Here is some info on Flags and pennants.
These posts are taken from our divisional group.
A sailor that had our DIV Chief joined to cheer us on. She is very proud of Chief.
They can get the drill flag, athletic flag, academic flag, and inspection flag; all the scores are added up for an average. Then if they score high enough they get a Battle E flag...and if they score even higher still they get the CNO flag. That one's really hard to get... When I graduated, my division and one other division got the Battle E, and that other div also got the CNO...and that was out of 7, so it's tough. Sometimes divisions get no flags or only get a couple...they'll be missing flags at graduation. I'm sure 180 will beast it, though, knowing their RDC. Then there's the Captain's Cup flag...the olympic looking one. Only two divisions in the training group will get it; one integrated and one all male. And I probably just gave you way more info than you were looking for lol
My post to her:
Got my Questionnaire back today!
This is what my son said they got Flags for:
Athletic, Star, Scholastic, Drill
Athletic, Star, Scholastic, Phase, Independent Steaming
Ooooo...need an explanation please
lol alrighty! Athletic and scholastic are pretty self explanatory; PT and academics. Star is the compartment flag...the one they get for inspections. The pennants just mean they earned the flag more than once...they get a little pennant to go on the top of the flag. (You'll see them at graduation). There are three phase, but I can't remember the names of them. I think CART, MCA, and the final phase. Pennant for Phase means they're in the final phase...it lets FQA know "Hey, these guys have been here a while and they're almost Sailors...watch them even closer for mess ups" lol and then the Pennant for Independent Steaming means they can march to and from different places without an RDC present.
Then there is the Hall of Fame Flag. This is the “mother” of all flags. This is an overall average of everything done in BC.
This is cool info about flags, listed on the RTC site:
U.S. Navy Recruit Training Command
FLAGS: Hall of Fame Flag- Overall average of 4.70 or higher. Must have earned all evaluation flags (including subsequent awards).
CNO Honor Division Flag- Overall average of 4.50 or higher. Must have earned at least ONE flag in each evaluated area.
Battle "E" Flag- Overall average of 4.35 or higher. Must have earned at least ONE flag in each evaluated area.
Compartment Readiness (STAR) Flag- Awarded for obtaining a 4.0 average in compartment cleanliness, locker inspections and bunk make up inspections.
Drill Flag- Awarded for receiving a 4.0 or higher on drill assessment.
Physical Fitness (A) Flag- Awarded for receiving a 3.50 on first physical assessment and a 4.0 or higher on second assessment.
Scholastic (S) Flag- Awarded to divisions which receive a minimum of 4.0 on academic test.
Captain's Cup Olympics Flag- Awarded to the division who wins most events during Olympic Competition. Special Flags- Carried by ceremonial units (900's) or sponsored divisions.
Personal Flag- Flag which is designed by the division.
Here is the page from the Keel that shows the flags.
Here is the best picture I could find of the Captain's Cup (Olympic Rings on a red background):
Hey thanks for the explanations and the pictures. Its so nice to know what our sailor is referring to when he writes!
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