14325_coverNOTE: Due to changes on Homeport links here are currently broken…these will be updated.

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).

The BMR course is available on Homeport > Cadet Advancement > NSCC Correspondence Courses > Basic Military Requirements (14325)

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.



Once you’ve studied the chapter(s) for an assignment, download and print out an answer sheet to record your answers from the assignment.

The Answer Sheet is available  Homeport > Cadet Advancement > NSCC Correspondence Courses > Answer Sheet (NSCTNG 028)

When filling out answers, fill in the appropriate box AND put the number of the answer on the adjacent line.

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).

For starters, Assignment 1 covers Chapters 1 & 2:


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.