2009-06-05 / Milestones

Young Completes Coast Guard Training

Coast Guard Seaman Apprentice Zachary J. Young, son of Robert F. Young Jr. of Broad Channel, recently graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N. J., and was promoted to his present rank.

During the eight-week training program, Young completed a curriculum consisting of classroom academics and practical instruction on military customs and courtesies, water safety and survival, seamanship skills, first aid, fire fighting and marksmanship. A major emphasis is also placed on physical fitness and health. Young and other recruits also received instruction on the Coast Guard's three core values — honor, respect and devotion to duty — and how to apply them in their military performance and personal conduct.

To reinforce the team concept, Young and other recruits were trained in preventing sexual harassment, drug and alcohol awareness, civil rights training, and the basics of the work-life balance, as well as total quality management. Young is now among the 36,000 men and women who comprise the Coast Guard's force.

Young is a 2008 graduate of St. Francis Preparatory High School.

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