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Letter to the Editor

October 31, 2017 by · Leave a Comment 

Dear Editor:

A unique summer program is available for junior high school students at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. The program, Academy Introduction Mission (AIM), offers an intense six-day summer curriculum for a select group of students prior to their senior year. This is aimed at students who would like to consider the opportunities available for a no-expense, four-year college study at the Academy.  This exceptional, brief summer activity allows the student to experience life at the Academy.

AIM is considered the most realistic service academy summer orientation program in the country and will test and inspire those interested in serving their country as officers in the nation’s oldest continuous maritime service. In these intense few days, the student is immersed in Academy tradition and cadet life. Most notably, AIM will help the student to discover if he/she possesses the mind, body, and character to succeed at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

The mission of the Coast Guard Academy is “To graduate young men and women with sound bodies, stout hearts and alert minds, with a liking for the sea and its lore, with that high sense of honor, loyalty and obedience which goes with trained initiative and leadership; well grounded in seamanship, the sciences and amenities, and strong in the resolve to be worthy of the traditions of commissioned officers in the United States Coast Guard in the service of their country and humanity.”

The Academy’s four-year curriculum of study offers an outstanding degree program with majors in a wide variety of subject areas. Examples of the academic departments include engineering, humanities, management, and the sciences.  The 7:1 student–faculty ratio represents exceptional attention to each student’s needs and scholarly interests. The faculty of 149 distinguished educators have designed a core curriculum based on the humanities and sciences with wide technical and professional exposure that serves as the nucleus of each academic major.

Detailed information on this program and the Academy can be found on the web at www.cga.edu.  Student and parents interested in AIM can contact me at 631-473-0538 or hherman30@gmail.com.

 

Sincerely,

 

Herb Herman

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

Port Jefferson Flotilla

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