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Navy Values

Honor, Courage, and Commitment

US Naval Sea Cadet Values

Honor, Respect, Commitment, and Service

Sea Cadet Oath

I promise to serve faithfully, honor our flag, abide by U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps Regulations, carry out the orders of the officers appointed over me, and so conduct myself as to be a credit to myself, my unit, the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, the Navy, the Coast Guard, and my country.

Sailor's Creed

I am a United States Sailor.

I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America
and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me.

I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me
to defend freedom and democracy around the world.

I proudly serve my country's Navy combat team with Honor, Courage and Commitment.

I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.

US Naval Sea Cadet Values

Pride, Service, Patriotism

US Naval Sea Cadet Values

Pride, Service, Patriotism

General Orders

  1. To take charge of this post and all government property in view.

  2. To walk my post in a military manner, keeping always on the alert, and observing everything that takes place within sight or hearing.

  3. To report all violations of orders I am instructed to enforce.

  4. To repeat all calls from posts more distant from the guard house than my own.

  5. To quit my post only when properly relieved.

  6. To receive, obey, and pass on to the sentry who relieves me all orders from the Commanding Officer, Command Duty Officer, Officer of the Deck, and Officers and Petty Officers of the Watch only.

  7. To talk to no one except in the line of duty.

  8. To give the alarm in case of fire or disorder.

  9. To call the Officer of the Deck in any case not covered by instructions.

  10. To salute all officers and colors and standards not cased.

  11. To be especially watchful at night and during the time for challenging, to challenge all persons on or near my post, and to allow no one to pass without proper authority.

Military Time

0000-----12:00am   midnight
0100-----1:00 am   "Oh One Hundred"
0200-----2:00 am   "Oh Two Hundred"
0300-----3:00 am   "Oh Three Hundred"
0400-----4:00 am   "Oh Four Hundred"
0500-----5:00 am   "Oh Five Hundred"
0600-----6:00 am   "Oh Six Hundred"
0700-----7:00 am   "Oh Seven Hundred"
0800-----8:00 am   "Oh Eight Hundred"
0900-----9:00 am   "Oh Nine Hundred"
1000-----10:00 am   "Ten Hundred"
1100-----11:00 am   "Eleven Hundred"
1200-----12:00 pm   "Twelve Hundred"
1300-----1:00 pm   "Thirteen Hundred"
1400-----2:00 pm   "Fourteen Hundred"
1500-----3:00 pm   "Fifteen Hundred"
1600-----4:00 pm   "Sixteen Hundred"
1700-----5:00 pm   "Seventeen Hundred"
1800-----6:00 pm   "Eighteen Hundred"
1900-----7:00 pm   "Nineteen Hundred"
2000-----8:00 pm   "Twenty Hundred"
2100-----9:00 pm   "Twenty-one Hundred"
2200-----10:00 pm   "Twenty-two Hundred"
2300-----11:00 pm   "Twenty-three Hundred"
2400-----12:00   midnight

Phonetic Alphabet
















Port: The left side of a vessel when looking forward. (LEFT = PORT)

Starboard: The right side of the ship

Bow: The forward part of a vessel's sides (front)

Stern: The after part of the vessel (back)

Fore: Forward

Aft: At, near, or toward the stern (back end)

Athwartships: At right angles to the fore-and-aft line of the vessel (sideways-across)

Abaft: A relative term used to describe the location of one object in relation to another, in which the object described is farther aft than the other. Thus, the mainmast is abaft the foremast (in back of)

Inboard: Towards the centerline of a ship (towards the center)

Outboard: Towards the sides of the vessel (with reference to the centerline)

Amidships: In or towards the middle of a ship in regard to length or breadth (center of)

Beam: The extreme width of a vessel

Below: Beneath the deck (under)

Topside: Generally refers to weather decks

Aloft: Above the upper deck (above)

Hull: The shell. Or plating, of a ship from keel to gunwale

Keel: The timber or bar forming the backbone of the vessel and running from the stem to the stem-post at the bottom of the ship

Frame: The athwartship strength member of a ship’s hull

Gunwale: The upper edge of the sides of a ship

Forecastle: A compartment where the crew lives

Deck: Horizontal planking or plating that divides a ship into layers; the floor

Bulkhead: Transverse or longitudinal partitions separating

portions of the ship ("walls" in a ship)

Ladder: A metal, wooden or rope stairway

Passageway: A hallway, or corridor


Void: An empty tank


Overhead: The ceiling

Compartment: An interior space (room) inside of a ship

Galley: Space where food is prepared

Weather Deck: Any deck exposed to the elements

Quarterdeck: Deck area designated by the commanding officer as the place to carry out official functions

Scuttle: To sink a vessel by boring holes in her bottom or by opening sea valves

Hatch: An opening in a ship's deck for passageway or for handling cargo or stores

Manhole: An opening into a tank or compartment designed to admit a man

Superstructure: The ship’s structure above the main deck

Bridge: The raised platform extending athwartships, the part of the ship from which the ship is steered and navigated

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