2/C Cruise

During 2/C Cruise, Midshipmen are fully integrated into the shipboard organization and are assigned the duties of middle level enlisted personnel regularly assigned to the ships. The goals of this training are:

  • To familiarize midshipmen with life at sea and to familiarize midshipmen with shipboard organization, ship systems, evolutions, and safety requirements at sea and in port
  • To develop an appreciation for tasks, responsibilities, and living and working conditions of enlisted personnel aboard ship
  • To provide hands-on training in seagoing skills through personnel qualification standards (PQS)
  • To emphasize the importance of maintaining military courtesy, smartness, and discipline