Drill Instructor training a recruit.

Gouge is information pertinent to being a member of the United States Navy or Marine Corps and helps to instruct Midshipmen in their quest to becoming officers. Midshipmen are required to be able to repeat, without hesitation, certain facts, principles, and guidelines to demonstrate that they have internalized the information. While gouge is generally only checked during inspections, Midshipmen are expected to know the information at all times and should be able to use and demonstrate the concepts taught to them.


 Chain of Command

General Orders of a Sentry

Leadership Principles

Leadership Traits

Midshipman Honor Code