Naval Service Training Command (NSTC) has introduced the inaugural Basic Military Training Core Competencies Manual (BMTCCM) at the Navy's only boot camp, Recruit Training Command. The new manual defines the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of all enlisted Sailors entering the naval service. In the manual, recruits study militarization; seamanship; programs and policies; firefighting and damage control; watchstanding; and personal financial and professional development. The BMTCCM also includes changes which replace 12-gauge shotgun training with more 9mm service pistol familiarization and live-fire training. A PDF version of the BMTCCM is also available on the NSTC website.
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