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Recruit Graduation

Recruit graduation is known as Pass-In-Review. It is a formal military ceremony which honors your recruit’s hard work and dedication to a new way of life, and ties together the future of the Navy with our long-held Naval traditions and customs.

These pages include all of the information you will need to visit your recruit for graduation, including the schedule of events and directions to RTC. Please review the information carefully. If you have additional questions not covered in these pages or in the Frequently Asked Questions, you may get in touch with RTC Public Affairs via the CONTACT page above.

Access list: ALL GUESTS, including Active Duty/Retired Military Personnel and those ages 3 and older must be on the access list.  Children 2 and under do not need to be on the access list. Please coordinate with the recruit as only recruits may place names on the list.  RTC staff can neither change these names nor release the names of those on the list.

12 or less divisions within the training group: FOUR guest maximum per recruit.
13 or more divisions within the training group: THREE guest maximum per recruit.

Individuals not on the access list will NOT be able to enter the drill hall and we do NOT have a standby list. 

Only the recruit may submit or change names, and no changes are permitted once the access list has been submitted to RTC Security the week prior to graduation. Please be sure to write to your recruit to let them know who will be attending.

Photo ID: All guests 18 and over must present an original and valid, government-issued photo identification to RTC Security to enter the base (driver’s license, passport, military ID, etc.).

Parking pass: Please visit the ‘Upcoming Graduations’ page to download your parking pass. You will need this pass to gain access to RTC on graduation day. Please note that passes will not be available for download until the week of graduation and are password protected, which was included in the letter sent when your Recruit first arrived.

Below is a Family Guide published by RTC Public Affairs which should answer many questions you will have, both regarding graduation and general questions about your recruit’s time onboard RTC.


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