Located in America's heartland, the Great Lakes, Illinois-based Recruit Training Command (RTC Great Lakes) 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 now the Navy's only active 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 (as was done only previously at RTC Orlando, FL) 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 RTC Great Lakes, Il. The reverse bears the official U.S. Navy seal.