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Old 11-25-2018, 07:16 PM   #1
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Hey guys!

I just graduated from RTC on November 21st, 2018! I'm still currently in Great Lakes for FC A-School.

Feel free to ask me any questions you guys have about boot camp. I'm happy to help!
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Old 11-26-2018, 07:32 PM   #2
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Congratulations shipmate! So, Iím a recruiter. And I like to give my deppers the cold hard truth about boot camp. Itís been a minute since I was there and I know itís changed quite a bit. So let me ask you, what are some things you wish you knew before you arrived there? What should I fill my deppers in on?
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Tell them to be more mentally and emotionally prepared. Boot camp for me was 80% mental. If they can push through those mental barriers, they will be able to do anything. As always, pay attention to detail and don't be scared to ask fellow recruits for help. Do not be a snitch for stupid stuff. Basically, don't screw your shipmates over. Listen to your chain of command and use it. Come physically fit enough to at least pass the baseline, and push yourself during the PT if you need to improve. Don't get caught up in the drama and try not to fight with each other (this goes mostly for the females). You will get beat, you will get verbally torn down. It's part of the process. TRUST THE PROCESS. And put your best effort in. Don't try to get on your RDC's "Good side" because they usually don't have one. Mine sure didn't.

The learning has become a lot more hands on. More of a focus on line handling and firefighting and basic seamanship in general. Less classroom time. In fact, I don't remember having any classes after week 3, except for firefighting. I don't know if it's become harder, because I don't have a reference point for that.

That's all I can think of right now, I will post more if I think of more good advice. Feel free to ask me specific questions too.
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