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Schwertner Completes Basic Training
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 • Posted September 26, 2012

August 03, 2012(FHTNC)—Navy Seaman Thomas Wayne Schwertner III (Trey), son of Wendy and Sam Jordan of Mason, Texas and T. Wayne Schwertner of Stephenville, Texas, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Navy Seaman Schwertner, was promoted to his current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

Schwertner received the promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. Training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

During the eight-week program, Schwertner completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

The capstone event of boot camp is “Battle Stations”. This exercise gives recruits the skills and confidence they need to succeed in the fleet. “Battle Stations” is designed to galvanize the basic warrior attributes of sacrifice, dedication, teamwork and endurance in each recruit through the practical application of basic Navy skills and the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. Its distinctly ‘’Navy’’ flavor was designed to take into account what it means to be a Sailor.

Schwertner is a 2011 graduate of Mason High School of Mason, Texas.

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