Basic Military Requirements

  1. What creates the most pollution?
    Motor Vehicles
  2. What form of pollution is the main concern for Navy Personnel?
    Shipboard Waste
  3. What pollutant causes steel to erode 2-4 X faster than normal?
    Sulfur Oxide
  4. Each state has the responsibility for enforcing what federal act?
    The Clean Air Act
  5. How far away must a ship be from the US Coastline before it discharges un-pulped trash?
    25 nautical miles
  6. How far from the US Coastline must a ship be to discharge pulped trash?
    12 nautical miles
  7. How far must a ship be from any foreign coastline before it discharges any trash?
    25 nautical miles
  8. When can a submarine discharge negatively buoyant trash?
    when it's 12 nautical miles from shore and 1,000 fathoms under water
  9. After what week can a pregnant Sailor not be deployed?
    20th week
  10. Who started the Navy Sponsorship Program?
    The CNO
  11. What is the fine for disclosing private information?
  12. What is the maximum Mil Cap award?
  13. Which President established the Code of Conduct for POWs?
    Dwight Eisenhower
  14. How often should a POW in captivity be checked on?
    every 4 hours
  15. When was the Code of Conduct established?
  16. What is article I of the Code of Conduct?
    I am an American, fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense.
  17. What is article II of the Code of Conduct?
    I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will neversurrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.
  18. What is article III of the Code of Conduct?
    If I am captured, I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.
  19. What is article IV of the Code of Conduct?
    If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me, and will back them up in every way.
  20. What is article V of the Code of Conduct?
    When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give only name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.
  21. What is article VI of the Code of Conduct?
    I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.
  22. What rank must a Shore Patrol member be?
    E-4 or above, including officers
  23. When was the UCMJ signed into effect?
    31 May 1951
  24. Which President approved the articles of the UCMJ?
    Harry Truman
  25. Which UCMJ article grants a CO the power of NJP?
  26. Which UCMJ article protects a Sailor against self-incrimination?
  27. How many working days does the accused have to appeal a NJP award?
    5 days
  28. What is article 92 of the UCMJ?
    Failure to obey an order
  29. What is article 86 of the UCMJ?
    Absent without leave
  30. When at sea, who is responsible for keeping the ship's log?
    Quartermaster of the Watch (QOOW)
  31. How long are most watches in the Navy?
    4 hours
  32. What does "dogging the watch" mean?
    splitting the 1600-2000 watch in half to help rotate the watches
  33. A sailor that had the 0000-0400 watch is called a _______ and allowed to sleep _____ past reveille.
    late sleeper; 1 hour
  34. A bell sounded on a ship indicates _______ minutes and goes up to a maximum of ___ bells.
    30 minutes; 8 bells
  35. What are the 3 conditions set during wartime cruising?
    • Cond I - General Quarters, all battle stations manned
    • Cond II - Special Watch (gunfire support)
    • Cond III - Normal wartime cruising
  36. What are the 3 bearings used when standing a lookout watch?
    relative, true, magnetic
  37. A closed fist is approximately ____ degrees and used when determining the bearing of _______.
    8 degrees; aircraft
  38. How long does it take to reach peak night vision?
    30 minutes
  39. How far should a sound-powered telephone mouthpiece be from your mouth when speaking?
    1/2 - 1 inch
  40. What are the 3 categories of sound-powered phones?
    primary, auxiliary, supplementary
  41. How are primary sound-powered telephones designated?
    JA thru JZ
  42. How are auxiliary sound-powered telephones designated?
    with a letter "X" in front of the designator
  43. Who is in charge of the 1MC aboard ship?
    the OOD
  44. What does the alpha flag mean?
    diver down
  45. What does the kilo flag mean?
    personnel aloft
  46. What does the oscar flag mean?
    man overboard
  47. What does the papa flag mean?
    general recall
  48. What does the quebec flag mean?
    boat recall
  49. What does the romeo flag mean?
    ready duty (port); ready to replenish (sea)
  50. Where is the ensign flown when underway?
    the gaff
  51. What was the first Navy flagship?
    USS Alfred
  52. John Paul Jones was captaining the _______ when he engaged the _______. This battle was the source of his famous quote, "I have not yet begun to fight!"
    Bonhomme Richard; Serapis
  53. When was the Navy disbanded? What was the last frigate sold?
    1785; USS Alliance
  54. How many ships did Congress authorize in 1794?
  55. What was the name of the first submarine?
    The Turtle
  56. Who established the Department of the Navy? When?
    John Adams; 30 April 1798
  57. What is the nickname for the USS Constitution?
    Old Ironsides
  58. What was the first Navy steamship named? When was it launched?
    USS Princeton; 5 Sept 1843
  59. What submarine carried out the first successful attack? What ship did it sink?
    CSS Hunley; USS Housatonic
  60. What two ships took part in the first battle of iron-clad ships?
    CSS Merrimack (renamed to CSS Virginia later) and USS Monitor
  61. When and where was the USS Maine sunk?
    15 Feb 1898; Havana Harbor, Cuba
  62. What was the name of the first US Navy submarine? When was it accepted into service?
    USS Holland; April 1900
  63. When did the Great White Fleet leave Hampton Roads, VA?
    16 Dec 1907
  64. Who was the first Navy aviator?
    LT T.G. Ellyson
  65. What was the first aircraft carrier built from the keel up? When was it built?
    USS Ranger; 1934
  66. What was the first battle where neither fleet came in contact and was fought entirely by aircraft?
    The Battle of Coral Sea
  67. What battle was the turning point of the Pacific War during WWII?
    The Battle of Midway
  68. When did the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor?
    7 Dec 1941
  69. What battle was the final deciding blow against the Japanese in WWII?
    The Battle of Leyte Gulf
  70. What was the name of the first nuclear submarine? When was it pressed into service?
    USS Nautilus; 17 Jan 1955
  71. What was the first nuclear powered surface ship named?
    USS Bainbridge
  72. What was the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier named?
    USS Enterprise
  73. How many Trident missiles can a SSBN hold?
  74. What was the first submarine capable of carrying the Trident missile named?
    USS Ohio
  75. What is the Navy's Birthday?
    13 October 1775
  76. What are the 3 basic components of the Dept of the Navy?
    Navy Department, Operating Forces, Shore Establishment
  77. Each ship has at least ___ departments. They are divided into _______.
    5; navigation, engineering, operations, supply, weapons/deck
  78. Anchor Chains are divided up into _____ sections called ______.
    15-fathom sections; standard shots
  79. What is the part of the ship above the main deck known as?
    The Superstructure
  80. What class of submarine is the quietest?
    Seawolf (SSN)
  81. When should you start saluting an officer?
    6 paces away
  82. Passing Honors are rendered at ____ for ships and _____ for boats.
    600 yards; 400 yards
  83. What are the signals for passing honors?
    • 1 blast - attention to starboard
    • 2 blasts - attention to port
    • then...
    • 1 blast - hand salute
    • 2 blasts - end salute
    • 3 blasts - carry-on
  84. How should personnel enter/exit a car/boat/aircraft?
    most junior in first, most senior in last then reverse for exiting
  85. What is the music played for the president named?
    Hail to the Chief
  86. Where is the Union Jack flown during a court martial?
    From the yardarm
  87. What are the dimensions of a neckerchief?
  88. What material is used to make dress blues?
    wool serge
  89. What material is used to make dress whites?
    certified Navy twill (CNT)
  90. What are the dimensions of a stencil on clothing?
    1/2" - 1"
  91. What are the seven types of military awards?
    • Military decorations - for gallantry/meritorious service
    • Unit Awards - given to members in an operating unit
    • Nonmilitary decorations - individual actions outside of military service
    • Campaign/Service awards - given to members that have participated in wars or campaigns
    • Foreign Decorations - given by foreign powers
    • Marksmanship awards
    • Awards of military societies
  92. When was the Purple Heart medal established?
  93. What are the acceptable dimensions of a male service member's hair?
    4" in length, 2" in bulk, tapered to 3/4" on back and sides
  94. What are the acceptable dimensions for a female service member's hair?
    2" in bulk, may not extend below 1 1/2" below jumper collar, cornrows must be 1/4" or smaller, max of 2 barrettes similar to hair color
  95. What are the characteristics for a female Sailor's earrings?
    • 6mm silver ball (E-6 and below)
    • 6mm gold ball (E-7 and above)
  96. What are the guidelines for heels worn by female Sailors?
    no higher than 2 5/8", no shorter than 5/8"
  97. In formation, how far apart should everyone be measured back to front?
  98. What is the length of a pace?
    30" for men, 24" for women
  99. What is the only command that permits you to talk in formation?
  100. What is the most common reason for firearm mishaps?
  101. What is considered a small arm in the Navy?
    .60 caliber, 15mm or smaller
  102. What is the weapon of choice for short-range work?
  103. Who is responsible for damage control?
    All hands
  104. How long does a damage control petty officer usually serve for?
    6 months
  105. What is the route for traveling to a battle station during general quarters?
    forward/up on starboard side, aft/down on port side
  106. What condition offers the least protection aboard a ship?
    condition X-ray
  107. What condition is set at sea and in port during wartime?
    condition Yoke
  108. What condition provides the most protection aboard a ship?
    condition Zebra
  109. What do circle William fittings designate?
    ventilation, closed in the event of a CBR attack
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