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Recruit Drill Team?
Last Post 14 Jun 2016 04:22 PM by Old Guard2. 15 Replies.
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16 Jan 2014 03:38 PM
    Is there a recruit Drill Team at Cape May that recruits can participate in? I've seen some videos of recruit graduations where there is a drill team performing in the graduation ceremony, and I was wondering if these Coast Guardsmen were members of the graduating class, or from another recruit company or from another installation on base.
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    16 Jan 2014 04:08 PM
    Yes there is a recruit drill team. It is a mix of most of the companies on the regiment. In your first few days, somebody will come talk to your company about it along with other stuff like band and ask for volunteers. I will say if you do get into anything like that, you really get off the hook for a lot of the Incentive training and other stuff. So if you want an easier boot camp experience, volunteer for something like those or choir too...
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    16 Jan 2014 04:53 PM
    I'm going to respectfully disagree with you JDMD. I was on the drill team in BC and I would say for the first week we practiced zero drill and they just pretty much IT'd the heck out of us. For the rest of the time it was 50% IT and 50% drill work. Then we would go back to our company and the CC's would make us pay for everything our company did while we were gone. I know that everybody else thinks we got off easy but I'm pretty sure we had MORE incentive training than the rest of the company. Plus there is safety in numbers. A lot of time we marched to and from practice with the 4 or 5 people in my company and always got drilled by somebody as we were in transit. I enjoyed the drill team but we certainly did not get off the hook for anything.
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    16 Jan 2014 05:20 PM
    With our company they didn't ask for volunteers. They asked everyone above a certain height to stand, ask if anyone has drill experience, then ask if anyone was in marching band experience or played sports in high school/college. Then they chose from those people.

    As for the IT, we had give or take 30 people in our company and on any given evening 20-25 were participating in drill/choir practice/whatever, and our CCs didn't IT the rest of us during that time. They simply waited until everyone was back. I'm sure it's different for larger companies, though.
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    17 Jan 2014 08:58 AM
    CC's are human. That's the biggest consideration to take out of this. Their end goal is the same... graduate strong, competent, confident Seaman Apprentice's, ready to go into the fleet and be a great Coastie. How they get to that goal line is completely different. CC A thinks IT them until their teeth fall out. CC B thinks IT them only as a group. So JDMD's experience isn't the same as MKelly isn't the same as Ebee. There are always going to be varying differences of things where it is a personal choice. Classroom is classroom. But the stuff outside the classroom, all human control, emotion and decision.
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    18 Jan 2014 01:25 PM
    Thanks for the answers and advice everyone. This is definitely something I would like to try if given the opportunity. It might be my only chance, since I'm too short for the Honor Guard lol
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    18 Jan 2014 04:22 PM
    They start off with the same regulations as the honor guard. They want all the guys to be 6' and the girls to be 5'10'' if they can. So, if you're too short for the honor guard in Alexandria, VA...you're probably too short for the honor guard in boot camp unless you have a company full of shorties.
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    18 Jan 2014 04:29 PM
    well, shoot. Thanks for the information though, Mkelly
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    18 Jan 2014 06:46 PM
    There were plenty of shorties picked from our company.
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    18 Jan 2014 07:37 PM
    Then there is hope!!!!!
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    10 Jun 2016 06:59 AM
    FYI, my son is on drill team now. No prior experience. He stands a tall 5'4". In his company, the majority of the company wakes at 0530, but the drill team has to wake at 0430 to do their practicing then. They don't miss out on anything but sleep.
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    10 Jun 2016 09:15 AM
    Height only matters with honor guard, drill is about experience
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    10 Jun 2016 09:18 AM
    My son was on the drill team and a member of Lima 192. He enjoyed it and he got out of some the the IT training his company was undergoing.
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    12 Jun 2016 10:18 PM
    Why are we still addressing a thread that's almost 2 1/2 years old?
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    13 Jun 2016 06:10 PM
    Probably because alwaysmom commented on it and then it brings it to the top of people's threads and they don't look at the dates and the topic is relevant to them at the time.
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    14 Jun 2016 04:22 PM
    It is still a relevant topic. We have recruit drill team and some people wonder what it is all about. So better to revive an old post that discusses it then start all over again from square one.
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