Golf 199 Recruit Journal Week 07

International Maritime Signal Flag Golf

Formed: September 01, 2020
Graduates:  October 23, 2020

From when our company commanders first picked us up to when they raised our colors in the sky, our company commanders have been with us. To be one of the biggest influences of our lives. Petty officer Cappelmann taught us the importance of always covering down, always staying in step and always looking nice. Petty officer Failing taught us to always hold ourselves accountable using many forms of incentive training. Petty Officer Greenwell taught us the importance of respect and never lowering the standard or we would feel her wrath. Petty officer McPeters taught us the importance of discipline, teamwork and what it means to be the right example by always emphasizing and upholding military bearing.

The first two weeks of boot camp we sat in Restriction of movement aka ROM. We spent our time in ROM studying and attempting to prepare for the impossible. Weeks 3 and 4 we learned attention to detail on our racks and that a three pound canteen is a lot heavier than you might think. Week 05 we found out that plastic guns are no fun and that slow is smooth and smooth is fast when trying to get ready quickly. Week 7 and 8 taught us the hard work pays the biggest reward; responsibility. As we become the senior company we received rewards such as power aid and chocolate milk. But with that came the responsibility of being the example to the junior companies. Even though training is not over we all know there are things we will miss like the pride we all feel marching along to cadences with our colors and all of our shipmates we’ve met along the journey.

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.

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