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Jonathan Dillard Profile  Jonathan Dillard
Nashville, TN - Class of 2017
Major: Government  
ABOUT JONATHAN

Hi there! My name is Jonathan Dillard and I am a proud member of the Class of 2017 here at the Academy. I was born and raised all my life in Nashville, Tennessee, which is perhaps one of the greatest places on earth to live. Homeschooled almost my entire life, I began to look at service academies my junior year because I wanted my college to truly challenge and grow me. The self-sacrificing missions of the Coast Guard really appealed to me and I very luckily was accepted!

The last two years here have definitely had their challenges but I am so grateful for the opportunity to be at the Academy. I’ve helped bust illegal fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico, watched the stars from the very highest yardarm of Eagle while underway, trained an entire company of incoming swabs, worked alongside some of the finest enlisted members of the armed forces, and made incredible friendships with my classmates that will last the rest of my life. As a Christian, the Academy has also been a place where my faith has been challenged and definitely grown as a result.

What I like to do? Anything outdoors…swimming, biking, running, hiking, or camping to name a few. Growing up in Music City, I’ve been playing Bluegrass and Celtic music since I was a kid and I currently have about half a dozen instruments stashed away in my closet! I did crew my freshman year at the Academy, but have also competed on the Sandhurst and Triathlon teams.