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900's division sailors

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900's division sailors

Members: 1408
Latest Activity: Nov 6

900 Division Duties

Here is a description of the 900's Division duties written by a former Sailor:


900 divisions are performing divisions. There are 3 types of 900 divisions which will be explained in depth a little further down; staff, state flags, and triple threat. 900's PT less and have much less slack for people who can't pass their PFA or their swim qual, not because we're assholes, but because our "free time" is spent at the drill hall.

Staff divisions, which are all male, run graduation. Their division provides the reviewing commander, master-at-arms, and adjutant for the graduation ceremony. Basically those are the guys that stand right in front of where the CO is sitting and issue commands to the divisions, etc. Their division also has an honor guard that gets inspected by the reviewing officer and/or commanding officer (not 100% sure on who performs the inspection lol). Other than that, they have door openers, bell strikers, bodysnatchers, etc. They go off of very specific cues that help graduation run smoothly.

Next is state flags, which is an integrated division. Obviously they carry state flags, along with U.S. territory flags, and they're kind of like one giant color guard. Their division also provides the actual 5-man color guard (2 rifles, U.S. flag, Navy flag, POW flag) and the drum line.

Last, but not least, is triple threat, which is also an integrated division. They have a band, a choir, an armed exhibition drill team, and non-performers if you don't make the cut or get cut from one of those three. Not sure if all MUs have to be in a triple threat, but I know if you are an MU in a triple threat division you will be performing a solo while the band is playing. The Navy band plays at the beginning of graduation and provides the music you hear in the drill tape during the ceremony, but the triple threat band plays a few songs by themselves and with the choir. I wasn't in band, but I heard the music was prettyyy easy. As for the choir, most of our non-performers came from not making the cut for choir. If you've never done armed exhibition and only have experience in band color guard or armed regulation, you can still do triple threat drill team. For the band people, the rifles are a lot heavier, but you'll get used to it pretty quickly. For armed reg. people, most drill teams do simple, clean moves and save the cool fancy spinning for the RPCO or ARCPO, so as put in the work you're fine.


If you're interested in being in one of these divisions, be aware that only one 900 division is formed per week, but not all week. For example, I arrived on a Tuesday which happened to be the first day they were screening for triple threat. We got a majority of our division strength on Wednesday, with a few stragglers on Thursday. We're housed in ship 02, the USS Reuben James, which is the closest ship to pretty much everything. Only 900 divisions live in ship 02, and when you first get there you'll be sharing a compartment with a senior division that's about to graduate.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!

Discussion Forum

Ship 02 Division 949

Started by Virginia Rose. Last reply by Virginia Rose Oct 4. 3 Replies

Ship 02 Div 951

Started by Bama_ABH_mama. Last reply by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN Sep 23. 10 Replies

Ship 2 Div 948

Started by Dawn1231. Last reply by lemonelephant Aug 15. 5 Replies

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Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on November 6, 2019 at 1:46pm

NavyCorpsmenSGMom - I see you joined the 12/20/19 PIR group.  You should be good to go now!

Comment by NavyCorpsmenSGMom on November 6, 2019 at 1:18pm

lemonelephant

She is Ship 02 DIV 904 like I was told by the recruiter. I now KNOW this to be fact as I have received the form letter last week.

Comment by lemonelephant on October 31, 2019 at 6:37pm

NavyCorpsmenSGMom, you believe or you know since you have now received the form letter???

That is why we say not to send letters until you have the form letter.

Comment by NavyCorpsmenSGMom on October 31, 2019 at 1:52pm

It looks like I was wrong on the DIV...I believe she is 902 not 904. I should have listened and waited for the letter to come :( I was too excited to send her letters and such and her recruiter was wrong, just my luck.

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on October 30, 2019 at 2:50pm

Baker1013 - the 12/13/19 PIR group has not been formed yet but it should be coming soon.

Mama Scha - yes this is a group for you too.  Looks like you  & Baker1013 are both 12/13/19 PIR and NavyCorpsmenSGMom your division 904 is a 12/20/19 PIR.  

Hopefully the PIR groups will be up soon. 

Be sure to read the info at the top of this page which explains the different duties your SR could be doing.

Comment by Baker1013 on October 26, 2019 at 4:41pm

Hi there!  We finally got the form letter and my SR is officially in Ship 02, Div 903.  Anyone else have that?  I also have been looking for the PIR for December 13th.  

Comment by Mama Scha on October 26, 2019 at 4:10pm

My son is on 02 division 903. Is this a group for me?  

Comment by NavyCorpsmenSGMom on October 23, 2019 at 12:15pm

Hello!  Anyone have a sailor in div 904?

Comment by B'sNukeMoM⚓️MMN on October 10, 2019 at 6:42pm

motherofthefuture - division 955 has an 11/22/19 PIR.  Here's the link to the group:

PIR 11/22/19

Comment by motherofthefuture on October 10, 2019 at 3:23pm

Looking for group ship 02, division 955

 

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