Navy boot camp graduation from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, July 29, 2022.
Yeah, as the parade of graduates approaches, we salute the states and territories whose sons and daughters will graduate today. Delaware. Hey you Georgia, Connecticut Massachusetts Maryland south Carolina. You Hampshire Virginia, Rhode island Vermont Kentucky Tennessee Ohio Louisiana in Indiana Mississippi Illinois Alabama man Missouri Arkansas Michigan Florida. Thank you. Wisconsin California. I’m just sort it out Oregon. Attentive west Virginia, Nevada, Nebraska Colorado north Dakota, South Dakota Montana Washington, I don’t know. Wyoming Utah Oklahoma new Mexico Arizona Alaska Hawaii District of Columbia, Puerto rico wow! American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, U. S. Virgin islands, state flags, order arms. And now we invite you to join the staff of recruit training command in welcoming the graduating divisions with your applause as they enter midway ceremony in and are announced in the following order. Ladies and gentlemen, please rise as we welcome today’s graduating division, please welcome the vision to provision. Today’s graduating performing unit is Division 9 3. Division 932 provides the recruit choir, drill team and band for today’s ceremony. Ladies and Gentlemen, you may be seated. Thank you. Divisions. Right Face section Leaders fall out and collect our garments. Mhm divisions. Counter march divisions. All pretty and yeah. Ready love. Mhm Ready rock Yeah, four rest. May I have your attention please for the remainder of the review. No one will be permitted to pass in front of the review stand and we ask this as a courtesy to our reviewing officer. Photography certainly encouraged, but we ask them to remain seated and off the drill deck. The photographers you will see on deck throughout the review are the official photographers of recruit training. Command. Yeah, Division commanders. Left or right face hooray rest ladies and gentlemen. Good morning. I’m lieutenant john Godfrey. Recruit training, command drill Division officer. I’d like to welcome you to today’s pass interview. Today. You will see five divisions comprised of 346 sailors participating in the graduation ceremony and soon to join the most powerful navy in the world. Please draw your attention to the unit position at center deck. There is a review Commander and staff review Commander is responsible for conducting the graduating ceremony. Today’s review Command. It is seamen recruits Christian. Let’s give him a hand folks. Performing today is the state flags unit on their eighth week of training, the staff unit on their ninth training and the triple threat unit on their 10th and final week of training. These units are comprised entirely of recruits During the night of arrival, recruits are placed in the divisions of 88 personnel and assigned Division Commanders. Recruit division commanders form the background of recruit training and are key individuals in the life of every recruit. Division commanders must serve as counselors, Disciplinarians, administrators and military leaders above all, they must show themselves as outstanding examples of military bearer, appearance, attitude and media year. Each division also has a recruit chief petty officer. This senior recruit supervises the divisional staff positions and leads the division in the absence of their division commanders. Now, ladies and gentlemen, it is my pleasure to introduce the graduating divisions. Their division commanders and recruit Chief petty officers. As I introduce these division, they will raise the competitive flags they have earned throughout their training. As I introduced each recruit, Chief petty officer. The flag representing their home state will also be raised. Please hold your applause until all introductions have been completed. I will be starting from there. Right Division 235, commanded by Chief Petty Officer, Rami Ella. Chief Petty officer, Joshua, Jenkins, Petty Officer, 2nd Class Christina Cook and their recruit. Chief petty officer. Seamen recruits derrick smith from new Orleans, Louisiana. Division 236, commanded by petty officer, first class Jonathan cozy, Jack Heavy officer, 1st class Christopher, Jefferson Petty Officer, 2nd Class Ashley Bennett. And they’re recruit Chief petty officer. Seaman recruit Charles Jackson from Columbus Indiana. Division 237, commanded by Chief Petty Officer, Manuela Cortez. Chief Petty Officer, James, Garrett, Petty officer, first class Christian science. The Officer, 2nd Class Brian D. And their recruit. Chief petty Officer, Seaman David Sandstrom from Temecula California. Okay, Division 238, commanded by Chief petty officer, Michael. Chief petty officer, Danny Campos, the officer, first class solution, parole and their recruit. Chief petty officer. Seamen. Austin ralph from Houston Texas. Division 932 commanded by petty officer, first class Claressa Garcia petty officer. First class decks, hips Petty Officer, 2nd Class Rod Nika Bird and their recruit. Chief petty officer Airman Cameron Robertson from Oviedo Florida on behalf of the commanding officer and staff of recruit training command. We congratulate his visit manners and recruit chief petty officers on a job well done. In a moment. You will see the ceremonial side boys take their places for arrival ladders. This time honored tradition is our formal greeting this morning meeting officer. When requested by the announcer please stand for the marching on other colors the national and okay as a reminder military guests shall remain covered throughout the entire graduation ceremony. And ladies and gentlemen, one final note as befitting the importance of this occasion. Our ceremony is conducted in a formal manner. However we do encourage you to participate in today’s graduation ceremony by letting your applause show these sailors just how proud of them you are. Once again welcome aboard. Mhm. Mhm. Yeah the visions of. Yeah. Mhm. Yeah. Mhm. Yeah. Okay. Will the guests please rise and remain standing for the arrival of the official party? Totally strike for Mel recruit training, command arriving or Yeah no Puget sound. Naval shipyard and intermediate maintenance facility arriving or our guests may be seated. Good morning captain autograph ready for inspection sir. Right yeah. Oh thank you very much your comments. Mhm. Yeah. Yeah. Oh. Mhm. Yeah. Right. Okay. Right. Yeah. Cool. Will the guest please rise. Present arms. Okay. Yes. Okay. Order order retired. Present arms order arms, chaplain Bernier will offer this morning’s indication. Yes please let us pray. Oh my God our source of life and strength. Today. We ask for your blessing not only on this training command and all that stands for the work that is done to its high outcomes, but also the purposes of distinctly shaping sailors. Say there’s a stand before us today. Also stand before you. May they be today proud of their hard work and achievements. May this be a brand new day in which they are convinced that devotion, sacrifice and service for the greater good is honorable and working as they’ve committed to a great work. May they sense your blessing and presence today? Their success was earned not given transformation has been an ongoing process. Embracing challenges and adversity. Their growth today brings us joy and gives us strength for our family and our shared way of life. We’re proud of their work in the weeks and the months passed For those who shaped them and finally equipped sailors, they are already sees the instructors staff, may they be blessed to stay, May, their families, their mentors, their coaches and shared them on May they experience a deep measure of gratitude and pride in this moment. As we prepare ready guardians of peace for our courage and wisdom to these new sailors. May they be unswerving in their duty. Resolute in defending democracy, determined to do good to all. Now I asked grant each one humility steadfast purpose and a deep hole. Amen. Mhm. Mhm. Mhm mm. Oh our guests may be seated at this point. The commanding officer would issue orders and instructions to the unit commanders that the unit commanders would face about and relay that information to their divisions. Today’s events and show how orders are passed through the chain of command. Yeah, very welcome. Very well. No, they will. 238 officer. Very well. All the vision of president. The three I. Good morning graduate request. Very well. Mr. Sound off. Okay. Okay. Yeah. Thank you. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Award winners. Left finished award winning reporting sir. Very well. Good morning. I’m captain brooks, commanding Officer recruit Training Command. I’m pleased to welcome families and friends to our graduation ceremony and look forward to sharing this momentous occasion with you with us. Today is our reviewing officer. Captain James mostly Commander intermediate maintenance facility. I cannot think of our visit is enough for your continued support and I’m sure your sailors are grateful for your encouragement throughout their training. I’d also like to welcome all the letters in the audience and thank them for their service to our country with all of our bedrooms. Please stand and let’s give them a round of applause. Division 92 graduates today they are the triple threat unit providing choir drill team and band. Please join me in giving them and the four other graduate divisions here today in a round of applause for their outstanding performances. This is where our Navy heritage meets the future and where these young men and women enter the profession of arms. The staff of men are dedicated to providing the United States Navy would basically train physically fit and smartly disciplined sailors such as this morning. These sales have successfully completed 10 weeks of demanding recruit training. They have earned the right to wear the uniform, recognized throughout the world as a symbol of freedom. They, others like them serve as the bedrock of our naval forces. They will join other sales around the world to give our Navy’s combat edge and enable us to help keep this nation’s occurred. This training group is ready to graduate and serve in the world’s most powerful Navy. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you 346 of the newest sailors in the United States Navy. Thank you Ladies and gentlemen, please be seated recruit training commands, competitive system among individual recruits and divisions promotes teamwork, attention to detail and pride and accomplishment. Divisions performing above standards throughout their training, our word recognition flags and the five mission areas, academic achievement, military drill compartment, relatives, applications and physical fitness. These flags and areas are visible, so symbol of the division success. Each flag indicates that your sailors individually and as teams met performance standards and one or more missionaries. A division that excels in every phase of training qualifies for the battle efficiency, honor division recognition and is awarded the battle. Exemplary achievement. Division 238 has earned this honor exceptionally well Captain will now present this week’s individual awards and he’ll be joined on the commanding officer. Captain brooks. Good morning Captain For achieving the highest overall academic score during recruit training, Francisco Gutierrez Division 238 from Jacksonville Florida has earned the academic which is sponsor surprise chapter of the Illinois society. The sons of the American revolution received a letter of accommodation from the commanding officer. Well done Sale. Thank you. Yeah, Good morning Captain Reporting for happy display the extraordinary qualities best expressing the American spirit of honor, initiative and loyalty. Semen. Miguel Cotto’s Division 238 from Baltimore America is awarded which is United States is presented with a commemorative plaque and a letter of commendation from the commanding officer. Well done sailor. What happened Take care? Good morning Captain Reporting, Aaron Andrew division to create from corpus Christi Texas is the winner of the United Service Organization Award for best exemplifying the spirit and intent of the word shipment Airman Maribel is given a commemorative plaque from the United Service Organization. Well done Sailor. Thank you captain. Good morning captain. Never an apprentice verdict. Aaron apprentice Elvis Dominguez. Division 236 from los Angeles California is the recipient of the Military Order of the World Wars awarded Mayor. This award is presented for meritorious performance during recruit training. Airman apprentice Dominguez is presented, presented with a commemorative plaque from the Military Order of the World Wars. Well done sailor. Thank you Captain Yeah, captain. The Military Officers Association Leadership Award is presented to Seaman Alex Brown Division 238 from Long Island New York for demonstrating exceptional tenacity and professionalism. Seaman Brown was awarded a letter of accommodation from our commanding officer. Well done sailor. Yeah, thank you. Captain Captain Reporting. Seaman apprentice Lucian Thibodeau division 932 from ST louis Missouri is the recipient of the Native Club of the United States of America Military Excellence Award for best exemplifying the qualities of enthusiasm, devotion to duty, military bearing and teamwork. This award places him at the pinnacle of today’s newest sailors. He has awarded a flag letter accommodation, the staff of recruit training command, salute you as the finest of this group of graduates. Well done sailor. Mhm. Okay. The visions of it is appropriate to recognize such outstanding individual accomplishments by these sailors. Of the round of three cheers. The will lead all graduated divisions in three cheers for this morning’s award winners. Hey, hey, hey. Mhm. I have this distinct pleasure this morning of introducing are reviewing officer Captain James Mossman Commander, Naval shipyard and intermediate maintenance facility. His many years of naval service included wider range of duties at local shipyard facilities around the world. He also served as forced maintenance officer for naval air forces specific and as Chief engineer aboard uss George Washington. Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in a warm recruit training command. Welcome Captain Jason. Good morning and welcome to all of our distinguished guests and most importantly, the family and friends, these sailors and race today. I’m Captain Jim Boston. And while it’s my pleasure to serve as the commanding officer of and I. M. F. In Bremerton Washington, it is an absolute privilege that I’m able to be here today to welcome these fine men and women as the newest sailors in the world’s finest navy, I think each and every one of you for the integral role you’ve played in their success. You helped shape your recruit into a person who wants to stand up for their country, who understands the Navy core values of honor, courage and commitment and has the drive to make it happen. We now also welcome all of you to the Navy family, to all the young sailors standing now before me, congratulations on your accomplishments. You look magnificent. Nearly 26 years ago I signed my name and entered the Navy as a nuclear propulsion officer candidate like you. I made the choice to enter the profession of arms and of service to our great nation. Each of you has selflessly answered the call of duty to serve a cause greater than yourselves. You have passed every test triumph over every challenge and proving yourself worthy of wearing the uniform, symbolizes freedom throughout the world, the uniform, the United States Navy. Whether you stay for five years or 30. You have joined an exclusive fraternity of those who have chosen the path of service sailors. I can tell you from experience that you are about to embark on one of the most challenging adventures of your life. But I can also tell you that if you serve with honor, keep faith with your fellowship mates and strive for excellence in everything you do. It will also be one of the most rewarding you’ve chosen to serve your country at a time when it’s most needed. When America must show a strong presence throughout the world on the seas, under the water and in the skies. You’ve taken the task of defending our nation and the instructors and staff here at Great Lakes have done a masterful job of preparing you for that tremendous duty and responsibility. You have heard not only mine, but the respect of a grateful nation. In closing not as a Navy captain, but as a fellow American. I would like to be the first to say to you all thank you for your service. Congratulations Savers. Yeah. Captain Mossman will now receive the salute of the graduating divisions, and he’ll be joined on the drill deck by our commanding officer. Captain brooks, please remain seated until your graduates have been placed on Liberty. Flags post. Yeah. Section leaders fall out and retrieve outer garments. Thanks again. Each and every one of you for joining us on this most memorable of Navy days and without further delay. Now hear this. Now hear this Liberty called Liberty called All Out!