Training Center Cape May Hosts Recruit Training Board of Advisors

The Board of Adviors pose for a photograph in front of the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer's mast at the Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. The board is holding its semi-annual meeting at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, N.J., to discuss issues aimed at ensuring the best practices and policies are in place to ensure mission success. Official U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Brahm.

The Board of Adviors pose for a photograph in front of the Coast Guard Cutter Spencer’s mast at the Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J., Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017.  U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 2nd Class Richard Brahm.

CAPE MAY, N.J. — The Coast Guard Recruit Training Board of Advisors is holding their quarterly meeting at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, Wednesday and Thursday, to review and validate the vision, mission, strategic plan and purpose of recruit training.

The board is expected to provide input and support to several training center initiatives like the Aviation Survival Technician preparatory program as well as the new course of fire implementation.

“These meetings are paramount to our mission success,” said Cmdr. Brian Krautler, the executive officer of Training Center Cape May. “The members of the board advocate our needs to the highest levels of command in our service to help ensure we are producing the best Coast Guard men and women who are willing to serve the American public.”

In addition to reviewing the needs of the training center, members of the board can get familiarized with the Coast Guard’s relationship to the local area.

“We are always pleased to be given the opportunity to showcase our relationship to Cape May County to our visitors,” said Krautler. “Cape May County is the Coast Guard’s Hometown and they are a big part of our culture.”

The board consists of leaders throughout the Coast Guard including Rear Adm. Keith Smith, commander of Force Readiness Command, Rear Adm. Meredith Austin, commander of the Fifth Coast Guard District, Rear Admiral. Andrew McKinley, director of Reserve and Military Personnel and Rear Admiral Matthew Bell, commander of the Personnel Service Center and many others, including enlisted leaders.

The meeting is scheduled to end Thursday evening.

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