Coast Guard service members Capt. Kevin Reed, commander of Sector Long Island Sound, and Lt. Cmdr. Roberto Concepcion from Coast Guard Headquarters partnered with Alcorn State University (ASU) and service members from the U.S Army, U.S Navy and U.S Marine Corps to participate in the Alcorn State University Military Leadership Summit in Alcorn, Mississippi.
Tag: College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative
June 18 marks the 25th anniversary of the College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative Program. CSPI is a fully funded scholarship program open to students of all races and ethnicities, which may pay up to two academic years of college tuition and books. While in the program, officer trainees are provided with valuable leadership, management, law enforcement, navigation and marine science skills and professional development training. Upon graduation from college, officer trainees attend Officer Candidate School and are commissioned as ensigns in the Coast Guard. In honor of this milestone, we highlight one of the program’s initial candidates, Capt. Robert Smith.
Somewhere off the coast of New Jersey: As the Coast Guard Barque Eagle sailed into 17 knot winds and 6 to 8-foot seas, officer candidates entered metaphorically uncharted waters. That’s especially true for two United States Coast Guard officer candidates with no previous maritime experience.
Each fiscal year, Coast Guard Recruiting Command offers 12 commissioning programs to bring competent leaders and specialists into the officer corps.
The Coast Guard celebrates 223 years of service to the nation this Sunday and is an opportunity to reflect upon the men and women who serve in America’s Coast Guard. In honor of our service’s birthday, we reached out to Coast Guard men and women and asked them to write an essay based the prompt “Why I serve.”
A Coast Guardsman from the Deployable Operations Group talks to students attending a Historically Black Colleges and Universities summit. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn. Written by Lt. Cmdr. Zeita Merchant and Petty Officer 2nd Class Walter Shinn. Every day the Coast Guard successfully completes incredibly diverse missions at home
Coast Guard members talk with students and parents about opportunities available in the Coast Guard and through the College Student Precommissioning Initiative. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie R. B. Elis. Post written by Petty Officer 2nd Class Annie R. B. Elis. Every day, Coast Guard recruiters travel the nation to