Located in America's heartland, the Great Lakes, Illinois-based Navy Recruit Training Command turns volunteers into qualified members of the world's most powerful Navy.
Providing instruction to more than 16,000 recruits each year, this command is the Navy's premier facility for imparting technical training and instilling Navy core values in those who want to succeed in a wide range of specialties. From entry until graduation, recruits are immersed in Navy tradition and anchored in the war-fighting culture of being a Sailor. Preparing patriotic men and women for service around the world, the Navy Recruit Training Command is a vital asset to the U.S. Navy and the nation at large.
This coin salutes the heritage and mission of the Navy Recruit Training Command and honors all those who help prepare America's Sailors for victory. The obverse features the official emblem of the Navy Recruit Training Command. The reverse depicts an emblem of the US Navy, featuring an eagle grasping an anchor in its talons, encircled by chains and rope, symbolic of naval traditions dating back to the nation’s first ships.
Struck in a brass alloy, this coin is accented on both sides by bold enamel highlights that bring out the exceptional detail of the design. Each coin comes packaged with a header card that describes the centuries-old commitment of the U.S. Navy to defend America's freedom on, above, and below the oceans of the world.