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  • Academics: Marine and Environmental Sciences Internships
    Department Scholarship Careers Professional Maritime Studies Course Descriptions Strategic Intelligence Studies Courses Internships Graduate Studies Distinguished Speaker Program Faculty Alphabetical List Browse by Department Engineering Faculty Humanities Faculty Management Faculty Mathematics Faculty Science Faculty Professional Maritime Studies Faculty Library Registrar Academic Support Services Academic Advising Fourth Class Academic Orientation Cadet Academic Advisory Board Cadet Academic Assistance Program Writing and Reading Center HWRC International Council Peer Tutor Program Honors USCGA Scholars Honors Internships National Honor Societies Saratoga Fellowship USCGA Annual Ethics Forum Center for Advanced Studies About Lunchtime Seminar Series Excellence in Scholarship Awards Summer Fellowship Reports Internships As students progress in the major some discover an exceptional interest in a particular topic and a desire to extend their learning through independent research and internships Often an internship will lead to an independent research project Selection for internships is competitive requiring a 3 0 GPA and a rank in the top 40 militarily Nominations are reviewed by the Dean of Academics and the Commandant of Cadets Internships Summer training is an integral part of an Academy education MES majors have a unique opportunity to spend six weeks during their 1 c senior summer working with a field supervisor at an agency or institution conducting research Sample summer internships are listed below This list changes from year to year International Ice Patrol IIP Gain first hand experience in the IIP mission and in operational oceanography as part of a Coast Guard Ice Reconnaissance Detachment serving both in the Operations Center and conducting oceanographic research aboard ship Marine Safety Laboratories MSL Use the latest analytical instrumentation to characterize oil spills learning the specifics of how spill cases are processed screening some of the actual cases and working on independent research and development for real Coast Guard issues National Data Buoy Center NDBC Participate

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  • Academics: Science Department Scholarship
    of Plasma Physics Denver CO Jewczyn B Page E J Jones S B 2013 Writing in physics Presentation made at the IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference Princeton NJ Nagel R C Green G S Hayes C J Bergondo D L Hall G J Frysinger G S 2013 Assessing the Effectiveness of a Fluorometer for Detecting Oil in the Marine Environment in the Presence of Dissolved Organic Matter Poster presented at the Pittsburgh Conference Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy PITTCON Philadelphia PA Page E J Jewczyn B Jones S B 2013 A fully revised introductory physics sequence Presentation made at the IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference Princeton NJ 2013 Page E J Allen L Gray J Bateman S 2013 Description and development of an integrated sciences course on the science of terrorism Presentation made at the IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference Princeton NJ Speaking Engagements Mrakovcich K L 2013 What s for dinner Evaluating Seafood choices Guest Lectured at Connecticut College for the course and research on the topic of food and the environment with the Goodwin Niering Center for the Environment certificate students and faculty Mrakovcich K L 2013 Personal Narratives from a Brazilian Immigrant Guest Lecturer and Panelist at Three Rivers Community College as part of a week long series of talks presentations and panel discussions on Contemporary Realities in Brazil Guatemala and Cuba June 6 2013 Tebeau P and Mrakovcich K L 2013 Density Driven Ocean Current a MAURY Project module Co developed and co presented a workshop at the Southern New England Marine Educators Association conference on October 19 2013 Awarded Grants Heart E Subcontract to Gray J P and Frysinger G S 2013 Cytosolic and Plasma Membrane Circuitry of Beta Cell Redox Control Marine Biological Laboratory National Institutes of Health Grant R01DK097847 01A1 James R W and Page E J 2013 On the Sea By the Sea Of the Sea The Physics of Maritime Governance American Physical Society Public Outreach and Informing the Public Grant James R W and Page E J 2013 Request for support from HEL JTO for CGAPL research and Physics courses High Energy Laser Joint Technology Office HEL JTO Swithenbank S B Gray J P and Plantz D 2013 Shipboard Corrosion Technical Corrosion Collaboration Office of the Secretary of Defense Vlietstra L Scientist In Residence Fellowship Sitka Sound Science Center Sitka Alaska Cadet Projects Ashley T Jocis S and Smith K 2013 Tracking Ship Movement with Respect to USCG International Ice Patrol Reports Cadet Research Symposium New London CT Advisor Bateman S Ashner I and Jozsa T 2013 Walking the Line A Geospatial Analysis of Pequot Woods Property Cadet Research Symposium New London CT Advisor Bateman S Blackburn M and Jozsa T 2013 Methods for Corrosion Prevention in the Bilges of U S Coast Guard Cutters Cadet Research Symposium New London CT Advisors Maisano J Gray J Swithenbank S and Plantz D Block L Ward K LaRoche K and Dilworth L 2013 Ocean in the Box Construction and Use of an Underwater

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  • Academics: Marine and Environmental Sciences Careers
    Scholarship Careers Professional Maritime Studies Course Descriptions Strategic Intelligence Studies Courses Internships Graduate Studies Distinguished Speaker Program Faculty Alphabetical List Browse by Department Engineering Faculty Humanities Faculty Management Faculty Mathematics Faculty Science Faculty Professional Maritime Studies Faculty Library Registrar Academic Support Services Academic Advising Fourth Class Academic Orientation Cadet Academic Advisory Board Cadet Academic Assistance Program Writing and Reading Center HWRC International Council Peer Tutor Program Honors USCGA Scholars Honors Internships National Honor Societies Saratoga Fellowship USCGA Annual Ethics Forum Center for Advanced Studies About Lunchtime Seminar Series Excellence in Scholarship Awards Summer Fellowship Reports Careers Coast Guard Careers Academy graduates with a degree in Marine and Environmental Sciences apply their knowledge and experience to the scientific and management issues pertaining to the protection of marine resources The opportunities open to MES grads are as varied as the missions of the Coast Guard from fisheries law enforcement and management to oil and hazardous material spill cleanup and from ice operations to aviation Increasingly Coast Guard officers apply Geographical Information Systems GIS to enhance capabilities in navigation vessel tracking environmental response and threat assessment The U S Coast Guard Academy is one of the nation s key centers for research into

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  • Academics: Professional Maritime Studies
    Department Operations Research and Computer Analysis Curriculum by Year Capstone Projects Internships Department Scholarship Science Department Marine and Environmental Sciences Curriculum by Year Introductory Courses Major Specializations Capstone Course Independent Research Science Lecture Series Internships Department Scholarship Careers Professional Maritime Studies Course Descriptions Strategic Intelligence Studies Courses Internships Graduate Studies Distinguished Speaker Program Faculty Alphabetical List Browse by Department Engineering Faculty Humanities Faculty Management Faculty Mathematics Faculty Science Faculty Professional Maritime Studies Faculty Library Registrar Academic Support Services Academic Advising Fourth Class Academic Orientation Cadet Academic Advisory Board Cadet Academic Assistance Program Writing and Reading Center HWRC International Council Peer Tutor Program Honors USCGA Scholars Honors Internships National Honor Societies Saratoga Fellowship USCGA Annual Ethics Forum Center for Advanced Studies About Lunchtime Seminar Series Excellence in Scholarship Awards Summer Fellowship Reports Professional Maritime Studies The Department of Cadet Professional Maritime Studies enhances the military education and preparation of cadets for a career in the Coast Guard after graduation The mission of Professional Maritime Studies is to prepare cadets with professional knowledge and skills for duty as officers in the several career fields immediately following graduation Four courses are taught that cover a spectrum of operational topics including basic and advanced

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  • Academics: Professional Maritime Studies Course Descriptions
    centered on ships and maritime systems A baseline understanding of ships and maritime systems is developed to support future assessment of the impact benefit and risk of decisions involving the design acquisition operation regulation law enforcement damage control maintenance and salvage of ships and maritime systems Specific subject areas include buoyancy stability flooding salvage strength inspections regulation impact of shipboard flight operations operations Coast Guard vessels commercial vessels grounding pollution resistance propulsion maneuvering ship motions damage control and offshore structures Credit Hours 3 00 Format Class Laboratory Prerequisites 6101 Projected Offering Fall and Spring 6202 Applications in Navigation Lab Applications of Navigation is a lab based course that meets once per week This course continues the developmental journey by building upon the fundamental navigation preparation of 6101 and the common experience of 3 c summer The goal is to build proficiency in voyage planning and as a navigation team member through further preparation practice and an introduction to navigation applications and tools available in the fleet The first module focuses on voyage planning through the research of applicable publications prior to transiting through an unfamiliar port The introduction to the navigation brief as a tool for risk mitigation is discussed The second module improves the navigation team skills learned in 6101 and the proficiency required to navigate a ship through restricted coastal and open ocean environments The third module introduces cadets to the basics of relative motion theory with the initial exploration of maneuvering boards for course speed closest point of approach avoidance and intercepts secondary effects true wind and desired apparent wind Credit Hours 1 00 Format Laboratory Prerequisites 6101 Projected Offering Fall and Spring 6301 The Maritime Watch Officer The Maritime Watch Officer explores knowledge and skills vital to successful performance as a Maritime Watch Officer for the entry level graduate This course builds upon the individual navigation proficiency gained during the prerequisite courses and summer training programs and introduces new watch team skills applicable to the maritime watch In addition to refreshing navigation team skills taught in Nautical Science I and II students develop new skills such as advanced navigation coordination advanced relative motion theory and practice coupled with collision avoidance and briefing the command electronic navigation theory and practice basic routine and emergency shiphandling procedures and practice external communications and Bridge Resource Management knowledge skills and techniques Classroom theoretical discussions are reinforced and applied in the various visual and radar simulators and CGA training vessels within a watch team construct Team Coordination Training concepts are further analyzed in group projects wherein cadets present the causal factors and potential corrective actions surrounding selected Coast Guard Cutter mishaps Credit Hours 4 00 Format Class Laboratory Prerequisites 6101 6201 6202 Projected Offering Fall and Spring 6401 The Coast Guard Division Officer The Coast Guard Division Officer is the capstone course in Professional Maritime Studies supporting to varying degrees all of the Nautical Science Outcomes It links the first three years of instruction in Professional Maritime Studies with selected Coast

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  • Academics: Strategic Intelligence Studies
    Coast Guard has assumed a key role in the collection analysis and dissemination of maritime information and intelligence in the post 9 11 world As a formal member of the Intelligence Community IC and part of the Department of Homeland Security DHS the Coast Guard is responsible for ensuring relevant information is available to decision makers this requires critical thinking skills and an understanding of the maritime domain In the world beyond the Academy Coast Guard officers must have the foundation for strategic operational and tactical intelligence in order to effectively execute the various safety security and national defense missions in the ever changing national security environment When considering a career in the Coast Guard remember that strategic operational and tactical intelligence experience can begin with attending a lecture by a distinguished professional in the IC or enrolling in courses designed to complement the studies across all Academy majors This educational groundwork can then be applied toward a prestigious intelligence internship at a federal agency such as the CIA or National Security Agency Beyond graduation the opportunities for further study and an illustrious career working in the highest levels of government abound History of Intelligence Development Program IDP at the CGA Discussions between the Coast Guard Assistant Commandant for Intelligence and Criminal Investigations CG 2 and the Coast Guard Academy CGA to establish an IDP to deliver intelligence education and training to cadets officer candidates and students at the Leadership Development Center LDC was formalized in a landmark initiative 18 NOV 2005 with the dedication of the SIPRNet classroom by then CGA Superintendent RADM James C Van Sice and then CG 2 James F Sloan The agreement also allowed for two Coast Guard intelligence officers to be detailed to the CGA full time as liaisons to form the hub for

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  • Academics: Strategic Intelligence Courses
    and executing U S national and homeland security policies Covered are the nature of intelligence and intelligence processes the evolution organization and responsibilities of the Intelligence Community relationships between intelligence agencies and key national and homeland security policy makers President the National Security Council Cabinet secretaries and the Congress Recent case studies illustrate the key processes concepts and debates regarding intelligence and its role in protecting American security A special focus of the course is on Coast Guard Intelligence missions organization and functions in the post 9 11 security environment Credit Hours 3 Format Seminar Class Open to non government majors Offering Fall and Spring Semesters 2281 Intelligence and Democracy Exploration of the missions organization and processes of the U S Intelligence Community the major debates about the roles practices and problems of national intelligence and the Coast Guard s multi mission intelligence roles The course includes an examination of the various functions of intelligence including collection systems both human and technical critical analysis intelligence writing espionage and counterintelligence covert action and the role of intelligence in counterterrorism trans national and asymmetric threats Credit Hours 3 Format Seminar Class Open to government majors Offering Spring Semester Prerequisite 2469 and Secret clearance by time class begins 2375 U S Intelligence Collections and Analysis The global environment of the past decade raises new questions about American security and vulnerability to global threats It also focused new attention on the U S Intelligence Community IC specifically its interactions with policymakers how it works and products it generates to support U S security decisions and policies This course is designed to explore the how it works aspect of the IC most notably the intelligence process with specific emphasis on collection systems both human and technical and the critical thinking analysis writing and dissemination of finished intelligence analysis with a focus in the areas of transnational asymmetric threats Finally it provides a look at how intelligence analysis supports policymakers in a democratic society A special focus of the course is Coast Guard Intelligence and its binary role as part of a law enforcement agency and a member of the U S Intelligence Community Credit Hours 3 Format Seminar Class Course is open to all majors Offering Fall Semester Prerequisite 2269 and 2281 for Government majors 2481 for non Government majors and Secret clearance by time class begins 2487 Directed Studies in Strategic Intelligence A semester long directed research project in intelligence studies culminating in the completion of an intelligence assessment or intelligence related research subject Credit Hours 3 Open to all majors Offering Fall and Spring Semesters Prerequisite Permission of Intel Studies Director Other Courses Taught by Intel Studies Faculty 2269 National Security Policy Addresses the topic of U S national security policy from a historical as well as contemporary perspective The course starts with a historical treatment of the topic beginning with the legislative birth of the National Security Council NSC in 1947 and then tracing its subsequent evolution over the past 53 years

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  • Academics: Strategic Intelligence Internships
    Science Lecture Series Internships Department Scholarship Careers Professional Maritime Studies Course Descriptions Strategic Intelligence Studies Courses Internships Graduate Studies Distinguished Speaker Program Faculty Alphabetical List Browse by Department Engineering Faculty Humanities Faculty Management Faculty Mathematics Faculty Science Faculty Professional Maritime Studies Faculty Library Registrar Academic Support Services Academic Advising Fourth Class Academic Orientation Cadet Academic Advisory Board Cadet Academic Assistance Program Writing and Reading Center HWRC International Council Peer Tutor Program Honors USCGA Scholars Honors Internships National Honor Societies Saratoga Fellowship USCGA Annual Ethics Forum Center for Advanced Studies About Lunchtime Seminar Series Excellence in Scholarship Awards Summer Fellowship Reports Strategic Intelligence Internships A five week intelligence internship is offered for cadets the summer before their 1 c year to provide opportunities to experience first hand strategic and tactical intelligence operations in support of Coast Guard operational commanders and intelligence and law enforcement partner agencies Students will have an opportunity to stand and qualify as an intelligence watch officer work with intelligence analysts on strategic and tactical assessments and brief senior level decision makers on daily intelligence operations and products Locations include Coast Guard Intelligence Coordination Center Washington D C Coast Guard Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Atlantic Dam Neck Virginia

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