Coast Guard Seaman Kevin M. Lawrence, son of Stephen E. and Theresa A. Lawrence of Clearwater, graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Training Center in Cape May, N. J.
During the eight-week program, Lawrence completed a vigorous training curriculum consisting of academics and practical instruction on water safety and survival, military customs and courtesies, seamanship skills, first aid, fire fighting and marksmanship. A major emphasis is also placed on physical fitness, health and wellness.
Lawrence and other recruits also received instruction on the Coast Guard's core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty and how to apply them in their military performance and personal conduct.
Lawrence is a 2009 graduate of Countryside High, Clearwater.