Seabee Named Recruit Division Commander of the Year

By MCCS (SW/AW/SCW) Steve Bansbach, Recruit Training Command Public Affairs 


Builder 1st Class (SCW) Bayardo Molina was named Recruit Training Command’s (RTC) Recruit Division Commander (RDC) of the Year for 2014.

“I want to say how grateful I am to receive this award especially knowing that I work every day with RDCs who are equally deserving,” said Molina.

Molina believes it is an honor to be an RDC and considers it a privilege to help recruits achieve their goals.

“While awards are wonderful to receive, just knowing that you have helped people is truly reward enough,” he said. “I am one of those fortunate people who goes home knowing that I make a difference in my community just by being an RDC.”

Molina, a native of Managua, Nicaragua, reported to RTC in 2011. Prior to joining RTC, he was stationed with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 4 where he was a crew leader and a job supervisor for numerous projects, and earned his Seabee combat warfare designation.

Since his transfer to RTC, Molina has qualified as a Ship’s Training Team member, earned his master training specialist designation and trained six divisions.

Molina recognized the support he received when he reported to RTC learning early on the value of being an RDC from his partners.

“I’m very competitive and I work hard to learn my job, so I can effectively train recruits and be the best RDC I can,” Molina said.

Recruit Training Command, located in Great Lakes, Ill., trains approximately 37,000 volunteer civilian recruits annually, transforming them into basically trained Sailors. Learn more at or find us on Facebook at



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