Tag: Commencement 2019

Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty: Coast Guard Academy Class of 2019

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduated and commissioned 240 new ensigns in the 2019 Commencement exercises. The class resonates with the Coast Guard Core Values with sources of pride and areas of shortcomings. Learn more about the Class of 2019 in this week’s Honor, Respect, Devotion to Duty.

Future leaders: First Class Cadet Kyla Hughley

Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadet Kyla Hughley always knew she wanted a career in the military and in the sky. Hughley distinguished herself at the Academy by making it her mission to try out for every extra position, every extra class, and every extra group to become the service’s next future leader. The sky is the limit for Hughley as she heads to flight school upon graduation from the Academy.

Future leaders: First Class Cadet Evan Twarog

Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadet Evan Twarog poses for a photo outside Chase Hall at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin.

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.