Paratus Report: April 2017, Episode 1

Here is the newest edition of the Paratus Report! This episode covers the Coast Guard’s reduction of general mandated training courses, a new bystander intervention training, and highlights from the Annual State of the Coast Guard!

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Bravo Zulu: Force Readiness Command receives distinguished awards

The Coast Guard Force Readiness Command and Performance Technology Center was recently honored with four distinguished awards at the International Society for Performance Improvement annual conference.

Shape the future: CWO Craig Kerby

It’s very rewarding when I get that follow-on phone call or discussion after class, and I can provide service to the students by answering a question or helping them out. It’s great to know that the students trust me to be there for them all the time, not just during class.

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Shape the future: ME1 Paul LeBoeuf

Have a back-up plan. And have a back-up plan for that back-up plan! I try to get there early every day we have a class, especially on the first day.


Shape the future: FS1 Justin Patch

Being at the forefront of your rating presents unique opportunities for anyone looking to further his or her career. The opportunity to influence your rating is unmatched anywhere else in the service.


Shape the future: MST1 Jeromy Sherrill

To be honest, it was not part of my master plan! But after steady practice I began to get the hang of it. I have become much more comfortable instructing and with all the required travel. Now, two years into my instructor billet, I’m really happy with the job.

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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 Guardsmen from Recruit Company Lima 188 march in front of family and friends during Pass and Review at their graduation from Training Center Cape May, Aug. 2, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Donnie Brzuska.

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.