My indock experience

 Michael Vargas monitoring a Man Over Board Drill done in Big Red

Michael Vargas monitoring a Man Over Board Drill done in Big Red

During the summer,  I participated in the Indock program and was a chaperone for many of the incoming freshman. I met lots of down to Earth people, both crew and freshman. I had fun throughout the summer due to the fact that I was doing what I love and I most likely influenced some of the freshman to choose vessel operations for their first choice. The program included three days and two nights on the Lettie G. Howard. We trained the students how to operate the vessel and complete all the duties on board. We also taught them small boat procedures on 'Big Red' which was extremely fun. When we docked near the Palisades in New Jersey we went on land and had a nice hike and played games like ninja and soccer. It allowed us to unwind and relax. A lot of the freshmen are avid about boating now. I know a few good candidates that are extremely interested in Vessel Operations like Jarely Zarate, Stephon etc. Bottom line is that Vessel Operations is a priority for them. I glad to have contributed to their good experience.

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