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.


Future leaders: Boxing, books and bayonets

As the ground thaws and the trees begin to green, the memory of a long winter is fresh in New England. For graduating cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, this past winter was their last spent along the Connecticut coastline. They will soon receive their commissions and disperse across the nation to serve as the Coast Guard’s newest officers. Some are headed for much warmer shores, as is the case with First Class Cadet Taylor Tennyson, who is bound for Coast Guard Cutter Robert Yered in Miami.


Future Leaders: Cadet Marina Stevens, Four generations of Coast Guard service

It’s been nearly a century since Coast Guard service first found its way into the hearts of Marina Stevens’ family. – carrying on a tradition that began with her great-grandfather, Olin “Blackie” Emerson, in 1918.


Honoring her heritage

Honoring her heritage: LT Celina Ladyga

Ladyga, who had been exposed to the military her entire life through her father, who served in the U.S. Army, received her commission in the Coast Guard upon graduating from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2007. Since then, she has seen herself as one thing: An officer in the United States Coast Guard.


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.


Adm. Zukunft

Coast Guard Commandant addresses future leaders

During the annual leadership address at the Academy, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft talked to the Academy’s Corps of Cadets about leadership principles to help guide them in their careers: know your purpose, standards matter, trust and empower your people and take decisive action.


Lt. John Pritchard

A lost World War II hero is remembered

In the pages of Coast Guard history are men and women committed to the achievement of the service’s goals. They exist to serve. One prime example is Lt. John A. Pritchard, Jr., from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Class of 1938.


Coast Guard Academy Class of 2018

R-Day 2014: The challenge begins

The United States Coast Guard Academy renewed a longstanding tradition Monday, June 30, as 256 U.S. cadets and seven international cadets took part in Reporting-in Day. Newly minted swabs cycled through drill training, uniform issue and a bevy of administrative procedures before filing into the companies to which they’d been assigned for Swab Summer. After a whirlwind day of administration and military indoctrination, the swabs took their oath before family, friends, and Academy personnel, officially marking the start of Swab Summer.


Eagle Service in Puerto Rico

‘What does the Coast Guard mean to you?’

Aboard the Barque Eagle, life is not easy for anyone – crew or cadet. Life aboard makes you tired, wet, hot (or cold) and often very sweaty. For Coast Guard Academy Cadet 1st Class Austin Fullmer, this summer has also been one of the greatest learning experiences of his life.


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DHS Secretary Johnson addresses Coast Guard’s newest officers

Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson welcomed the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Class of 2014 as the service’s newest complement of officers yesterday. Alongside degrees with majors ranging from humanities to engineering, cadets received commissions in the U.S. Coast Guard to officially begin careers in service to the country’s maritime needs.


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