To give you an idea of what our Navy Boot Camp Guide is
all about, we have included the actual introduction from
our Guide for your convenience.
We, as authors of
this book, are two Naval Veterans who have accumulated
approximately 40 years experience in the Navy.
In that time we have spent almost four years each as a
Recruit Division Commander (Navy Drill Instructor). We
possess all the knowledge and insight of recruit training and
will prepare you for your future in the Navy by giving you a
solid foundation on which to build your career.
In addition to
spending several years as Recruit Division Commanders, we have
also acquired vast experience in both the shipboard and
aviation community. We
are designated Master Training Specialists in the Navy and
possess a broad background of Naval Technical Training jobs,
which includes Instructor Duty for both In-Flight Aviation and
As you can see, we
possess a well-rounded military background and are confident
we have the experience and training that is critical in
preparing you for this giant leap in your life.
In all fairness to our readers, we did not
half-heartedly put this book together.
This book is the result of much thought and countless
information contained herein will not only enlighten you, but
also make boot camp more comprehendible and less stressful.
Please note that
we do not intend to demean or tarnish the Navy in any way.
Our intentions are quite the contrary; we are confident that
you will have less heartache, more motivation, and be a more
informed recruit when entering the Navy.
On the other side of the coin, the Navy will be getting
a better recruit and sailor to send to the fleet. It
will make your decision and job easier by having all the
facts, and will make the instructor’s job easier because you
already know what is expected of you.
Most people that
enter the Navy are not fully prepared to do so. Unless
you have extensive personal experience prior to reading
this book, you are unprepared. Whether you are merely
entertaining the idea of joining the Navy, or know someone
that is; the information in this book will be invaluable.
The insight this
book provides will give you a head start among your peers.
You will succeed where they struggle. Not only do we
give you an “inside look” at Navy Boot Camp, we’ll cover
everything from preparing yourself to talk with the Navy
Recruiter to entering the fleet!
We are certain the
information contained in this book will take some of the
uncertainty and stress out of boot camp.
Knowing what to expect and what to do beforehand will
definitely increase your vigilance and decrease your anxiety.
How many opportunities like this will cross your path?
The more informed and prepared you are, the better sailor
you’ll be – and have a greater chance of getting ahead!
Our perspective is
a straightforward, honest and personal account of what to
wish someone had written a book like this before we joined the
Navy. We certainly would have had an upper hand on all
our peers and definitive choices in our future.
It would have also saved some wear and tear on our
bodies for being so uninformed – yes, less push-ups!
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