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    U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Honor Graduate



    Story by Seaman Apprentice Josalyn Brown 

    U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May

    CAPE MAY, N.J. – Fireman Apprentice Michellini Badagliacco-Cabrera from Escondido, California, earned the title of Honor Graduate after graduating the U.S. Coast Guard’s 8-week basic training at Training Center Cape May, April 3, 2020.

    Badagliacco-Cabrera was presented a plaque on behalf of the Navy League that is presented to the recruit who has the highest final overall standing. He is authorized to wear the Coast Guard Honor Graduate Ribbon on his uniform.

    Capt. Kathy Felger, the commanding officer of Training Center Cape May, presided over the ceremony and advancement of the 64 graduates of recruit company Lima -198. Training at bootcamp is difficult and approximately 20% of recruits do not graduate with their original company.

    Badagliacco-Cabrera’s company earned multiple awards during their 8-weeks of training, such as high mid-term scores, physical fitness, marksmanship, seamanship, and blood drive. They also received the Lead Company Commander pennant, Section Commander Pennant, and Battalion Commander Pennant.

    Training Center Cape May is the 5th largest base in the Coast Guard and the sole accession point for the entire enlisted workforce. It is considered the birthplace of the enlisted corps or the Coast Guard’s Hometown.

    Training Center Cape May’s mission is to transform the recruits of today into the Coast Guardsmen of tomorrow.

    “Commitment is best defined as persistence with a purpose,” Badagliacco-Cabrera said.



    Date Taken: 04.03.2020
    Date Posted: 04.03.2020 13:38
    Story ID: 366538
    Location: ESCONDIDO, CA, US 
    Hometown: ESCONDIDO, CA, US

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