With a student body of just over 1200 cadets, the USCGA is the smallest of our country's service academies. It looks and feels like the small school that it is, with both the benefits and the burdens that entails. Every cadet plays a role, everyone fits somehow.
I don't intend for this post to be a marketing gig for the Academy, as they do a fine job at their web site. I will, however, give my school's counselors a thorough briefing so that together, we can steer qualified and interested students into the life of humanitarian service that the Coast Guard offers.
Here I'll just offer a few pictures of this small New England "university" on the banks of the Thames (thaymz, not temz) River in New London, Connecticut:
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