In this photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Coast Guard Academy Second Class Cadet Matt Monahan yells instructions to a group of swabs Monday, June 25, 2012, at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. In all, 251 members of the incoming class of 2016, known as swabs, reported in during an event called R-Day or Reporting In Day.

Swabs on deck: R-Day 2012

On the morning of June 25, hundreds of people from all over the country are at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., checking event schedules and looking over base maps. It’s reporting-in day and the lives of 252 young men and women are about to change – dramatically.

The Coast Guard's newest ensigns await their diplomas during the 131st commencement exercise May 16, 2012, in New London , Conn. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Congratulations to the Class of 2012!

Written by Chief Warrant Officer Kimberly R. Smith, Coast Guard Academy Public Affairs. With the graduation of the class of 2012, another year passes at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. But with this class and institution, as with the Coast […]

Rear Adm. Stosz

Women’s Leadership Symposium: Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz

“I would like to leave the next generation in the long, blue line of officer and enlisted leaders and followers with the character, culture and core values needed to selflessly serve the Coast Guard and nation in an increasingly uncertain world,” – Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz.


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 […]