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  • About: Strategic Plan 2013-2018
    2018 Academy History USCGA Timeline USCGA Traditions Hall of Heroes Calendar Contacts Campus Phone List Office of Inclusion and Diversity Eclipse Week 2016 Model a Community of Inclusion Celebrating Diversity in the U S Coast Guard Diversity Councils STEM Outreach Giving Opportunities Alumni Association Parents Association USCG Foundation Institute for Leadership Job Opportunities News Events Strategic Plan 2013 2018 The U S Coast Guard Academy Strategic Plan 2013 2018 echoes

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  • About: Academy History
    of today s Coast Guard were established in 1790 by Alexander Hamilton that s him on the ten dollar bill Hamilton proposed the formation of the Revenue Marine a seagoing military service that would enforce customs and navigation laws collect tariffs hail in bound ships make inspections certify manifests Education at Sea 1876 The first Coast Guard Academy then called the Revenue Cutter School of Instruction was held aboard the

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  • About: USCGA Timeline
    newly constructed Chase The harbor was a snug winter home in an area close to the business district isolated by the channel and protected by the island 1878 1907 Cutter Chase A 115 foot barque rigged clipper the cutter was named for President Abraham Lincoln s Secretary of Treasury Salmon P Chase Chase was specially built for the corps of cadets and was initially home ported at the north end of Fish Island in New Bedford Massachusetts The cutter later moved to Curtis Bay Maryland during an expansion of the School of Instruction 1900 1910 Curtis Bay This was a time of significant transition in the life of the institution In 1890 the School of Instruction temporarily closed and for a short time Revenue Cutter Service officers came for a surplus of graduates from the U S Naval Academy An expansion of the Navy depleted the number of cadets available for Revenue Cutter Service duty prompting President Grover Cleveland to reopen the school in 1894 In 1900 Chase set up permanent winter quarters here The 64 acre campus consisted of a carpenter shop a boar shed a store house a dwelling the Academy classroom and a dock for the Chase Until 1906 the cadets slept and ate aboard the Chase 1907 1922 Cutter Itasca The 190 foot barquentine rigged cutter was a former Navy training ship The commissioning of Itasca ushered in a new age of training with more modern equipment and a triple expansion steam engine that could power the cutter when sailing was not possible 1910 1932 Fort Trumbull The historic old fort whose blockhouse dated back to the Revolutionary War was turned over to the Coast Guard by the War Department The name of the institution changed from School of Instruction to the U S Revenue Cutter

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  • About: USCGA Traditions
    Then the ring is reversed so that the Academy Crest is nearest to his her heart Chain Links During the Revolutionary War a great chain was drawn across the Hudson River to keep ships from attacking the rebel fort at West Point New York General Benedict Arnold was in command of that fort and when he betrayed the revolutionary forces one of the secrets he shared concerned these chains The chain links that can be found outside of the Coast Guard Museum were donated by members of the family that originally forged them Before the homecoming football game fourth class cadets were challenged to hide the chain somewhere on the Academy grounds The chain had been hidden in the Thames River the Superintendent s garden and even under the 50 yard line of the football field The second class cadets had to find the chain by half time of the football game If they could not find it they rewarded the fourth class with some privilege such as carry on Combination Covers It is tradition for cadets to place a picture of a loved one or someone special in their combination cover Commencement Graduating ensigns have two silver dollars in their pockets One goes to the Anchor Cadet the lowest ranking cadet graduating and the other goes to the first person to salute them The new ensign s shoulder boards are commonly put on by their parents after commencement and the whole corps usually keeps up this tradition by selecting someone special to put their newly earned cadet boards on their uniform too Commencement Formal Each year during Graduation Week a formal dance is held in honor of the new Academy graduates and their guests The evening finds the graduates in Dinner Dress Whites and wide smiles because this is the last dance before promotion and new stripes The Commencement formal marks a turning point at the Academy for other classes too as the next day is the end of an academic year and cadets are off to summer cruises Hallowed Words Who Lives Here Reveres Honor Honors Duty It is these few words that express what you should keep steadfast in your mind during your years at the Academy in all that you do Those inlaid words on the Quarterdeck are a symbol of this Honor and should never be tread upon Hold these few words high respect its significance and never stray from their message Liberty Bell Tradition has it that the cadet who rings the black navigational buoy by the museum will be granted good luck Objee Statue A statue of Objee the Academy s mascot is in the park behind Chase Hall For morale and spirit Objee is commonly dressed up before a big Football Game or any other athletic event He is dressed in jerseys team hats war paint class t shirts or various other cadet uniforms or decorations Ring Dance There are two ring dances held annually The first usually held about a month

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  • Hall of Heroes
    first floor corridor into a prominent commemorative landmark Now the area houses a stately series of signs and memorial plaques honoring heroic U S Coast Guard Academy alumni Since then the Class of 2009 joined with their Link in the Chain Class to continue an annual tradition honoring the achievements and sacrifices of alumni and former cadets The Hall contains the following sections The Wall of Remembrance which honors Academy graduates who perished while carrying out an operational mission The rotating display of the Wall of Gallantry honoring alumni who have been formally recognized for acts of heroic service The Cadet Memorial Wall which honors individuals that perished while in service as cadets The Wall of Valor which permanently honors Wall of Gallantry Inductees that have distinguished themselves during operations and have received the Silver Star or higher for their gallantry And the Heroes of Tomorrow which includes Company photos and a bulletin board dedicated to notable Corps of Cadets news Postings may include photos media clippings or letters of commendation and may feature academic athletic or community service achievement Additionally the Hall of Heroes includes these items of interest the Coast Guard Creed the Preamble of the Constitution the

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  • About: USCGA Calendar
    History USCGA Timeline USCGA Traditions Hall of Heroes Calendar Contacts Campus Phone List Office of Inclusion and Diversity Eclipse Week 2016 Model a Community of Inclusion Celebrating Diversity in the U S Coast Guard Diversity Councils STEM Outreach Giving Opportunities Alumni Association Parents Association USCG Foundation Institute for Leadership Job Opportunities News Events Calendar This snapshot of USCGA Critical Dates calendar is provided as a service primarily to parents and

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  • About: Campus Phone List
    860 444 8294 Cadet Finance 860 444 8309 Cadet Social Activities 860 444 8478 Cadet Vocal Activities 860 444 8471 Cadet Wardroom 860 444 8283 Cadet Watch Office 860 444 8294 Camera Electronics 860 701 6759 Casualty Affairs Control Officer CACO 860 701 6473 CGA Police Department 860 444 8597 CGI Special Agents 860 444 8210 Chaplain 860 444 8480 Chase Hall Duty Officer 860 701 6750 Child Development Center 860 444 8329 Civil Rights EEO Officer 860 444 8269 Civilian Personnel 860 444 8202 Clothing Store 860 444 8300 Coast Guard Band 860 444 8466 Coast Guard Exchange Store 860 444 8488 Coast Guard Exchange System Acctg Office 860 444 8484 Coast Guard Foundation 860 535 0786 Command Enlisted Advisor 860 444 8330 Commandant of Cadets 860 444 8280 Commencement Office 860 444 8464 Communications Office 860 701 6701 Comptroller 860 701 6728 Computer Help Desk 860 701 6666 Copy Center 860 444 8267 Credit Union 860 442 3279 Top D Dean of Academics 860 444 8275 Engineering Dept 860 444 8547 Humanities Dept 860 444 8358 Management Dept 860 444 6183 Mathematics Dept 860 701 6152 Physical Education Dept 860 444 8600 Professional Development 860 444 8379 Science Dept 860 444 8631 Decedent Affairs Officer DAO Staff 860 444 8371 Decedent Affairs Officer DAO Cadets 860 701 6746 Dry Cleaners 860 437 1212 Dry Dock 860 444 8473 Top E Exchange Store 860 444 8488 Exchange System Accounting Office 860 444 8484 Top F Facilities Engineering Division 860 444 8220 Fire Marshal 860 444 8559 Top G Guest Quarters Manager 860 444 8664 Top H Health Services Division 860 444 8400 Appointment Desk 860 444 8402 Billing Referral 860 444 8431 Dental Appointment Desk 860 444 8424 Eye Clinic 860 444 8405 Medical Records 860 701 6456 Occupational

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  • About: Inclusion and Diversity
    COMPLEXITY Inclusion and Diversity We are often asked about the role diversity plays in the formation of young military officers and future leaders the Academy has a unique responsibility to develop diverse pluralistic citizen leaders for our nation and the world The USCGA believes that we must be capable of serving an ever diverse nation and world by tying together academic excellence mission readiness and social diversity under the rubric of leadership development Diversity infuses richness and nurtures strength in the development of Coast Guard officers by training them to function in small units where introspection and respect for human differences unlock efficiencies in the development of optimal solutions to unpredictable field problems Diversity competency is crucial to officer development because it calls upon an individual leader to balance perspectives talents and empathetic skills in a group in order to ensure operational success in the increasingly complex operational world the Coast Guard is being asked to manage and secure We must vigilantly work toward creating a community of professional officers who support the precept that difference drives innovation and prevents myopic thought and groupthink We must embody and transmit core academic and civic values that are developmental and organic to the process of leadership development reinforcing that officership is tied to service to a demographically rich nation oversight by civilian leaders and evolving humanitarian capacities critical to disaster relief in operations both within and outside the United States The United States of the 21st Century will be a truly pluralistic society as long as crucible leadership laboratories such as USCGA remain vigilant to our founding principles and core values To this end equity of outcome must be the benchmark by which we measure our success Leadership and Diversity under an equity umbrella will center USCGA s moral compass and set

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