What does it mean to be a Sailor? Are we heroes? Do we go to sea to defend America? Do we abide by strict self-discipline and live by Core Values of Honor, Courage and Commitment? Yes, a Sailor is all these things and more.
By choosing to join the United States Navy, you pledge yourself to a new way of life. At Recruit Training Command we will train, mentor and anchor your life in the war-fighting culture of being a Sailor. This process is called Sailorization.
Sailorization is a program designed to integrate Sailors into Navy life, shape their expectations for future duty assignments, and give them the tools needed for career and personal success. Those in the Sailorization process include recruiters, Recruit Division Commanders (RDCs), instructors and officers. The leadership and staff at RTC work to provide the fleet with world-class Sailors who possess the basic skills necessary for Naval service.
I will not lie, cheat, or steal, nor tolerate those among us who do.