Being afforded the opportunity to attend the Coast Guard Academy is a great deal. First and foremost, it is a fantastic school. Having small classes allows us to spend more one-on-one time with the extraordinary faculty, a luxury I now take for granted that many of my civilian college counterparts don’t share. That, among other things, makes for a remarkable degree program in whatever discipline you choose at an even better value ($0!!)
However, most of us don’t come to Academy just to be excellent engineers or managers, we are here for college plus a little (maybe more than a little) extra something on the side. That more than a little extra something is what takes us from college grads to competent Coast Guard officers. During my time at the Academy, I’ve experienced being pushed to my limits during Swab Summer to skippering a million dollar sailing yacht around Martha’s Vineyard, with a whole lot in between.
That’s why I decided to start blogging, to tell all you cadet hopefuls out there about the little extra something that really makes the Coast Guard Academy special to us, and what makes it all worth it at the end of day. I hope y’all enjoy whatever crazy ride this blog goes on. Semper Paratus and GO BEARS!
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