Wednesday, November 7, 2007

An Awesome Friday

On Friday, November 2, 2007 was an extra-ordinary day for me. Two significant events took place.

First, I had the honor to meet, see, and take a photo with the President of the United States. He had stopped in at the chaplain school to encourage the leaders and students. I was blessed to hear from his heart and see the humanity and the depth of his character. ( I am standing behind the right shoulder of the President. We had the opportunity to pray with the President, at his request. Pretty amazing!

The second event was that I passed my Army Physical Fitness Test. I did my run time at 15:25 (2 miles), and 50 push-ups, and 50 sit-ups. In addition, I lost nine more pounds, my waist is at 37 inches, and my body fat percentage is 22% (it has to be under 24%).

Well, 5 more weeks, then graduation. Hooah!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Phase One Gone

On October 26, we completed Phase 1. There now remains two phases and then graduation. The hardest part of these phases is getting through all the "data dumping" that has been given to us through power point after power point. But, we've got to learn what we have to learn.

Berret Donning

On October 12, 2007, I completed CIMT (Chaplain Initial Military Training). The ceremony that gives us the “rite of passage” into the remaining phases of the Chaplain Basic Officer Leadership Course (CH-BOLC) is the donning of the beret.
I am looking forward to the last phases before heading out to my duty station.