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  • 2/c Year Academics - Seaman November 2015
    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 2 c Year Academics Academics Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts Hello all As I m getting ready to go on Thanksgiving leave I d love to tell you a little bit about my semester so far It has been filled with academics and swimming but also some very exciting milestones like designing our class rings that we will get in April As an Operations Research major I take mostly math and computer classes and a few humanities and navigation courses I really enjoy the math and computer courses This semester we are being introduced to computer programming in Java which I find both pretty difficult and fun The other math classes I m taking are Probability Theory and Networks and Non Linear Optimization I think both of these are very interesting If you would like to know more about these courses feel free to email me As far as non major classes I am in Morals and Ethics and Maritime Watch Officer In Morals and Ethics we learn about the different moral theories that exist and how they apply to everyday situations Maritime Watch Officer is our navigation class All cadets must take one navigation course each year This

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65376 (2016-02-15)
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  • 2/c Summer Recap - Seaman September 2015
    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 2 c Summer Recap The Cadet Experience Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts Hello I realize it has been a long time since my last blog but that just means I will have a lot to talk about on this one I am at the beginning of my first semester of 2 c year which means I just finished cadre summer It was a great experience transitioning into being a leader from previous follower and mentor roles Working with the swabs and watching them develop into 4 c was extremely valuable The summer was also filled with parts other than being a cadre For example we participated in a two week sailing program called Coastal Sail which allowed us to sail to places in New England like Martha s Vineyard and Nantucket It was a blast learning how to sail interact with people and lead a crew Another week a group of us went to Air Station Mobile in Alabama to learn about aviation This week was another one

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=65188 (2016-02-15)
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  • The Academy Summer Experience - Seaman September 2014
    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 The Academy Summer Experience Choosing the Coast Guard Academy The Cadet Experience Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts One of the main things that attracted me to the Academy was the summer experiences cadets have Unlike most other colleges the Coast Guard Academy allows cadets to work in the operational Coast Guard by sending them to cutters small boat stations and air stations depending on which class you are For the first part of this summer I worked at a small boat station in Fort Lauderdale for five weeks This experience was extremely rewarding and it served as a great transition from 4 c to 3 c year Station Fort Lauderdale opened my eyes to a part of the Coast Guard that I had not been exposed to yet I learned about the station s responsibilities and daily routines and was able to contribute by earning qualifications Along with achieving a communications qualification and making ground in becoming a boat crew member my classmates who were with me and I were exposed to even more experiences the Coast Guard has to offer We shot pistol learned defense tactics and even got getting pepper sprayed out of the way These involvements taught me a

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=6348 (2016-02-15)
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  • Pilot Shadow Program - Seaman April 2014
    Cyclocross Race School Starts Again 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 Pilot Shadow Program Choosing the Coast Guard Academy The Cadet Experience Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts One of the best parts of the Academy is all of the new doors it opens for you After being here for only a year I have already gotten the chance to participate in some incredible opportunities This weekend I went to Cape Cod Air Station for their Pilot Shadow Program In this program cadets get to follow along on flights happening that weekend at the air station I got to fly on both Saturday and Sunday and was able to observe actual Coast Guard operations It was one of the most exciting experiences I ve had being able to actually fly the Casa for a few minutes Additionally learning about how

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=5956 (2016-02-15)
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  • Major Decision - Seaman March 2014
    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 Major Decision Academics Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts Choosing the major you re going to study for the next four years can be a difficult decision I applied as a Government major but this past week switched into Operations Research and Computer Analysis I chose to switch for many reasons Operations Research is geared toward solving problems through math and logic I find that appealing because there is always a need for advancement or more efficiency Also this year I realized that math comes more easily to me than other subjects Operations Research is a math oriented major as opposed to Government which is mostly writing The use of computers and problem solving is also a growing field in both the Coast Guard and the civilian world I believe that the computer programming taught in the major is both interesting and a helpful skill to have with today s advancing technology When I made this decision I talked to a couple teachers and upper class I found that our majors do not have much weight when determining our jobs in the fleet but come into play when we retire and join the civilian sector From there I thought about which major paired with great operational knowledge from the fleet would provide me with the best job I determined that to

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=5904 (2016-02-15)
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  • Swimming at the Academy - Seaman February 2014
    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 Swimming at the Academy Athletics Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts Sports are a great way to have fun and become involved at the Academy We have sports period from 4 to 6 p m during the week and it is a great time to relax and forget about academics I swim here at the Academy and we just finished our season this past weekend at NEWMACs The season was awesome and I really enjoyed swimming for our team The team and coaches are amazing so we always have a fun time doing team events After a few Saturday practices we went out to breakfast as a team and we just recently volunteered as a team in a nearby elementary school s basket raffle Along with the incredible experiences and camaraderie my times improved significantly this season The coaches make great practices and are very helpful when it comes to giving advice to fix your stroke I

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=5883 (2016-02-15)
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  • I Was Meant to be Here - Seaman September 2013
    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 I Was Meant to be Here Choosing the Coast Guard Academy Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts Choosing where to go to college is not easy Everyone told me that I would know it when I found the college I was meant for However when visiting the esteemed universities that my family attended that I grew up cheering for in football and that my friends were planning to attend I did not feel as though those were the places I was meant to be It was after those visits that I heard about the Coast Guard Academy After I did a great deal of research on it I knew that I wanted to come here The rewarding career the difference I would make in peoples lives the countless new experiences and the strong friendships I would make here fed my desire to be a Coast Guard cadet Working in the fleet over the summers getting to travel to new places and see how the Coast Guard works were also big factors in my decision I also wanted to come here because of the camaraderie among this tight knit community Everyone is willing to help and support one another One thing we learned over Swab Summer is that you cannot survive without one another The Academy has given me the best friends imaginable Because many people had told me that the

    Original URL path: http://www.cga.edu/blog.aspx?id=5497 (2016-02-15)
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  • Developing an Identity - Tousignant October 2015
    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 Developing an Identity Athletics Class of 2017 Permanent link All Posts Throughout my life my identity has been rooted in my athleticism In high school I was known as the basketball player the volleyball player and the thrower Being an athlete was all I ever knew I had always been part of a team and took pride in my athletic achievements When deciding to come to the Academy I was told to join a sport because my teammates and coaches will look out for me I took this advice and became part of a team that I then considered my family at the Academy My identity continued to be rooted in being part of a team This group identity has always allowed me to depend on other people to look out for my best interests even if I did not Now that I am no longer part of a sports team I am able to develop my identity separately from a group I have to rely on myself which is making

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