U.S. Navy boot camp graduation from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, September 2, 2022.
Okay, as the parade of graduates approaches, we salute the states and territories whose sons and daughters will graduate today. Delaware Pennsylvania, New Jersey Georgia Connecticut’s Massachusetts Maryland south Carolina new Hampshire Virginia New York north Carolina Rhode island Vermont Kentucky Tennessee Ohio Louisiana Indiana Mississippi Illinois Alabama. Main Missouri Arkansas Michigan Florida Texas Iowa Wisconsin California Minnesota Oregon Kansas west Virginia Nevada Nebraska Colorado north Dakota South Dakota Montana Washington Idaho 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, ceremonial drew hall and are announced in the following order. Ladies and gentlemen, please rise as we welcome today’s graduating divisions, Please welcome Division 277, Division 279, Division 280, Division 281, Division 282, Division 283, Division 284 Division 285, Division 286, Yeah, Division 287 And Division 288. Today’s graduating performance unit is Division 937. Division 937 provides the state flag color guard and drum line units for today’s ceremony. Ladies and gentlemen, you may be seated. Thank you. Divisions. Right face section leaders fall out and collect outer garments divisions, Counter march divisions. Hope prepare for review. I don’t know, interval dress left, just ready, front, left, face at a close interval, just right, just ready, Front right face parade rest may I have your attention please for the remainder of the review. No, won’t be permitted to pass in front of the review stand. And we ask this as a courtesy to our reviewing officer. Photography is certainly encouraged, but we ask that you 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 division commanders, left or right face, parade rest. Ladies and gentlemen, Good morning. I’m lieutenant Jessica, Morales, recruit training commands. Master of ceremonies. I would like to welcome you to today’s passed in review today. You will see 12 divisions comprised of 910 sailors participating in their graduation ceremony and soon joined the most powerful navy in the world. Please draw your attention to the unit position at center deck. There is the review Commander and Staff. The review Commander is responsible for conducting the graduation ceremony. Today’s review Commander is seaman recruit alexander Kinney from drake Massachusetts. Let’s give them a hand folks performing today is the staff unit on their eighth week of training. The triple threat unit on their ninth week of training and the state flags unit on their 10th and final week of training. These units are comprised entirely of recruits during their night of arrival, recruits are placed into divisions of 88 personnel and assigned division commanders. Recruit division commanders formed the backbone 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 standing examples of military bearing, appearance, attitude and behavior. Each division also has a recruit Chief Petty officer. The senior recruit supervises the divisional staff positions and leaves the division in the absence of 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 each division, they will raise the competitive flags that they have earned throughout their training. As I introduce each recruit, Chief Petty officer, the flag representing their home state will also be raised. Please hold your applause until all introductions have been made. I will be starting from there. Right Division 277, commanded by Chief Petty Officer, Jesus Martinez. Petty Officer, first class Zachary Shenkman Petty Officer, first class Crystal Thompson and their recruit. Chief Petty Officer Construction. Zeman Niall Langford from Atlanta Georgia Division 279, commanded by Chief Petty Officer, joseph Acuna, Petty Officer, 1st Class Petty Officer, 1st Class Joshua Sweeney and the recruit. Chief Petty officer. Seaman Brandon Cranston’s from Sacramento California. Division two 80, commanded by Petty Officer, first class Ryan Dodson. Petty officer. First class Kendall Mitchell Petty officer, first class Adam de Boer and their recruit. Chief petty officers. Seamen, Gunner Yates from Comanche Oklahoma Division two 81 commanded by petty officer. First class Trevor Grego Petty officer. First class chi Jenkins, Petty Officer, 2nd class on hydro has and they’re recruit Chief petty officers. Seamen Dylan Turner from parker Colorado Division 282, commanded by petty officer, first class Rachel Eads Petty Officer, 1st Class Pablo Pena Petty Officer, 1st Class. And they’re recruit Chief Petty Officer, seamen after from Alvin Texas Division two 83, commanded by senior chief petty officer Thomas, john Foggia, petty officer, first class Brain fleur Petty officer, first class Julian Delgado. And their recruits. Chief Petty Officer, Stephen Zachary. Campbell from Kenosha Wisconsin Division two 84, commanded by petty Officer, first class Carlos Hudson petty officer, first class joseph, says Petty Officer, 1st Class Nicholas Cologne and their recruit. Chief petty officers. Seamen apprentice Dante Henderson from Wichita Kansas Division 285, commanded by Chief Petty Officer, Shamika Wilson, Petty Officer, 1st Class Phillip. Brown, Petty Officer, 2nd Class Nicholas Fisk Aka. And the recruit Chief petty officers. Seamen Miguel Navarro from Boardman Oregon. Division two 86, commanded by Chief petty officer Christopher, Hunter, Petty Officer, 1st Class Christian Irwin Petty Officer, 1st Class Melanie Henderson and the recruit Chief petty officer, Seaman apprentice Alicia Turner from Bay point California Division 287, commanded by petty officer, first class Shane McCormick, Petty Officer, 1st Class Robert Van Roy Petty Officer, 2nd Class Demetrio Alvarado and they were crew Chief Petty officers. Seamen Darius Brussel from Norfolk Virginia Division two 88 commanded by Chief Petty officer Joshua Vance, Petty Officer, 1st Class Jezreel. Panetta Petty Officer, 2nd Class Travis Pierce and then recruit chief petty officers. Seamen Jaden Clark from Detroit Michigan Division 937, commanded by Chief Petty Officer Vicki. Talking tonight, Petty Officer, 1st Class Phillip. Sing petty officer, first class Nicholas Sanchez. And they’re recruit chief petty officers. Seamen Nathaniel Apple from Palmer Alaska on behalf of the commanding officer and staff of recruit training command, we congratulate these division commanders and recruit chief petty officers on a job well done. In a moment. You will see the ceremonial side boys Bedson and honor guard take their places for arrival honors. This time honored tradition is our formal greeting to this morning’s reviewing officer. When requested by the announcer, please stand for the arrival honors, marching on of the colors, the national anthem and the invocation as a reminder. Military guest 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 divisions attention. Will the guests please rise and remain standing for the arrival of the official party, right recruit training, command arriving. Order Arms. My Navy career center arriving. Order Arms. The guests may be seated. Thank you. Yeah. What color guard parade the colors. Will the guests please rise. Present arms I. Mhm. Yeah. Yeah. Arms retire the colors. Present arms Order arms chaplain Baraki will offer this morning’s invocation. Let us pray. This is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it eternal father. After 10 weeks of art was training, we gather at this glorious moment to give you thanks and raise our praise of glory for all the good things you showered upon us. We lift our hearts and soul and prayers and gratitude for all the miracles we witnessed in our life and the life of our shipmates who were able to find threads to overcome the many obstacles of boot camp. When things were tough and hard. You reminded us that you are the infinite love and you call us from our loneliness to join a greater cause and serve our nation and fellow citizen from the initial p days and its fears and worries to passing the R. D. C. Assessment halfway through boot camp from preparing to face the challenges of battle station to victoriously celebrating capping ceremony. Now finally we are living this unforgettable long awaited moment of the graduation of these new sailors standing here proudly waiting their well-earned liberty and especially reuniting with their families and beloved ones. We bless you Lord for all your good and wonderful deeds and we offer you our gratitude to all the art disease and staff members who helped shaping these new sailors and prepare them to go to the fleet With head held high and mindfulness, positive pride and courageous heart bless them, Lord!
And reward them hundreds folds and more. We are thankful also for our families and our beloved ones who supported these new sailors and continue to do so. Bless them, Lord and be with them, especially when duty calls and they have to answer it. Lead us all, Lord. Two ports of salvation in your most holy name that is above all names now, when forever we pray. Amen father. Yeah. So. Mhm. Our guests may be seated. Mhm. At this point the commanding officer would issue orders and instructions to the unit commanders. Then the unit commanders would face about and relay the information to their divisions. Today’s events. Show how orders are passed through the chain of command. Division’s report. Very well. Very well. Very well. Very well. Very well. Very well. Very well. Very well. Very well. Very well. Very well. Very well. All divisions present, accounted for, sir. Very well. This I I present the graduating division’s request permission to commence the review. Very welcome. Mr. Review, aye, aye, sir. Alright, Russ. Sound off. Yeah, pacific. I have. I I am not stored as you can just Yes. Oh my God. To shining!
He said. The brothers racing, wow. Award winners left. All right. Face. Award winners reporting, sir. Very well. Good morning. I’m Captain Kirk rick 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, Rear Admiral Steve satellite Commander, my Navy Career Center and our guest of honor. Captain Jim Jim Lawson, Commanding Officer, Naval Reserve Defense Support of civil authorities Southeast. I cannot thank all of our visitors enough for your continued support and I’m sure your sailors are grateful for your encouragement throughout their time and training. I’d also like to welcome all the veterans in our audience and thank them for their service to our country with all of our veterans. Please stand and let’s give them a round of applause. Division 937 graduates. Today they are the State Flags Unit providing the 50 state Flags District of Columbia and U. S. Territory Flags, Drum Corps and Color Guard. Please join me in giving them and the 11 other graduating divisions here today 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 recruit training command is dedicated to providing the United States Navy with basically trained, physically fit and smartly disciplined sailors such as those standing here 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 and others like them serve as the bedrock of our naval forces. They will join other sailors around the world to give our Navy as combat edge and enable us to help keep this nation secure. This training group is ready to graduate and serve in the world’s most powerful Navy. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you 910 of the newest and sharpest sailors in the United States Navy. Thank you Ladies and gentlemen, you may 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 are awarded recognition flags in five mission areas, Academic achievement, military drill compartment readiness, applications and physical fitness. These flags are carried as a visible symbol of the division success. Each flag indicates that your sailors individually and as teams met performance standards in one or more mission areas. A division that excels in every phase of training qualifies for the battle efficiency, honor division recognition and has awarded the battle E Honor flag for this. Exemplary achievement. Division 286 has earned this honor today and we congratulate them on a job exceptionally well done. Huh Russ. Admiral Satterwhite will now present this week’s individual awards and he will be joined on the drill deck by our commanding officer Captain brooks and our special guest of honor Captain Lawson for achieving the highest overall academic score during recruit training. Fireman Ethan dirk’s Division 937 from Lanark Illinois has earned the Academic Excellence Award, which is sponsored by the lake defiance chapter of the Illinois Society of Sons of American revolution. Fireman dirt receives a letter accommodation from our commanding officer. Well done sailor. Thank you. Yeah, thank you. Captain Mark McEwen reporting for having displayed extraordinary qualities, best expressing the American spirit of honor, initiative and loyalty. Fireman Kyle Scioli Division 285 from Pleasant Valley New York is awarded the Navy League Award, which is sponsored by the Navy League of the United States Fireman is presented with a commemorative plaque and a letter of accommodation from our commanding officer. Well done Sailor. Boy. Captain Aaron Johnson reporting, Airman alexander Johnson, Division 937 from Southampton Massachusetts is the winner of the United Service Organization Award for best exemplifying the spirit and intent of the word shipmate Airman Johnson has given a commemorative plaque from the United Service Organization. Well done sailor. Thank you Adam. Thank you. Captain. Report Seaman Kale, swear Division 287 from West Point Nebraska is the recipient of the Military Order of the World Wars Award of Merit. This award is presented to meritorious performance during recruit training. Semen swear is presented with a commemorative plaque from the Military Order of the World Wars. Well done sailor. Thank you. Admiral. Thank you. Captain Good morning. The Military Officers Association Leadership Award is presented to Seaman Division 286 from Dayton Ohio for demonstrating exceptional tenacity and professionalism. Semen Shahbazi is awarded a letter of accommodation from our commanding officer. Well done sailor. Thank you. Good morning Captain. Thank you. 40 Seaman Nathaniel upheld Division 937 from Palmer Alaska is the recipient of the Navy 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 is a word, a flag letter accommodation. Seaman appel the staff of recruit training. Command salutes you as the finest of this group of graduates. Well done sailor. Hey, General, morning Captain. Hey. Captain Divisions, utter gin. It is appropriate to recognize such outstanding individual accomplishments by these sailors. With a round of three cheers. The adjutant will lead all graduating divisions in three cheers for this morning’s award winners have had I have the distinct pleasure this morning of introducing our reviewing officer. Rear Admiral Steve satellite commander. My Navy career center. A native of sterling Virginia. He was commissioned in 1991 during Rear Admiral satellites, illustrious career. He served two tours as a surface warfare officer training officer on the aircraft carrier. Uss, George Washington. Director, Total force manpower Division at naval education and training Command. Western Sector Commander and Commander of U. S. Military entrance processing Command Director business operations in the personnel manpower and training. Office of transformation and as head of the Chief of naval personnel commanders. Action group. Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in a warm recruit training command. Welcome to Rear Admiral Satellite. Good morning ladies and gentlemen, Captain brooks officers, chief petty officers and to our new sailors. Good morning. I’m commander of my Navy Career center headquarter in Millington Tennessee. And it’s a great privilege for me to join us today and welcoming these men and women as sailors into the world’s finest navy. Now to the sailors in the formation this morning. I know you won’t remember what I’m going to say. You’re focused on what’s gonna come next and I wanna hold you up any longer than necessary. So I’ll take just a few moments to talk to those who are gathered here today. Your moms and dads, brothers and sisters, your loved ones. But don’t worry I have a few words for you at the end For our century naval station. Great Lakes has transformed more than three million civilians into highly trained sailors. The program here has taught your sailors to the value of teamwork from the very first disorienting night. The p days which followed a group of strangers from all across the country learned to live with one another and to combine their strengths, all that cooperation, culminating, meeting the challenges of battle stations and taught them that only as a team could they successfully endure their training and join a unique group of men and women who have proven themselves worthy of wearing the uniform. That symbolizes the freedom throughout the world. The uniform that of the United States Navy sailor, the recruit division commanders, instructors and staff at our T. C. You’ll meet today embrace the unique and honorable challenge of transforming your loved one into a sailor. Your family can be proud of and into a sailor. Our nation can depend on the cadre of leaders here at R. T. C. Have kept faith to our Navy traditions, have instilled the highest standards and values we hold dearly as a service and standards and values that we hold each other accountable for safeguarding. But I recognized it didn’t start here in Great Lakes. It started with you. Each of you helped shape that person before us into someone who wanted to stand up for this country who understands and respects and upholds the Navy’s core values, honor, courage and commitment and know who proudly earned the right to be called a sailor in the United States Navy on behalf of them and our nation. I thank you allow me to be the first to welcome you all into our Navy family and called these men and women for us. Shipmates, I want to know, we will continuously and tirelessly support them because it’s what we do in the neighbors tradition as certain with any families or certain commitments we have to one another. My role in our Navy’s ensure we fulfill our commitment to timely and accurate pay to our shipmates to make sure our sailors are paid on time in the proper account. That’s a core mission of my Navy Career Center. My command will commit, will observe its anniversary of one year being in service for this year. Over this past year, my team has remained committed to the Chief of Naval Operations top priority of sailor pay. And our goal is to get real and get better each day. We are continually building our great teams through trust, respect, ownership and accountability. And as commander, I’m committed to getting real and getting better every day. It’s a leadership mindset I fully embrace and it’s my commitment to you as I execute my charge to ensuring we take care of your son or daughter, brother or sister or your loved one through the management execution of Navy personnel and pay processes. Now to our shipmates, stand in front of me, I’d like to pass on a piece of advice to you when you should all pay attention to when you get to your command, your a school, your apprenticeship training, get to know your command, paying personal administrator, your CPP. A. They will be key to making sure you get things right. That’s a shipmates is a critical link in fulfilling my commitment to you of ensuring your timing, accurate pay. You’ve come a long way in a short time and are about to embark on the next chapter, one of the most challenging adventures of your life. You’ve chosen to serve your country at a time when it’s most needed. America must show a strong presence throughout the world on the seas and the skies, and the face of the freedom you’ve taken on responsibility of defending our nation. And you’re now prepared for that tremendous duty and responsibility. You’ve earned not only my respect, but respect and adoration of your families and of a grateful nation. I wish you fair winds and following seas in your next assignments. Congratulations. Shipmates welcome aboard the world’s finest Navy. Thank you. Admiral Satellite will now receive the salute of the graduating divisions, and he will be joined on the drill deck. Bar, commanding officer. Captain brooks. Please remain seated until your graduates have been placed on liberty. Okay?
Mhm. Please join me in one more round of appreciation for our wonderful musicians of Navy Band, Great Lakes, Flags Post Section. Leaders fall out and retrieve outer garments. Thanks again to each and every one of you for joining us on this most memorable of Navy days and without further delay. Now hear this Liberty call. Liberty call fall out