USMG Navy Advanced Individual Training Guide

USMG Naval Advanced Individual Training (AIT)

The Advanced Individual Training scheme is an opportunity for recruits to become fully trained and prepared for the United States Navy. This produces quality personnel and ensures that the inadequate are refrained from entering the branch. This is a training event, therefore, participants are to be assisted with understanding the commands and information provided.

Rules & Expectations

• Realistic skin tones are to be maintained throughout the event.
• Suitable training attire must be worn at all times.
• Facial hair and accessories are not to be worn.
• Instructors must be identified as ‘Instructor’, throughout the event.
• Participants are to speak in all capitals and must request permission to speak.
• Trolling, unprofessionalism or any sort of immaturity will not be accepted.
• Failure to adhere to these rules shall result in immediate dismissal from the training.
• Instructors are not to be fast with their commands and provide a fair chance for the newcomers who are attending for a training, not a tryout.

Stage One - Introduction

a. The instructor is to provide the participants with a welcome statement and deliver a brief explanation of the event.
b. The instructor is to briefly provide the main rules of the training and may include their own rules if essential.
c. The instructor is to ensure the participants are aware of the speaking rules, and that they must reply with ‘yes or no instructor’, if asked a question. Otherwise, must request permission to speak.

Stage Two - Faces

a. The instructor is to demonstrate an example of faces for the participants to initially understand the commands they are being given. Shift lock is to be advised.
b. When the commands are understood by the participants, they are to be given face commands and tested on their ability to turn efficiently and correctly.
c. If a participant fails to turn efficiently, or fails to follow the instructions given, they are first to be given a chance and then dismissed from the event.

Stage Three - Jumping Jacks

a. The instructor is to demonstrate an example of jumping jacks for the participants to understand what they are being instructed to perform.
b. Participants must achieve a maximum of twenty (20) jumping jacks, although this may be at the discretion of the instructor.

Stage Four (I) - Obstacle Course

a. The instructor is to advise the participants of marching commands, and escort them to the obstacle course in a single file line.
b. Participants must complete the obstacle course chosen by the instructor.
c. If participants are taking a longer duration than the others to complete the obstacle course, then they are not to be disheartened, but given extra time if possible, however this is up to the discretion of the

Stage Four (II) - Classroom

a. The instructor is to march the participants to an available classroom, where they shall be educated on the basics of the branch.
b. The instructor is to advise the participants to take notes as they will be quizzed at the end of the stage.
c. The instructor must cover the following topics:
i. Difference between enlists and officers
ii. Addressing and identifying ranks, how the rank system and handbook works
iii. Description of the naval staff
iv. Description of the divisions available to join
v. Uniforms
d. The instructor is to quiz the participants at their own discretion and must ensure the participants have taken notice to the information provided.

Stage Five – Conclusion

a. The instructor is to march the participants back to the parade square.
b. The instructor must decide who may proceed to qualifying their Advanced Individual Training. It is advised for the instructor to not be so harsh, as the participants are newcomers who can be trained further.
c. The instructor is to deliver a report of the training as necessary, which will be delivered to NETC HICOM via the following format:


Failure to complete AIT to standard will result in a reduction in the host’s XP, which will treated as a failure to obey lawful orders, a UCMJ punishable offense.

Chief of Naval Operations, USN

Commander in Chief, USMG