Recruit was the lowest rank of the Army and Navy and was issued to newly enlisted personnel who had yet to complete basic training. The rank of Recruit entailed no special insignia.
Upon graduation from the Basic Training Course at the Service Academy, Army recruits were advanced to the rank of Private while Navy recruits became Crewman.
Upon the formation of the Service, the rank of Recruit became the lowest grade of that armed force as well.
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