Tag: College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative

Coast Guard participates with university for leadership summit

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.

‘Too good to be true?’

Capt. Robert Smith

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.

Sea stories: Full speed ahead

Aboard Eagle

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.

Why I Serve: Seaman Recruit Natallia Lopez

Seaman Recruit Lopez

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.”

Coast Guard continues partnership with HBCUs

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

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Coast Guard is looking for a few good grads

CSPI recruiting

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

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