Captain is defined as a title given to the person in command. Coast Guard Academy Cadet First Class Jack Brandt has been in command of the Corps of Cadets and was chosen as captain of the Academy’s baseball and football teams.
Between taking at least 15 credit hours a semester, participating in athletics, clubs, societies, lectures, military training and mentoring lower classmen, U.S. Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadet Evan Twarog helped thousands of people during the 2017-2018 hurricane seasons through crisis mapping. Twarog’s interest in geospatial technologies allowed him to take social media posts from people in distress asking for help and placing them on a map to give responders a location to search. Upon graduation, Twarog intends to continue exploring emerging technology for use in the Coast Guard and hopes to learn more aboard the polar icebreaker Healy.
The Coast Guard Academy is uniquely suited to prepare international maritime leaders to address the most complex global challenges of our time; those that require transnational solutions and long-term cooperation between nations, such as polar climate change, protection of ocean resources, terrorism, transnational crime and disaster response and recovery.
Cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy conduct a long-term corrosion study on the USS Arizona in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, that will help to determine when the submerged hull of the sunken ship might collapse and release oil.
The Coast Guard’s missions in the Arctic are evolving with the changing landscape. Six teams of Coast Guard Academy cadets have been working on their capstone projects exploring and designing icebreakers capable of operating in both the Arctic and Great Lakes, as well as applying conceptual understanding of the Arctic domain to build foundational relationships between Arctic nations.
The Coast Guard’s legacy of environmental protection dates back to the late 1800s with the signing of the Fur Seal Act of 1897, charging the Coast Guard with the vital role of enforcing natural resource laws. Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadets Ainsley Fruhwirth and Zoe Bolling, both marine science majors, have spent the last two years working on saving the right whales as part of their capstone research project.
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy has called several places “home,” but it wasn’t until 1932 that the academy settled down permanently in New London, Connecticut. We’re celebrating the 85th anniversary with a short history of the academy – from its humble beginnings, to the Ivy League-caliber school it is today.
The Class of 2021 started Day One, the beginning of Swab Summer and the beginning of their 200-week journey to becoming an officer, June 26, 2017. Swab Summer is an intensive seven-week program, that prepares students for military and Academy life. Cadre, second class cadets in-charge of the swabs training, will lead swabs through a series of challenging tasks, events and evolutions.
Coast Guard Academy cadets competed at the annual Sandhurst Military Skills Competition in April. The Sandhurst competition is a two-day event, which tests a teams overall military skills. The Academy cadets beat 29 out of 38 West Point teams and the U.S. Naval Academy at the competition, along with the Korean, Japanese, Colombian and Thailand teams.
The Coast Guard Academy Women’s Sailing Team recently won the 2016 Sperry Women’s National Championship for the Gerald C. Miller Trophy in dominating fashion, finishing 40 points ahead of Brown University. This is the Bears’ first national title in program history.