Gates Visits Great Lakes Naval Center

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Navy basic training recruits stand at attention awaiting the arrival of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill., July 17, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Navy Capt. John Peterson, commander of Recruit Training Command, left, and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates perform a pass and review on Navy bootcamp graduates at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill., July 17, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • U.S. Navy honor graduates report to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates during 
their graduation ceremony at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill., July 17, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • A few of the Navy's 971 newest sailors stand at attention after graduating from boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill., July 17, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates congratulates some of the U.S. Navy's 971 newest sailors as they graduate from boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill., July 17, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates congratulates the U.S. Navy's 971 newest sailors as they graduate from boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill., July 17, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • A few of the Navy's 971 newest sailors stand at attention as they graduate from boot camp at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill., July 17, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates talks with Navy Recruit Training Command instructors over lunch at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill., July 17, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates receives a briefing on what Navy recruits are taught during their eight-week basic training at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill., July 17, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates takes part in a "Battle Stations 21" exercise while visiting Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill., July 17, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates takes part in a "Battle Stations 21" exercise while visiting Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill., July 17, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Navy recruits perform 9mm handgun drills during a visit by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill., July 17, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates receives a tour by Navy Capt. John Peterson, commander of Recruit Training Command, as Navy recruits run in formation behind them at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill., July 17, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Navy recruits run in formation during a visit by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates to Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill., July 17, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates receives a tour of the recruit training facilities at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill., July 17, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison
  • Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates answers questions from reporters during a recent visit to Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Ill., July 17, 2009. DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Jerry Morrison