Future Leaders: Wrestling with success

Future leaders: Wrestling with success

“This place is really great for developing leaders,” said Giorgio. “Looking back now I can see all of the development and growth. Every single time it got hard, I got better as a person, I got stronger, I learned something every time and I’ve become a better leader and person over all. I dug deep and found it in me. I pushed past all of the other stuff and showed that it could be done.”

Stephen Horvath

Future leaders: A steady, determined pace pays off

The pace of life at a federal service academy can be a relentless uphill trek. The goal is to employ a steady effort, and those who do well will not allow many disruptions in their stride. Stephen Horvath, a first class cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy about to graduate this month, is one of those rare individuals whose steady effort made the uphill trek look easy.

Cadet 1st Class Matthew Hanks

This time around: Coast Guard Academy cadet reflects on prior service

On the surface, First Class Cadet Matthew Hanks appears to be a typical cadet: he plays baseball, he spends some nights up late working civil engineering design problems, and he’s gearing up for life as a commissioned officer. But a look beneath the surface reveals someone vastly different. Not only is he the spring 2015 regimental commander, the highest-ranking cadet in the corps of cadets, he’s already been in the Coast Guard for almost eight years.

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Leadership for the Arctic

Written by U.S. Coast Guard Academy public affairs. Warming temperatures have had a dramatic effect on the Arctic recently. Many reports indicate ship traffic through the Bering Strait nearly doubled from 2009 to 2010, and the debut of offshore oil […]


Sky is no longer the limit

Written by Petty Officer 1st Class NyxoLyno Cangemi. More than 100 cadets sat eagerly waiting while NASA’s live video stream played out on the screen in front of the small auditorium. On Jan. 24, members of the Coast Guard Academy‘s […]

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CGA develops leaders in the STEM field

March is Women’s History Month. In honor of the many contributions women have made to the history of our service, we bring you the stories of the female leaders of the Coast Guard. This week, we are highlighting female cadets […]


History: Women at the Coast Guard Academy

Post written by Scott Price, Coast Guard historian The recent Compass post on the selection of Rear Adm. Sandra L. Stosz as the next superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy marked a historic occasion but brought up some questions on the […]


First female service academy superintendent named

Update: Paragraph four has been corrected to reflect that the U.S. Coast Guard Academy was the first military service academy to accept women in 1976. Earlier today, the Coast Guard announced that Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz will be the first […]

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Coast Guard and Morgan State partner for diversity initiative

As future leaders of the Coast Guard, cadets at the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) find themselves uniquely poised to begin their selfless service to others, and for one particular academy team, their service began with tackling the issue […]