Glossary of Terms

Aye Aye, Sir – Official acknowledgment of an order

Barracks – A building where Marines live

Blouse – Coat

Bulkhead – Wall

Bunk – Bed

CMC – Commandant of the Marine Corps

CO – Commanding Officer

Colors – The National Flag

Cover – Hat

Deck – Floor

Drill – March

Field Day – Clean up the area

Gangway – A passageway for entering or leaving a ship

Gear locker – Storage room for cleaning purposes

Gee Dunk – Candy, sweets, etc.

Gung Ho – Enthusiastic, eager

Hatch – Door

Head – Bathroom

NCO – Noncommissioned Officer

NCOIC – Noncommissioned Officer in Charge

OIC – Officer in Charge

Overhead – Ceiling

Passageway – Corridor or hallway

PFT – Physical Fitness Test

Reveille – Time to get up

Secure – Stop work, put away, lock up

SNCO – Staff Noncommissioned Officer

SNCOIC – Staff Noncommissioned Officer in Charge

Square away – Straighten up

Swab – Mop