1956 Great Lakes Navy Boot Camp Graduation Books
In the course of his training the recruit receives both a basic indoctrination in the many skills he will need as a Bluejacket and a broad picture of the entire Navy, its history, traditions, and customs.
Physical training, inoculation against diseases, and training in first aid, physical hygiene, and related subjects form another major part of the recruit training program. Coupled with wholesome food and the active but healthful environment of the training camps, this program results in a noticeable improvement in the physical condition of most recruits.
A sharp break between civilian and Navy life, recruit training is the basic element in any man's time in the Naval service. It is the keel of a career in your Navy.
1956 Keel Graduation Books
Roster for Recruit Company 432 for 1956, United States Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois. Company Commander: J. E. Classen. Training commenced 2 July 1956 and concluded 11 September 1956. 58 Men Graduated.
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.