Delta 191 Recruit Journal Week 04


Delta 191 Recruit Journal

Formed: April 7, 2015

Graduates: May 29, 2015



Week 04 Historian Summary


With privilege comes greater responsibility. In week 04 Delta Company strove to prove themselves as a senior Company; in league with boisterous Bravo and cacophonous Charlie. Given on-base liberty in order to compete in a 5k run for charity, Delta let out a surge of morale chanting and carousing mere feet away from the tapping feet of every on-duty Company Commander in the Training Center. Silenced by a trite “Lock it up Delta,” we quieted down and took our positions to the sound of evening Colors; the sound of Friday coming to a close.

With proper customs observed, Delta launched themselves into a tight race against their shipmates. With no clear favorites, it was any recruit’s race, and although Delta lacked nothing in heart, our legs were tired and strained. Bravo Company won the day, receiving compensation; a gratuitous 05 minute phone call (the day before Bravo had off-base liberty). By the end of the race, with the results decided, Delta settled into the Chief’s Club for a BBQ that signaled the end of the Enlisted Memorial Fund 5k. Sitting in luxury, our conversations drifted from the weeks firearms training, to the mid-term, to next week’s Battalion Commander Inspection; sitting amongst the discussions, there was no discernible way to divide these people… one group, one unit, one Delta Company. From the young and inexperienced in life, to the mature with wives, husbands and children relying on them to succeed in boot camp. From the firing range, to the mid-term (where Delta earned a pennant for their Guidon for academic achievement), Delta showed they were not afraid of responsibility, nor the consequences for mistakes made in the name of progress.

Week 04 was the pivot point, play time is over, our first units are being decided while Delta drills and trains to fulfill our future roles. No drama, no surrender, Delta is up to the plate, ready for whatever Cape May hurls their way.

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.