Charlie 191 Recruit Journal Week 06


Charlie 191 Recruit Journal

Formed: March 31, 2015

Graduates: May 22, 2015


One of the most crucial weeks, week 06 had finally come to an end. We are not saying that all other weeks were not important, but this one in particular had C-191 on their toes. We moved from MUNRO Hall to HEALY Hall, where there are two Section Commanders, the Battalion Commander, the Battalion Officer, and the Regimental Officer. The stories told about this place sends goosebumps to all our souls. One wrong move or the slightest mistake and “boom!” in the blink of an eye you’d find yourself in Delat-191. We split again this week, with half of the company going to firefighting and the other half going for career counseling and military ID issue. After we all came back together for lunch; “A” list of names was called out and then what we heard next will forever be remembered, ” go see Chief Duncan!” Never again did we see those shipmates. They were lost for things such as having racks unlocked, or not on zero. Rucksack was not in order, or just not having your gear the way it is suppose to be kept in recruit training. This was an eye opener for the way things will go from here on out. The stakes were high, and Charlie-191 more than ever had to give 110%. After all we are now the senior company on the Regiment. On the day we all thought we were going to do pugil sticks, things took an unpredictable turn. We were marched with our white flag with the letter C on it to the beach. Petty Officer McCall faced us towards the ocean and gave an inspirational speech, about how humbling the ocean can be and dangerous at the same time! It’s those tough times that the Coast Guard is here for. The ocean is our office. After the speech he yells, “Get on your Face” “Start Pushing” After Charlie-191 almost ripped out every muscle, we were told to, not asked, told to give 110% from this moment forward. Then he told us to “About Face” There she stood flying in the winds as if it was a dream, our colors! “Is anyone gonna go get it”, Petty Officer McCall yelled out. And everyone sprinted over to our NEW CHARLIE Guidon! As we all stood with our colors we were chanting “Charlie, Charlie, Charlie” Now louder and more proud than ever. Now through the Regiment we walk with our colors as high as it can be calling cadences all the way into week 07.

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.