1962 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.
1962 Keel Graduation Books
Roster for Recruit Company 057 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.
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. 75 Men Graduated.
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.