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September 20th, 2005
September 20th, 2005

Training Officer

Training Officer Insignia
Training Officer Insignia
As of yesterday evening I have been appointed as the training officer for my Coast Guard Auxiliary Unit - the position I hoped to acheive eventually, albeit much sooner then I expected.

I have always loved learning. I have and still do think it is one of the most important ways anyone can spend their time. Life is About growing, learning, and expanding oneīs knowledge - knowledge improves society and everyones quality of life.

Being given the chance to work with my fellow auxiliarists to improve our level of training therefore comes as a very welcome oppertunity. Ever since I joined the auxiliary - well, even before I guess, Starting with the Sail training programs at SALTS, I have loved teaching others - something I have also found as one of the best ways to learn. It is impossible to teach something you donīt know inside and out - so being asked to teach is a sure-fire way to be certin you know it.

So, needless to say - Iīm a bit excited, even though I wonīt be able to do too much until after we get Back from ISAR (7 days and counting) however I already started some work on the unit web site - - that should get things a bit more organized in the training arena.

I have so many plans - I think I will probably need to be careful not to overwhelm the "status quo" but a little shake-up may be just what the doctor ordered... we certainly should have some interesting experiences to relate upon our return from ISAR anyway.

So I shall keep you all informed and hopefully will pick up more general seamanship training info along the way that I can share here (I still need to get the nav lights area finished off for example)

So, what did you learn today?

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