the Welcome Aboard Letter! - USNSCC Training Contingent NBK

Welcome Aboard!
USNSCC Training Contingent, NBK
Winter Recruit Training, 2014-2015
Parent Information:
Welcome and congratulations on your Cadet’s orders to the Winter Recruit Training (RT) being held at
Naval Base Kitsap (NBK), Bangor from 26 December, 2014 to 03 January, 2015. This letter will serve as your
Cadet’s guidance for reporting, graduation, and their personal and professional demeanor while in attendance.
The cost for attendance is $170, and this does not include transportation to/from the RT. Cadet drop-off for the
RT will be at the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Washington at 1300 on the 26th of December. Cadet
graduation will be at 1100 at the same location on the 3rd of January. We have chosen to do this for 2 reasons.
First, the Museum is an excellent supporter of the Sea Cadets and youth education in general. Second, this will
eliminate the need for a parent/guardian to gain access to NBK Bangor, as the Museum is free and open to the
public (feel free to take a tour either when you drop-off your Cadet, or when you attend Graduation). The
Museum address is 1 Garnett Way, Keyport, WA, 98345.
The directions to arrive are not too complicated. Simply find your way to highway 3 North on the
Olympic Peninsula. Take the NBK Bangor/Keyport exit on the right (right hand lane too), and take a right onto
the Keyport ramp (going straight or being in the left lane will put you at the gate for NBK Bangor). Take a right
onto highway 308. If you are coming from the North (the Bainbridge Island Ferry will have you coming South),
take the same exit, but take a left onto Highway 308. Continue through 2 traffic lights (first will have an AMPM
on the corner, second will be in a school zone), and take a right at the 3rd light. Be in the left lane, and turn up
the hill into the museum parking lot. The Cadets will be gathering in the Jack Murdock Auditorium (the
graduation will be in the same location). Once the Cadet is checked in, they will proceed to change into their
dress uniform and fall into the auditorium. Parents will not be allowed to remain on-site once we have checkedin the Cadet and completed a Sea-Bag inspection. Don’t worry, though, we will take excellent care of your
Cadet.
The cut-off date for enrollment will be the 26th of November. This will allow the COTC and XOTC
time to make arrangements for berthing based on the number and gender of Cadets. What is required by the
26th? A completed NSCTNG001 (Cadet Training Request) must be mailed to the Training Contingent. Our
mailing address is PO Box 6098, Silverdale, WA, 98315. The request must have the payment of $170 with it as
well as any Accommodation and/or medical forms. Your Unit CO will still enter the required information in
Magellan to register as well. Please do not send cash, a check or money order will work just fine.
So, what do I need have my Cadet report with?
Each Cadet should have either their service jacket, or a locally created training record. This will have
all the pertinent information that your Cadet’s home Battalion/Squadron/Division will place in the folder. Make
sure this comes with your Cadet in a large, sealed, yellow envelope. If prescribed medication is required for
your Cadet, or there is a health concern, there should be a completed Cadet Enrollment Application in their
folder (to include any Accommodation forms). Your Cadet should also have a completed Sea Bag checklist
(preferably taped to the outside of the envelope) that can be found on the website, as well as their Sea Bag. It is
perfectly fine to have your Cadet refrain from placing their Dress Blues Uniform in their Sea Bag, as they will
be wearing it the first day. The final item your Cadet will need to bring will be a completed NBKTC001 (Cadet
Development Plan). This form is a locally created packet that will assist the COTC and XOTC with your
Cadet’s goals while in the Sea Cadets. You can also find this form on the website.
This year, the Commanding Officer of the Training Contingent (COTC) is Instructor Riley Dunn.
Instructor R. Dunn is an active duty Chief Gunner’s Mate (GMC) in the United States Coast Guard. He
currently has 14 years of active service, as well as over 10 years of working within youth programs. His current
job title within the Coast Guard has him as the Training Chief within the Weapons Division at the Maritime
Force Protection Unit (MFPU). He is responsible for ensuring training is properly conducted and documented
for over 150 personnel. As of the time of this RT, he will have 7 months with the Sea Cadets.
The Executive Officer of the Training Contingent (XOTC) is Instructor Sue Dunn. Instructor S. Dunn
has been active in youth programs for over 10 years, to include being a 4-H instructor, a Troop Leader, a camp
director, and a GS Regional Service Manager responsible for 13 troops. Her current roles include being a
member of the United States Navy League as well as the Unit Ombudsman for the MFPU. As of the time of this
RT, she will have 8 months with the Sea Cadets, and has served as an Escort Officer/Administration Officer for
a Summer RT.
Contacting the NBK Training Contingent should be done through email at [email protected] In
an emergency, the COTC can be reached at (406) 531-6249, and the XOTC can be reached at (406) 531-6711.
ALL communications and/or concerns prior to or during the RT should go through your unit CO to the Training
Contingent.
Cadet Information:
During the RT, you are considered at a temporary duty station (TDY). While here, your chain of
command will change, and the CO of the RT will be your CO. All issues shall be taken up the chain of
command as appropriate. Once you graduate, you will return to your unit and its chain of command in place.
It is important, and recommended, that you study-up on certain areas of Cadet Knowledge. These
include your 11 General Orders, the Sailors Creed, and marching commands and procedures (Close Order Drill,
or COD). In addition, you should have already completed your Basic Military Requirements (BMR)
assignments 1, 5, 6, 9, and 10. You should also have completed a Physical Readiness Test within the last 6
months. Documentation is required to show completion of both of these upon arrival at RT.
Items that are due by the 26th of November include your completed Training Request and payment.
Items due upon your arrival at RT include service jacket or training record (training record is preferred) in a
sealed yellow envelope, a copy of your Sea Bag checklist, your completed Sea Bag (Dress Blue Uniform does
not need to be stuffed in your Sea Bag and can travel in a garment bag or hung up), and a completed
NBKTC001 (Cadet Development Plan, or CDP).
Staff Cadet / Staff Information:
During the RT, you are considered at a temporary duty station (TDY). While here, your chain of
command will change, and the CO of the RT will be your CO. All issues shall be taken up the chain of
command as appropriate. Once we graduate the RT cadets, you will return to your unit and its chain of
command in place.
It is important, and recommended, that you study-up on certain areas of Cadet Knowledge. These
include your 11 General Orders, the Sailors Creed, and marching commands and procedures (Close Order Drill,
or COD). After all, you will be assisting in the education of your shipmates in attendance at the RT. You should
also have completed a Physical Readiness Test within the last 6 months (Staff Cadets Only). Documentation is
required to show completion of both of these upon arrival at RT.
Items that are due by the 26th of November include your completed Training Request and payment
(Staff Cadets Only). Items due upon your arrival at RT include service jacket or training record (training
record is preferred) in a sealed yellow envelope, a copy of your Sea Bag checklist, your completed Sea Bag
(Dress Blue Uniform does not need to be stuffed in your Sea Bag and can travel in a garment bag or hung up),
and a completed NBKTC001 (Cadet Development Plan, or CDP).
It is highly encouraged for all Staff Cadets and RT Staff to email the Training Contingent COTC upon
receipt of approved orders. Any updated information will be passed prior to commencement of the RT.