The U.S. Coast Guard Academy football team enters Cadet Memorial Field to battle the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in the Secretary's Cup Sept. 8, 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall.

Coast Guard Academy football dedicates season to WWII hero

As the Coast Guard Academy Bears head into a rivalry game more than four decades in the making – the highly anticipated Secretaries’ Cup – the football team has come together to celebrate the life of Lt. James Crotty by dedicating the 2014 football season to his memory, raising the profile of a hero who truly lived and died by the Coast Guard’s core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty.

Merchant Marine Academy Class of 2011 Coast Guard ensigns

Merchant mariners choose Coast Guard

When it comes to commissioning a military officer, most people think of the military academies or officer candidate schools. However, one accession source that most people don’t think of brings a great deal of talent and experience to the U.S. […]