Shape the Future Campaign

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.