Charlie 191 Recruit Journal Week 03


Charlie 191 Recruit Journal

Formed: March 31, 2015

Graduates: May 22, 2015



Charlie-191 was looking forward to getting through another week of training, another week closer to the finish line. But many recruits were still thinking of themselves instead of the company, this was dragging Charlie-191 down like an anchor. There was still no motivation, discipline, and most of all no teamwork. Charlie-191 pushed the earth, crunched, held our Coast Guardsdman Manuals out in front of us reading at the top of our lungs, the discipline section with extended arms too many times to remember. All this punishment due to time objectives not being met, not doing what we were supposed to do, not sounding off, and not moving fast enough. Petty Officer McCall, Chief Grube, and Petty Officer Dupre made sure Charlie-191 made these shortcomings our second nature. Charlie-191 by the end of the week, after much sweat spilled started to sound off, most faster, work as a team. Charlie-191 still needed adjustments here and there, but that’s what our Company Commanders were looking for all along, a desire to want to be here and become Coast Guardsman. Now the real training commenced, Charlie-191 grew this fire from within this week, a fire that spoke in loud clear words, ” I want to be a Coast Guardsman” for all of Cape May to hear! Charlie-191 is now moving forward to week Ø4.

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.