U.S. Navy Command Recruit Graduation | March 24, 2023

Navy boot camp graduation from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, March 24, 2023.


No. 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 in Virginia, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont. Yeah, Kentucky, Tennessee. Oh, Louisiana, Indiana, Mississippi, Illinois, Alabama. I mean Missouri, Arkansas, Michigan, Florida, He Wisconsin, California and Oregon, Pan, 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. Wrong American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, us Virgin Islands. State flags, order arms. And now we invite you to join the staff of the group 20 command in welcoming the graduating divisions of Europe laws as they enter midway, ceremonial drill hall and are announced in the following order. Ladies and gentlemen, please rise as we welcome today’s graduating divisions. Please welcome Division zero. Ok. Division 06, division zero, no, 070, Division 071 and 072. Oh, ok. Today’s graduating performing unit is Division 915, division 915 provides the arrival honor staff, honor guard, the recruit review, commander, adjectives and graduates who pro provide support assignments for today’s ceremony. Ladies and gentlemen, you may be seated. Thank you. Divisions, right? Face section meters fall out and collect powder gardens, divisions, counter March. Yeah, divisions. Great. Mm at a no vote in a vote, drop a close in a box. Just thank you. Pull. 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 off the drill de the photographers you will see that 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 Aqua crew training commands, master of ceremonies. I would like to welcome you to today’s passing review. Today you will see seven divisions comprised of 454 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. That center death. There is the review commander and staff. The review commander is responsible for conducting the graduation ceremony. Today’s review commander is Ham and Antonio Perez from Central Point, Oregon. Let’s give him a hand performing. Today is the triple threat unit on their eighth week of training, the state flags unit on their nine week of training and the staff 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 back by 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 bearing appearance, attitude and behavior. 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. But gentlemen, it is my pleasure to introduce the graduating divisions, the division commanders and recruit chief petty officers. As I introduce each division, they’ll 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 completed. I’ll be starting from there, right? Division 067 committed by Chief petty Officer Adam Hernandez petty Officer, first class Nicholas Jones petty officer, first class Selena and her chief petty officer recruit George from Corona Del Mar California Division 068 commanded by Senior Chief Petty Officer Des Miller Petty Officer, first class Brady Che petty officer, second class Jennifer and the, and the recruit chief petty officer Seaman Valerie for from Mulva Kansas division 069, commanded by petty officer, first class petty officer, second class John petty officer, second class Brian Dean and the recruit chief petty officer, Senior Ian Davis from Allen Texas division 070, commanded by officer first class Ronal Joyce petty officer, first class Ross McCray petty officer, second class Roka Burr and their crew chief petty officer Steve Dino Santiago from Leighton Utah Division 071 commanded by Chief petty Officer Jamie Legner petty Officer, first class justice Tension Petty Officer, first class Anthony and the recruit chief petty officer of seamen, Nathan Paan from Marysville, Washington Division 072, commanded by Chief Petty Officer, Eric McCleary Head Officer, 1st Class John Porter Petty Officer, 2nd Class Zachary Williams and the recruit chief petty officer, Seaman Justice Thompson from Somerville, South Carolina Division 915, commanded by Chief petty Officer Cory Roberts petty officer, second class Corey Duch petty officer, second class Jordan Hunter and the recruit chief petty officer, fireman app Princess Jacob Joiner from Fresno, California. On behalf of the commanding officer and staff training command, we congratulate these division commanders and crew chief petty officers on a job well done in a moment. You’ll see the ceremonial side boys, boats and honor guard. Take their places of arrival honors. This time honored tradition is our formal greeting to this morning’s viewing officer. When requested by the announcers, please stand for the arrival honors marching onto the colors the national anthem and the invocation. As a reminder, military guests are remain covered throughout the entire graduation ceremony. And ladies and gentlemen, one final note as a 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. Thank you right. All right, divisions. Will the guests please rise and remain standing for the arrival of the official party. Yeah, recruit training command. Arriving. Oh, naval Medical Forces Atlantic arriving. All chief of information arriving. Yeah, the guests may be seated. Good morning, Andrew Undergo 75 for inspection, sir. Thank you for your express and comment, sir. Right. Oh, right, right forward. But oh God, will the guests please rise free and arms? Yeah, be tired free and arms order arms will offer this morning’s invocation. Good morning. And a question if a bully confronts you and threatened to take that, which was most important to you, what would you do? Let us pray our Lord, our God. This question is why we are here to install these men and women who voluntarily rise to be counted with those who take a stand against bullies, injustice and tyranny around the world. It is their endurance posture, perseverance, courage, and character that we celebrate. Now through these last 10 weeks, every obstacle, every formation, every long night. Every watch stood, every short phone call home, every shot fired and every question answered, they have proven themselves worthy of the Navy. United States Navy sailor. Without them, where would America be without them? Where would we be? They as our coveted? 1% make up. What is the greatest naval fighting force in the history of our world? And it is you lord and all veterans before them that we owe our future, our freedom and our livelihood for every family member, friend and mentor, for every R DC instructor and staff who made today possible. Thank you and may pride well up further than us. May we always practice justice, love mercy and walk humbly before you and may we never forget the significance of today. It is through your glory. We endure. Amen. I thanks see, our guests 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. Very welcome. Very welcome. Division G L C. Very welcome. 272. So very welcome. Very welcome. Very welcome. Very well. Auto vision president can sir. Very well the same. Oh, you wanna come request permission to review? Very well, Mr. Sir. So nice song. I see. Two to Wow. Oh, ok. Yeah. Very well. Good morning. I’m Captain Kfor Brooks commanding officer. Recruit training command. I’m pleased to welcome families in France to our graduation ceremony and we look forward to sharing this momentous occasion with you with us. Today is our reviewing officer. Rear Admiral Ryan Perry, Chief of Information, and our guest of honor, Rear Admiral Matthew Chase, Commander of Naval Medical Forces. Atlantic. I cannot thank all of our visitors enough for your continued support and I’m sure your sales are grateful for your encouragement throughout their training at recruit training. I would also like to welcome all the veterans in our audience and thank them for their service to our country. Would all of our veterans please stand and let’s give them a round of applause. Division 915 graduates today, they are the support staff unit providing arrival, honor, staff, honor guard, recruit review, Commander, Adjutant and support staff for the ceremony. Please join me in giving them and the six 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 trained physically fit and smartly disciplined sailors such as those standing here. Today, these sailors have successfully completed 10 rigorous suites of demanding recruit training and 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 its combat edge to enable us to 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 454 of the newest and sharpest sailors in the United States Navy 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 the five mission areas, academic achievement, military drill, compartment, readiness, applications, and physical fitness. These flags are carried as a visible symbol of the division’s 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 his exemplary achievement division 071. And we congratulate them on a job exceptionally well done. Oh, Rear Admiral Perry 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 guest of honor, Rear Admiral Case. It is our pleasure to recognize the review commander for today’s ceremony, seaman apprentice Antonio Perez division 915 from Central Point Oregon throughout his training, seaman, apprentice press has exhibited great pride in naval service and has consistently demonstrated his potential as an effective leader. He has maintained a high standard of personal appearance and displayed excellent military bearing and command voice. Congratulations on your outstanding achievement, well done sailor. Thank you a good morning. Thank you, Amen. Morning captain. Finally, Flanagan reporting for achieving the highest overall academic score during recruit training. Fireman, Aidan Flanagan division 071 from San Diego, California has earned the academic excellence award which is sponsored by the late Defiance Chapter of the Illinois Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Fireman Flanigan receives a letter of commendation from the commanding officer. Well done sailor. Thank you, Admiral Morning Admiral. Thank you morning captain in the morning for having displayed extraordinary qualities, best expressing the American spirit of honor, initiative and loyalty. Airman Philip Hackman division 070 from Billings. Montana is awarded the Navy League award which is sponsored by the Navy League of the United States. Airman Hackman is presented with a murder plaque and a letter of commendation from the commanding officer. Well done. Thank you, Adam. Good morning. A thank you. Good morning captain. Every morning apprentice Joshua Merrill division 072 from Jerome Idaho is the winner of the United Service Organization Award for best exemplifying the spirit and intent of the word shipmate. Airman. Apprentice Merrill is given a commemorative plaque from the United Service Organization well done. Sailor. Good morning. Admiral. Thank you a good morning admiral. Thank you. Admiral morning, Captain Aaron has some reporting. Charles has Division 915 from Merriman, New Hampshire 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 Haske is presented with a commemorative plaque from the military order of the world wars. Well done sailor. 20 A. Thank you, Admiral, admiral. Thank you, admiral, everybody. The Military Officers Association leadership award is presented to seaman. So division 068 from Los Angeles California for demonstrating exceptional tenacity and professionalism. Seaman’s son is awarded a letter of commendation from our commanding officer. Well done Morning Airman Jacob Division 071 from Detroit, Michigan 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 new sailors. He’s awarded a flag letter of commendation, Erman. This staff of recruit training command salutes you as the finest of this group of graduates. Well done sailor. Thank you. Good morning. A thank you a of term. It is appropriate to recognize such outstanding individual accomplishments by the sailors with around their three cheers. The adit will lead all graduating divisions in three cheers for this morning’s award winners. I have the distinct pleasure this morning of introducing our reviewing officer. Rear Admiral Ryan Perry. Navy Chief of Information, a native of Fort Lauderdale Florida. He is a 1997 graduate of the US Naval Academy as a career public affairs officer. Admiral Perry has served as force public affairs officer for naval Special warfare Fleet, public Affairs Officer for US, third fleet and Special assistant for public affairs to the vice chairman of the joint Chiefs of staff. He served as Director of the Navy’s national news desk and later as Chief of media at Navy’s Public Affairs Headquarters in the Office of Information. He has also served as a Deputy Public Affairs Officer to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Assistant Chief of Information for community outreach and fleet media officer at us, Pacific Fleet. Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in the war recruit training command. Welcome to Rear Admiral Perry. Thank you very much for that kind introduction. It is truly an honor and a privilege to join you today as we welcome 454 new sailors into the world’s greatest navy. I’d like to welcome all of our distinguished guests, especially our guest of honor, my friend, a Mac Case and his wife, Christina, my fellow black officers and most of all the families that are here providing the love and support that every successful sailor needs as a proud navy. Father myself. I know what it means to have your son or daughter. Tell you they want to serve their country. If you’re anything like me, I’m guessing that it made you immensely proud and simultaneously slightly nervous. And that’s ok. We can’t know exactly what the future holds for these 454 new sailors. But I do know this, these courageous young people will be challenged, they will be supported and they will be presented with opportunities, unlike anything they could have ever imagined. When they seize those opportunities, you will see them grow into the best versions of themselves. That’s what the Navy will do for every single one of them. And the transformation is already underway In the last 10 weeks. Under the exceptional leadership of the recruit division commanders, instructors and staff here at RTC. Each of you began developing a strength of character, a sense of commitment and a willingness to serve something greater than yourselves. And now each of you have earned the right to wear the cloth of our nation and serve in the greatest navy, the world has ever known. The program here is meant to be rigorous and demanding in order to bring out the best in you individually. But more importantly to prove to you that everything we accomplish in the navy we accomplish as a team, you each pass battle stations because you could depend on the man or woman next to you that will become even more apparent to each of you as you join the fleet, a fleet that is world class and worldwide As we speak. There are more than 100 us Navy ships and submarines operating in the waters around the world. Sailing everywhere. International law allows so everyone else can too. Your navy is preserving the peace by deterring our adversaries and your navy is simultaneously ensuring the free flow of commerce. We know very clearly that the global economy floats on seawater, the Amazon package on your doorstep, the phone in your hand, the food on your table all traveled on the oceans, protected by the men and women of the United States Navy. The responsibilities you’re taking on may seem daunting, but you’re ready. Every single one of you are ready. I had the pleasure last night of meeting many of you. And I was inspired. I was inspired by your passion, your curiosity and your commitment. I am honored to serve alongside you and I am certain that our navy is in great hands. I’ll tell you this morning, I sat down for breakfast between two of the sailors here today. one was born in the Congo and came to America as a child. The other. She left the island of Puerto Rico for the first time to come here to boot camp. That is the American dream and that’s what the navy does for us. In closing, I’ll leave you with this. You should know that our navy operates the most technologically advanced ships, aircraft and weapon systems in the world. But that is not our greatest advantage. Our greatest advantage over our adversaries is you the American sailor. No other nation comes close and you should never forget that. I’m proud of you. Your families and friends are proud of you. And I want to thank you for allowing me to play a small part in this important ceremony. Thank you for proudly marching with my commands flag over the past 10 weeks and most importantly, thank you for serving our country when your nation needs you most. Good luck to all of you. Congratulations on this incredible accomplishment and welcome to America’s Navy. Thank you, Art for June for a rear admiral. Perry 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. Yeah, please join me in one more round of appreciation for our wonderful musicians of navy band, great 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 liberty call. Oh, time.

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