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Basic Military Requirements (BMR) is a self-study training course that covers the basic professional military knowledge required of the men and women of the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve. This course provides subject matter that directly relates to the naval standards for the apprenticeship (E-2/E-3) rates. This course is used for advancement of NSCC personnel from Seaman Recruit (E-1) to Seaman Apprentice (E-2).
Completion of the BMR is a requirement for you to advance from Seaman Recruit (SR) to Seaman Apprentice – Temporary (SA-T), as well as a requirement to attend Recruit Training (RT) in the summer. Upon satisfactory completion of Recruit Training, you can be promoted to full Seaman Apprentice (SA) effective the date you received the ’T’ designation. The sooner you get achieve SA-T, the more time-in-rank you will have at that grade, which will help for time-in-rank requirements for Seaman (SN).
There you will see a table with links to Chapters and Assignments. There are 22 Chapters with 15 assignments. Some assignments cover more than one chapter; there are 50 – 75 questions to each.
Download the Assignments (below is a link for a PDF which has all 15 assignments). Work through the BMR and circle the answers to the questions and record your answers to an answer sheet and submit.
The Answer Sheet is available at the bottom of the BMR page under Other Links of Interest, NSCTNG 028 CORRESPONDENCE COURSE ANSWER SHEET
Once you’ve completed the Answer Sheet for the assignment, you must submit it to the Training Officer for grading – you will need a passing score of 70 for each assignment. Grades will be entered into the NSCC Correspondence Course Management System (CCMS). Take a picture and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For starters, Assignment 1 covers Chapters 1 & 2:
- CHAPTER 1: Policies and Programs (28 pages)
- CHAPTER 2: Military Conduct and Justice (40 pages)
- ASSIGNMENT 1 (70 questions)
- Answer Sheet (NSCTNG 028)
Below is a breakdown of assignments, questions and chapters for reference. There is quite a bit of material to cover, over 600 pages and 882 questions – it is advisable to establish a systematic approach to work through this material in order to meet the goal of completing this material before deadlines for Recruit Training. Do not put this off.
Assignments 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are the minimum required for RT, but all must be completed for advancement.