US Navy DEP Study Guide

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


In addition, for a list of ratings and rating insignia, see US Navy Ratings

DEP Responsibilities

Question Answer
Define the mission of the Navy.The mission of the United States Navy is to protect and defend the right of the United States and our allies to move freely on the oceans and protect our country against her enemies.
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.
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.

Code of Ethics

Question Answer
Explain the Navy's Policy on Alcohol use.If you are under age you must say NO to alcohol use. If you are of age and choose to drink, you must use good judgement and drink responsibly.
Explain the Navy's Drug Policy.Alcohol abuse or illegal or improper use of drugs during your enlistment could result in possible administrative separation with a less than honorable discharge and loss of veterans benefits. Zero tolerance means zero tolerance.
Explain the Navy's Sexual Harassment Policy.Sexual harassment violates standards of behavior required of all Department of the Navy personnel. Sexual harassment is unacceptable conduct; it debilitated morale, interferes with the work productivity of an organization, and can cause serious psychological stress for the recipient. It is the responsibility of every member of the U.S. Navy to ensure that sexual harassment is prevented and that any instance of sexual harassment is dealt with swiftly, fairly, and effectively.
Explain Fraternization (while in DEP & Boot Camp).New recruits, once they arrive at RTC, will not be allowed to talk or socialize between the sexes. Any recruit that breaks this rule may be set back two weeks in training.
Explain your recruiter's prohibited practices.Coach or entice you to provide false statement, records, or documents to effect your enlistment. Bribe or coerce you to process for enlistment. Intervene with police or judicial authorities on your behalf. Form, or attempt to form, a dating or private and unofficial social relationship with you. Solicit to engage in, or engage in, any unofficial financial or business dealings with you. Transport you in their personally owned vehicle, gamble with you, or solicit or accept anything of value from you.

US Navy RTC Chain of Command (as of 17 Feb 2015)

Question Answer
President of the United StatesMr. Barack Obama
Secretary of Defense (SECDEF)Mr. Ashton Carter
Secretary of the Navy (SECNAV)Mr. Ray Mabus
Chief of Naval Operations (CNO)ADM Jonathan Greenert
Master Chief Petty Officer of the Navy (MCPON)MCPON(AW/NAC) Mike Stevens
Chief of Naval PersonnelVADM Bill Moran
Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education Fleet Master ChiefFLTCM(SW/AW) April D. Beldo
Commander, Naval Education and Training Command (CNETC)RADM Michael S. White
Naval Education and Training Command Force Master Chief Petty OfficerFORCM(AW/SW) Jon Port
Commander, Naval Service Training Command (CNSTC)RADM Richard A. Brown
Naval Service Training Command, Command Master Chief Petty OfficerCMDCM(SW/AW) Leon R. Walker, Jr
Commanding Officer (CO), Recruit Training Command (RTC)CAPT W. Douglas Pfeifle
Recruit Training Command, Command Master ChiefCMDCM(AW/SW) Matt Laing
Executive Officer (XO), Recruit Training CommandCDR Kertreck V. Brooks
Military Training DirectorLearned at RTC, between XO and Fleet Commander
Fleet CommanderLearned at RTC, between Military Training Director and Fleet Leading Chief Petty Officer
Fleet Leading Chief Petty OfficerLearned at RTC, between Fleet Commander and Ship's Officer
Ship's OfficerLearned at RTC, between Fleet Leading Chief Petty Officer and Ship's Leading Chief Petty Officer
Ship's Leading Chief Petty OfficerLearned at RTC, between Ship's Officer and Recruit Division Commander
Recruit Division CommanderLearned at RTC, below Ship's Leading Chief Petty Officer

Physical Readiness Program

Question Answer
How many fitness tests will you receive at RTC?Three. Baseline Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA), midpoint PFA, Final PFA
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 22% for males and 33% 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
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
- Receiving Civil Air Patrol Billy Mitchell 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

Military Drill and Etiquette

Question Answer
AttentionBring the heel of your left foot to the heel of your right foot. At Attention, you stand straight with your heels together. Your feet will form a 45-degree angle and your head and body will be erect, hips and shoulders level, and your chest will be lifted. Your arms will hang naturally with your thumbs aligned with the seam of your trousers or skirt. Your fingers will be joined and allowed to curl naturally. Your legs will be straight, but do not lock your knees. Your head and eyes should be directed forward. Your mouth should be closed and your chin should be tucked in slightly.
Hand SaluteRaise the right hand and bending your arm at the elbow, until the tip of your forefingers touches the lower part of your cover or forehead just above and to the right of your right eye. Fingers are extended and aligned with the thumb. With the elbow slightly in front of your body, your upper arm should be parallel with the deck or ground. The hand and wrist must be held in a straight line and the forearm should be at a 45-degree angle. Returning the arm to its normal position at your side completes the salute. This motion is done in one sharp, clean motion.
Left/Right Face“Right (left) Face”. At the command “Face” slightly raise the left (right) heel and right (left) toe. Face the right (left), turning on the right (left) heel, putting pressure on the ball of the foot and holding the left (right) leg straight. Then place the left (right) foot smartly beside the right (left) one.
About Face“About Face”. At the command, place the toe of the right foot about half-foot to the rear and slightly to the left of the left heel without moving the left foot. Put the weight of the body mainly on the heel of the left foot, right leg strait. Then turn to the rear, moving to the right on the left heel and the ball of the right foot. Place the right heel beside the left to complete the movement.
Regular/Close Interval Dress“Dress Right, Dress” (normal interval) aligns members at arm’s length while the second, “At a Close Interval, Dress Right, Dress” cuts the distance between members in half.
Parade Rest“Parade Rest” is only given when the formation is at attention. In a single movement, bring your left foot out to shoulder width and join your hands, right over left, palms facing away from your body, at the small of your back.
At EaseWhen given the command “At Ease” you may relax and move about. While at ease your right foot must remain in place. While in this position you are not allowed to talk.

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

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