Navy boot camp graduation from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, September 23, 2022
Yeah. Yeah, this one. Yeah. Mhm. 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 Massachusetts Marilyn south Carolina, new Hampshire Virginia New York north Carolina Rhode island Vermont Kentucky Tennessee Ohio Louisiana Indiana Mississippi Illinois Alabama man Missouri Arkansas Michigan Florida. Thanks. Wisconsin California Minnesota Oregon Kansas west Virginia Nevada Nebraska Colorado north Dakota South Dakota Montana Washington. I know. Wyoming Utah Oklahoma, new Mexico Arizona Alaska Hawaii District of Columbia, Puerto rico wow. American Samoa Northern Mariana Islands, U. S. Virgin Island. 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 and are announced in the following order. Ladies and gentlemen, please rise as we welcome today’s graduating division. Mhm Please welcome Division 3 13. Division 31. Yeah, Division 315. Okay, division 31. Thank you 317. Division 31. Mhm. Division 3 – zero. Division 3 : one. Mhm. Division 3 – two. Division 3 – three. Mhm. Division 3 – four. Okay, Today’s graduating performing Noona is Division 940. Division 940 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 undergarments. Stay divisions counter March. Okay divisions. Hope prepare so all dress. Yeah. Right fine. Hello, face act close interval dress. Red run face Paul 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, every assesses the 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 pour aid rest. Ladies and gentlemen, Good morning. I’m lieutenant john Godfrey. Recruit training commands, drill division officer. I’d like to welcome you to today’s passenger view today you’ll see 12 divisions comprised of 962 sailors participating in their 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 the review Commander and Staff. The review commander is responsible for conducting the graduation ceremony. Today’s review commander is seaman recruit Matthew Whitaker from Cocoa Beach Florida. Let’s give him a hand folks performing today is the staff unit on their eighth wicket 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 in the divisions of 88 personnel and assigned division commanders. Recruit division commanders form the backbone of recruit training and our 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 bearing, appearance, attitude and behavior. Each division also has a recruit Chief petty officer. The 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 their graduating divisions, their division commanders and recruit chief petty officers. As I introduce each division, they will raise the competitive flights 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 completed. I will be starting from there. Right Division 313 commanded by Chief Petty Officer, Megan Nottingham, Petty Officer, first class brady chain petty officer, first class Terrance Jackson. And their recruit. Chief Petty Officer. Seaman Narayana Kent from Sanford north Carolina Division 314 commanded by she’s petty officer. Married Normani. Petty Officer, 1st Class Nicholas, Jones Petty Officer, 1st Class Anthony Douglas and their recruit. Chief petty Officer, Seaman Aaron Jacob Mendoza from Mustang Oklahoma Division 315, commanded by Petty Officer. First Class Darius Jarman. The officer, first class Dello Cook Petty officer, first class alexander, I oh no ! And their recruit. Chief Petty officer, Fireman Ryan Vega from los lunas, New Mexico Division 316, commanded by petty officer. First class Andrew Ashcraft, Petty Officer. 2nd class Jesus Gonzalez, Petty Officer, 2nd Class Thomas Lopez. And their recruit. Chief petty officer, Airmen Ethan Zeer from gulf breeze Florida Division 317 commanded by she’s petty officer, Gonzales Valentin petty officer, first class vu Petty officer, 2nd class Kathy Garcia and their recruit. Chief petty officer, fireman, apprentice Victoria, All rich from Spring valley Illinois. Division 319, commanded by senior Chief petty officer, Lanford miller Petty Officer, 2nd Class Yusef, Bullock, Beard, Petty Officer, 2nd Class Jacqueline Bainbridge carry officer, first class Raul Garcia via and their recruit. Chief petty officer. Seaman, apprentice Joshua Logan from buffalo, New York Division 3-0, commanded by Chief petty officer, Allison plumber, Petty Officer, 1st Class Timothy, Jack, a bishop, petty officer, first class Jason, Brownlee petty officer, second class Jennifer and a har and their recruit. Chief petty officer. Seaman, apprentice. Princess to filet from Pago Pago American. Samoa. Division 3-1, commanded by Petty Officer, 1st Class Andrew Thompson petty officer, first class Andrew Reese Petty Officer, 2nd Class Gino Bono and their recruit. Chief, Petty officer, Seamen Fabian from McAllen Texas Division 3-2, commanded by Petty Officer, 1st Class Lazarus Bullock, Petty Officer, 1st Class Selena Harrigan, Petty officer. First class Christy jones and their recruit. Chief petty officer, Seaman apprentice Isaiah Fleming from Atlanta Georgia Division 3-3, commanded by Chief petty officer, Jonathan McGrath Petty Officer, 1st Class Lamarcus Seabury Petty Officer, 2nd Class Michael Riley and their recruit. Chief Petty officer. Seaman William rife from Port Angeles Washington Division 3-4, commanded by Chief Petty Officer, Michael, Petty Officer, 1st Class Cody Games Petty Officer, 1st Class Lucas Kylie. And their recruit. Chief Petty officer. Fireman Michael from Fredericksburg Tennessee Virginia Division 940, commanded by petty Officer, first class Daniel Andren Petty Officer, 1st Class Benjamin, page Petty Officer, 2nd Class Ashley Smith. Mhm. And their recruit. Chief Petty Officer. Seaman recruit Bennett London from Greer south Carolina. Mhm. 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 boats and an honor 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 guests will 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. No. Mhm attention a Will the guests please rise and remain standing for the arrival of the official party recruit training, Command arriving order. Oh yeah, Navy medicine readiness and Training. Command Great Lakes arriving. Order Arms. The guests may be seated. Good morning captain. Thank you for your inspection comments sir. Mhm. What?
Mhm. Mhm. Yeah. Okay. Color guard. Will the guest please rise. Present arms order are retire. The colors reasons Arms order Arms chaplain Stillwater will offer this morning’s in location. Yeah, let us pray one who persists. Here we are. Here we are gathered together from near and far. Sailor instructor, family and friend. For a moment. I ask your ear to lend these recruits though near have come so far set so very high they clear the bar R. D. C. S. All staff behind the scene working tirelessly on them. We lean families to left at home support and missing their loved ones on loan friends as well. Stand here, enjoy, ready to celebrate. No being coy. Sailor heads held high. You are walking like you talk from danger and trouble. You know, you will not walk wherever in the world life takes you next. You can go there with pride, your abilities flexed. So thank you. Great one for bringing us here together at last from far and near. Yeah, yeah, was Yeah, our guests may be seated right 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 change of command. Divisions report. Mhm. Very well. Very well. Very well. Very well. Very well. 319. Very well. Very well. Very well. Very well. Very well. Very well. Very well. All divisions present or accounted for sir. Very well. The sailors Cree I Good morning, Captain I present the graduating division’s request permission to commence the review. Very well. You sir?
Oh. Mhm. Sound up. Okay. Okay. Yeah. Mhm. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. Mhm. Mhm. That’s all. Award winners. Right. Award winners, reporting, sir. Very well. Good morning. I’m Captain Kirk 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 Chad Mackenzie, Commanding Officer, Navy Medicine readiness and Training Command, Great Lakes. 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 training. I would 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 940 graduates. Today, they are the State Flags Unit providing the 50 State Flags District of Columbia and U. S. Territory Flags Drum court 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 entered the profession of arms. The staff of recruit training Command is dedicated providing the United States Navy would basically train physically fit and smartly disciplined sailors such as those standing here this morning. These sailors 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’s combat edge and enable us to help keep this nation security. This training group is ready to graduate and serve in the world’s most powerful Navy. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you 962 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 and 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 on our flag for this. Exemplary achievement Division 319 has earned this honor today. God Russ. Captain Mackenzie will now present this week’s individual awards and he will be joined on the drill deck by our commanding officer. Captain brooks. Okay, mm hmm. Yeah, yeah, yeah. For achieving the highest overall academic score during recruit training, Seaman Aaron Jacob Mendoza Division 314 from mustang Oklahoma has earned the academic excellence award which is sponsored by the lake defiance chapter of Illinois Society of the Sons of American revolution. Seaman Mendoza receives a letter accommodation from our commanding officer. Well done sailor. Mhm. Thank you captain. Yeah. Report for having displayed extraordinary qualities, best expressing the American spirit of honor, initiative and loyalty. Seaman apprentice Nathaniel Division 316 from Colorado springs Colorado is awarded the Navy League Award which is sponsored by the Navy League of the United States Seaman apprentice is presented with a commemorative plaque and a letter of accommodation from our commanding officer. Well done Sailor Airman Madison Whitman Division 3 to 0 from Noble Oklahoma is the winner of the United Service Organization award for best exemplifying the spirit of the intent of the word Shipmate airman women is given a commemorative plaque from the United Service organization. Well done sailor. Yeah, thank you guys. Yeah. Good morning guys, Francis airman apprentice Talia Torres Palace Division 940 from Chicago Illinois is the recipient of the Military Order of the World Wars Award of Merit. This award is presented for meritorious performance during recruit training. Airman apprentice Torres Pounds is presented with a commemorative plaque for the Military Order of the World Wars. Well done sailor. Thank you Captain. Yeah, according the Military Officers Association Leadership Award is presented to airman apprentice Emma konkle Division 317 from Walton Kentucky for demonstrating exceptional tenacity and professionalism. Airman apprentice konkle is awarded a letter accommodation from our commanding officer. Well done sailor. Thank you. Good morning. Captain Seaman apprentice Gabriel Tan Division 3 to 3. From phoenix Arizona 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 of flag, letter of accommodation. Seaman apprentice, the staff of recruit training command salute you as the finest of this group of graduates. Well done sailor divisions. 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 and three cheers for this morning’s award winners. I have the distinct pleasure this morning of introducing our review Officer. Captain chad Mackenzie, Commanding Officer, Navy Medicine readiness and training command. Great Lakes. A native of Bellefontaine Ohio, he was commissioned in 1996 in the U. S. Navy Medical Service Corps. During Captain Mackenzie’s illustrious career, he served in both pharmacy and hospital leadership roles at a variety of overseas and stateside naval medical facility facilities including pharmacy mentor to the Afghan National Army under NATO training mission Afghanistan in support of operation enduring freedom. Assistant Deputy Chief of Information management and Technology and Director of Communications and Change management for information management and Technology at the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Officer in charge. Branch health Clinic, Diego Garcia and Executive Officer, Navy Health Clinic Production river Maryland. In June 2020 he took command of U. S. Navy medicine readiness and training Command Naples Italy and simultaneously filled a defense health Agency role as military treatment facility, Director of U. S. Naval Hospital in Naples Italy, which is the largest naval hospital in Europe. Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in a warm recruit training command recruit training command. Welcome to Captain Mackenzie. Good morning and welcome to all of our distinguished guests and most importantly, of the family and friends of those sailors and ranks today is a distinct privilege to join you and welcome these young men and women as the newest sailors of the world’s greatest Navy. My personal thanks to each and every one of you for the integral role you played in their success. Families and friends. You helped shape your recruit into a person who wanted to stand up for their country who understands the navy core values of honor, courage and commitment and have the drive to make it happen. We now also welcome all of you into our Navy family to all the new sailors standing here today, each of you selflessly answered the call to duty to serve a cause greater than yourselves, you passed every test. You triumph over every challenge. You have proven yourselves worthy of being called sailor and wearing the uniform that symbolizes freedom throughout the world. The uniform of the United States Navy sailors, you are about to embark on one of the most challenging adventures of your life, serve with honor, Keep faith with your fellow shipmates and strive for excellence in everything that you do. Your service should be one of life’s most rewarding experiences. You’ve chosen to serve your country to time when it is most needed. When America must show a strong presence throughout the world from the seas to the skies and beyond. You’ve taken on the task of defending the nation. While the recruit division commanders, instructors and staff here at R. T. C. Have taken on the unique and honorable challenge of shaping you into the finest American sailors maintaining the Navy’s high standards. You have earned not only mine, but the respect of a grateful nation. Thank you all for your service. Congratulations sailors. What?
Yeah, Watch out Captain Mackenzie will now receive the salute of the graduating divisions, and he will be joined on the drill deck by our commanding officer. Captain brooks. Please remain seated until your graduates have been placed on Liberty. Mhm. Please join me in one more round of appreciation for our wonderful musicians of Navy Band, Great Race 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?