Base Support Unit Alameda forms partnership with Oakland Military Institute

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Coast Guard Capt. Keith Turro, commander of Base Support Unit Alameda, and Dr. Mark Ryan, superintendent of the Oakland Military Institute, signed a memorandum of agreement Wednesday, November 10, which will grant Oakland Military Institute cadets access to Coast Guard Island’s athletic facilities.

The purpose of the agreement is to set forth the terms of a new partnership between the Oakland Military Institute and the U.S. Coast Guard to fulfill the educational and physical fitness needs of its student body. The agreement will also introduce the cadets to the Coast Guard’s members, missions and opportunities for military service.

“I’m excited to be establishing this partnership with this school and to give the student body a chance to be exposed to the Coast Guard through our service members and facilities,” said Turro.

The Oakland Military Institute is a public college preparatory academy founded in 2001 by the former mayor of Oakland, Jerry Brown. Its mission is to provide a structured and rigorous academic program through a military framework where cadets develop as leaders, scholars and citizens.

“This agreement will help OMI to have a place for our athletic programs, and it also provides a link to the Coast Guard for academic programs, study groups and tutoring,” said Ryan.

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