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In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose).  Still limited to 2 guests maximum.

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How much advantage is there for Deppers to take the knowledge and fitness test?

Since he has nothing else to do (no job, no school, no friends in our new town) Chris has been working hard studying his DEP book and working out.

Today he passed the fitness test at the monthly DEP meeting and is close to passing the other stuff (ranks/rates, phonetic alphabet, Sailor's Creed, etc).

I know he will get an automatic promotion for passing, but does it do anything else for him? Will anyone really care that he has done all this work before entering boot camp? He has to do it all again in boot camp, right?

What's the point? Why do they award sailors with a promotion for something they will learn again in a few months anyway?

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To make E-3 he'd have to find two other young people and get them to join, and for them to actually get a job and have a ship date before he leaves.
Knowledge is power! The more you know before going to boot camp the easier it is. There's so much to learn when you're there that if you already know much of it you have more time to concentrate on the other stuff. I don't think he can make E-3 out of boot, you have to have a college degree for that.....but maybe E-2 and that's a start.
New regs only allow an E2 for the Billy Mitchell Award.  This was news even to our recruiter, so it must have been a recent change.
If he learns it now, he'll have it in his head already in boot camp. A major advantage, much better than trying to learn it under pressure and with a thousand other things thrown at him. If he does well while in boot camp, there may be other perks other than rank... sailors who do well earn privileges, oh, like helping the division earn those phone calls home. (YMMV)


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