U.S. Forces Command CSM Michael Grinston on inadequate training.
Day 1 - It's Not Just 8 Weeks
Capt. Todd Prestidge, the commanding officer of Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., addresses new recruits at the service's only enlisted basic training center. The average Coast Guard recruit company will lose more than 30 percent of its ranks to reversions, rephasals and washouts over the course the eight-week training program. The Coast Guard is the most selective and recruits the most qualified applicants for their rigorous basic training program. Applicants can find official and proven preparation materials here: http://goo.gl/U5joCf. -- U.S. Coast Guard video by CWO Donnie Brzuska.