NAVSTA Great Lakes - RTC Graduation

Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony Guest Attendance SusupensionThe U.S. Navy has suspended all Recruit Training Command formal, large-scale graduation ceremonies until further notice as part of its proactive approach to protect our mission and limit the potential spread of COVID-19.

Recruits will continue to graduate and participate in a smaller-scale ceremony, which will be videotaped and posted each FRIDAY on the Recruit Training Command Facebook page at as well as the YouTube channel for RTC Public Affairs. This virtual graduation will remain posted on Facebook and YouTube indefinitely for subsequent viewing.

This decision was made after considering recommendations from the CDC and medical professionals to support the well-being of our students and staff, and to maintain our mission essential function of providing basically trained Sailors to the fleet.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will resume graduations with guest attendance as soon as it is safe to do so.

If you should need further information, go to the Recruit Training Command Website:

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