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The Spring Break to Summer Transition

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 Steven Roth When you get restricted over a leave period, people say that you are going on a cruise on the Coast Guard Cutter Chase, that meaning you are staying in Chase Hall. This Spring Break, I decided to go on a cruise, on none other than the CGC Chase. Getting in trouble here stinks. Its stressful, you miss time with your family and friends, and it’s boring. Once that’s all over though, there is a lot to look forward to. One of the best opportunities here is 2/c summer.

In two short months I will be expected to lead people my age (and sometimes older) and indoctrinate them into the Coast Guard. I think the summer of your junior year really marks the transition between your development as a follower and your development as a leader. It’s an exciting time, and something I am really looking forward to. I will be a waterfront cadre, teaching swabs how to sail. I will also get the chance to qualify on our service pistol, spend two weeks sailing around coastal New England in the summer, and go to the Cadet Aviation Training Program. It’s the times like these that you realize you give up a lot to be here, but in the end the opportunities provided here far outweigh the sacrifices.

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