On the morning of June 25, hundreds of people from all over the country are at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., checking event schedules and looking over base maps. It’s reporting-in day and the lives of 252 young men and women are about to change – dramatically.
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Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano speaks at the Coast Guard Academy’s 131st commencement exercise May 16, 2012, in New London , Conn. In all, 233 cadets received their diplomas and commissions as new ensigns in the Coast Guard. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley. Written by Chief Warrant
“I would like to leave the next generation in the long, blue line of officer and enlisted leaders and followers with the character, culture and core values needed to selflessly serve the Coast Guard and nation in an increasingly uncertain world,” – Rear Adm. Sandra Stosz.
An article in the CGA Alumni Bulletin exclaimed that “WOMEN JOIN THE CADET CORPS” and proudly proclaimed that they were “the first of the armed forces” academies to integrate women into their Corps. Seven hundred women sent in their applications to join the Class of 1980. Photos courtesy of CGA Alumni. Post written by Scott
Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz currently serves as Director of Reserve and Leadership. She is responsible for developing policies to recruit, train and support over 8,000 Coast Guard Reservists. U.S. Coast Guard photo. Update: Paragraph four has been corrected to reflect that the U.S. Coast Guard Academy was the first military service academy to accept