Preparing for U.S. Navy Boot Camp

While these seven things will be covered during Navy Boot Camp,  the more you learn now, the less you have to struggle memorizing when the intensity of training picks up.

1. Core Values: Honor, Courage, and Commitment

Sailor’s Creed:
I am a United States sailor.
I will support and defend the constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me.
I represent the fighting spirit of the navy and those who came before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world.
I proudly serve my country’s Navy combat team with Honor, Courage, and Commitment.
I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.

2. Mission of the Navy:

To protect and defend the right of the united states and our allies to move freely on the oceans and to protect our country against her enemies

3. The 11 General Orders, Common to all US military branches:

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

4. Deadly Force: Definition

Deadly Force is a force that a person uses causing, or that a person knows or should know would create a substantial risk of causing death or serious bodily harm. Deadly force is justified only under conditions of extreme necessity as a last resort when all lesser means have failed or cannot be reasonably employed.

5.  Justifications of Deadly Force:

  1.  Self Defense
  2. Defense of Others
  3. Assets Vital to National Security
  4.  Inherently Dangerous Property
  5. National Critical Infrastructure
  6. Serious Offenses Against Persons
  7. Arrest or Apprehension
  8. Escape

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