You Can Help Launch Sailing Vessels to Train Coast Guard Academy Cadets

New London, CT –The U.S. Coast Guard Academy wants modern sail training vessels to train Coast Guard Academy Cadets in leadership. According to Rear Admiral J. Scott Burhoe, Superintendent of the Academy, “there is no better leadership classroom than a sailing vessel that offers the Cadet the opportunity for small unit command and control in the maritime environment for which the future officer has been called”. The goal is to build eight boats, one for each Cadet Company. These boats would supplement summer waterborne training. Boats would be used for weekend cruises when Academy juniors and seniors would earn qualifications as “Crew Chiefs” and, in turn, train freshmen and sophomores.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary suggests that those interested in supporting the program should contact Donald B. Trone, Director of the Institute for Leadership (412-860-4982) or via Email: trone@cgaleaders.org . The Institute for Leadership is the coordinating body for supplementary leadership and ethics programs at Academy.

As the smallest of the five U.S. service academies, the Coast Guard Academy offers an elite higher education, rigorous professional development, and honor and tradition of a military academy, but with a more personalized approach. For more information see http://www.cga.edu/

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian component of the United States Coast Guard. Created by an Act of Congress in 1939, the Auxiliary directly supports the Coast Guard in all missions, except military and direct law enforcement actions. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is an integral part of the United States Coast Guard. For more information visit http://www.cgaux.org/

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