* * * Graduation Ceremony Guest Attendance Suspension * * *
The U.S. Navy has suspended all Recruit Training Command formal, large-scale graduation ceremonies until further notice as part of its proactive approach to protect our mission and limit the potential spread of COVID-19.
Recruits will continue to graduate and participate in a smaller-scale ceremony, which will be videotaped and posted each FRIDAY on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NavyRecruitTrainingCommand/ as well as our YouTube channel for RTC Public Affairs.
This virtual graduation will remain posted on Facebook and YouTube indefinitely for subsequent viewing.
This decision was made after considering recommendations from the CDC and medical professionals to support the well-being of our students and staff, and to maintain our mission essential function of providing basically trained Sailors to the fleet.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will resume graduations with guest attendance as soon as it is safe to do so.
The mission of Recruit Training Command is embodied in the Recruit Division Commander's Creed.
To transform civilians into smartly disciplined, physically fit, basically trained Sailors who are ready for follow-on training and service to the fleet while instilling in them the highest standards of Honor, Courage, and Commitment.
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