2 Required Checklist Photo I.D. / Driver’s License Social Security Card Address Book (Phone Numbers and Addresses)Marriage Certificate / Divorce Decree (if applicable)Copies of Dependents’ Birth Certificate (if applicable)Direct Deposit Form - from bank with routing numberPrepaid Calling Card (around minutes)
3 Before You LeaveEnsure everything is taken care of BEFORE you leave for training, such as: Rent/Mortgage, Utility Bills, Cell Phone (Military Hold on account), Power of AttorneyMaintain a proper sleep schedule a week prior to departing to Great Lakes (Waking up at 0600, Sleeping by 2200)Pack only a small carry-on sized duffel bag with one day’s worth of clothes, as you will have to mail these back from Great Lakes at your cost.
4 Night of Arrival Off the bus Turn in Orders First Phone Call – approximately 1-3 minutesDepending on the supervisor, you may be able to use your cell phone, if not, have a prepaid calling card readyUrinalysisWeigh-Ins / Measuring / BMI
5 Ditty Bag Issue Initial issue of hygiene items, pens, etc Packing your box of civilian clothes, duffel bag, cell phone, etcTennis Shoe issue using foot scanner
6 Processing Days at the USS Pearl Harbor Medical/Dental/Optometry at Red RoverMeals will consist of “bag nasties” (bagged lunch)Your first few days at RTC are called P-Days (processing days). The amount of time you spend in P- Days can vary anywhere from three to 10 days. Processing days do not count toward your training time at RTC.Until P-Days are completed and you’re stamped Fit for Full Duty (FFD) you will not be authorized for any physical activity
7 Processing Day 1 (P-1) First thing you will do is shave (for males). Receive green guard belt with a canteen.You will then be taken to the galley (where you eat).HaircutMoment of TruthPaperwork and Photo I.D. pictures takenTraining by RDCs
8 Meeting Your Recruit Division Commander (RDC) Once you are allowed to sleep following the night of arrival, you will be awoken only a few hours later to one (if not all three) of your RDCs.Maintain military bearing at all costs, address your RDC with the proper title and above all else, MOTIVATION.You do NOT want to give a bad impression on your first day of basic training.
9 The Guard BeltA green belt that symbolizes that you’re a recruit, issued to you shortly after being introduced to your RDCs.Attached to it is a standard GI Canteen, of which will be your dominant drinking source for the duration of basic training. You will be instructed to maintain proper hydration by drinking 8-12 canteens per day.Refilling your canteens consist of “Pump-and-Dumps” utilizing the Head (bathroom) sinks – Scuttlebutt (Water fountains are not authorized for recruits)You will wear your guard belt everywhere and anywhere you go until the day of graduation.
10 Processing Day 1 (P-2) You will wake up at approximately 0400 Your division will march to Red Rover to get blood drawnBag Nasty BreakfastUniform Issue – NWU (Navy Working Uniform)You will then take the DEP test, send a letter home with your ship address and get a religious brief.
11 Processing Day 1 (P-3)This day is focused on being FFD (Fit for Full Duty)Medical/Dental Screening at Red RoverMontgomery GI BillSign up for your bank account: Navy Federal Credit Union, Armed Forces Bank, or hometown financial institution (You must have some form of Direct Deposit)
12 Processing Day 1 (P-4)Vaccine Immunizations and further Dental Screening at Red Rover for vaccine shots and more dental screening.Clean your barracks get ready to move to your new ship (barracks). This is about a 2 mile walk with a sea bag on your back.
13 Processing Day 1 (P-5) Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) Brief Special Job PhysicalsMiscellaneous trainingStenciling your clothing
14 Basic Training Schedule 1-1 = Week 1, Day 1The countdown to graduation does not begin until the first day of training which is called the One-One (1-1) Day. This stands for the first day of the first week of training. The Two-Four (2-4) day would be the second week, fourth day of training, etc.
15 Moment of TruthDuring in-processing, you’ll also be asked if all the information you’ve provided to recruiting personnel is completely honest and open. Known as “The Moment of Truth,” this will be your final opportunity to disclose any information that could affect your qualifications for enlistment.
16 Recruit Hard CardThe Recruit Hard Card is essentially your complete record of everything you do at Recruit Training Command.Makes note of pass/fail of all PFAs, Inspections, Activities, etc including any demerits or administrative action takenAt the end of RTC, the Hard Card will essentially be destroyed
17 Recruit TestsThere are three tests you will have to pass in order to graduate from RTCCourse matter ranges from Uniformed Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), Naval History, Uniform Regulations, Naval Terminology, Damage Control, etcThe assigned Education Petty Officer (EPO) will ensure everyone passes by executing ‘Readers’ daily
18 Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) Consists of maximum amount of Push-Ups in 2 minutes, Sit-Ups in 2 minutes, and 1.5-mile runYou will have three PFAs during basic training, the first and second being for training purposes, the third and final WILL COUNT.For advancement in basic training (E-1 > E-2 or E-1 > E-3) you must pass ALL three PFAs
19 Advancement in Boot Camp In order to advance from a Seaman Recruit (E-1) to a Seaman Apprentice (E-2), or a Seaman Recruit (E-1) to a Seaman (E-3) you must:Pass the initial DEP test upon arriving to RTCPass ALL 3 Academic TestsPass ALL 3 PFA TestsMaintain training and not fall behind or become ASMO’d (A Sailor Moving On)
20 ITE (Intensive Training Exercises) Once you are FFD, you will be able to participate in Physical Training, but you are also cleared for ITE.RDCs usually follow the ITE card guidelines which can range from push-ups, sit-ups, mountain climbers, squats, arm circles, jumping jacks, etcThe idea behind ITE is to discipline you and to have you focus on the idea behind Attention to Detail.
21 Oooh rah ___ (Division Number), Go Navy! Smooth Sailing! Anchor’s AweighStand Navy out to sea, Fight our battle cries We’ll never change our course so vicious foe steer shy-y Roll out the TNT, Anchors aweigh Sail on to victory and sink their bones to Davy Jones hooray!Anchors aweigh, my boys, anchors aweigh Farewell to foreign shores, We sail at the break of day day day day, Through our last night ashore, drink to the foam, Until we meet once more here’s wishing you a happy voyage home!Oooh rah ___ (Division Number), Go Navy! Smooth Sailing!
22 “I will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those among us who do.” RTC Maxim“I will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those among us who do.”
23 Rank and RecognitionRank and recognition is very important in the military.At RTC you will be required to remember both the description (text) and the visual rank of enlisted and officers by week 2.
24 Phonetic AlphabetAlthough it isn’t exactly a vital item you need to remember for training (as compared to rank/recognition, Sailor’s Creed, 11 General Orders), it’s easy enough to have memorized in case you need it later.
25 Operating on a 24-hour Clock Ensure you can properly execute the use of the military’s 24-hour clock.You must be able to instantly understand what time something is, for example, 2115 = 9:15PMConvert the following: , 0000, 0645, :15PM, 8:30PM, 1:45AM, 7:30PM
26 Weapon ConditionsCondition 1: magazine inserted, round chambered, slide forward, safety onCondition 2: does not apply to the 9mm pistolCondition 3: magazine inserted, chamber empty, slide forward, safety onCondition 4: magazine removed, chamber empty, slide forward, safety on
28 Watchstanding Execute the 11 General Orders Watch Bill - posted daily with list of names of recruits whom have watch the following day (check regularly)During watch you must have an ironed uniform, clean shave, etcWatch will always start 15 minutes prior to the start time of your watch:Roving Security Watch: =
29 Watchstanding There are two watches at RTC: Roving Security Watch (RSW)equipped with 9mm handgun and trainee textbook(4 hours during the day, 2 hours during the night)posted at compartment door, makes roves every 30 minutes, responsible for maintaining decklogNight Security Watchequipped with flashlight and trainee textbook(2 hours)posted under compartment clock, takes RSW’s post when RSW is on rove, wake up iron/snow watch recruits
30 Snow WatchDuring the winter season, due to the location of RTC, frequent and unexpected snow storms/blizzards occur regularly.Always check the Snow Watch Bill for the time slot you are expected to do this watch.During lights out, you will be woken up by the night watch to head to the meeting location and shovel snow until told otherwise to stop.
31 Iron Watch Everyone in the military must have a perfect uniform. In RTC, you will be expected to iron every night for 30 minutes at a time during lights out. The night watch will wake you up when it is your time to iron.Skipping Iron Watch is not an option.
32 Holiday RoutineOccurs every government holiday and Sunday between 0700 and 1300Recruits are authorized to go to Recruit Chapel services, write letters to home, polish boots, iron, have conversations, no limit on shower time, etcRecruit Chapel accommodates any and all religions
33 The Galley (Cafeteria) Every ship has a galley built in, located on main deckYour division will prepare to get in a height line and march down to the galley wearing guard belts and holding trainee guides.While in line, you will study your trainee guide until you receive your food tray.There is no talking during chow-time, period.
34 Drill Marching Marching is an important part of your training at RTC. Your division will march to and from chow, to get medical check-ups, classrooms, uniform fittings, etcLater on in your training you will also begin training for your graduation ceremony, which will be your true final test as well as the beginning of your Navy career.
35 Inspection Inspections include but are not limited to: Uniform InspectionRank/RecognitionChain of CommandGeneral OrdersMilitary BearingCleanliness/Organization of Rack/Locker
36 InspectionThere are three phases in RTC, which are followed by inspections.CARTMCAFEP (Final Evaluation Phase)STATIC – These can occur at anytime during training, whether or not your division is present.
37 Recruit Petty Officers Recruit Petty Officer in Charge (RPOC): division leader, maintains good order, discipline, and security within divisionAssistant Recruit Officer in Charge (AROC): assists RPOC, assumes duties of RPOC when not present, cadence callerYeoman (YN) (RPO1): maintains RDC Office, recruit hardcard records, division rostersMaster At Arms (MAA) (RPO1): maintains security and executes any order a RDC bestows upon themPort/Starboard Watch (RPO1): division watchbill coordinator
38 Recruit Petty Officers Medical/Dental Yeomen(s) (RPO2): assists RDCs in preparing medical/dental records, coordinates appointments, etcSection Leaders (RPO2): supervise and assist recruits with racks/locker, personal cleanliness, clothing care, etcLaundry Petty Officer (RPO2): handles laundry for entire divisionEducation Petty Officer (EPO) (RPO2): assists recruits with study material, upcoming tests, executes ‘readers’
39 Recruit Petty Officers Athletic Petty Officer (APO) (RPO3): assists RDC’s with physical training, demonstrates exercises, motivates divisionReligious Petty Officer (Chaplain) (RPO3): gathers number of recruits attending chapel, provides worship service times, works at chapel on sundays as usherMail Petty Officer (MPO) (RPO3): responsible for picking up and delivering mail
40 Entering/Exiting an RDC’s Office Stand in threshold (At attention)Knock on door three timesAddress senior-ranking RDCGreet (followed by title)“Seaman Recruit _____, Division # ___, Reporting (followed by title)If told to enter: take 3 30-inch paces into officeState business
41 Entering/Exiting an RDC’s Office Stand in threshold (At Attention)(Head turned) “(Title) respectfully request permission to carry on (title)When told to leave respond, “Aye, Aye” (Title)
42 RTC Jargon When asking a question:“ “(Chief/Petty Officer) Respectfully request permission to ask a question (Chief/Petty Officer)”In error:“Belay my last” “My apologies”In emergency:“Training time out!”
43 Battlestations The final test. Tests everything you have learned up until this point, will push you in every way possible.Required for graduation, upon completion you will sign a Page 13 (Military Non-Disclosure Agreement)
44 QUESTIONSNOTE: It’s going to be too late if you have any when getting off that bus.