26 OCT 2019 – Plan of the Day

LT Arnold Tooma, NSCC
Commanding Officer, Hudson Valley Squadron and Training Ship WIRE

ENS Menno Poutsma, NSCC
Executive Officer, Hudson Valley Squadron

Uniform of the Day
Officers: Khakis/NWU’s/Coveralls
Instructors: Alternative Sea Cadet Uniform/Proper Civilian Attire

Sea Cadets: NWU’s
League Cadets: NWU’s

Drill Location (DO NOT Send Mail to this Address)
NY State Laborers Local 17 Training Center

451 A Little Britain Road
Newburgh, New York 

All hands are responsible for reading and understanding the plan of the day, which contains both official and unofficial matter.  All personnel are responsible for having knowledge of its contents and for obeying any orders contained herein.  All orders will be considered as issued by the Commanding Officer.

0800       Staff/Cadet Command Report (Officers, CPOs, LPO, ALPO, CGC & MAA)

0830       Cadets Arrive and Report

0900       Post Colors, Muster, Report and Uniform Inspection

0930       Officers Call – Review POD, Training, Uniforms and Current Activities

0930       Military Drill (Squads) and Color Guard Drill

1030       PRT – 1 Mile Run, Sit Ups and Push Ups

1130       Classroom – Overnight Trip Review and Feedback

1200       Lunch

1230       Chiefs Call (Operations Officer, CPO, LPO, ALPO, MAA)

1300       Squad Leaders Squad Meetings & Color Guard Captain Meeting

1330       Dress White uniform inspection and Dress White Presentation.

1400       Practice of Dress White Presentation

Bring the following:

  • your Dress Whites
  • 2 Hangers
  • Garment bag
  • Each Squad should bring an Iron and Ironing Board
  • Ribbon Racks

1530    Clean Drill Hall and Training Area

1545    Retire Colors

1600    Secure from Drill

Muster Definition:
The term muster means the process or event of accounting for members in a military unit.  This practice of inspections led to the coining of the English idiom pass muster, meaning being sufficient. When a unit is created, it is “mustered in” and when it is disbanded, it is “mustered out”.

BMR Requirements:
All cadets attending NSCC Recruit Training (RT) must complete their BMR prior to attending Recruiter Training. Cadets that complete their entire BMR prior to RT will be promoted to E-2 upon successful completion and graduation of RT.

Seaman & Airman Manuals:
Cadets that elect to complete the Seaman Manual will be a Seaman. Cadets that elect to complete the Airman Manual will be an Airman.

All cadets are to have their NSCC ID Cards with them at all times.

Each cadet is responsible for notifying their chain of command if they are unable to attend a drill. Authorized absences will be given for school, work or family conflicts.  By not notifying your chain of command you will receive an unauthorized absence.

All hands are to bring a bag lunch with beverage, PT gear, towel, military courses, water bottle, pen and notebook to drill.  Cadets not having these items may be required to buy them at their own expense.

Cadets are reminded that talking, skylarking (horseplay), hazing or other disturbances will not be tolerated.  Any cadet found violating this policy will be given Extra Military Instruction (EMI) or sent home depending on the frequency and/or severity of the disturbance.

Any cadet who is taking prescription drugs must check in with the medical officer.  Your medication will be locked up in a secure area.  Cadets will not be allowed to give themselves any type of medication.  There must be clear information on your medication container:

1) Clear instructions and in original container
2) Correct label with cadet’s name on it.
3) Exact dosage and times when to be administered


LT Arnold Tooma, NSCC
Commanding Officer
Hudson Valley Squadron