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Great Lakes Navy Boot Camp Keel Yearbook Archives - Naval Training Center

USNTC - Great Lakes - The Keel

Commissioned in 1911, the United States Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Illinois was responsible for training over 125,000 men during the First World War and over 1 million Bluejackets trained during World War II. The Keel was published for each graduating Recruit Training Command Class and provided a record of their experience at the Training Center along with their name, portrait, Company Commanders and Commanders of the Training Center.

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USNTC Great Lakes Graduation Souvenir Books - Recruit Rosters

[Year, Company, Company Commander, (Number of Recruits)]

1947 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

1948 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

1949 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

1950 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

1951 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

1952 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

1953 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

1955 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

  • 1955 Company 100 - K. R. Cummings, CS1 (55)
    Roster for Recruit Company 100 for 1955, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: K. R. CUMMINGS, CS1, Training commenced 7 February 1955 and concluded on 11 April 1955. 55 Men Graduated.
  • 1955 Company 275 - R. J. Fluker, QM1 (57)
    Roster for Recruit Company 275 for 1955, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: R. J. FLUKER, QM1, Training commenced 13 June 1955 and concluded on 15 August 1955. 57 Men Graduated.

1956 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

  • 1956 Company 571 - R. Chapman, BMC (57)
    Roster for Recruit Company 571 for 1956, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: R. Chapman, BMC. Training commenced 14 September 1956 and concluded on 26 November 1956. 57 Men Graduated.

1957 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

  • 1957 Company 46 - J. W. Donnelly, GM1 (55)
    Roster for Recruit Company 46 for 1957, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: J. W. Donnelly, GM1. Training commenced 11 February 1957 and concluded on 15 April 1957. 55 Men Graduated.
  • 1957 Company 56 - P. D. Ryan, GM1 (57)
    Roster for Recruit Company 56 for 1957, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: P. D. Ryan, GM1. Training commenced 25 February 1957 and concluded on 26 April 1957. 57 Men Graduated.
  • 1957 Company 135 - W. K. Miller, BT1 (55)
    Roster for Recruit Company 135 for 1957, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: W. K. Miller, BT1. Training commenced 15 May 1957 and concluded on 18 July 1957. 55 Men Graduated.

1958 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

  • 1958 Company 331 - J. E. Ouellette, BM1 (85)
    Roster for Recruit Company 331 for 1958, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: J. E. Ouellette, BM1. Commenced Training 25 July 1958; Completed Training 20 September 1958. 85 Men Graduated.
  • 1958 Company 411 - E. S. Waller, QM1 (87)
    Roster for Recruit Company 411 for 1958, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: E. S. Waller, QM1. Training commenced 10 September 1958 and concluded on 8 November 1958. 87 Men Graduated.

1959 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

  • 1959 Company 82 - E. E. Chay, BM1 (60)
    Roster for Recruit Company 82 for 1959, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: E. E. Chay, BM1. Training commenced 12 February 1959 and concluded on 11 April 1959. 60 Men Graduated.
  • 1959 Company 357 - W. A. Mazur, AO1 (75)
    Roster for Recruit Company 357 for 1959, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: W. A. Mazur, AO1. Training commenced 11 August 1959 and concluded on 10 October 1959. 75 Men Graduated.
  • 1959 Company 384 - Victor D. Allen, BM1 (79)
    Roster for Recruit Company 384 for 1959, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: Victor D. Allen, BM1. Training commenced 21 August 1959 and concluded on 24 October 1959. 79 Men Graduated.

1960 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

  • 1960 Company 400 - F. N. Burgess, ENC (77)
    Roster for Recruit Company 400 for 1960, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: F. N. Burgess, ENC. Training commenced 31 August 1960 and concluded on 3 November 1960. 77 Men Graduated.
  • 1960 Company 464 - R. J. Sulanke, FT1 (90)
    Roster for Recruit Company 464 for 1960, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: R. J. Sulanke, FT1. Training commenced 22 September 1960 and concluded on 28 November 1960. 90 Men Graduated.
  • 1960 Company 611 - P. A. Koopman, MMC (88)
    Roster for Recruit Company 611 for 1960, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: P. A. Koopman, MMC. Training commenced 9 December 1960 and concluded on 17 February 1961. 88 Men Graduated.

1961 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

  • 1961 Company 69 - K. H. Hull, QM1 (66)
    Roster for Recruit Company 69 for 1961, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: K. H. Hull, QM1. Training commenced 14 February 1961 and concluded on 20 April 1961. 66 Men Graduated.
  • 1961 Company 493 - R. E. Discoe, BM1 (74)
    Roster for Recruit Company 493 for 1961, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: R. E. Discoe, BM1. Training commenced 9 October 1961 and concluded on 8 December 1961. 74 Men Graduated.
  • 1961 Company 558 - R. R. Perry, MM1 (85)
    Roster for Recruit Company 558 for 1961, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: R. R. Perry, MM1. Training commenced 8 November 1961 and concluded on 29 January 1962. 85 Men Graduated.
  • 1961 Company 614 - R. L. Stephens, SMCS (69)
    Roster for Recruit Company 614 for 1961, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: R. L. Stephens, SMCS. Training commenced 26 December 1961 and concluded on 9 March 1962. 69 Men Graduated.
  • 1961 Drill Company 5920 - J. G. Anderson, MMC (15)
    Roster for Drill Company 5920 for 1961, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: J. G. Anderson, MMC. Training commenced 8 May 1961 and concluded on 12 July 1961. 15 Men Graduated.
  • 1961 Drill Company 5921 - J. G. Anderson, MMC (25)
    Roster for Drill Company 5921 for 1961, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: J. G. Anderson, MMC. Training commenced 15 May 1961 and concluded on 19 July 1961. 25 Men Graduated.
  • 1961 Drill Company 5922 - N. R. Walk, BM1 (33)
    Roster for Drill Company 5922 for 1961, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: N. R. Walk, BM1. Training commenced 22 May 1961 and concluded on 26 July 1961. 33 Men Graduated.
  • 1961 Drill Company 5923 - N. R. Walk, BM1 (17)
    Roster for Drill Company 5923 for 1961, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: N. R. Walk, BM1. Training commenced 29 May 1961 and concluded on 2 August 1961. 17 Men Graduated.

1962 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

  • 1962 Company 57 - G. F. Gillespie, QM1 (76)
    Roster for Recruit Company 57 for 1962, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: G. F. Gillespie, QM1. Training commenced 8 February 1962 and concluded on 18 April 1962. 76 Men Graduated.
  • 1962 Company 254 - W. E. Fitzsimmons, BRC (76)
    Roster for Recruit Company 254 for 1962, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: W. E. Fitzsimmons, BRC. Training commenced 5 July 1962 and concluded on 7 September 1962. 76 Men Graduated.
  • 1962 Company 486 - W. O. Craft, BMC (70)
    Roster for Recruit Company 486 for 1962, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: W. O. Craft, BMC. Training commenced 31 October 1962 and concluded on 23 January 1963. 70 Men Graduated.

1963 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

  • 1963 Company 65 - H. A. Gildner, SF1 (77)
    Roster for Recruit Company 65 for 1963, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: H. A. Gildner, SF1. Training commenced 26 February 1963 and concluded on 1 May 1963. 77 Men Graduated.
  • 1963 Company 287 - W. J. Miller, SF1 (84)
    Roster for Recruit Company 287 for 1963, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: W. J. Miller, SF1. Training commenced 30 July 1963 and concluded on 25 September 1963. 84 Men Graduated.
  • 1963 Company 410 W. E. Richter, TM1 (78)
    Roster for Recruit Company 410 for 1963, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: W. E. Richter, TM1. Training commenced 12 August 1963 and concluded on 18 November 1963. 78 Men Graduated.
  • 1963 Drill Company 5909 - R. E. Martin, EN1 (33)
    Roster for Drill Company 5909 for 1963, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: R. E. Martin, EN1. Training commenced 12 March 1963 and concluded on 14 May 1963. 33 Men Graduated.
  • 1963 Drill Company 5910 - R. E. Parker, CS1 (32)
    Roster for Drill Company 5910 for 1963, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: R. E. Parker, CS1. Training commenced 19 March 1963 and concluded on 21 May 1963. 32 Men Graduated.

1964 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

  • 1964 Company 4 - A. A. Ricks, SM1 (71)
    Roster for Recruit Company 4 for 1964, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: A. A. Ricks, SM1. Training commenced 13 January 1964 and concluded on 17 March 1964. 71 Men Graduated.
  • 1964 Company 15 - J. K. Christian, MM1 (79)
    Roster for Recruit Company 15 for 1964, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: J. K. Christian, MM1. Training commenced 20 January 1964 and concluded on 25 March 1964. 79 Men Graduated.
  • 1964 Company 80 - L. Krupinski, GMG (71)
    Roster for Recruit Company 80 for 1964, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: L. Krupinski, GMG. Training commenced 28 February 1964 and concluded on 30 April 1964. 71 Men Graduated.
  • 1964 Company 210 - D. W. Irwin, SF1 (83)
    Roster for Recruit Company 210 for 1964, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: D. W. Irwin, SF1. Training commenced 21 May 1964 and concluded on 27 July 1964. 83 Men Graduated.
  • 1964 Company 402 - W. R. Mathers, ABE1 (74)
    Roster for Recruit Company 402 for 1964, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: W. R. Mathers, ABE1. Commenced Training 3 September 1964; Completed Training 29 October 1964. 74 Men Graduated.

1965 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

  • 1965 Company 231 - E. B. Morey, MMC (82)
    Roster for Recruit Company 231 for 1965, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: E. B. Morey, MMC. Commenced Training 25 June 1965; Completed Training 23 August 1965. 82 Men graduated.
  • 1965 Company 356 - S. L. Darr, RDI (80)
    Roster for Recruit Company 356 for 1965, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: S. L. Darr, RDI. Training commenced 12 August 1965 and concluded on 8 October 1965. 80 Men Graduated.
  • 1965 Company 410 - P. H. Shipley, BMC (85)
    Roster for Recruit Company 410 for 1965, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: P. H. Shipley, BMC. Commenced Training 1 September1965; Completed Training 14 October 1965. 85 Men Graduated.
  • 1965 Company 453 - N. A. Dixson, CTMC (95)
    Roster for Recruit Company 453 for 1965, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: N. A. Dixson, CTMC. Training commenced 15 Sepbember 1965 and concluded on 22 October 1965. 95 Men Graduated.

1966 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

  • 1966 Company 573 - G. G. Wentz, BT1 (76)
    Roster for Recruit Company 573 for 1966, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: G. G. Wentz, BT1. Training commenced 29 September 1966 and concluded on 8 December 1966. 76 Men Graduated.

1967 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

  • 1967 Company 78 - G. E. Fraser, SFC (82)
    Roster for Recruit Company 78 for 1967, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: G. E. Fraser, SFC. Training commenced 16 February 1967 and concluded on 24 April 1967. 82 Men Graduated.
  • 1967 Company 229 - E. J. Chambless, SMC (84)
    Roster for Recruit Company 229 for 1967, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: E. J. Chambless, SMC. Training commenced 29 May 1967 and concluded on 3 August 1967. 84 Men Graduated.
  • 1967 Company 239 - J. W. Krouse, MR1 (73)
    Roster for Recruit Company 239 for 1967, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: J. W. Krouse, MR1. Training commenced 6 June 1967 and concluded on 11 August 1967. 73 Men Graduated.
  • 1967 Company 380 - A. S. Lampp, BMC (84)
    Roster for Recruit Company 380 for 1967, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: A. S. Lampp, BMC. Training commenced 18 August 1967 and concluded on 23 October 1967. 84 Men Graduated.
  • 1967 Company 640 - R. L. Rudeski, SF1 (81)
    Roster for Recruit Company 640 for 1967, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: R. L. Rudeski, SF1. Training commenced 22 December 1967 and concluded on 28 February 1968. 81 Men Graduated.
  • 1967 Drill Company 5964 - R J. D. Hewgley, ADJ1 (42)
    Roster for Drill Company 5964 for 1967, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: R J. D. Hewgley, ADJ1. Training commenced 13 November 1967 and concluded on 30 January 1968. 42 Men Graduated.

1968 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

  • 1968 Company 178 - J. T. Puckett, ENC (85)
    Roster for Recruit Company 178 for 1968, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: J. T. Puckett, ENC. Training commenced 28 March 1968 and concluded on 3 June 1968. 85 Men Graduated.
  • 1968 Company 208 - P. K. Paquette, MMI (77)
    Roster for Recruit Company 208 for 1968, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: P. K. Paquette, MMI. Training commenced 15 April 1968 and concluded on 21 June 1968. 77 Men Graduated.
  • 1968 Company 244 - R J. D. Boley, GMGC (77)
    Roster for Recruit Company 244 for 1968, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: R J. D. Boley, GMGC. Training commenced 8 May 1968 and concluded on 10 July 1968. 77 Men Graduated.
  • 1968 Company 336 - J. W. Wade, CS1 (84)
    Roster for Recruit Company 336 for 1968, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: J. W. Wade, CS1 . Training commenced 24 June 1968 and concluded on 13 August 1968. 84 Men Graduated.
  • 1968 Company 443 - J. H. Kolenda (77)
    Roster for Recruit Company 443 for 1968, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: J. H. Kolenda. Training commenced 1 August 1968 and concluded on 30 September 1968. 77 Men Graduated.
  • 1968 Company 713 - K. Toler, BU1 (74)
    Roster for Recruit Company 713 for 1968, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: K. Toler, BU1. Training commenced 3 December 1968 and concluded on 23 January 1969. 74 Men Graduated.

1969 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

  • 1969 Company 694 - J. Waltrip, UT1 (66)
    Roster for Recruit Company 694 for 1969, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: J. Waltrip, UT1. Training commenced 5 December 1969 and concluded on 12 February 1970. 66 Men Graduated.
  • 1969 Drill Company 5946 - F. G. Davis, ENC (80)
    Roster for Drill Company 5946 for 1969, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: F. G. Davis, ENC. Training commenced 31 July 1969 and concluded on 24 September 1969. 80 Men Graduated.

1970 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

  • 1970 Company 112 - G. L. Pitts, BM1 (75)
    Roster for Recruit Company 112 for 1970, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: G. L. Pitts, BM1. Training commenced 12 March 1970 and concluded on 20 May 1970. 75 Men Graduated.

1971 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

  • 1971 Company 283 - BM1 R. L. Swaney USN (79)
    Roster for Recruit Company 283 for 1971, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: BM1 R. L. Swaney USN. Training commenced 31 August 1971 and concluded on 29 October 1971. 79 Men Graduated.

1971 Group Photographs

1972 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

  • 1972 Company 313 - EN1 M. W. Miller USN (70)
    Roster for Recruit Company 313 for 1972, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: EN1 M. W. Miller USN. Training commenced 25 August 1972 and concluded on 22 September 1972. 70 Men Graduated.
  • 1972 Company 575 - TM1 L. E. Roberson USN (82)
    Roster for Recruit Company 575 for 1972, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: TM1 L. E. Roberson USN. Training commenced 26 December 1972 and concluded on 9 February 1973. 82 Men Graduated.

1973 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

  • 1973 Company 225 - QM1 G. L. Stone USN (72)
    Roster for Recruit Company 225 for 1973, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: QM1 G. L. Stone USN. Training commenced 10 July 1973 and concluded on 17 August 1973. 72 Men Graduated.
  • 1973 Company 284 - OS1 B. P. Butz USN (66)
    Roster for Recruit Company 284 for 1973, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: OS1 B. P. Butz USN. Training commenced 20 August 1973 and concluded on 5 October 1973. 66 Men Graduated.

1977 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

  • 1977 Company 261 - EMC L. L. Green USN (74)
    Roster for Recruit Company 261 for 1977, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: EMC L. L. Green USN. Training commenced 5 September 1977 and concluded on 21 October 1977. 74 Men Graduated.

1997 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

2000 Recruit Rosters - The Keel

1979 USNTC Generic Book, The Keel - Great Lakes, Illinois, Recruit Training Command. Book only, Graduating Class was provided in a 32 page supplement which was not included with this book. A few autographs and the Owner's Name: William M. Huffman and October 19 - believed to be the graduation date.

The Company Commanders

Company Commanders were typically USN Petty Officers, First Class with one of the following designations (specialty). The number following their designated specialty was the class (C = Chief, 1 = First, 2 = Second, 3 = Third).

  • Electronics Technician (ET)
  • Fire Control Technician (FC)
  • Gunners Mate (GM)
  • Interior Communications Technician (IC)
  • Boatswain's Mate (BM)
  • Hospital Corpsman (HM)
  • Electrician's Mate (EM)
  • Culinary Specialist (CS)

Main Entrace to the United States Naval Training Center at Great Lakes circa 1948

Main Entrance to the United States Naval Training Center at Great Lakes circa 1948

 

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