Charlie 192 Recruit Journal Week 03


Charlie 192 Recruit Journal

Formed: October 20, 2015

Graduates: December 11, 2015


“Remember, days go slow, but the weeks fly by.” Father Brown told us. We can’t deny that statement. As cliché as it sounds, it feels like just yesterday we stepped foot off that bus and began the journey most would consider the hardest job interview in their life. Week 03 going on Week 04, the half way mark. We all anticipate the end but must focus on the now. Rumors spread that Week 04 is “the” week; recruits will be dropping like flies they say. Charlie-192 wants to succeed but we must weed out the weak links that are holding us back unless they can perform as a team. By now we know we must work as a team, no room for selfishness.

What started as a good week ended on a horrible note we would all consider. With classes like survival swim and seamanship we felt pretty good, thus motivating us more to move forward. However, time objectives were still hardly met, and discipline was hardly anywhere to be found. Day after day we humiliated our company commanders. In return, they made us sweat; no surprise there. But they are justified in their actions. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments” our company motto states. And discipline is what we need.

Although there have been bad tines (more than we would like to admit) there have been great times. I know I will never forget as my company will never forget when our CC’s had us yell “One team, One fight” for the very first time, As we got our pieces in sniper position, what we thought would be absolutely dreadful turned to be a moment fully immersed in morale. In unison, reaching decibels we never thought possible for Charlie Company, we felt proud. If only we kept that morale up, we’d be invincible.

This week if I could sum it up in one single phrase would be “One team One fight” because none of us are going through this alone. We will come through together no matter what. “One team, One fight!”

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.