US Navy DEP Study Guide

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This is a study guide for Future Sailors based on the PQS at the end of the Start Guide (Rev 12-15) given in the Delayed Enlistment Program for the US Navy.


This is a two part guide. This part covers: DEP Responsibilities, Navy Core Values, Code of Ethics, Chain of Command, Physical Readiness, Advancement, Military Etiquette and Navy Terminology. For Phonetic Alphabet, Military Time, Ranks, Ships and Aircraft and Personal Financial Management see US Navy DEP Study Guide (Part 2)


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DEP Responsibilities

Question Answer
Define the mission of the Navy.The mission of the Navy is to maintain, train and equip combat-ready Naval forces capable of winning wars, deterring aggression
and maintaining freedom of the seas.
Recite the RTC Maxim.I will not lie, cheat, or steal nor tolerate those among us who do.
Explain your responsibilities to your recruiter.Treat them with the same courtesy and respect they provide you.
Be honest and forthcoming when providing information for your enlistment application.
Notify your recruiter of any changes in your status to include education, health, police involvement, drug use, or dependency.
View “The Faces of Boot Camp” and “SAPR-D”
How many times are you required to contact your recruiter?Each Monday, once a month for DEP meetings, and twice per month for mentoring.

The Sailor's Creed

Question Answer
Line 1I am a United States Sailor.
Line 2I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and obey the orders of those appointed over me.
Line 3I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world.
Line 4I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and Commitment.
Line 5I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.

11 General Orders of a Sentry

Question Answer
Recite General Order #1.To take charge of this post and all government property in view.
Recite General Order #2.To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.
Recite General Order #3.To report all violations of the orders I am instructed to enforce.
Recite General Order #4.To repeat all calls from posts more distant from the Guardhouse than my own.
Recite General Order #5.To quit my post only when properly relieved
Recite General Order #6.To receive, obey, and pass onto 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.
Recite General Order #7.To talk to no one except in the line of duty.
Recite General Order #8.To give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.
Recite General Order #9.To call the Officer of the Deck in any case not covered by instructions.
Recite General Order #10.To salute all officers and all colors and standards not cased.
Recite General Order #11.To be especially watchful at night, and during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post, and allow no one to pass without proper authority.

Navy Core Values

Question Answer
Define Honor."I will bear true faith and allegiance..." I am accountable for my professional and personal behavior. I will be mindful of the privilege I have to serve my fellow Americans.
Define Courage."I will support and defend..." The value that gives moral and mental strength to do what is right with confidence and resolution, even in the face of temptation or adversity.
Define Commitment."I will obey the orders... "The day-to-day duty of every man and woman in the Department of the Navy is to join together as a team to improve the quality of our work, our people, and ourselves.

RTC Chain of Command (as of January 30, 2017)

Question Answer
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)ADM John M. Richardson
Chief of Naval PersonnelVADM Robert Burke
Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education Fleet Master ChiefFLTCM Russell L. Smith
Commander, Naval Education and Training Command (CNETC)RADM Michael S. White
Naval Education and Training Command Force Master Chief Petty OfficerFORCM Mamudu K. Cole
Commander, Naval Service Training Command (CNSTC)RADM Stephen C. Evans
Naval Service Training Command, Command Master Chief Petty OfficerCMDCM Matt Laing
Commanding Officer (CO), Recruit Training Command (RTC)CAPT Michael S. Garrick
Recruit Training Command, Command Master ChiefCommand Master Chief Shawn Isbell
Executive Officer (XO), Recruit Training CommandCDR Richard A. Huth

Physical Readiness Program

Question Answer
How many fitness tests will you receive at RTC?Two. Initial test on 1-3 day and final test three days before Battle Stations and Graduation
What is the maximum body fat percentage allowed at RTC?You must maintain your weight at or under the Navy's maximum standard for your gender and height or a percent body fat value of less than 26% for males and 36% for females to be eligible to ship to RTC.


Question Answer
Advanced Pay Grade to E-2- Documentation of completion of two years in JROTC
- Complete the Delayed Entry Program Personal Qualification Standards and pass a written test and physical training baseline at SAT-MED at RTC
- Complete 24 semester hours or 36 quarter credit hours at an accredited educational institution
- Complete 1,080 classroom hours at an accredited vocational institute
- Complete two years and subsequently graduate from an accredited high school level military academy
- Documentation of advancement to E-2 in the Naval Sea Cadet program
- Documentation of Quartermaster requirements in the Sea Scouts
- Documentation of designation as E-5 in the Young Marines
- Receiving Civil Air Patrol Billy Mitchell Award
Advanced Pay Grade to E-3- Documentation of completion of three years in JROTC
- Complete 48 semester hours or 72 quarter credit hours at an accredited educational institution
- Complete 2,160 classroom hours at an accredited vocational institute
- Documentation of advancement to E-3 in the Naval Sea Cadet program
- Documentation of completion of Eagle Scout or Girl Scout Gold Award
Explain the Referral Recognition ProgramThe Referral Recognition Program allows people in DEP to be advanced to E-2 or E-3 for referring people who enlist in the Navy.
Explain the minimum time in pay grade for normal advancement E-1 to E-29 months
Explain the minimum time in pay grade for normal advancement E-2 to E-39 months
Explain the minimum time in pay grade for normal advancement E-3 to E-46 months
Explain the minimum time in pay grade for normal advancement E-4 to E-512 months
Explain the minimum time in pay grade for normal advancement E-5 to E-636 months
Explain the minimum time in pay grade for normal advancement E-6 to E-736 months
Explain the minimum time in pay grade for normal advancement E-7 to E-836 months
Explain the minimum time in pay grade for normal advancement E-8 to E-936 months

Navy Terminology

Question Answer
adriftLoose from moorings and out of control (applied to anything lost, out of hand, or left lying about)
aft-endNear or toward the stern of the vessel
all handsThe entire ship’s company, both officer and enlisted
allotmentAn amount of money a member has coming out of his regular pay
aye-ayeReply to an order or command meaning “I understand and will comply”
barracksBuilding where Sailors live
brightworkBrass or shiny metal kept polished rather than painted
bunk or rackBed
buoyAn anchored float used as an aid to navigation or to mark the location of an object
carry onAn order to resume work or duties
cast offTo throw off; to let go; to unfurl
chain lockerCompartment in which anchor chain is stowed
chit, chit bookCoupon or receipt book
chow hall (mess deck)Place to eat
colorsRaising or lowering of a national flag, Ceremonies held at 0800 and sunset for hoisting and hauling down the national ensign
deep sixTo dispose of by throwing over the side
ensignNational flag; commissioned officer between the rank of Chief Warrant Officer and Lieutenant Junior Grade
fastSnugly secured
fathomA unit of length (equal to 6 feet) used for measuring the depth of water
flag officerAny commissioned officer in paygrade O-7 or above
gangwayAn opening in a bulwark or lifeline that provides access to a brow or accommodation ladder; an order meaning to clear the way
gear lockerStorage room
geedunkCandy, gum or cafeteria
general quartersBattle stations
libertyPermission to leave the base (usually for not more than 48 hours)
lifelineLines erected around the weatherdecks of a ship to prevent personnel from falling or being washed over the side
quartersAssembling of all hands for muster, instruction, and inspection
ratingA job specialty title
reveilleWake up, start a new day
sculleryPlace to wash dishes
scuttlebuttDrinking fountain; a rumor
secureLock, put away or stop work
sickbayHospital or Medical clinic
tapsTime to sleep, end of day
tattooFive minutes before taps
turn toBegin work
working aloftWorking above the highest deck; generally performing maintenance on the ship’s mast