I have a couple more coins to share with you! The first was a gift from my MTI, a tradition he continues to uphold for all of his trainees. Prior to taking our EOC (End of Course exam), he let us know that anyone who scored a 90 or higher would receive a special challenge coin from him. Granted, it takes more than just a 90 on the EOC to be designated as an Honor Grad, but that's one of the requirements. He made a point to let another trainee who had scored high on the EOC, but not in other areas, that he still considered highly of her accomplishments and awarded her with a coin as well.
The Honor Grad coin is available from an awards shop in the mini-mall. If you (or your trainee) is an Honor Graduate, you can purchase this coin if you'd like.
|The monument pictured is located at the Parade Grounds.|
The second coin I received at BMT looks very much like my squadron coin, aside from the decorative edging. If you notice though, written in the silver edging is "Presented By The Commander." I was awarded this coin from our squadron commander after retreat, in honor of my Top Honor Graduate award. I was most proud of this coin, and typically carried it around as my coin of choice in my pocket, until I was coined by my wing commander at my new unit.