Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl Schultz congratulates Mr. Albert Curry, Jr., Deputy Assistant Commandant for the Engineering and Logistics, during the 14th Annual Stars and stripes event in Washington, D.C., Feb. 8, 2019. The event honors members who have served with distinction supporting the Service’s efforts in mentorship, diversity, and value-based service to the Nation, and provides an opportunity for military and defense leaders in the STEM to increase interest in and passion for STEM. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Jetta Disco.

U.S. Coast Guard “At the Intersection of America’s Future”

The Coast Guard stood at the “Intersection of America’s Future” in early February to honor several awardees of the Black Engineer of the Year Award ceremony. The conference brought together 12,000 STEM professionals from across the nation to inspire young Americans to pursue an engineering education and to recognize the achievements of senior military leaders within the STEM professions.


Future Leaders: Graduating Coast Guard Academy basketball star readies for military career

Victoria Sutherland, a first class cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, is a stand-out player on the Bears’ women’s basketball team. As a three-time all-conference selectee and 1,000-point scorer, she knows what it’s like to lead on the court. When she graduates in May, Sutherland will also be leading in the fleet as the deck watch officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter Bernard C. Webber, a fast response cutter homeported in Miami.


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Future leaders: Rwandan resolve

After graduation, Jackson Karama will return home to serve in the Rwandan Defense Forces and take part in the building of his country. His friends, classmates, and shipmates, will enter the Coast Guard fleet with their minds opened and their perspective broadened by the crossing of paths with Karama, and his fellow international cadets.


U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall.

Future leaders: Finding challenge and opportunity

For the class of 2016 at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the past year has been a surge of activity. As their graduation date nears, there are research papers to write and capstone courses to complete, before they can take their place in the service. Completing the institution’s 200-week cadet program results in a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission as a military officer. It is an extraordinary opportunity, and there are not many who have gained as much from that opportunity as Cadet Jacquelyn Kubicko.


Power behind the punches: Coast Guard Academy cadets bring dedication and focus to National Collegiate Boxing Championships

On the evening of April 7, 2016, as the sun set and the air cooled just north of Seattle, inside University of Washington’s Alaska Airlines Arena things were just beginning to heat up. It was the second night of three for the National Collegiate Boxing Championships and four Coast Guard Academy cadets, along with their two coaches, traveled from New London, Connecticut, to compete. The event brought together boxers from multiple colleges and universities, including the four military academies.


Cadet 1st Class Caleb Stewart, the team captain, finished third in the finals for the rapid fire hacking event against two West Point cadets and a Navy midshipman. Photo courtesy of ForAllSecure.

Developing leaders in cyber: U.S. Coast Guard Academy excels at CyberStakes

Recently, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy established a competitive cyber team to assist in educating and training the future cyber leaders of the service. The team allows cadets to get “hands on the keyboard” and go head-to-head with some of the best cyber operators in the world. Lt. Grant Wyman, the Coast Guard Academy’s cyber team advisor, knows that the establishment and training of the team is crucial for the Service.


Students are given a first-hand look at what life is like at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. U.S. Coast Guard photo.

U.S. Coast Guard Academy offers introductory program for high school students

AIM is the nation’s most realistic service academy summer program as it challenges and inspires rising high school seniors interested in serving their country and exploring technical degree programs. During six action packed days, you’ll immerse yourself in Coast Guard tradition and Academy life with cadet leaders.


Thanksgiving with the Coast Guard: Pumpkin Creme Brulee

Thanksgiving with the Coast Guard: Pumpkin Crème Brûlée

Thanksgiving is a time for friends, family and, of course, food! All this week, Coast Guard Compass will be sharing Thanksgiving recipes from Coast Guard food service specialists stationed around the globe. Today’s recipe comes from Chief Petty Officer Michael Shultz, senior special command aide to the superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Enjoy!


Servant Leadership: Capt. John (Van) Dickens

Servant leadership: Capt. John (Van) Dickens

Throughout his time at the Coast Guard Academy, Capt. John Dickens, command chaplain, has worked tirelessly to further the Chaplain Corps motto of ‘Called to Serve.’ His leadership at all levels made Dickens an unparalleled choice to receive the John H. Craven Servant Leadership Award.


Reporting In Day 2015: The view from the other side

The Class of 2019, the largest class in the last four years, continues to maintain recent gains made in diversity with 33 percent of the class from underrepresented minorities and 35 percent women. R-Day is the start of Swab Summer, an exciting and intense seven-week training period that forms the foundation of each cadet’s Academy experience and military career, preparing them for the stressful, high-profile missions they may encounter as commissioned officers in the U.S. Coast Guard.


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