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                                                                  1 May 09

From:   Commanding Officer, CORTRAMID West 2009
To:     CORTRAMID West Midshipmen


1. Welcome to San Diego, California and Career Orientation and Training for
Midshipmen (CORTRAMID) West Coast 2009! CORTRAMID is designed to provide you
with a broad introduction to the four major warfare communities within the
naval service. For many of you, this will be your first exposure to the
Fleet. Beyond this introduction to operational Navy and Marine Corps units
and missions, CORTRAMID will also provides an opportunity to see the
infrastructure and facilities found on typical Naval bases. Take the
opportunity to discover the Exchange, the Commissary, and the Morale Welfare
and Recreation (MWR) leisure and recreational opportunities that exist for
you and your shipmates.

2. The CORTRAMID program provides extensive familiarization with the
Aviation, Surface, Submarine and Marine Corps communities. The specific
goals are:

  To enable midshipmen to make informed decisions about future career
  To familiarize midshipmen with the missions, tasks, and equipment within
   the various warfare areas.
  To introduce midshipmen to the career development ladder within each
   warfare area.
  To emphasize the importance of military courtesy, smartness, discipline,
   and physical fitness.
  To reinforce leadership training through practical application of basic

3. You will be staying in Donnelly Hall, a Combined Bachelor Housing (CBH)
facility on the “dry side” of Naval Station San Diego 32nd street. During
Marine Week, you will be billeted temporarily in quarters at Camp Pendleton.
The CORTRAMID West staff office spaces are located in Room C-103, Copp Hall,
which is across the parking lot from Donnelly Hall. The CBH is NOT a college
dorm; we share it with other commands. It is extremely important to be
courteous and follow the CBH rules of conduct to the letter. Pay particular
attention to the rules restricting alcohol and visitors in your room.

4. The CORTRAMID staff consists of active duty Navy and Marine Corps
personnel and civilians from NROTC units across the country. We are
dedicated to helping you achieve the CORTRAMID training objectives outlined
above. Working with regional fleet commanders, we will provide you with a

valuable training experience. However, be aware that there may be delays,
rescheduling of events, reassignments of personnel and a variety of other
occurrences that can lead to momentary frustration and disappointment. We
will attempt to minimize these occurrences, but we expect that you will also
exhibit a level of maturity and resourcefulness when confronted with these
challenges. The ability to maintain a positive attitude when faced with
adversity is the mark of a superior officer. Do not let a poor attitude –
either yours or someone else’s – deprive you of this tremendous opportunity
to experience the Fleet.

5. In addition to overseeing the training program, the staff is responsible
for evaluating your overall performance and potential for service as a naval
officer. You are expected to perform at your peak level and be on your best
behavior. Show up at each evolution on time and ready to train. Midshipmen,
unless specifically excused for medical reasons, will participate in all
areas of training, regardless of their intended warfare specialty selection.
The following guidance is provided to aid you in completing the training
program successfully.

    a. Alcohol Policy. Midshipmen will not consume alcohol in any CBH
facility, regardless of age or local CBH policy. No alcohol is allowed in the
rooms. The legal drinking age in California is 21. Underage drinking by
Midshipmen could result in dismissal from CORTRAMID and disenrollment from
the NROTC program. Spot checks of CBH rooms and entry/exits will be made
during non-duty hours by staff personnel.

    b. Fraternization Policy. Navy policy regarding fraternization applies
to you during this training period. Keep your relationships with your
classmates professional and consistent with the concept of “shipmate.” Due
to the unique nature of your assignment, midshipmen shall also refrain from
establishing unduly familiar relationships with active duty personnel,
enlisted or officer. This restriction applies both on and off base. In
particular, the billeting arrangements at the CBH during CORTRAMID will place
you in close proximity with junior enlisted personnel. Although they will be
similar in age to you, be sure to set a professional example as a leader and
quite possibly their future division officer. Avoid improper social
interactions with these young Sailors.

    c. Legal Status. As midshipmen assigned to active duty, you are now
subject to U.S. Navy Regulations (NAVREGS), the Uniform Code of Military
Justice (UCMJ), and the lawful orders of the Commanding Officer and his
staff. You are on active duty during this period and are subject to all
rules, regulations, and UCMJ statutes regarding fraternization, sexual
misconduct, underage use of alcohol, forgery (fake IDs), visiting out-of-
bounds or off limits areas, and other misconduct. In past years, significant
cases of misconduct have resulted in Midshipmen being held on active duty at
the CORTRAMID location for legal action. Remember that individual University
privacy policies do not apply to service-members on active duty. If you have
a problem during CORTRAMID, you can plan on both your home unit CO and your
parents being contacted about your conduct. Standard Navy drug and alcohol
testing policies will apply during CORTRAMID West.

6. In addition to your training, you will have ample free time to explore
and enjoy San Diego and Southern California. San Diego is a great city, with
world-class beaches and attractions. It is known as “America’s Finest City”

and lives up to its reputation. Many San Diego area attractions are free to
military personnel in uniform with military ID cards. Contact your Company
Officers or the staff MWR Officer for more information. San Diego is an
exciting and beautiful city with many great attractions; however, like any
large city it has many of the same problems shared by other cities around the
world. In particular, some areas have high crime rates and gang activity.

    a. Visit the many safe, fun attractions in the area and stay away from
sites that Commander, Naval Region Southwest has designated as “off-limits.”
Use the buddy system at all times and pay attention to the briefing you will
receive on areas of the city to avoid, and you will have a great and safe

    b. The city of Tijuana, Baja California, and all of Mexico are strictly
off limits. You are prohibited from crossing the border while you are here
at CORTRAMID. Don’t jeopardize your status in the NROTC Program by ignoring
this prohibition. Mexico is off-limits due to continuing violent incidents
perpetrated against military personnel. This policy has been implemented to
ensure your safety.

7. All CORTRAMID staff members are here to ensure you have an informative,
productive, and fun summer training period. If you have any questions or
concerns on any subject throughout the four weeks, talk to your company
commander or any other member of the staff. We can’t fix problems that we
don’t know about.

8. We want you to have a great training experience here at CORTRAMID. It is
incumbent upon you to take charge of your own training experience during this
first encounter with the Fleet. During transportation or “down” time I
recommend that you have a book to read or take some notes for questions that
you want to ask. During training evolutions, you will get the most out of
the experience by asking to participate in Marine/ship/sub/squadron
activities and showing personal interest. Remember, you are dealing with
Navy professionals, not people who are supposed to “entertain” you. Show
your own professionalism and take an interest in what they have to show you.
It may be the only time you get to sit in the cockpit of an aircraft,
participate in Marine field drills, sail on a submarine, or conn a ship.
Enjoy this once in a lifetime opportunity.

9. My entire staff stands ready to help you at any time. Your safety and
training is our primary concern. Help us out by looking out for your squad,
your shipmates, and yourselves and by complying with the rules. Have a great
CORTRAMID experience!

                                       TIM COOLIDGE
                                       CAPT     USN
                          TABLE OF CONTENTS

Subject                                         Page
Welcome Remarks                                 1

CORTRAMID West Staff                            1
Midshipman Organization                         2

Company Rotation Plan                           3

Midshipman Duties and Responsibilities          3
Berthing                                        3

Messing                                         3

Staff Duty Officer                              4

Training Schedule/Plan of the Day               4

Operational Considerations                      4

Uniforms                                        4
Civilian Attire                                 4

ID Cards                                        5

Alcoholic Beverages                             5
Off Limits Areas                                5

Mail                                            6

Sick Call                                       6

Religious Services                              6

Transportation                                  6

Navy Exchange                                   6

Submarine Warfare Week                          7

Surface Warfare Week                            8

Aviation Warfare Week                           9

Marine Week                                     10

Marine Week Gear List                           11

Marine Week Training Schedule                   12

General Information and Regulations             13-14

Naval Station San Diego Recreation Facilities   15

Bio Sheet                                       16-17
                                    CORTRAMID WEST 2009

I. WELCOME TO SAN DIEGO. During your brief stay, you will be introduced to many
aspects of naval warfare at various ashore training sites, aboard warships and
aircraft, and in the field. You will be provided with technical and professional
information in a meaningful and constructive manner. A lot of effort and focus has
been put into your training. However, be aware that U.S. naval forces are currently
tasked with numerous, real world commitments that may force an unintended
reprioritization of some of your training. Be patient and take advantage of
opportunities to ask questions. This will enable you to gain knowledge of the
capabilities of our naval forces and gain insight into the career opportunities that
lie ahead.

II. CORTRAMID WEST STAFF. The CORTRAMID West Staff central office is located in
Room C-103, Building 3203, Copp Hall, at Naval Station San Diego. The staff is
comprised of the following personnel:

      Commanding Officer                                  CAPT Coolidge
      Marine Week Officer in Charge (OIC)                 COL Scanlon
      Executive Officer                                   CDR Hixenbaugh
      Operations                                          LT McInnis
      Logistics                                           Mr. Miller
      Transportation                                      Mr. McCrary
      Administration                                      Mr. Jesse
      Assistant Administration                            Mr. Foti
      Submarine Coordinator                               LT Rasmussen
      Aviation Coordinator                                LT Leary
      Surface Coordinator                                 LT Mecklenburg
      Drug & Alcohol Program Advisor (DAPA)               LT Kindred
      Sexual Assault Victim Intervention (SAVI)           LT Morris
      Equal Opportunity Manager (CMEO)                    LT Fineran
      Morale, Welfare & Recreation (MWR)                  LT Mecklenburg


      A Company Officer                                   LT Kindred
      A Assistant Company Officer                         ENS (SDSU)

      B Company Officer                                   LT Martin
      B Assistant Company Officer                         ENS (SDSU)

      C Company Officer                                   LT Morris
      C Assistant Company Officer                         ENS (SDSU)

      D Company Officer                                   LT Thien
      D Assistant Company Officer                         ENS (SDSU)

      E Company Officer                                   LT Fineran
      E Assistant Company Officer                         ENS (SDSU)

      F Company Officer                                   LT Montgomery
      F Assistant Company Officer                         ENS (SDSU)

      G Company Officer                                   LT Crossman
      G Assistant Company Officer                         ENS (SDSU)

      H Company Officer                                   LT Strang
      H Assistant Company Officer                         ENS (SDSU)

midshipmen; each divided into two platoons (approximately 38 midshipmen each) with
three squads each (approximately 13 midshipmen). Each company will have a midshipman
company commander, executive officer, company adjutant, two platoon leaders, and six
squad leaders. The squad leader will serve as mustering petty officer and mail petty
officer. These assignments are subject to change, as directed by the Company
Officer. The midshipman company commander (supported by his or her staff) will have
the following specific duties and responsibilities:

         Know each day’s training schedule.

         Conduct reveille for members of the company each weekday morning. Submit
          muster reports to the staff company commander.

         Assemble and muster his/her company following breakfast and lunch and prior
          to departure from any training site. Submit muster reports to the staff
          company commander.

         Organize the company into teams for athletics and other events.

         Ensure his/her company is in the proper uniform for each training event.

         Pass the word!

Midshipman chain of command:
                                       CAPT Coolidge
                                      CDR Hixenbaugh
                                     Company Officer
                               Assistant Company Officer
                                 MIDN Company Commander
                                   MIDN Platoon Leader
                                    MIDN Squad Leader

The following chain of command will be in effect for Marine Week only:

                                      COL Scanlon
                                  Commander of Troops
                                   Platoon Commander
                                  MIDN Platoon Leader
                                   MIDN Squad Leader


                   Week 1          Week 2          Week 3          Week 4
Marine             A Company       G Company       E Company       C Company
                   B Company       H Company       F Company       D Company
Surface            C Company       A Company       G Company       E Company
                   D Company       B Company       H Company       F Company
Submarine          E Company       C Company       A Company       G Company
                   F Company       D Company       B Company       H Company
Aviation           G Company       E Company       C Company       A Company
                   H Company       F Company       D Company       B Company

V. MIDSHIPMEN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES. Midshipmen will be rotated through
leadership billets periodically and will be briefed on their duties by the staff
company commander. As midshipmen on Active Duty for Training (ACDUTRA), you are
subject to the NROTC Regulations of CNSTCINST 1533.2, U.S. Navy Regulations, and the
Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). Violations of rules and regulations can
cause your training to be terminated and you to be ordered to return to your NROTC
unit. Serious violations will be adjudicated under the UCMJ.

VI. BERTHING. CBH information and regulations are covered in the CBH Welcome Aboard
Pamphlet. Some additional rules apply:

            Lock your doors and safeguard your key. Lockers will be locked when you are
             not in your room. Valuables must be secured at all times.

            Cleanliness of spaces is the responsibility of all hands. Upon arrival, your
             room will be neat and clean. It is your responsibility to ensure that it
             stays that way. Personal gear shall not be left adrift. No maid service
             will be provided unless your personal items are picked up and locked away.

            Midshipman rooms which are substandard will be securely locked by the CBH
             staff to prevent re-access by occupant midshipmen. Rooms found
             unsatisfactory will result in a follow-up room inspection.

            Dress while in the CBH lobby area is the prescribed uniform or appropriate
             civilian attire. The definition of appropriate civilian attire is provided
             in paragraph XII.

            Immediately report any discrepancies in the berthing facilities to the CBH
             Desk Watch. If the problem is not resolved, inform your company commander.


            Messing aboard ships and at other sites has been arranged. Information about
             this will be included in the Plan of the Week.

            Messing ashore procedures for midshipmen will include presentation of your
             ID, signing your name and social security number and then proceeding through
             the line. During CORTRAMID West, midshipmen should not be required to pay
             for messing at any galley. If you are asked to pay at any galley notify the
             CORTRAMID Staff or your Company Officer immediately.

            Uniform or appropriate civilian attire may be worn to meals.

Naval Station San Diego Galley hours of operation are:

      Weekdays                            Weekend
      Breakfast   0600-0730               Breakfast      0700-0900
      Lunch       1100-1230               Lunch          1000-1200
      Dinner      1630-1800               Dinner         1630-1800

be on duty every day, after hours. During normal working hours the watch is
maintained at the CORTRAMID West office on the first floor of Copp Hall, Room C-103.

IX. TRAINING SCHEDULE/PLAN OF THE DAY. The training schedule and/or Plan of the Day
will be published or disclosed as required. Your midshipman chain of command will
inform you in advance about your training events. The weekly and daily schedule will
be posted in the Donnelly Hall Lobby and at Copp Hall.

X. OPERATIONAL CONSIDERATIONS. Every effort has been made to make your orientation
productive and meaningful. However, there may be instances when changes to the
schedule occur due to circumstances beyond our control. You will be advised as early
as possible of any changes to your training schedule.

     Midshipmen are expected to report with a full sea bag (attached)as required by
NSTC directives. Report any discrepancies to the CORTRAMID Supply Officer, Mr.
Miller, via your chain of command. Uniform requirements for the various evolutions
will be listed in the Plan of the Week. It is imperative that you show up with all
required items in your sea bag in order to have a productive training evolution.

     The uniform for most training events will be cotton (“wash”) khakis with short
sleeved shirts. Long sleeve shirts will be required during fire fighting training,
damage control training, and shipboard underway periods. Steel-toed boots will be
worn for all events during Surface and Aviation weeks.

     The uniform for liberty is appropriate civilian attire.        Civilian casual
clothes may also be worn to the picnic on Sunday, 12 July.

XII. CIVILIAN ATTIRE. The following is guidance concerning the wearing of civilian

     Appropriate civilian attire may be worn when entering or leaving the base, at
all Navy Exchange Facilities, CBH, Mess Halls, Special Services Facilities and off

     Instead of describing what is explicitly appropriate, it may be useful to
define what IS NOT considered appropriate civilian attire: tank-top shirts, shirts
with offensive/derogatory signs/words, white undershirts worn as outer garments,
short shorts, “sagging” pants or shorts, cut-offs, halters or tops which display a
bare midriff (unless physically at the beach), shower shoes as routine footwear, and
items of military clothing except shoes and undergarments. Males may not wear
earrings on any military installation at any time. The wearing of collared shirts
(including “Polo” style shirts) is always considered appropriate, unless they have
offensive/derogatory signs/words. If you have belt loops – wear a belt. If your
shirt is designed to be tucked in – tuck it in.

     PT gear is certainly appropriate when actively engaged in physical training. A
CORTRAMID PRT will be conducted (July 11th) in emblematic athletic shorts and shirts
from your home unit or official Navy PT gear. Tank tops and athletic bras may be
worn when actively engaged in individual PT but are not authorized for casual wear on
or off base. The use of headphones is strictly prohibited while walking or jogging
on base.
XIII. IDENTIFICATION CARDS AND NOTE TAKING. You must have your ID card and one copy
of your orders with you at all times (with the exception of scheduled athletic
training events). Always carry paper and a pen for taking notes.

XIV. ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. Contributing to underage drinking by midshipmen will
result in disciplinary action, termination of training at CORTRAMID and possible
disenrollment. Consumption of alcoholic beverages in the CBH by those of legal age,
while permitted per CBH regulations, IS PROHIBITED BY NSTC AND CORTRAMID POLICY. Do
not misinterpret this policy. Midshipmen will not have alcohol in any CBH or
barracks facility at any time. This includes any other base or installation to which
you may travel during the course of your training. If you are over 21, remember to
exercise good judgment in the use of alcoholic beverages while on liberty. California
State Law prohibits the purchase or consumption of alcoholic beverages by anyone
under the age of 21. California laws are quite strict regarding driving under the
influence. If you are arrested for DUI, you will face significant civil penalties.
Any arrest for DUI will result in termination of training and you will receive an
adverse fitness report. A DUI conviction will also result in a Performance Review
Board and, most likely, disenrollment from the NROTC program upon return to your
NROTC unit. If you are of legal age and choose to drink, do so in moderation. In
addition, drunk and disorderly conduct is a violation of the UCMJ and will also
result in a termination of training and receipt of an adverse fitness report. You
are responsible, and shall be held accountable, for your actions.


    a. The following named establishments and locations in the San Diego region are
off-limits to all midshipmen at all times:

           Tijuana/Baja California
           Club Mustang – 2200 University Avenue, San Diego
           Club San Diego – 3955 Fourth Street, San Diego
           Dream Crystal – 1536 Highland Avenue, National City
           Get It On Shoppe – 3219 Mission Boulevard, San Diego
           Main Street Motel – 3494 Main Street, San Diego
           Vulcan Baths – 805 West Cedar Street, San Diego
           Sports Auto Sales – 1112 National City Blvd., National City
           Advanced Services of San Diego, The Focus Point, and/or any other photo-
              finishing Business located at 849 4th Avenue, San Diego

      b.    Off-limits areas at times specified:

      South Mission Beach Parking Lot: The parking lot at South Mission Beach Park,
denominated 600 San Diego Place (located west of the intersection of Mission
Boulevard and San Diego Place), to include sidewalk, grass, and beach areas
immediately adjacent to the parking lot, is off limits to all military personnel
between the hours of 1200 and 2200, every Sunday, from the 1st of May to the 1st day
of October every year.

      Denny’s parking lot (south side of “E” Street between Woodlawn Avenue and
Broadway), 692 “E” Street, Chula Vista, from 0130 until 0400 on Saturdays and

      c.    Sunset to Sunrise Curfew Areas

      Otay Mesa: (Illegal immigrants cross through this area.) A sunset-to-sunrise
curfew continues in effect for all personnel on the undeveloped property in south San
Diego bordered on the west by Interstate 805, on the south by State Highway 905 and

Otay Mesa Road, on the north by Otay Valley Road, and on the east by Otay Valley Road
and Heritage Road. This curfew does not apply while traveling to, from, or remaining
at any residence or licensed business within the described area.

      Willy Henderson Park/San Diego City Park: Located at 45th Street and Logan

   d.    Other Areas of Caution

      NAVSTA San Diego Perimeter Area: All personnel are reminded that the NAVSTA
external perimeter area remains a potentially dangerous location, especially after-
hours. This area should be avoided.

      Trolley Stations: Many trolley stations become potentially dangerous areas
after trolley services secure, especially the stations at Palomar Street and San
Ysidro. Personnel using trolley services should know the hours of operation.

    e. Punitive Effect and Authority: These restrictions on liberty have the full
force and effect of a general order. A violation of paragraphs (a) or (b) by
midshipmen is punishable in accordance with the Uniform Code of Military Justice
(UCMJ). Ignorance or lack of knowledge of paragraphs (a) and (b) is not a defense.

XVI. MAIL AND OVERNIGHT DELIVERY SERVICES. “Mail Call” will be held each evening at
the CBH. Your mailing address for this training period is:

        Postal Address (Regular Mail):
        Midshipman Jane E. Doe, USNR
        CORTRAMID West, ____ Company
        4070 Surface Navy Blvd. Suite 3
        San Diego, CA 92136-5395

        Postal Address (Express Mail):
        Midshipman John E. Doe, USNR
        CORTRAMID West, ____ Company
        Bldg 3203, Room C103, Copp Hall
        San Diego, CA 92136

XVII. SICK CALL. Sick call will be held each weekday morning at the first formation
of the day or at 0700 (whichever comes first). Your staff company commander will
provide you with your medical record prior to going to sick call. On weekends or
outside of normal working hours, contact the staff duty officer, who will arrange
transportation to a medical facility.

XVIII. RELIGIOUS SERVICES.     For area church information consult the CBH Welcome
Aboard pamphlet.

XIX. TRANSPORTATION. Bus and van transportation will be provided to all scheduled
events. Details on schedules and routes will be made through the midshipman company
chain of command.

XX. NAVY EXCHANGE. Navy Exchange purchases and services are available to you during
your training. You need only your ID card and a copy of your orders to use them.

                                  CORTRAMID WEST 2009

                        Introduction to Submarine Warfare Week

Training Objectives

1. Indoctrinate midshipmen in the roles and missions of attack and fleet ballistic
missile submarines.
2. Provide midshipmen with an appreciation of the duties of a junior officer in
submarines and the career pattern of submarine officers.
3. Provide an introduction to shipboard damage control, as feasible.
4. Provide midshipmen, as feasible, two days at sea and one day of ashore training
and orientation.

Schedule of Events. Each midshipman will rotate through most or all of the following
facets of the Submarine Warfare community and its support elements:

         Commodore Brief
         Submarine Underway for 24 hours
         Submarine Ship Control Simulator
         Damage Control Wet Trainer
         Tour of Deep Submergence Unit
         Mission Debrief

Every attempt has been made to get all midshipmen underway on a submarine. Transit
to, embarkation, and debarkation from fleet units will be made by some combination of
bus and small boats.

Tug Safety. Submarine at sea periods will not always permit an embarkation and
debarkation from a pier. Some of you may ride a tug to or from your submarine. You
must wear a life jacket when embarked on the tug. Personnel transfers between tugs
and submarines can be hazardous evolutions. Pay particular attention to directing
personnel during these evolutions and once aboard the submarine. Do not loiter

What to Bring for At Sea Period
       Clean cotton (“wash”) khaki, long-sleeve uniform, with sweater or jacket (it
         can be cold on submarines) Coveralls may be authorized on site
       Sneakers (may be provided by the submarine)
       Towel
       Change of skivvies
       Shaving kit (non-aerosol shaving cream)

Do Not Bring
       Civilian clothes
       Brasso/shoe polish (atmospheric contaminant)
       Aerosols (atmospheric contaminant)
       Valuables (such as large amounts of cash, etc)

If you are taking a prescription drug, take the medicine with you and inform the
ship’s corpsman as soon as you come aboard.

What to Bring to Damage Control Trainer. You will be involved in stopping flooding in
the Damage Control Trainer. A change of clothes will be required at the end of the
session. No contact lenses are allowed in the trainer, so wear your glasses.

                                  CORTRAMID WEST 2009

                         Introduction to Surface Warfare Week

Training Objectives

1. Indoctrinate midshipmen in the missions of the surface forces of the Navy.
2. Familiarize midshipmen with the duties of a surface warfare junior officer and the
career pattern of surface warfare officers.
3. Provide an introduction to shipboard damage control and fire fighting, as
4. Provide midshipmen, as feasible, time at sea in a surface ship or ship’s visits,
which should consist of maximum hands-on exposure.

Goals. The goals of Surface Warfare Week are to familiarize midshipmen with the many
facets of the modern surface fleet and to motivate midshipmen towards careers in
surface warfare. These goals will be accomplished through a series of hands-on
training events in both shipboard and simulated environments. Plans are to involve
midshipmen in everything from nighttime naval surface fire support to hands-on fire
fighting. All training will emphasize “doing” rather than “seeing.” As such,
midshipmen will learn more when they show a desire to participate. Midshipmen must
remain fully engaged during this demanding week by participating and asking
questions. Naval Station San Diego offers many terrific opportunities for training
for those who ask, so if your expectations are not being met, inform the Surface Week
coordinators immediately!

Schedule of Events. Each midshipman will rotate through most or all of the following
facets of the Surface Warfare community and its support elements:

         Amphibious Ship or Cruiser/Destroyer Underway
         Marine Safety International Ship Handling Simulator
         Fire Fighting Training
         Amphibious Warfare Familiarization

Every attempt has been made to get all midshipmen underway on either a
cruiser/destroyer (CRU/DES) or amphibious (AMPHIB) ship. Transit to, embarkation and
debarkation from fleet units will be made by some combination of bus, helicopter, and
small boats.

Preparation and Safety. A medical screening will be conducted prior to the first
week of training as a safety precaution. Barring any unforeseen medical problem, all
midshipmen will be expected to participate in high-risk training (i.e. fire fighting,
live-fire events, small boat operations, etc.)

The uniform for all events in surface week will include long sleeve cotton khaki
shirts and steel-toed safety boots. When going on underway trips, midshipmen should
pack a small overnight bag with only the necessary items (toiletries, undergarments,
etc). Storage space aboard ship will be limited, so pack those items you will need to
survive for up to 48 hours. Be aware that the Navy is an inherently hazardous
profession. When aboard ship, use your common sense and ask questions if you are
unsure about where you should be or what you should be doing. A Midshipman Liaison
Officer (MLO) will be assigned to each group. Listen to your MLO, as he or she is a
fleet sailor who can answer your questions and keep you out of trouble. Be tactful
and remember that the crew has a job to do while you are on board.

Many people have worked hard to ensure that this week will be interesting, demanding,
and professionally rewarding. We are sure this week will be one of the most memorable
experiences of your naval career. Take advantage of this terrific opportunity, have
fun, and ask questions!

                                 CORTRAMID WEST 2009

                        Introduction to Aviation Warfare Week

Training Objectives

1. Indoctrinate midshipmen in the concept, roles, and mission of naval aviation.
2. Provide midshipmen with an appreciation of the duties of a junior officer in naval
aviation and the career patterns of naval aviators/naval flight officers.
3. Provide midshipmen, as feasible, flight time in a fleet or training command

Goals. Provide each midshipman with an opportunity to observe and participate in
various aspects of Naval Aviation.

Preparations. You will be given an aviation flight screening on Friday, 11 July. If
you have been medically cleared following your flight screening and are at least a
second-class swimmer, you will actively participate in water survival during the
first day of Aviation Week. In addition to classroom lectures and practical
applications in the water, you will be required to complete a 25-yard swim wearing
flight suit and boots, without stops or support, using three different survival swim
strokes in addition to a two-minute tread/drown-proof. You must bring the following
items with you in order to participate in the aviation physiology training: ID card,
aeromedical up-chit, bathing suit (females must have an appropriate one-piece suit)
and towel. Do not bring any jewelry or valuables.

Assignment Criteria for Aviation Week.   Assignment is based on the following factors:

1. Aeromedical up-chit signed by a flight surgeon.

2. Sickle Cell (HSS) and Hematocrit (HCT) test results. A missing or unsatisfactory
HSS or HCT test result will only allow a “low altitude” assignment because of the
physiological impact on blood cells when in a low-pressure (high altitude)
environment. If you know you have this condition then speak up.

3. Successful completion of Aviation Water Survival.

4. Successful completion of Aviation Physiology Training.

5. NROTC Swim Qualification: All midshipmen must be at least 3rd Class Swim
qualified. Swim qualifications will be used to further determine aircraft
assignment. You must have 3rd class swim quals before arriving to training.

Schedule of Events. Midshipmen will be assigned to a NAS North Island or MCAS
Miramar Squadron during Aviation Week. You will need the following items at the
squadron each day:

1. PT and shower gear: Squadrons have a regular PT schedule in which you should be
prepared to participate each day.

2. Copies of your orders and Military ID:   The Galley will need to see these each

3. Flight suit with white T-shirt and flight boots should be worn each day to the
squadron. Limit jewelry to wedding band on no-fly days. No jewelry shall be worn on
the flight line. Do not carry loose change or other small objects in your flight
suit pockets. Flight suits will be issued to you.

4. Civilian clothing and swimsuit/towel, if desired, for potential Friday activities.

5. Glasses that correct your vision to 20/20 shall be worn during all flight events.
                             CORTRAMID WEST 2009

                         Introduction to Marine Week

Training Objectives

1. Provide midshipmen an opportunity to operate and/or become familiarized
with the individual and crew-served weapons organic to the Marine infantry
2. Demonstrate to midshipmen the types of tactical knowledge, military
skills, and leadership qualities demanded of a Marine junior officer.
3. Introduce midshipmen to the various career opportunities available to
officers commissioned into the Marine Corps.
4. Demonstrate the capabilities of vehicles organic to the Marine Air Ground
Task Force.
6. Introduce midshipmen to the training environment of the Marine junior
7. Provide midshipmen with an exposure to Marine physical fitness and combat
conditioning (obstacle course, Marine Corps Martial Arts demo, conditioning
hike) and to maintain the fitness of midshipmen during Marine Week.

Safety. A comprehensive safety brief will be provided to all midshipmen on
the first day of Marine Week. Additionally, all exercises, training
evolutions, and physical fitness events will be preceded by a safety
briefing. It is essential that all midshipmen are attentive to and adhere to
all safety guidelines for each event.


The Marine Week of CORTRAMID West 2009 is the next challenge you will face in
a successive line of challenges prior to receiving a commission. You are
encouraged to take away all that you can and learn as much as possible during
your week with the Marines. DO NOT WASTE THIS OPPORTUNITY! This week will
provide you with additional insight to assist you in making an informed
decision about your future as an officer in the Navy/Marine Corps team.

The primary expectations of all midshipmen at Marine Week are two-fold. You
are expected to conduct yourself as professionals and to adhere to and uphold
the established standards. In order to achieve the maximum possible benefit
and enjoyment from your participation in Marine Week, you must be fully
prepared to be challenged, to apply yourself to the training, and to learn as
much as possible in a short period of time. The most important key to your
success in and enjoyment of Marine Week is your mental state of readiness and
a positive attitude toward training: a positive and enthusiastic frame of
mind is important. Your physical readiness will also play a significant role
in your ability to make the most of Marine Week. Therefore, you must ensure
you take advantage of any rest periods, that you eat properly (including
MREs), and be attentive to any physical problems you encounter (sunburn,
blisters, dehydration, etc). Finally, you must take the initiative to be
fully prepared for all evolutions by bringing all specified, required, or
recommended gear or equipment for training. Additional detailed expectations
will be provided to you in the Rules of the Road for Marine Week brief.

Much of the Marine Corps’ long history of success in combat is directly
attributable to the training provided to Marines. The Marine Week of
CORTRAMID will strive to emphasize the training required to develop junior
Marine officers and to uphold the longstanding heritage of success of the
Marine Corps. The more you sweat in peacetime the less you bleed in war.

                            MARINE WEEK GEAR LIST

What to bring

ITEM                                        QUANTITY
Utilities, SET                              (2)
Utility cover                               (1)
Boot socks (green or black)                 (4)
T-shirt (green or brown)                    (5)
Belt, web (black or tan)                    (2)
PT shorts & white T-shirt*                  (2)
Running shoes                               (1)
PT socks (white)                            (3)
Towel                                       (1)
Hygiene gear+                               (1)
Boots, Hot Weather (broken in)              (1)
Blousing bands, boot, SET                   (2)
Midshipman Anchor Collar Device, SET        (2)
Sunscreen, tube small                       (1)
Brassiere, sports (females)                 (2)
Powder, foot                                (1)
Boot insoles, Spenco                        (1)
Sewing kit                                  (1)
Flashlight (with batteries), small          (1)
Boot shining gear                           (1)
Brush, boot cleaning                        (1)
Repellent, insect                           (1)
Lip balm                                    (1)
Shower shoes                                (1)
Laundry bag                                 (1)
Combination Lock                            (2)
Water bottle (plastic)                      (1)



*Shorts should be those issued by the midshipman’s ROTC unit or of a plain,
singular color type, devoid of all decals and/or writing.

+All personal hygiene items required will be permitted and should be brought
by all midshipmen. This should include any personal feminine hygiene items

Midshipmen are authorized to bring small cameras and will be given specific
guidance on when they will be allowed to take photographs. Due to the
physical demands of training, MIDN will be responsible for properly
safeguarding this item from damage and/or loss.

Personnel will be living in open squad bays at Camp Pendleton and will have
wall lockers in order to secure their gear. Gear not used at Marine Week may
be locked in lockers at the CBH. Midshipmen should take care to ensure they
leave no gear adrift at their CBH rooms while they are absent.


Arrive at Camp Talega
Orientation Class /Rules of the Road Brief
LAV Orientation / ISMT at SOI
Gear issue
Commanding Officer Time (COT)/Plt Cmdr Time

Draw Weapons
Tactics Training at Kilo II
AAV Display at Kilo II
Return to Camp Talega
Weapons Turn-in
COT/Plt Cmdr Time

Draw Weapons
Movement to IIT
Station Training-
      Vehicle Static Displays/Rides
      Junior Officer Briefs
3 Mile Conditioning Hike
Bivouac in the field

Range Prep
Movement to Camp Talega
Weapons Cleaning
Field Recovery
COT/Plt Cmdr Time

Movement to SOI
Martial Arts Demo
Gear Turn-in
RTB San Diego from SOI

Note: Chow will be available throughout the week at the SOI Chow Hall.   MREs
will be available for field evolutions.


CORTRAMID West is designed to be an introduction to the Navy and Marine Corps
team. The staff is tasked with providing the support to make this experience
a fun and rewarding one. A number of the ground rules are presented here to
make CORTRAMID West flow smoothly.

1. Be on time. The responsibility of moving nearly 600 midshipmen is a
tremendous task that will require you to muster on time at the designated
point. Reading the plan of the day will assist you in this task.

2. Room swapping is not authorized. Outgoing phone service has been removed
from all rooms assigned for CORTRAMID West with the exception of room-to-room
calls. Incoming long distance calls will be available. All midshipmen are
responsible for complying with CHB rules and regulations located in the CBH
Welcome Aboard folders in the rooms. Don’t leave valuables out. Maids will
not clean trashed rooms or rooms with lockers open. Laundry service does not
exist, so do not leave laundry in passageways unless you want it to disappear

3. Use of alcohol by individuals under the age of 21 is a violation of
California Law. This law applies on and off base. No use of alcohol is
authorized in any CBH or barracks facility while assigned to CORTRAMID West,
regardless of age or station policy. Individuals violating this regulation
will be returned to their units with a recommendation for disenrollment. No
alcohol in rooms.

4. Military protocol requires the rendering of salutes to all commissioned
officers as a matter of tradition, courtesy, honor and respect. This rule
applies both on and off base while you are in uniform, whether or not the
officer you are saluting is himself/herself in uniform. If you recognize the
individual as a commissioned officer, from any service, in uniform or not, it
is appropriate to salute and render a pleasant greeting such as “good
morning, ma’am,” or “good evening, sir.” The general rule is, when in doubt,
salute. Covers and saluting are not required inside the courtyard surrounded
by the four Copp Hall Buildings.

5. MEXICO IS STRICTLY OFF-LIMITS. This measure is not meant to be punitive,
but continuing incidents south of the border involving military personnel
have necessitated this restriction for your own safety.

6. Fraternization between midshipmen and enlisted and officer personnel is a
violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. This behavior is
unprofessional and will not be tolerated. Midshipmen are not allowed to
visit members of the opposite sex in quarters. Midshipmen will be segregated
within Donnelly Hall by gender; visitation by members of the opposite sex on
individual decks is also prohibited. This policy does not prohibit meeting
“shipmates” for liberty, but meeting for liberty will occur outside
individual quarters (example: meeting at CBH Quarterdeck or in CBH common
areas is acceptable).

7. The galley will require a head count for meals on Saturday and Sunday. If
you plan to eat at the galley over the weekend, notify your staff company
commander through your chain of command of the meals you plan to eat over the
weekend. Failure to properly notify these individuals may result in the
galley running out of planned menu items.

8. A copy of your orders will be necessary to enter the commissary or
exchange. You should carry your ID card and a copy of your orders at all

9. Curfew for midshipmen is 2300, Sunday through Thursday. Liberty for
midshipmen who will begin Aviation Week on Monday expires at 1600 on Sunday
to allow for a Sunday evening Aviation Physiology briefing and gear issue.
With the exception of the first weekend, there will be no liberty
restrictions, other than curfew, on Friday and Saturday night which is 0100.
Midshipmen with family/friends in the immediate area are not authorized to
stay with them during CORTRAMID without approval from staff personnel.

10. Liberty Log. In all events, Midshipmen are required to sign in/out for
off-base liberty. The log will be maintained by the Midshipman watch in
Donnelly Hall. Failure to sign in and out will result in disciplinary

11. POV Policy. Use of POVs is authorized for liberty. However, individuals
who bring their POVs to CORTRAMID need to be aware that their vehicle must be
registered on base (temporary pass available at Pass and Decal on Harbor
Drive) in order to gain access. In order to get a pass for the vehicle, it
needs to be registered in YOUR name, with current insurance, also in YOUR
name. Obviously a valid drivers license is required as well. If you can’t
meet this requirement, a pass will not be issued and you will be forced to
park off base. National City is not a good place to park! San Diego
freeways can be confusing if you don’t know your way around. Additionally,
California drinking and driving laws are very strict. If you have your POV
in San Diego, you are required to inform your chain of command.


The following services and facilities are available for your use while at
CORTRAMID West. All are within walking distance from your barracks:

Ye Olde Gym (Building 223): Full court basketball, racquetball and ping-
pong; free weights and strength training machines, lifecycles, rowing
machines, treadmills and stair climbers. Free to you with your military ID.
Located on Norman Scott Road just to the left as you enter the front gate.
Phone: (619) 556-7450.

Monday through Friday:   0530-2200         Saturday through Sunday:   0800-1800

Admiral Prout Field House (Building 3279): Basketball courts, weight room,
outdoor pool, sauna, men’s and women’s showers. Free to you with your
military ID. Take Norman Scott Road south one half mile, just beyond the
Dental School. Phone: (619) 556-7443.

Monday through Friday:   0500-2100         Saturday through Sunday:   0900-1700

Recyard (Building 221): One of the newest and finest Liberty Centers in the
Navy. Has pool tables, movies, and computers for use. Open daily: 1100-2200.

Bowling Center Café and Lounge: Two blocks south on Norman Scott Road.
Bowling, billiards, café, game room. Open daily: 0900-2400.

Metro Village: Building 45, wet side of the base, Pier 2. Phone: (619) 556-
1915. Includes the “Waterfront Cafe”, “Budweiser Brewhouse”, and “Club

      Waterfront Cafe (Breakfast)                        Mon-Fri      0600-1300
      Budweiser Brewhouse (Lunch & Dinner)               Mon-Fri      1100-1900

Q-Mart: Navy Exchange convenience store across the street from Copp Hall.
Food, uniform and personal items are available. Open daily: 0900-2200.

Navy Exchange and Commissary Complex: Commissary, Exchange, fast food,
barber, specialty stores and package store. Take Norman Scott Road north out
the main gate, and follow the footpath beyond the service station. A 10-
minute walk from the barracks.

Exchange: Open daily, 0900-2100
Commissary: Open daily, 0730-2000

Naval Station Theater: Building 71, Pier 2. Free movies. Phone: (619) 556-
5568. First movie starts at 1800 or 1815 nightly; Saturday & Sunday matinees
at 1300. This building may be closed for renovations during your training.

Additional information on Naval Station facilities is available at

                                      TABLE 10

                                               QTY          QTY
Bag, Duffel, Nylon Olive Drab                   1
Belt, Trousers/Slacks Khaki Gold Tip P/C        1
Belt, Trousers/Slacks White CNTGold Tip         1
Boot Black Leather 9” or 10” Steel Toe          1
Boot Hot Weather Black                          1
Buckle Belt Brass/Gold Plated (Camo)            2                     MO Only
Buckle (1) Brass (1) Gold Plated                2
Cap Ball Navy                                   1
Cap Camo W/O Insignia                           1
Cap Garrison Khaki P/C                          1
Coveralls w/Name and Navy Tags                  2
Hat Frame Service - W/Crowns/Devices            1
Insignia Collar Device Anchor for 3/c           1                     NO Only
Insignia Garr Cap Fouled Anchor                 1
Insignia Mc Collar Device W/Clutch for 3/c      1                     MO Only
Jacket Relaxed SDB                              1
Name Tag                                        1
Pt Shirt Navy                                   2                     NO Only
Pt Short Navy                                   2                     NO Only
Pt Short USMC                                   2                     MO Only
Shirt (Coat) Hot Weather Camo                   2
Shirt Khaki P/C L/S                             2
Shirt Khaki S/S P/C                             2
Shirt White Qtr Length CNT                      1
Shoulder Boards, 3/c Mc Hard                    1                     MO Only
Shoulder Boards, 3/c W/Anchor Hard              1                     NO Only
Shoe Dress Black Leather Oxford                 1
Shoe Dress White Leather Oxford                 1
Socks Cushion Nylon/Cotton Black                4
Socks Dress Nylon Black                         3
Socks Dress Nylon White                         3
Trousers/Slacks Khaki Polly/Cotton              2
Trousers/Slacks Service Dress White             1
Trousers Camouflage Hw                          2
Undershirt Green USMC                         3-N.O                   MO-5
*Bag, Laundry                                   1
*Bag, Sock                                      1
*Brassieres (Female)                            6

*Flashlight                                 Opt
*Kit, Sewing                                Opt
*Kit, Shoeshine                              1
*Kit, Toiletry                               1
*Padlocks                                    2
*Shoe, Gym (Running/Walking)                 1
*Shoes, Shower                               1
*Socks, Athletic                             4
* SUNTAN Location                            1
*Supporter Athletic (Male)                   1
*Swim Suit                                   1
*Towel Bath (White)                          2
*Undershirts, White                          8
*Underwear                                   8
*Washcloth, White                            2
* Note: Furnished At Member's Own Expense