In March 2013, new Coast Guard recruits learn from Capt. G. Todd Prestidge, the commanding officer of the service's only enlisted basic training facility, Cape May (NJ) ... about what it takes to successfully complete the eight-week program. Training scenes are also shown during Capt. Prestidge's address.
The average Coast Guard recruit company will lose more than 30 percent of its recruits to reversions, reprisals and washouts over the course the eight-week training program.
U.S. Coast Guard video by Chief Warrant Officer Donnie Brzuska