GRADUATION CEREMONY SPACE LIMITATIONS: Recruit Training Command will … Navy Exchange (NEX) Burkey Mall, 2650 Green Bay Road North Chicago,GRADUATION CEREMONY SPACE LIMITATIONS: Recruit Training Command will … Navy Exchange (NEX) Burkey Mall, 2650 Green Bay Road North Chicago,Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes (RTC Great Lakes), is a unit within the United States Navy primarily responsible for conducting the initial orientation and indoctrination of incoming recruits. It is part of Naval Service Training Command, and is located at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois.The U.S. Navy only has one location for its boot camp: Great Lakes Naval Training Center, on the western shore of Lake Michigan, near Chicago. This is where the Navy molds its newbies into ensigns, putting them through the arduous basic training that will serve them throughout their military careers.Navy Boot Camp. Almost every week a new bus of recruits arrives at the Recruit Training Command – also known as Navy Boot Camp. Navy Boot Camp is held at Recruit Training Command Great Lakes (RTC Great Lakes), north of Chicago, Illinois. It is the only enlisted basic training location for the Navy since 1999.Navy recruits will have to pass a run test prior to boot camp starting in … bus from Chicago O’Hare International Airport during a “Night of Arrival.Navy boot camp graduation is held at Great Lakes Navy Recruit Training Command. RTC Great Lakes is about 45 minutes outside of Chicago.