USFF chief of staff visits RTC
The Deputy Commander for Fleet Management and the Chief of Staff, U. S. Fleet Forces Command, Rear Adm. Mark Guadagnini, served as the reviewing officer at the Pass-In-Review (PIR) graduation at Recruit Training Command (RTC), Aug. 17.
The visit was hosted by the Commander, Naval Service Training Command (NSTC), Rear Adm. David F. Steindl, and included a tour of RTC’s facilities as well as the weekly PIR graduation, where more than 1,000 recruits became sailors.
More than 4,000 family members, RTC staff and sailors attended the graduation, during which Guadagnini addressed the attendees.
“This is a fabulous time in our nation’s history because we take America’s talent you see standing before you and turn them into people that make a difference in the nation and the world,” said Guadagnini.
Prior to reviewing the graduation ceremony, the admiral toured training facilities on RTC including the Navy’s largest simulator, USS Trayer (BST 21), a 210-foot-long mock-up of an Arleigh Burke destroyer inside a warehouse of RTC’s USS Iowa headquarters building, where the recruits complete Battle Stations 21.
Battle Stations is a 12-hour event where recruits participate in 17 shipboard scenarios on board Trayer. The state-of-the-art training facility uses theme park special effects technology to simulate a variety of shipboard emergencies from shipboard fires to compartment flooding. The recruits must pass Battle Stations before graduating from boot camp
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