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.
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.
Let’s be honest; it is pretty important for a young adult to get a degree these days, but college is expensive! Scholarships can greatly assist with off-setting the cost of college or could potentially pay for the whole thing. If you and your military child are interested in learning more about how to apply for scholarships, this is the post for you! Read more to get all the tips on how to get the most out of scholarships.
A strong leader leads by example and will do the right thing – even when no one is looking.
“Those are two leadership characteristics that I try to exemplify,” said Chief Warrant Officer Andrew Schock, a Coast Guard marine investigator. Schock recently received the Coast Guard Award for Excellence in Marine Inspections for his dedication to the Coast Guard and his team.
Recognizing the value of education and the benefits it brings to the Coast Guard family, the Coast Guard Exchange System Scholarship Program was established to provide additional financial resources to dependent children of Coast Guard personnel embarking on undergraduate college or university studies. Annually, a $2,000 scholarship is awarded to the outstanding applicants on a one-time basis. The number of scholarships granted each year depends on available funding.
For university students looking for ways to serve their country while pursuing a degree, finding a fit in the U.S. Coast Guard can be tough. With limited programs available, and no formalized ROTC, students wishing to learn more about America’s Coast Guard often fall short.
The Coast Guard is a diverse, multi-mission organization with great opportunities for all types of prospective candidates. Our recruiting effectiveness has surpassed the other armed services for the third year in a row and the quality of our candidates is the highest of all the services with an average Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score