Class of 2016: Setting sail with the weight of a country on their shoulders

As 186 cadets in the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2016 took their final step off the stage to graduate, May 18, they also took their first steps into the rest of their careers. During his second commencement address at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson congratulated and welcomed the Coast Guard’s newest swell of officers.


Class of 2015

Class of 2015: ‘We are ready’

As 217 cadets in the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2015 swore the oath of office in the presence of their commander in chief, they set their course to ensure their names would be etched in the annals of history.


President Obama addresses the Class of 2011

President Obama addresses the Class of 2011

UPDATE: Click here to watch President Barack Obama’s commencement address to the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2011. Today, President Barack Obama welcomed the Coast Guard’s newest officers into the corps, saluting their achievements and inspiring them in service to […]