US Navy DEP Study Guide (Part 2)

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This is a study guide for Future Sailors based on the Start Guide given in the Delayed Enlistment Program for the US Navy. The sections and questions in this study guide are based on the PQS at the end of the Start Guide. All answers were taken directly from text in the Start Guide.


Due to the length of this guide it has been broken into two parts. This part covers: Phonetic Alphabet, Military Time, Rates and Ranks, Ships and Aircraft and Personal Financial Management. For DEP Responsibilities, Navy Core Values, Code of Ethics, Chain of Command, Physical Readiness, Advancement, Military Etiquette and Navy Terminology see US Navy DEP Study Guide


For more information about the rate and rank structure of the Navy, see United States Navy Rate and Rank Structure. In addition for a list of ratings and rating insignia, see US Navy Ratings

Phonetic Alphabet

Question Answer

Military Time

Question Answer
01001:00 AM
02002:00 AM
03003:00 AM
04004:00 AM
05005:00 AM
06006:00 AM
07007:00 AM
08008:00 AM
09009:00 AM
100010:00 AM
110011:00 AM
120012:00 PM
13001:00 PM
14002:00 PM
15003:00 PM
16004:00 PM
17005:00 PM
18006:00 PM
19007:00 PM
20008:00 PM
21009:00 PM
220010:00 PM
230011:00 PM
240012:00 AM

Enlisted Rates and Insignia

Question Answer
No insigniaE-1 - Seaman Recruit (SR), Hopsitalman Recruit (HR), Fireman Recruit (FR), Airman Recruit (AR), Constructionman Recruit (CR)
E-2 - Seaman Apprentice (SA), Hopsitalman Apprentice (HA), Fireman Apprentice (FA), Airman Apprentice (AA), Constructionman Apprentice (CA)
E-3 - Seaman (SN), Hopsitalman (HN), Fireman (FN), Airman (AN), Constructionman (CN)
E-4 - Petty Officer Third Class (PO3)
E-5 - Petty Officer Second Class (PO2)
E-6 - Petty Officer First Class (PO1)
E-7 - Chief Petty Officer (CPO)
E-8 - Senior Chief Petty Officer (SCPO)
E-9 - Master Chief Petty Officer (MCPO)
E-9 - Command Master Chief Petty Officer (CMDCM)
E-9 - Fleet/Force Master Chief Petty Officer (FLTCM/FORCM)
E-9 - Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)

Warrant Officer Ranks and Insignia

Question Answer
W-2 - Chief Warrant Officer 2 (CWO2)
W-3 - Chief Warrant Officer 3 (CWO3)
W-4 - Chief Warrant Officer 4 (CWO4)
W-5 - Chief Warrant Officer 5 (CWO5)

Officer Ranks and Insignia

Question Answer
O-1 - Ensign (ENS)
O-2 - Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG)
O-3 - Lieutenant (LT)
O-4 - Lieutenant Commander (LCDR)
O-5 - Commander (CDR)
O-6 - Captain (CAPT)
O-7 - Rear Admiral (Lower Half) (RDML)
O-8 - Rear Admiral (RDAM)
O-9 - Vice Admiral (VADM)
O-10 - Admiral (ADM)
O-11 - Fleet Admiral (FADM)


Question Answer
Fighter aircrafta fixed-wing aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat with other aircrafts
Cargo aircrafta fixed-wing aircraft designed or converted for the carriage of goods, rather than passenger
Attack/Bomber aircrafta rotary-wing aircraft designed to attack ground and sea targets, by dropping bombs on them, or, by launching cruise missiles at them.
Patrol aircrafta fixed-wing aircraft designed to operate for long duration's over water in maritime patrol roles - in particular anti-submarine, anti-ship and search and rescue.
Helicoptera type of roto-craft in which lift and thrust are supplied by one or more engine driven rotors.


Question Answer
Surface CombatantLarge, heavily armed, surface ships that are designed primarily to engage enemy forces on the high seas.
Patrol CombatantCombatants whose mission may extend beyond coastal duties and whose characteristics incluse adequate endurance and sea keeping, providing a capability for operations exceeding 48 hours on the high seas without support.
Aircraft CarrierAll ships designed primarily for the purpose of conducting combat operations by aircraft that engage in attacks against airborne, surface, sub-surface and shore targets.
Auxillary/SupportA grouping of ships designed to operate in the open ocean in a variety of sea states to provide general support to either combatant forces or shore based establishments. (Includes smaller auxiliaries which by the nature of their duties, leave inshore waters).
AmphibiousAll ships having organic capability for amphibious assault and characteristics enabling long duration operations on the high seas.
SubmarineAll self-propelled submersible types regardless of whether employed as combatant, auxiliary, or research and development vehicles that have at least a residual combat capability.
Combat LogisticsShips that have the capability to provide underway replenishment to fleet units.
Mine WarfareAll ships whose primary function is mine warfare on the high seas.
Mobile LogisticsShips that have the capability to provide direct material support to other deployed units operating far from home base.

Personal Financial Management

Question Answer
What is goal setting?planning what you want to accomplish and clearly defining steps to take
What is My Pay?An automated system that allow you to make changes to your account. My Pay can be used to view pay statements, tax forms and travel advice, print your Leave and Earnings Statement, change federal and state tax withholdings, update direct deposit data, manage allotments, buy savings bonds, enroll in the Thrift Savings Plan and make contribution percentage changes.
What is an LES?A monthly statement showing all pay changes and information for the month including entitlements (pay and allowances), deductions and allotments, and pay-related remarks.
What is DDS and what is required before leaving for Basic Training?Direct Deposit System. Standard Form 1199A Direct Deposit Sign-up Form.
Why is maintaining good credit important?Good credit shows lenders, employers and businesses you can repay debt and manage money. Credit can also affect your ability to hold a security clearance.

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