This is a study guide for Future Sailors based on the PQS at the end of the START guide given in the Delayed Enlistment Program for the US Navy. All answers were taken directly from text in the START Guide.
This is a two part guide. 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
Large, heavily armed, surface ships that are designed primarily to engage enemy forces on the high seas.
Combatants 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.
All ships designed primarily for the purpose of conducting combat operations by aircraft that engage in attacks against airborne, surface, sub-surface and shore targets.
A 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).
All ships having organic capability for amphibious assault and characteristics enabling long duration operations on the high seas.
All self-propelled submersible types regardless of whether employed as combatant, auxiliary, or research and development vehicles that have at least a residual combat capability.
Ships that have the capability to provide underway replenishment to fleet units.
All ships whose primary function is mine warfare on the high seas.
Ships that have the capability to provide direct material support to other deployed units operating far from home base.
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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