPANY
RELIGLst PETTY OFFICERS MTO WEw FLAG MTO DRILL FLAG
PROTESTANT:CHRISTOPHER MARETTA MTO "s" FLAG x DIV DRILL FLAG
JEWISH: MTA "s" FLAG x MTO "A" FLAG
DIV "s" FLAG x MTA "A" FLAG
PLATOON LEADERS MTO STAR FLAG x DIV "A" FLAG
Est; THOMAS WILSON MTA STAR FLAG OLYMPIC FLAG
2nd; BEN FALCEY X DIV STAR FLAG
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RECRUIT GRADUATION REVIEW
21 OCTOBER 1983
RECRUIT REVIEW COMMANDER
SR JOSEPH A. AVONA 2 COMPANY 935
Oakland City, Indiana
Ceremonial Drill l'nit RCPO Instructor
Drill Team SR W. L. Dillingham C0. 936 ENC R. C. Grogg
RTC Recruit Band SR W. F. Andreason Co. 936 MUCS R. M. Bell
Bluejacket Choir SR R. P. Cooke Co. 936 Mr. E. D. Sandager, DC
Honor Guard SR B. Holmes Co. 935 MMC M. D. Marcelo
State Flags SR M. L. Weinstein Co. 937 BTC T. S. Dorton
. Company Commander Company RCPO Company Honorman
MMl F. P. Evangelista SR L. W. W. Cooke SR D. M. Lesane
ABH2 J. S. Tullock
AMSl J. E. Trump SR C. W. Beebe SR C. W, Beebe
AD2 S. D. Stone
TMC A. E, Watkins SR S. A. Scarbriel SR B. Falcey
EN2 F. A. Hotmer
AWl E. L. Brown SR L. J. Marnin SR S. A. Johnson
HTl M. J. Morrisette
QMC J. A. Dinger SR M. J. Richards SR K. J. Henley
UTZ F. U. Rama
QMC D. K. Ballenger SR J. L. Miller SR D. J. Cronin
BTl W. H. Lee
BMC D. W. Randall SR B. Holmes SR D. R. Lee
ENC T, S. Sullivan
EMC R. B. Bacho SR W. L. Dilling'ham SR M. C. Parker
EM2 J. L. Wilkerson
Sequence of Events
ARRIVAL HONORS TO REVIEWING OFFICER
Commanding Officer, RTC
PRESENTATION OF THE GRADUATING COMPANIES ..........
Recruit Review Commander
SOUND OFF ................................ Navy Band, Great Lakes
CHORAL PRESENTATION .................. Recruit Bluejacket Choir
PRECISION DRILL DEMONSTRATION ............ Recruit Drill Team
MUSICAL PRESENTATION ............................ Recruit Band
INVOCATION .............. LCDR F. THOMAS MOORE, III, CHC, USN
NAVY HYMN .............................. Recruit Bluejacket Choir
NATIONAL ANTHEM Navy Band, Great Lakes
CAPTAIN DAVID W. SOMERS, JR., USN
PASS IN REVIEW ............................ Graduating Companies
CAPTAIN2S CUP FOR ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENT
HTl MICHAEL J. MORRISETTE2AW1 ERVIN L. BROWN
MILITARY ORDER OF WORLD WARS AWARD RECIPIENT
SR CLIFFORD W. BEEBE 2 COMPANY 223
NAVY LEAGUE AWARD RECIPIENT
SR LEONARD W. W. COOKE - COMPANY 224
NAVY CLUB MILITARY EXCELLENCE AWARD RECIPIENT
SR JEFFREY L. DEEL 2 COMPANY 224
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In September of l973. the Chief of Naval Operations established and
developed the Navy's Human Goals Education Program Training Plan for the
entire Navy community. In May of l974, the Chief of Naval Operations further
directed modification to the Human Goals Plan to include the minimum
training standards necessary to support Phase II of the Navy's Race Relations
Program to meet Fleet requirements at the recruit accession point level.
To fulfill this requirement, a pilot program was instituted at Recruit
Training Command in I974 and Human Resource Management Division was
established under the auspices of the Technical Training Departments. In l976,
upon completion of an extensive review period, the curriculum established
was approved as a viable portion of the recruit accession program and
incorporated permanently at that time.
At the recruit accession point level, the following curriculum is offered
to the newest members of the Navy family: Attitude Identification, Racism
and Sexism, The Navy's Equal Opportunity Program, The Communications
Process, The "One Navy" Concept, Drugs and Alcohol, Decision Making and
Time Management, Cultural Adjustment, and Military Rights and
Responsibilities consisting of seventeen periods of instruction and
In addition to the recruit accession curriculum, Human Resource
Management Division also provides similar but more indepth curriculum to
Prospective Company Commanders, both officer and enlisted staff personnel,
and other service veterans iOSVETSI entering the Navy for the first time.
Approximately l5 instructorsko-facilitators isenior petty officersi
constitute the Human Resource Management Division. All instructorsko-
facilitators are required to have satisfactorily completed 3 l2 week Human
Rescurce Management course of instruction.
tAssignment Memorandum Ordersi
Because of the closeness he feels to
his fellow recruits, it is difficult for a
recruit to "lose his company." Though he
might be "ASMO-ed" for violation of the
Uniform Code of Military Justice or
disciplinary reasons, it is more likely that
a recruit is re-assigned to a later e formed
company because of failed tests or a need
for remedial reading work. Or, he might be
hospitalized due to illness or an accident.
It is not easy for a recruit to leave his
friends in his original company; but is 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.
PREPARING FOR PT
RUNNING THE 2V4 MILES
Throughout the demanding academic
and technical training curriculum
required of recruits undergoing train-
ing, one phase of equal importance in
the transformation from civilian life to
Navy life is physical conditioning.
Recruits undergo 29 physical training
periods with scheduled aerobic
progress tests to measure their
accomplishments in increased stamina
and endurance. Each aerobic test
begins with a series of warm-up
stretching exercises, progressively
difficult calisthenics and ending with
a measured run in company formation
of increasing distances commensurate
with their week of training. The thrill
of victory is heightened by the
realization that the final physical
training test, 0V4 miles in '8 minutesi
signals the homeward bound leg of
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Each Sunday afternoon. recruit companies
attempt to garner points to win the coveted
Captain's Cup Trophy. This is awarded each
Week to the graduating company with the
highest point total after three weekends of
competition in swimming, rope climbing,
Tug-of-war, IV: mile run. standing broad
jump and 600 yd relay. The rewards, no
Olympic gold medals, but the self satisfac-
tion of accomplishment through teamwork.
BROAD JUMP TUG OF WAR
The mission of the Damage Control Training
Divison 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 sustain.
Damage centrol 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
Instruction is also given on seIf-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
demonstration 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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The Ordnance and Gunnery Division instructs
recruits in range safety precautions and the use
of small arms. Safety precautions are especially
stressed to each recruit. During classroom
periods, the men are taught the nomenclature
and how to field strip and reassemble the colt
45. The recruit is also given live firing line
practice using the colt 22 with a 45 frame. This
training should allow the recruit to fulfill his
Practical Factors for advancement in rate at his
PREPARING TO LOAD
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COME TO THE READY
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REMEMBER TO JAB . . . AND THAT
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 cer-
emony, not only to the reviewing
officials but also to relatives and
friends who are visitors
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 life.
PIPING ABOARD THE REVIEWING OFFICIALS TIME ORDERLY
HONOR GUARD AT INSPECTION ARMS
PASSING IN REVIEW
CHORAL PRESEN ATION
SOLOIST AND CHOIR
PERFORMING CN DRILL DECK BAND
PARADE THE COLORS
SOUNDING PRESENT ARMS
RECRUIT REVIEW AWARDS
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 dutyu academic achievement, military
appearance and behaviof', seIf-discipline, and team work.
NAVY lLEAGUE HONOR AWARD e
The Navy League Hdnor Award is sponsOred by the Navy
League of the United States and is awarded to the recruit
who has best expressed the American spirit of honor,
initiative, loyalty, and having set a high example for his
comrades-in-arms during his training period.
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.
This award is given to the company which has maintained
the highest overall average over a three week period of
DISTINGUISHED LEADERSHIP AWARD
This is awarded to a company commander, from those
companies graduating, who has best demonstrated the
attributes of personal leadership in the training of the
GRADUATING WITH DISTINCTION
A company graduating with distinction is that company
of recruits which has maintained the highest average of
efficiency in all aspects of training.
That company graduating with distinction which has
attained a mark of excellence above all other companies
is awarded the title of "Color Company," and earns a
special flag in recognition of their outstanding
The highlight of the ceremony occurs
when the graduating companies pass in
review. As each company marches past
the reviewing stand, the Recruit Chief
Petty Officers orders, "Company, eyes
right," and renders a salute to the
Reviewing Officer and Guest of Honor.
PASSING IN REVIEW REVIEWING OFFICIAL
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