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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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 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