Conditions of Navy Life
One of the two videos designed to indoctrinate
viewers on the conditions of Navy life is required
viewing for all applicants, Civilian to Sailor in Eight
Weeks is shown to all male applicants and describes the
8 weeks of recruit training, Right, Right, Right On is
the female version of recruit training indoctrination.
Married applicants and their spouses also must read and
sign the Married Applicants and Spouses Fact Sheet,
which highlights information on ship deployment and
underway schedules, housing, child care facilities, and
moving household goods, Applicants should discuss
areas of concern with their recruiter.
The Navys Drug Policy
All applicants, including prior service applicants,
must view the video Drug Abuse - Not in My Navy.
This video, about 6 minutes in length, provides a brief
look at the Navys policy on drug use and the reasons
drug use is not tolerated in the Navy.
Applicants should continue to use any medicines
prescribed by a physician during MEPS processing and
upon reporting to the RTC. Recruiters should not advise
applicants to discontinue prescribed medicines.
Enlisted Statement of Understanding
The recruiter must brief each applicant on the
contents of the Enlistment Statement of Understanding,
NAVCRUIT Form 1133/53, and have the applicant
initial the appropriate block. The original copy is placed
in the enlisted service record, with a copy provided to
the applicant and the residual file.
Montgomery G.I. Bill
All applicants at DEP-in are given the Navy
Recruiting Commands welcome aboard letter on the
Montgomery G.I. Bill signed by the NRD CO. The
welcome aboard letter also includes the G.I. Bill RAD
Recruit Training Command Policies
All applicants should be briefed that the smoking
lamp is out at the RTC. No tobacco products of any
kind will be allowed at the RTC.
Recruits should be counseled that as soon as
uniforms are issued, all civilian clothing and personal
effects will be mailed to their home of record at their
own expense or discarded at their discretion.
The Navy Recruiting Manual - Enlisted,
COMNAVCRUITCOMINST 1130.8, provides specific
guidance on what items to bring and what not to bring
to the RTC for both male and female recruits,
Health Care Benefits
The Health Care Benefits Summary Fact Sheet must
be used to brief all applicants on their eligibility for
various medical and dental benefits. A copy of the fact
sheet is found in the Navy Recruiting Manual -
Enlisted, COMNAVCRUITCOMINST 1130.8. It covers
medical and dental benefits for active duty members
and their dependents at military and civilian health care
facilities. Applicants should be advised that detailed
health care questions should be directed to the
appropriate Civilian Health and Medical Programs of
the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS) advisors or health
TREATMENT OF REJECTED APPLICANTS
Rejected applicants must be made to feel that the
Navy also regrets that they cannot be accepted and that
their interest in the Navy is sincerely appreciated.
Whenever a recruiter feels that the rejection of an
applicant may be cause for disrupting good local
community relations, all pertinent information bearing
on the situation should be forwarded to the NRD for
consideration and further disposition. Those potential
rejection cases that are likely to stimulate interest on the
part of national or state officials should be forwarded to
COMNAVCRUITCOM for final action. All rejected
applicants should be urged to visit the local state
employment service office to get assistance in pursuing
their civilian careers.
In cases of applicants who are rejected for
enlistment because of medically disqualifying
conditions, the MEPS examining physician is
responsible for informing the applicant of the
disqualifying condition either in person or in writing.
Medical information concerning a disqualifying
diagnosis should be conveyed to the applicant only by
a MEPS physician.