Charlie 190 Recruit Journal Week 04


Charlie 190 Recruit Journal

Formed: July 15, 2014

Graduates: September 05, 2014


Week 04 Summary

Week 04 brought a lot of challenges for Charlie company. With three companies younger than us, we began assuming a lot of responsibility. However, with our new responsibilities we began being held accountable for our actions more heavily. This week we really found out what it’s time to get squared away or go away. This made Charlie company straighten up quick for the majority of the week as we marched ourselves to class, met time objectives more easily and just took care of things ourselves a little more. The reality of being halfway through boot camp really hit us when we finally filled out our wish lists for our first stations. Everything seemed to be coming together for the company and it appeared as if we were getting rewarded for our efforts because we got to go on company runs and earned much more free time than usual this week. It was really a building week for Charlie-190 where we learned how to function as a company on our own. We also learned that getting loud and meeting time objectives will most definitely pay off.

Editor’s Note: This blog post was written by a recruit currently involved in Coast Guard basic training. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this Journal do not necessarily reflect those of Training Center Cape May, the U.S. Coast Guard or the federal government and are the sole opinion of the author. Recruit Journals are written by personnel in a high-stress environment with little time, so please excuse grammar and punctuation in the above article. The staff at Training Center Cape May do not edit the journals in any way, so as to ensure authenticity of the content and messages.