Enjoy with pride ... the four finalists of the 2013 Coast Guard Cadence Contest organized by the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, NJ ... with each one called by recruits from Coast Guard Recruit Company Quebec 188.
First Place: "Old Man James" by Petty Officer 1st Class Rick Bauz Bauz's cadence detailed the life and death of Joshua James, a member of the U.S. Lifesaving Service and considered by many as one the most celebrated rescue men in history. The cadence was inspired by Bauz's love for Coast Guard history and his own experiences in the Coast Guard. Bauz, a company commander at Training Center Cape May, is a boatswain's mate by trade and has worked numerous search and rescue cases throughout his career. “This cadence is not only teaches our recruits our history,” says Bauz. “It's about instilling a sense of urgency to prepare and train for the worst, and while we may not be able to save everyone, Coast Guardsmen can find some comfort in the fact that we've done everything we can to ensure we're ready for the call.”
Second Place: "In the Coast Guard" by Chief Petty Officer Barry Hollenbeck Hollenbeck's cadence educates recruits about a variety of Coast Guard missions, but most importantly prepares them to answer the call for help no matter where it comes from.
Third Place "Turn It Up!" by Petty Officer 1st Class Sergio Cosby
Fourth Place - "The SAR Call" by Chief Petty Officer Walter Prim, Jr.
U.S. Coast Guard video segments by Chief Warrant Officer Donnie Brzuska Edited by USA Patriotism!