A-School

The Three Phases.

The following Phase Ladder of Privileges Liberty Policy is applicable to those students who are reporting to Navy schools directly from Recruit Training Command.

Phase I

Liberty and privileges are at the discretion of commands

• Wearing of civilian clothing is not authorized.
• On-base liberty is only during the training week.
• Consumption of alcoholic beverages is not authorized.
• All liberty will expire at 2200.
• All must complete command indoctrination prior to off-base liberty.

Phase II

Ship Shape

• Three weeks onboard under Phase I
• Completion of NMT core curriculum
within Navy physical fitness standards
• Satisfactory uniform appearance
• Satisfactory academic standing
• Satisfactory military performance
• At the discretion of the Commanding Officer, liberty during school nights will expire at a time to ensure six hours of continuous sleep in 24 hours.

Phase III

Meeting all the standards.

• Four weeks in Phase II
• Within Navy physical fitness standards
• Satisfactory uniform appearance
• Satisfactory academic standing
• Satisfactory military performance
will allow Sailors under NMT to experience liberty equivalent to that of staff

*US Navy 090508-N-0311M-002 Cmdr. Marvin Jones of Naval Branch Health Clinic Key West, Fla., conducts a uniform inspection on clinic Sailors

LIBERTY POLICIES

A key component of the liberty policy must be an understanding of the equilibrium required between personal and professional life, and that liberty is dependent on all military and technical training requirements and work being completed.

The objective of this policy is to provide students a phased and sequential transition from the highly restrictive recruit training environment to one more like that which is experienced by Sailors in the Fleet. Training commands, which are located in the same regional area, will coordinate with one another to ensure a uniform policy for all students in their area.

*image from Navy A School Great Lakes

LIBERTY vs LEAVE

Liberty is different than Leave. Leave is similiar to requesting time off for vacation at work, they must submit a chit and have it approved. Liberty basically means that they have "liberty" to leave the base but they are still "on duty" and cannot travel far and they are still accountable for their whereabouts and some even have duty while on liberty.

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