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  • An Uphill Battle - Silliman October 2015
    2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 November 2011 cadet blogs An Uphill Battle Overcoming Challenges Class of 2019 Permanent link All Posts The day before R Day legitimately frightened me Three weeks of summer had flown by and now I would spend the next seven weeks in the toilsome world of Swab Summer I did not have the easiest time as a swab in fact I probably had one of the hardest As the Academy begins to prepare for the arrival of thee Class of 2020 I hope I can help incoming swabs understand what they need to do to get through the summer I faced a very tough uphill battle to get into the Coast Guard Academy as I was wait listed in the Early Action round of applicants in December and did not receive my appointment until May A big reason for having been wait listed was because I had not visited the Academy since eighth grade so they had no real way to gauge my interest By keeping in touch with my Admissions Officer and asking people with connections to the Coast Guard to vouch for me I eventually received my appointment I feel from my Admissions experience that I am in a good position to give advice to new applicants I think I can also draw now from my time here even though it has only been

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  • Miller Profile
    everyone at my house organized I m the oldest of seven so it s a hard task In high school I did fencing and field hockey and also tried lacrosse and track I love being outside and doing sports so I was a little disappointed that the Academy didn t have a field hockey team or a fencing team I ended up joining rowing however which is awesome It s such a good break from the academic and military aspects of the Academy and the team is just terrific I m currently enrolled as a Government major although I might switch to Marine and Environmental Sciences I d actually like to double major but whenever I say that everyone kind of gives me this weird look and warns me not to As a junior in high school I never really considered applying to any service academies My family isn t a military family and I always thought I would go to a liberal arts school Last October I went to an informational meeting about the Coast Guard Academy on a whim and I decided to apply the whole package of good academics good athletics and good jobs after graduation seemed to be a perfect fit for me I ended up applying regular action and waited I ended up getting wait listed and the largest reason was because the admissions officers saw a lack of interest on my part which was understandable I didn t do AIM or Cadet for a Day and the first time I stepped foot on campus was the day before R Day Fortunately I was able to get off the wait list and make it here The Academy isn t always tons of fun especially the Swab Summer aspect but it s such a good fit

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/cadetblog.aspx?id=3372 (2016-02-15)
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  • Enjoying the Little Things During Swab Summer - Kearney October 2015
    Class of 2015 Class of 2014 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 November 2011 cadet blogs Enjoying the Little Things During Swab Summer Overcoming Challenges Class of 2019 Permanent link All Posts Arriving on R Day I thought to myself how my brother went through all of this I grew up with him and remember saying goodbye to him on his R Day I saw the ways he changed and the ways he remained the same and I heard the stories of his experience at the Academy Being here now I can put together what I visualized the Coast Guard Academy to be and compare it to what I have actually done Going through Swab Summer with the company known to be the most challenging on its swabs was difficult but well worth it Through all those difficulties also came the good moments small things here and there Boston and New York on Eagle and the bonds I made with my shipmates The workouts were tough and could occur throughout the day Shaving every day was a first I had to learn how to memorize information quickly to get out of bed and put shoes on in 15 seconds to change out of a uniform take a shower

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  • Holiday Sandwiched Mayhem - Daghir November 2015
    November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 November 2011 cadet blogs Holiday Sandwiched Mayhem Academics Overcoming Challenges Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts Hi It s weird Driving back to school this time I did not really experience that stomach drop At this point my closest friends are those who walk the halls here at school Thanksgiving was nice and it was a chance for me to be completely off guard prior to the most strenuous week of the semester Funny how that works I have to say though the break was nice I went home to Maryland and was able to get some quality family time in I was able to depart early for recruiting leave which was nice I got to leave the Academy on Friday instead of Tuesday I went to four high schools but unfortunately the students in my county were already on break so I met with some teachers I also did an informational session at a library which was attended by a variety of people so I guess I did get some recruiting in School is about to be crazy in the coming four days I have two papers and a poster due and two tests And then our military scores are also due in plus we have

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65397&blogid=139 (2016-02-15)
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  • Fall Goes Flying By! - Engelhardt November 2015
    2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 November 2011 cadet blogs Fall Goes Flying By Athletics Just for Fun Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts Hello all A lot has happened since my last blog and as I write this blog winter appears to truly be descending on New London However this fall has truly been a blast from times spent with friends watching a successful football team and getting to participate in some truly remarkable events the first semester of my senior year at the U S Coast Guard Academy has truly been enjoyable When you are an underclass at the Academy you do not have the privilege of having a car on base However as a senior your car privilege opens up opportunities to travel and get out and about on the weekends I have taken full advantage of this exploring new restaurants in nearby Mystic getting a chance to tour the mansions of Newport Rhode Island with my girlfriend and visiting friends at the relatively close U S Military Academy at West Point While the extra privileges have been nice as an avid sports fan it is always great to see the Bears do well Our men s soccer team made the NCAA tournament last year and our women s volleyball team is always a force to be reckoned with in the NEWMAC our athletic conference Our football team largely due to weight restrictions that limit the players size always seems to lose the close games However this season has been a different one and we have a great team that is

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65369&blogid=139 (2016-02-15)
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  • Arctic Forum Events - Roesch November 2015
    Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016 Class of 2015 Class of 2014 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 November 2011 cadet blogs Arctic Forum Events The Cadet Experience Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts As a Government major at the Academy we are presented with multiple opportunities to attend some unique events Recently we had representatives from the Arctic nations convene at the Academy to discuss multilateral relations with respect to the Arctic I was allowed to sit in on a panel discussion with the representatives to hear how each of these countries is developing policies in the Arctic If you don t know the Arctic is an area of growing importance Never before has the idea of using Arctic region for trade tourism or territory been discussed But now with the changing environment the Arctic has new importance Each country has their own unique challenges facing them It was extremely interesting to sit in and listen to each representative discuss how their country is impacted by the new opportunities in the Arctic The most intriguing idea discussed was the notion of search and rescue SAR operations in the Arctic Improving rescue techniques calls for multiple agencies and countries to work together to best

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65335&blogid=139 (2016-02-15)
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  • Operations Research Capstone Project...Stay Tuned - Hirst November 2015
    Reflecting on Our Blessings Administrative Action Returning to My Roots Rollin on the River Excited About My Research Projects Academics Athletics Choosing the Coast Guard Academy Extracurricular Activities and Faith Based Involvement Just for Fun Overcoming Challenges The Cadet Experience Life as a Junior Officer Class of 2019 Class of 2018 Class of 2017 Class of 2016 Class of 2015 Class of 2014 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 September 2012 August 2012 July 2012 June 2012 May 2012 April 2012 March 2012 February 2012 November 2011 cadet blogs Operations Research Capstone Project Stay Tuned Academics Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts First semester of senior year is moving at a steady clip During our senior year most majors work on a capstone project which encompasses the entire year s worth of work The cadets studying engineering are already well underway with their capstone projects The majority of my friends are engineers and they give me a hard time because as an Operations Research major I haven t started my project yet Operations Research just received the capstone slate and we put in a dream sheet of the capstone we would like to work on Most of the projects are Coast Guard applicable and our work will be put into place to help out the fleet We have the opportunity to optimize flight

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65331&blogid=139 (2016-02-15)
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  • Contributing to the Coast Guard Mission as an Intern - Ellis October 2015
    Coast Guard Mission as an Intern Academics The Cadet Experience Class of 2016 Permanent link All Posts This past summer I completed an internship at the District 1 offices in Boston Massachusetts The project that I was tasked with at the end of the school year was to update three of the Geographic Response Plans GRPs for the Hudson River GRPs are basically oil response plans Maps of this area had not been updated in many years due to the lack of resources and time The old maps were black white and grey lines with very little information My job was to create more detailed maps with booming strategies marinas environmentally sensitive data boat ramps and possible oil spill sources On the back of the maps I included other information on strategies pictures and important phone numbers I began my internship in the middle of June Two days after arriving I was sent to Albany New York to begin collecting data for the GRPs In addition I got to tour some oil terminals in the area I was in Albany about a week then headed back to Boston to start creating the new maps 16 in total After completing these I presented my work to various members at District 1 and had a surprise visit in the middle of my presentation by RADM Fagan and VADM Lee It was an amazing experience to be able to present my work to these people I once again traveled to New York but this time to Poughkeepsie People from D1 Sector New York and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation NYDEC all worked with me on boat trips down the river so that we could collect data for the maps During my internship I traveled 100 miles of the Hudson River from

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