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This page has everything you are going to need to successfully be prepared for your
Non Prior Service Accession Course at Great Lakes, Illinois.
Pay close attention and don't forget to study!

Check out "My Boot camp!"

Non-Prior Service Accession Course at Great Lakes

Student Page
Get requirements for your upcoming Boot camp!

NPSAC website

Skills Online Tasker: 
Your Military Resume Maker

The Diary of a Laundry P.O. (get my insight on boot camp!)

Check out IT3 Moses' Journal Page! Here's another Journal written by one of my Shipmates in Division 817.

MARCHING PAGE! If your Reserve center hasn't gone over marching with you, well, you better check this page out. It is important that you at least have a clue to what commands they are calling out to you before hand. Pay close attention to when they call out the command and when they call out the execution of the command! Don't anticipate a command!

Learn Recruit Handwriting! This will be your new way of writing for the entire 2 weeks you are in boot camp! Also, at your reserve center and all throughout your Navy career, you will be expected to write pretty much the same on all Military forms. Block capital letters and don't forget to cross your zeros!

NAVY RANKS & RIBBONS Make sure you know your collar devices for Chiefs and Officers!!! You'll use them on inspections and if you happen to run into an officer on the street. You do not want to get yelled at for not saluting or saluting a chief! Also, make sure you recognize Petty Officers and chiefs. Chiefs get mad if you call them Petty Officers and Petty Officers will laugh at you when they're called Chiefs. Important Note: At Great Lakes, determining a Chief from an Officer can be hard, especially since they both wear khaki. So make sure you pay close attention to the collar devices. Don't call an officer Chief cause that might not go to well, and if you salute a Chief he may be flattered but chew you out for not recognizing! Either way, most likely you will not win cause they're so darn uptight on base!! Good Luck!

Recruit Training Chain of Command (straight off NPSAC website for up to date list) They will have you recite these and it will be asked during an inspection. Get ahead of the game and learn them, but make sure if you don't go to boot camp in the next month that right before you go get an updated list because positions may change and you don't want to be memorizing an old chain of command.

Battle Stations..
I am not going to reveal anything about Battle stations because it is an experience you can not practice for. I will give you one piece of advice you can practice ahead of time... TEAMWORK!! If you don't exercise that before the day of Battle stations, you will not make it!!

Download and Watch Power Point Presentations!

No. Instructor Guide PowerPoint
1-1 Uniforms and Grooming Uniforms and Grooming
2-1 Officer Rank and Recognition Officer Rank and Recognition
3-1 Enlisted Rank and Recognition  Enlisted Rank and Recognition
4-1  Chain of Command Chain of Command
5-1 Military Customs & Courtesies Military Customs & Courtesies
6-1 Watchstanding Watchstanding
7-1 Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve

Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve          

8-1 Military Order, Discipline & Laws Military Order, Discipline & Laws

These are very big files so if you have Cable or DSL it will download very quickly! If you have dial up, (like I do) get a friend with a faster connection to download, otherwise it will take forever!! I also can make available a burned copy of all of these power point presentations, all the stuff you will need to know plus the very cool INTRODUCTION TO THE NAVAL RESERVE VIDEO on a disk for FREE.  Just email me only if you are serious and I will send it out to you!! P.S. If you join I would appreciate being listed as the referral!!


The Sailors Creed

I am a United States Sailor,

I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and  I will obey the orders of those appointed over me,

I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world,

I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and Commitment,

I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.


1. To take charge of this post and all government property in view.

2. To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.

3. To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.

4. To repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guardhouse than my own.

5. To quit my post only when properly relieved.

6. To receive, obey, and pass on to the sentry who relieves me all orders from the Commanding Officer, Command Duty Officer, Officer of the Deck, and Officers and Petty Officers of the Watch only.

7. To talk to no one except in the line of duty.

8. To give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.

9. To call the Officer of the Deck in any case not covered by instruction.

10. To salute all Officers and all Colors and standards not cased.

11. To be especially watchful at night and during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post, and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.



Updated Last 10/08/2002   2000-2002