Navy boot camp graduation from Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Illinois, February 1, 2024.
Good morning and welcome to recruit training command at naval station, Great Lakes, the quarter deck of the Navy. I am Rear Admiral Craig Mattingly, commander of Naval Service training Command. I want to personally welcome you to our Navy family. What an exciting day, family, friends and shipmates. It is an honor to have you with us as we celebrate the graduation of our newest United States Navy sailors. It seems just like yesterday, I was graduating boot camp and it meant the world to me to have my family and friends sitting in the audience just like you. I want to take a moment to thank you for playing a significant role in the lives of these sailors. Before you, your support, your encouragement and your love helped them reach this time honored tradition. As we look upon these young women and men, we see a transformation that took place over the past several weeks. They endured rigorous, physical and mental training, pushing themselves to their limits and beyond. They learned the importance of teamwork, of discipline and of dedication. They have become a proud part of our tradition of service to our nation. Each of these new sailors will play a critical role in fulfilling our navy’s mission. They will be stationed around the world serving on ships on submarines and aircraft, protecting our nation and our allies. Your sailor will make a positive impact on the world. They will be ambassadors of our country representing the best of what America has to offer. They will be leaders, they will be mentors and they will be role models for others to follow. And as we celebrate this graduation, let us remember the sacrifices that were made to get us here, let us honor the commitment and the dedication of these new sailors. And let us look forward to the bright future that lies ahead knowing that our nation is in great hands. Thank you. Thank you for playing a significant role in the lives of these recruits. And I warmly welcome you to our Navy family. Enjoy the ceremony and celebrate your sailor. Thank you ST as the parade of graduate approaches, we salute the States and territories whose sons and daughters will graduate today. Delaware, La New Jersey, Georgia. So another give this Massachusetts, Maryland, South Carolina. You picture for a kid job one. No, either. Love Island per month. Kentucky, Tennessee. Oh, I, who is the Indiana Mississippi going on Alabama. Me, Missouri, Arkansas, Michigan, Florida. I Yeah, Wisconsin California. And they show the Oregon, Kansas, West Virginia, Nova Nebraska, Colorado going through Dakota, South Dakota Montana, Washington. I don’t know, Wyoming, Utah, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii of Columbia, Puerto Rico, who?
American Samoa, North American Very Island, us or Ireland state flags, order arms. And now we invite you to join the staff from training command in welcoming the graduating division to the Bureau of Law as the interim midway and to announce the all in the order today. His graduating performing unit is division 90, division 908 provides the arrival honor, staff honor arm, the recruit review, commander, Adjutant and graduates who provide support assignments for today’s ceremony. Ladies and gentlemen, you may be seated. Thank you. Divisions, right?
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For the remainder of the review, no one will be permitted to pass in front of the review staff. And we ask this as courtesy to our reviewing officer. Photography is certainly encouraged, but we ask that you remain seated and off the drill. The photographers you will see on deck throughout the review are the official photographers of recruiting, training and command. Yeah, the division commanders left or right face or a ladies and gentlemen. Good morning. I’m Lieutenant Nano, a group trained man drill, division officer. I’d like to welcome you to today’s past interview today. You’ll see five divisions comprised of 420 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 out there is the review commander of the staff. The review commander is responsible for conducting a graduation ceremony. The view commander is airman Alexis Heah Claus from Humming Georgia. Let’s give her he performing today. It’s a triple threat unit on their seventh week of training, the state flags unit on their eighth week of training and the staff unit on their 10th and final week of training. These units are comprised entirely during the night of arrival. Crews were placed into divisions of 88 personnel on the side. Division commanders, group, division commanders hold the back for training. They are key individuals in the life of every division commanders must serve as counselors, disciplinarians, administrators and military leaders of all. They will show themselves any examples of military bearing appearance had to do in behavior. Each division also has a recruit, Chief petty officer. This senior group supervises individual staff positions and leads a division in the absence of their division commanders. Now, ladies and gentlemen, it’s my pleasure to introduce the drive on division, the division commanders and a group chief petty officers. As I introduce each division, they’ll raise competitive flags that they have earned throughout their training. As an 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 their lightning division 033, commanded by Chief Petty Officer David Bellow. And you also first class a song where yeah, then you observe first class Joshua Gy and our group chief Pia seen the Princess Johnny cruise from the Washington division 034, commanded by Chief petty Officer Jasmine Scott. Have you all first class Ricky Bryan and you also their second class Coine Oster and their group chief study author came apprentices Rasheed Aino from Brooklyn New York division 035, Chief Officer Judy. And you also first part an ARGO and then he also second one David Wallace. And there are 13 p officers there, Julio Norelli from Palm Beach Florida 036, commended by chief of the Officer Joshua Royer, any officer, first class Christopher David. And you also say first class Eric sent on and therefore her Chief petty Officer Airman Tyler Mail from Appleton, Wisconsin division 908 commanded by GPA Pena. And you also have first class Mercedes Logan. And also our first class is Grant Allen and their VCI Fio airman Alexis in Ala from Cumming, Georgia. On behalf of the commanding officer and the staff train, we congratulate these division commanders and for chief petty officers on a job well done. In a moment. You will see the ceremonial silos boson and honor guard take their places for arrival honors. This time honored tradition is a pro this morning, new arms when requested by the mountain. Please stand for Rival honor, march on other colors, the national anthem and the location as a reminder, military guest shall remain covered throughout the entire graduation ceremony. And ladies and gentlemen, I find as we fitting the importance of this occasion, our ceremony is conducted for a moment. However, we do encourage her to participate in today’s graduation ceremony by letting her applause of these sailors. Just how proud of them you are. Once again. Welcome aboard. Ok. R ok. Well, the essence of these eyes and remain standing for the arrival of the traditional party time. Orderly strike more balls, recruit training. And uh yeah, right now, the service training, command or writing. Yeah, morning. That’s great. Oh, good morning, Admiral. I guys stand by for inspection. So not you. Yeah. Thank you for your expecting comments. Right?
Ok. March last. Yes. Hey, yeah, I know. Yes, really sad. Yeah. What three times reason order art after the Cheyenne will offer this morning’s indication, another friend, divine source of dedication and toughness. We humbly offer our gratitude to you for bringing us together to celebrate the newest sailors in the world’s greatest navy. Over the past 10 weeks, each of you has made challenges at all with a divine protector, serving as the wind in your sails urging you towards mission accomplishment. You’ve experienced immense personal and professional growth. You enter the gates of RT C as civilians and are leaving as a regular audience of peace. Uh Oh Our nervous sailors remember that they did not succeed on their own. You instill our recruit division commanders, wisdom, dedication and discipline which they skillfully shared with our new sailors. We remain with our sailors, living family member, soothing their work and increasing their support in the mind of function. We ask that you remain with our saviors as they are on the next season of their naval career. About what’s happening to all sources of strength and determination or the experience the best prize life has to offer, working hard at work worth doing. They made it pay. You will at their time, the R DC serves as a steppingstone that launches these holy souls into a career field of meaningful work and great success in your most righteous, great on that. So seven is he our SHC at this point?
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Did this party say go. Ladies and gentlemen, I am Captain Ken Row. A group command. Welcome to a friend attending here at his graduation today and live in a live A is doing we Frank Key and a commander naval service training command. I would also like to acknowledge that and our police sponsored us S Patriots A division 033. Our police sponsor program allows groups connect services around the world, not entering motivation to walk training here at RC. I would also like to welcome all of our back is here today. Thank you for your dedicated service to our country. All that please rise so we can give you a round of phone. Thank you. Service I way graduates today there are staff support unit providing a lot of honors Aarre Review and support. Staff are a round of applause for those always place an honor for us in graduating divisions as well. Today there staff worker training commands committee to provide you as a name and be basically trained this week. They say such as those standing before you hear right back. He said that the successful complete 10 rigors weeks training and to the right to wear a beautiful record around the world as a single free but also a signal to be you, their family friends yearningly as you reconnect with your sailors shortly, navigate the new journey together. I’d like you to learn more about your family resources here in great lakes as well. So you can be a family to learn more. Example, as a serve as the bed rock party on horses. Americans around the world. I see pro ready to graduate today. Ladies and gentlemen, I present the 420. All you do is you please. Yeah, we create a command competitive system among individual recruits and to promote teamwork and provide an accomplishment. The divisions performing up around the area are awarded recognition, flags on high missionaries, a achievement, the military girl O applications and the area is a division. Each education fails individually and achieve and it works here in one more mission area. That’s a division that exceeds these requirements in these areas in your train. Well, it was more than I had performance. Four visions in the song today and we a division that excels in everybody’s training and earns all facts. All eyes can achieve when a operations honor division of recognition. It is awarded the CEO Honor Act of exemplary achievement. This avision reflects, I agree we were proud and three world as well as the sp leadership of the division commanders, the division IC A admiral and anyone else in this week’s individual awards. And he will be one of the drill fire and an officer at the program. Good morning captain a hand of our reporting. It is our pleasure to like what you handle for today’s ceremony. Remember, let’s just handle. It is an I 08 from coming to 34 service and has consistently demonstrated her potential as an effective leader. She has maintained a high standard of her personal care and despite ex-military and command voice, congratulations on your outstanding achievement. Well, San 20 hours, thank you, Amo. Ok, good morning, Captain Steven N reporting for overall academic during your training. It is 0 25 A the society, the American Revolution from the officer. Good morning Admiral. Thank you a good morning, Captain am tell, good morning, morning morning for display extraordinary qualities that honor and loyalty division from A Wisconsin is awarded the league award which is honored by the League of the United States. A Mac is a letter on the officer. Thank you, Admiral. Good morning, Captain, Apprentice Miller supporting it is 00. The winner of the eye service award for best Spirit version is given a back in the eye service organization. Well, good morning Admiral. Thank you a good morning, Captain Seaman, medical reporting. See the male is green. Walters Austria is recipient of the military order, the World Wars War of America. This war is perform its very group training. See the A is present with the fact of the military order of world Wars. Well, thank you, Admiral. Yeah, good morning, Captain Aaron Richie. Good morning, Richard. The military Officers Association leadership is a living Richie that it is Monte Beach border for the essential and professionalism. Aaron and Rie is ordered on our officer. Well, Thank you, Rob. Good morning, Captain Morales 40 Aaron Emily Rice. And your order is recipient of the 80 club in the United States of America. The military exit order, the best qualities of enthusiasm, beauty, military bar. And this order is her at the Pentagon on today’s news, San, she has ordered a 500 combination A and ra a training and you as the five for the, for the and wow, thank you Admiral. Ok. It is appropriate to recognize an outstanding compliments by these sailors who were out three cheers when we all had many divisions and three cheers. And according to our winners have her. Yeah, I know that’s it. They’ll be ready. I’m the seeing daughter today of introducing our review officer. We were at about nine, the command of handle such training a native of Boston to talk about. He was a na ma graduate as naval captain and as a naval flight officer in 1997. He served as South Maritime Patrol Force operation as to include executive officer officer GP nine Marine Corps Station, uh Canoa Bay, the like brown and a his native man was as the mayor of patrol of the Protestant between 11 and the air station to go for the support of all geographical man task force. 47 supporting South task force, 84 supporting role or c to serve numerous tours to include a special assisted aid cabinet and of course allied joint force with P and F three operations officer, chief staff officer, passport 72. So additional serve assistant to t operations during the Clause or Brandon. Hi, sorry, business service. Senior military Secretary of the Navy. Ladies and gentlemen, please join me in a war trading command level for Alabama. Good morning, family friends matters. It is an honor to be in your presence today among the best that our nation has to offer. And your daughters and your son, I am so proud of each and every one of them to accomplish in their first mo and became a, becoming a professional in the Table forces of the United States of America. If you notice it, one of our top grass is in Austria. Our beckoning of democracy is ho is found and heard across the world. And that young sailor will naturalize as an American next Thursday. That is what America stands for. I get the honor and privilege after this ceremony to go to a naturalization ceremony and we will naturalize 81 sailors to become Americans. So I’m gonna talk about the families first. So those sailors, my fellowship mates that are out on deck right now. I was you 37 years ago. One of you will replace me. One of you, the area will become the next master chiefs up next. But one of the future master chief petty officer in the navy, one of you will come back. Many of you will come back as a recruit division commander. But it all started because you had the support and the love from your family to the family. Thank you for being here. Thank you for being in their lives. Thank you. Thank you for allowing these sailors to join the biggest family, the best family the United States made. Thank you. Show up as recruits if you want to. When I showed up, I had a wallet. I have one. My wife was sitting behind me today in 29 years. She would, uh we weren’t dating in high school. We were in the same grade. I knew her. She didn’t know me, but I didn’t realize that what was holding me back. So I join the N I got out my wallet. I became a naval professional as an airman fast forward and went after my five I reunion in my now wife said, then you cut off your money. And so I did and I told her what we were doing and how the rest is history between us. But it started as a family and whatever town you come from. Then it happens when you come here with some clothes and you have these red roasts and he looked like the I a friend and these recruit division commanders and the entire staff of recruit training and a part of your life that you do not want to be part of your life because of what they are doing to you at the time. But what they’re doing to you at a time is so incremental, so subtle and that transition curves and you transform into becoming one of them. Discipline in the age are courageous. It is because of the regroup, vision manage and sad skipper Kroger that you have transformed. Let us take a moment to thank RCC and the Red brokers for publishing the mission. Today. We ain’t out to the sailor. We’re all there three weeks ago. You aren’t sur name Paul. You went from recruit the navy because you’re not part of this big family. We take care of each other and we serve with two words. Always hold in our night a commitment, but we care for each other. You are in each other’s lives. We know what’s going on in each other’s lives and we’re able to tell when something’s on in another person’s mind or not. We’re not coming to work with 100% and we’re able to engage because we care. The other part that I’m gonna ask you to do is a fellow sailor is to add the of the expert. When we expect your need. You’re gonna start out as an apprentice and you’re gonna grow into a journey and then you’re gonna become an expert, but it takes work. It takes a lot of work. You’ve already proven yourself here in 10 weeks of boot camp for challenging to carry out that message and that commitment. I have to you, you ask me with comps and to give you an example of what provenance is. So let’s say that I was a pilot and I said to you, hey, let’s go find I’ve got an aircraft picking up for all of us to go fine. But before we go fine, I’m gonna tell you, I’m not a really good pilot. I’ve crashed a lot of aircraft. I’ve injured people. I failed a lot of s I don’t really study that much. Are you ready to go fly with me?
The answer should be no. Now let’s put the script. Let’s say I wanna take you flying and I’m a pilot and I’ve been pilot of the year for the last 10 years. I’ve got an impeccable record in the air on combat and I’d come back from every mission better than when I left. Would you go find with me?
Then the answer is absolutely yes. So that’s the difference in how I see. So to my fellow sailors, I challenge you to be the most common sailor ever challenge yourself when you have it and you have your taste so care and to the United States Navy, our shipmates. Thank you. That what the and we will receive the saloon of the graduating physics and you will be joined in the world that where our adding officer Captain Krog, please remain seated into his graduates as a place on delivery almost. Please join me in one more round of British couple. Oh it out and read out of normal. Ladies and gentlemen, today is the only day for access to the Navy Exchange and photo pickup. You can pick up your sailor at the Northtown parking garage today and tomorrow sailors going on liberty without people are to exit gate eight to the train station naturalization. Savor. Please report to the child at the conclusion of today’s ceremony with your families for the naturalization ceremony. Thanks again to each and every one of you for joining us on this most memorable of 80 days and without further delay. Look.