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Coast Guard Fog Rescue

U.S. COAST GUARD

MAKE A DIFFERENCE ON LAND, SEA OR IN THE AIR

READY TO GET UNDERWAY:

To prepare Cadets for selection to as Coast Guard officer, Norwich University offers the following recommendations

Join the Coast Guard Auxiliary University Program (AUP) - check out the USCG AUP Website

Join the Norwich University Corps of Cadets. Corps membership will provide you with:

  • Leadership opportunities
  • Military lifestyle familiarity
  • Discipline
  • Structure
  • Physical training
  • Eligibility to apply for commissioning through the Direct Commission Selected School program

— Select Naval ROTC for your ROTC affiliation to attend classes closely related Coast Guard-required skills:

  • Freshman year: NS 121 Introduction to Naval Science, 122 Sea Power and Maritime Affairs
  • Sophomore year: NS 221 Leadership and management, 222 Navigation
  • Junior year: NS 321 (recommended) Naval Ship Systems (naval engineering and propulsion), 322 (optional) Naval Ship Systems (weapons).
  • Senior year: NS 421 (optional) Naval Operations and Seamanship, 422 (optional) Leadership and Ethics

—  Join Norwich University’s Semper Paratus Society to engage with other students on campus with Coast Guard passions:

  • Coast Guard-specific knowledge
  • Coast Guard-specific PT

TWO OPTIONS TO COMMISSION IN THE COAST GUARD:

U.S. Coast Guard Direct Commission Selected School Program (DCSS)

Seniors in Norwich University’s  Corps of Cadets may apply for a Coast Guard commission through the Coast Guard’s Direct Commission Selected School Program.

For details and program requirements: https://www.gocoastguard.com/active-duty-careers/officer-opportunities/programs/direct-commission-selected-school-dcss-program.

U.S. Coast Guard Officer Candidate School (OCS)

Norwich University seniors may apply to attend U.S. Coast Guard Officer Candidate School; if  they’re selected, they’d attend Officer Candidate School after graduation. 

For details and program requirements: https://www.gocoastguard.com/active-duty-careers/officer-opportunities/programs/officer-candidate-school-ocs.

U.S. Coast Guard Station Burlington

U.S. Coast Guard Station Burlington

Vermont's own Station Burlington is a multi-mission unit under the command of Sector Northern New England (SNNE). Station Burlington’s area covers all of Lake Champlain, from the international border in Rouses, NY south to Whitehall, NY. That's responsibility for over 580 miles of shoreline and more than 435 square miles of surface water including search and rescue, law enforcement, and Homeland Security missions 24 X 7 X 365.

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WHY Choose Coast Guard At Norwich

Interdisciplinary approach that is guided by current global challenges

Leadership and character development in a military environment

High performing peers with similar interests and goals

RADM Richard W. Schneider Coast Guard Scholarships for students pursuing a Coast Guard career

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U.S. Coast Guard University Program

CONTACT

Russ Gasdia, Branch Chief
Auxiliary University Programs Development & Outreach Auxiliary Unit Coordinator
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
russell.j.gasdia@cgauxnet.us

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