Service Accession Course (NPSAC)
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
Service Accession Course
at Great Lakes
Get requirements for your upcoming Boot camp!
STUDENT MESSAGE BOARD-
Skills Online Tasker:
Your Military Resume Maker
The Diary of a Laundry P.O.
(get my insight on boot camp!)
Check out IT3 Moses'
Here's another Journal written by one of my Shipmates in
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
NAVY RANKS &
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.
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
Download and Watch Power Point Presentations!
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
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!!
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.
11 GENERAL ORDERS OF A SENTRY
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
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.