Future leaders: Wrestling with success

Future Leaders: Wrestling with success

“This place is really great for developing leaders,” said Giorgio. “Looking back now I can see all of the development and growth. Every single time it got hard, I got better as a person, I got stronger, I learned something every time and I’ve become a better leader and person over all. I dug deep and found it in me. I pushed past all of the other stuff and showed that it could be done.”

Future leaders: A steady, determined pace pays off

The pace of life at a federal service academy can be a relentless uphill trek. The goal is to employ a steady effort, and those who do well will not allow many disruptions in their stride. Stephen Horvath, a first class cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy about to graduate this month, is one of those rare individuals whose steady effort made the uphill trek look easy.

This time around: Coast Guard Academy cadet reflects on prior service

Cadet 1st Class Matthew Hanks

On the surface, First Class Cadet Matthew Hanks appears to be a typical cadet: he plays baseball, he spends some nights up late working civil engineering design problems, and he’s gearing up for life as a commissioned officer. But a look beneath the surface reveals someone vastly different. Not only is he the spring 2015 regimental commander, the highest-ranking cadet in the corps of cadets, he’s already been in the Coast Guard for almost eight years.

Leadership for the Arctic

U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Willow transits Nares Strait near an iceberg while a Danish naval vessel follows. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Luke Clayton. Written by U.S. Coast Guard Academy public affairs. Warming temperatures have had a dramatic effect on the Arctic recently. Many reports indicate ship traffic through the Bering

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Sky is no longer the limit

Daniel Burbank talks live to cadets from the International Space Station. Screen shot from NASA TV. Written by Petty Officer 1st Class NyxoLyno Cangemi. More than 100 cadets sat eagerly waiting while NASA’s live video stream played out on the screen in front of the small auditorium. On Jan. 24, members of the Coast Guard

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CGA develops leaders in the STEM field

1/c Cadet Brockway

March is Women’s History Month . In honor of the many contributions women have made to the history of our service, we bring you the stories of the female leaders of the Coast Guard. This week, we are highlighting female cadets at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy who are using science, technology, engineering and mathematics

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History: Women at the Coast Guard Academy


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

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First female service academy superintendent named

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

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Coast Guard and Morgan State partner for diversity initiative

CGA lacrosse helment

CGA and MSU partnered together for a lacrosse and diversity showcase that included a youth clinic, a Coast Guard information booth, a scrimmage between the two teams and an HH-60 Jayhawk helicopter flown in from Air Station Elizabeth City. Coast Guard photo by PA2 Brandyn Hill. As future leaders of the Coast Guard, cadets at

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