Shape the future: Be a recruit instructor

Editor’s note: This instructor profile is part of a series profiling some of the best instructors and company commanders at Training Center Cape May, N.J. Force Readiness Command will be featuring outstanding instructors regularly who go above and beyond to help shape the future of the Coast Guard at our eight training centers. Petty Officer 1st Class Lisa Zammiello is a senior instructor at Training Center Cape May and helps lead the unit’s firefighting school.


Coast Guard prohibits inappropriate relationships with recent boot camp grads

In order to preserve these beneficial mentoring relationships, and more clearly define prohibited behavior, Rear Adm. Scott Buschman has issued a general order prohibiting romantic relationships between instructors (including former instructors) and recent graduates of recruit training. Any person who teaches or instructs at a FORCECOM training command is prohibited from establishing, developing or attempting to develop a romantic relationship with a graduate of recruit training within one year of that recruit’s graduation.


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Cadence Contest 2013: Old Man James

Fourteen. That’s the number of search and rescue cases that Petty Officer 1st Class Rick Bauz has worked where he and his crew couldn’t rescue everyone. If he’s asked how many cases he’s worked where he’s saved a life, he just shrugs and says “I don’t really count them because I was just doing my job.”


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Week in the life of the Coast Guard: Recruit

The Coast Guard is a locally based, nationally deployed and globally connected organization. Coast Guard men and women can be found rescuing mariners in the Persian Gulf or safeguarding fisheries in the waters off Hawaii. So what does it take to acquire the skill sets necessary to save lives in one moment and then secure America’s ports the next? The answer for many is the eight-week intensive recruit training program at Training Center Cape May, N.J.


Coast Guard Basic Training Interview Series

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go through Coast Guard bootcamp? Over the summer, five recruits were following through basic training at our Training Center in Cape May, NJ. You can watch their interviews and get a taste […]


itCG – search suspended, 3 men and a dog rescued, Iraq duty

The search for a passenger seen jumping off a cruise ship near the Bahamas on New Year’s Eve was suspended yesterday. The search as suspended after multiple air and sea assets searched 3,725 square miles for the 23-year-old woman. Story […]


Guardian of the Week – BMCS Martynowski

Chief Warrant Officer Veronica Bandrowsky and Petty Officer Second Class Amir Lawal contributed to this post. “This job is rewarding to say the least,” said Senior Chief Boatswains Mate (BMCS) Andrea L. Martynowski about her responsibilities at Coast Guard Training […]