Navy boot camp graduation from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, January 13, 2023.
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Right. Stay flat care. Yes, 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 Maryland 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 Texas. I wanna 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 and are announced in the following order. Ladies and gentlemen, please rise as we welcome today’s graduating division. Mhm mhm. Please welcome the Vision 017. Love is zero. Mhm Yeah. Loving zero. Whoa Vision zero two three. No 024 02. Mhm 02. Today’s graduating performing unit is Division 905 Division 905 provides a recruit choir drill team and band. For today’s ceremony. Ladies and gentlemen, you may be seated. Thank you divisions. Right face section leaders, fallout and collect outer garments. Still divisions. Counter March divisions. All right mm first rosa restaurant, gross. Okay front, right first roast. 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 is certainly encouraged, but we ask that you remain seated and offer 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. Ladies and gentlemen, good morning. I’m Lieutenant Daniel grew training commands Master of ceremonies. I would like to welcome you to today’s past review. Today you see 10 divisions comprised of 546 sailors participating in their graduation ceremony and soon to join the most powerful navy in the world. Please draw your attention to the unit positioned at center debt. There’s the review Commander and staff. The review Commander is responsible for conducting the graduation ceremony. Today’s review Commander is seaman recruit William from Bronx new York. Let’s give him a hand folks. Performing today is the state flag on their eighth week of training, the staff unit on their ninth week of training and the triple threatening on their 10th and final week of training. These units are comprised entirely recruits During the 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. This senior crew supervisor, 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 each division, they’ll raise competitive flags that they have earned throughout their training. As I introduced 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 017, commanded by Senior Chief Petty Officer, Jamaal Brown, Petty Officer, first class Yoon On Petty officer, second class Tanisha Simmons. And they recruit Chief Petty officer, Fireman McKenzie birch from pampa Texas Division 018, commanded by Petty Officer. First class Perriman Petty officer, second class Shane smith, Petty officer, second class William Walsh and their crew. Chief petty officer Airman Summer Wiley from Jacksonville Florida Division 019, commanded by petty officer, first class Ryan, petty officer. First class dot trend, petty officer, first class. Their crew, Chief petty officer. Corman, apprentice Noah Gary from Effingham south Carolina Division 0 to 1, commanded by Chief petty officer, Erickson login, petty officer, first class Monique Williams Petty officer, second class mason Philips, they recruit chief petty officers. Seamen, Bridget Mclean from Gardner Massachusetts, Division 0 to 2, commanded by Chief Petty officer, josh Goolsby petty officer, first class Oceania, Bush, petty officer. Second class Sean Reyes johnny and their crew, Chief petty officer, airman, apprentice Aiden burner. From the woodlands Texas Division 0 to 3, commanded by Chief Petty Officer, kelvin tice Petty officer, first class Jose petty officer, first class Isaiah Lovington and their crew. Chief petty officer Airman William Mathis From Collegeville Pennsylvania Division zero to four, commanded by Chief Petty Officer, Mark Petty Officer, first class and each petty officer, first class Robert, Schuller and the recruit Chief petty officer. Airman apprentice Tehran Preston from Albuquerque, new Mexico Division 0-5, commanded by petty officer, first class Zachary Cornwell petty officer, first class Austin, Lloyd Petty Officer, 1st Class Emily and their crew. Chief petty officer. Airman apprentice Justin. From ST louis Missouri Division 0-6, commanded by petty officer. First class Jeff steers petty officer, first class Jordan’s Mark petty officer, first class Adam nelson and their crew. Chief petty officer, Seaman apprentice jasmine brought us from Woodbridge, Virginia Division 905, commanded by Chief Petty Officer, louis jones petty officer, first class Dave, Erica Hodge petty officer, second class Jacob on their crew, chief petty officers. Seamen john McCoy from ST cloud Minnesota on behalf of the commanding officer, Staff of the crew training command. We congratulate these division commanders and recruit Chief petty officers on a job. Well done. In a moment, we will see the ceremonial sideways boats and an honor guard, take their places for arrival. Honors. This time honored tradition is our formal breeding for this morning’s reviewing officer. When requested by the announcer, please stand for the arrival honor marching onto the colors and 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 fitting 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. Yeah. What hurry up divisions. But yeah. Yeah. Okay. Will the guests please rise and remain standing for the arrival of the official party time, orderly strike for wells recruit training command arriving. Yeah, order. Okay, six bells us Naval community College arriving. Mhm. Order. The guests may be seated. Thank you. Good morning doctor. All right guys. Oh. Mhm. Yeah. Thank you for Inspector. Oh okay. Huh?
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Present ours. Mhm. Oh retired the color ours order arts chaplain Boracay will offer this morning’s in vocation. Let us pray. This is the day the Lord has made. Let us be glad and rejoice in it. Eternal Father! Wherever you lead we will follow wherever you will lead. We will walk. The path may be long and hard like this boot camp, but we know you lead us home. The sun lights our day so we do not stumble. The star suits our night so we may rest wherever we look, we see your hand and we know you lead us home. Your wisdom, be our boots to help us walk your graces, our food for the journey. Your love is our clock to keep us warm and you lead us home to you. Even 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 all its fears and worries to passing the R. D. C. Assessment halfway through boot camp from preparing to face the challenges of virus 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 for their well-earned liberty and especially reuniting with their families and loved ones. We bless you Lord and we offer our gratitude to all the our disease and staff members who help shaping these new sailors and prepare them to go to the fleet with head held high and minds filled with positive pride and courageous hearts bless them Lord and reward them 100 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 we have to answer it. Lead us all Lord Two parts of Salvation in your most holy name that is above all names now and forever. We pray. Amen. Okay thank you. Alright, guest may be seated 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. Yeah. Divisions. Mhm. Yes sir. Right. No. Mhm. Sir. Never four. Never. Hello vero all the reasons president sir. They will. The sailor’s creed. I good morning captain I present the graduating visit. Request permission to commence a review. Very well. Mr. review, aye, aye sir Russ. Yeah, sailed off. Yeah. Mhm. Mhm. Okay. Yeah. Yes. Okay. Yeah. Yeah. Mhm. Mhm. Yeah. Thank you. What?
Okay. Mhm. Yeah. Award winners left or right face. Yeah. Award winners reporting sir. Very well. Mhm. 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 we look forward to sharing this momentous occasion with you with us. Today is our reviewing officer. Dr Ronny Reich Costantino President U. S. Naval Community College. 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 at recruit training command. 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 905 graduates. Today they are the triple threat unit providing recruit choir, drill team and band. Please join me in giving them and the nine 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 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 and they will join other sailors around the world to give our Navy’s 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 546 of the newest and sharpest 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 in accomplishment. Divisions, performing above standards throughout their training are awarded recognition flags in the five mission areas, Academic achievement, military drill compartment readiness, applications and physical. 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 is awarded the battle honor flag For this Exemplary achievement. Division 0 to 3 has earned this honor today and we congratulate them on a job exceptionally well. Wes dr Constantino will now present this week’s individual awards and she will be joined on the drill deck. Mark Commanding officer. Captain brooks for achieving the highest overall academic score during recruit training. Fireman Alyssa Oldenburg. Division 018 from Anchorage Alaska has earned the academic excellence Award which is sponsored by the lake defiance chapter of the Illinois Society of the Sons and American revolution. Fireman Oldenburg receives a letter of commendation from the commanding officer. Well done sailor for having displayed extraordinary qualities, best expressing the American spirit of honor, initiative and loyalty. Airman Division 0 to 4 from new York. New York is awarded the Navy League Award, which is sponsored by the Navy League of the United States Airmen ingram is presented with a commemorative plaque and a letter of commendation from the commanding officer. Well done sailor, Good morning seaman apprentice jasmine Broadest Division 0 to 6 from Woodbridge Virginia is the winner of the United Service Organization award for best exemplifying the spirit and intent of the word. Shipmate. Seaman apprentice Broadus is given a commemorative plaque from the United Service Organization. Well done sailor Erin Apprentice Adrian Alvarado. Division 905 from Denver Colorado is the recipient of the Military Order of World Wars Award of Merit. This award is presented for meritorious performance during recruit training. Chairman of Princess is presented with a commemorative plaque from the Military Order of the World Wars. Well done Sailor. Good morning Captain Seaman Walter reported the Military Officers Association Leadership Award is presented to seaman Joshua Walters Division 019 from Augusta Georgia for demonstrating exceptional tenacity and professionalism. Seaman Walters is awarded a letter of commendation from our commanding officer. Well done sailor. Good morning Captain Steven Maclean reported. Seaman Brigid Mclean Division 0 to 1 from Gardner Massachusetts 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 her at the pinnacle of today’s newest sailors. She is awarded a flag letter of commendation Simon Mclean, the Staff of recruit training command sloughs 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 the 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 reviewing officer. DR Ronny Reich Casentino President, United States Naval Community College. The United States Naval Community College is designed to serve all enlisted sailors, marines and coast guardsmen and providing access to military relevant education. During her distinguished career, Dr Constantino has worked in education technology as well as serving several years in city government with the city of new York as an assistant director in the Mayor’s Office of transportation. She also served as provost and chief academic officer for strayer University and in a number of other senior roles. For 13 years, she served as chief operating officer of quad learning American honors And prior to joining the U. S. Naval Community College, she served as chief academic officer at guilt. Education ladies and gentlemen, please join me in a warm recruit training command. Welcome to Dr Costantino. Good morning. I’m dr Randi Casentino and it’s a great privilege to join you today to welcome these 546 sailors into the world’s finest navy for over a century Naval station. Great Lakes has transformed over three million civilians into highly trained sailors. The program here has always been rigorous, demanding more from recruits than they probably thought possible, but each of them has selflessly answered the call to duty to serve a cause greater than themselves. They have passed battle stations and proven themselves worthy of wearing the uniform that symbolizes freedom throughout the world. The uniform of the United States Navy, the recruit division commanders, instructors and staff at RTC have taken on the unique and honorable challenge of shaping recruits into the finest American sailors, maintaining the Navy’s high standards. We thank them for their dedication. But most importantly, we acknowledge these sailors, families and friends for the integral role that you’ve played. 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 during the past 10 weeks you’ve tirelessly supported them. We now welcome you into the Navy family sailors. You’re about to embark on one of the most challenging adventures of your life. 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 and in the skies, you’ve taken on the responsibility of defending our nation and now prepared for that tremendous duty. You have earned not only mine but the respect of a grateful nation as you move on to the next training in your career. Keep in mind that learning is a lifelong journey after you finish your initial training, keep pursuing your education to develop your critical thinking and war fighting skills. This is how we maintain naval superiority and enhance our operational readiness. I have the privilege of serving as the president of the U. S. Naval Community College where we help to support the mission of the Navy in achieving warfighting advantage and operational readiness. U. S. N. C. C. Is your official community college and we’re here to help you start that educational journey. Once you reach the fleet, let me take one more moment again to say congratulations sailors. Stay forward platoon formation March dr Constantino will now receive the salute of the graduating divisions and she will be joined on the drill deck by our commanding officer. Captain brooks. Please remain seated until your graduates have been placed on liberty. 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 now without further delay. Now hear this. Now hear this Liberty Liberty right