United States Coast Guard Academy
Founded in 1876, the United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) is the military academy of the United States Coast Guard. Located in New London, Connecticut, it is the smallest of the five federal service academies. The academy provides education to future Coast Guard officers in one of eight major fields of study.
The roots of the academy lie in the School of Instruction of the Revenue Cutter Service, the school of the Revenue Cutter Service. Established near New Bedford, Massachusetts, in 1876, the School of Instruction used the USRC Dobbin for its exercises. Captain John Henriques served as superintendent from the founding until 1883. The one civilian instructor was Professor Edwin Emery, who taught mathematics, astronomy, English composition, French, physics, theoretical steam engineering, history, international law, and revenue law, among other subjects. The School was, in essence, a two-year apprenticeship, supplemented by minimal classroom work. The student body averaged five to ten cadets per class. With changes to new training vessels, the school moved to Curtis Bay, Maryland, in 1900 and again in 1910 to Fort Trumbull, a Revolutionary Warï¿½era Army installation near New London, Connecticut. In 1914 the school became the Revenue Cutter Academy, and with the 1915 merger of the Revenue Cutter Service and the Life Saving Service, it became the Coast Guard Academy. The land for the construction of the new Coast Guard Academy in New London was purchased in 1930. The 40-acre site, made up of two parcels from the Allyn and Payne estates, was purchased for $100,000 on July 31, 1930. The $100,000 was raised not through a bond issue as originally planned, but with a bank loan based on uncollected back taxes. The contract was awarded to Murch Brothers Construction Company of St. Louis and ground was broken on January 1931 by Jean Hamlet, daughter of RADM Harry G. Hamlet, Academy Superintendent from 1928-1932. On May 15, 1931, Treasury Secretary Andrew W. Mellon visited New London to lay the cornerstone of Hamilton Hall. Construction proceeded relatively on schedule and cadets moved into the new buildings on September 20, 1932. In 1946, the academy received, as a war reparation from Germany, the barque Horst Wessel, a 295-foot tall ship which was renamed the USCGC Eagle. It remains the main training vessel for cadets at the academy as well as for officer candidates as the Coast Guard's Officer Candidate School, which is located on the grounds of the USCGA. The academy was racially integrated in 1962, at the behest of President Kennedy
The mission of the United States Coast Guard Academy is to graduate young .... In 2006, the men's rugby club won the Division II National Championship at Stanford, California, after defeating the University of Northern Colorado. .... Robert S. Lucas, 1952 ... Cadet Mission Statement, United States Coast Guard Academy
Ellsworth P. Bertholf 1887 Last Captain-Commandant of the United States Revenue Cutter Service (1911ï¿½1915); fourth Commandant of the United States Coast Guard (1915ï¿½1919) Leonidas I. Robinson 1889 First Academy graduate to die in the line of duty Philip F. Roach 1907 Commodore; recipient of the Navy Cross William J. Keester 1910 Rear Admiral; Commander of the 5th Coast Guard District Joseph Stika 1911 Vice admiral; recipient of the Navy Cross Elmer Fowler Stone 1913 United States Naval Aviator, piloted the NC-4 on the first naval transatlantic flight Lyndon Spencer 1918 Vice admiral; commanding officer of the USS Bayfield (APA-33) during World War II Harold G. Bradbury 1920 Rear admiral; commanding officer of the USS Leonard Wood (APA-12), USS Wakefield (AP-21) and USCGC Duane (WPG-33) during World War II; Commander of the 1st Coast Guard District Edward Thiele 1927 Rear Admiral; Engineer-in-Chief of the Coast Guard (1958ï¿½1961) Carl B. Olsen 1928 Rear Admiral; Commander of the 8th Coast Guard District Allen Winbeck 1929 Rear Admiral; Commander of the 13th and 12th Coast Guard Districts A. J. Carpenter 1933 Rear Admiral; Commander of the 11th and 3rd Coast Guard Districts John Birdsell Oren 1933 Rear admiral; Chief of Engineering Arthur B. Engel 1938 Rear Admiral; Superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy (1967ï¿½1970) Benjamin F. Engel 1938 Vice Admiral; Commander of the 14th and 3rd Coast Guard Districts Thomas R. Sargent III 1938 Vice Admiral; Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard (1970ï¿½1974) Ellis L. Perry 1941 Vice Admiral; Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard (1974ï¿½1978) G. William Miller 1945 Chairman of the Federal Reserve (1978ï¿½1979); United States Secretary of the Treasury (1979ï¿½1981) John B. Hayes 1947 Commandant of the United States Coast Guard (1978ï¿½1982) Robert A. Duin 1948 Rear Admiral; Commander of the 17th Coast Guard District Sidney A. Wallace 1949 Rear Admiral; Chief of Public and International Affairs (1975ï¿½1977) Robert S. Lucas 1952 Rear Admiral; Commander of the 17th Coast Guard District Theodore J. Wojnar 1953 Rear Admiral; Commander of the 13th Coast Guard District William P. Kozlovsky 1954 Rear Admiral; Commander of the 14th Coast Guard District William J. Ecker 1960 Rear Admiral; Commander of the 2nd and 5th Coast Guard Districts Richard A. Appelbaum 1961 Rear Admiral; Chief of Law Enforcement and Defense Operations James Loy 1964 Admiral; Commandant of the Coast Guard (1998ï¿½2002); 2nd Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (2002ï¿½2003); United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security (2003ï¿½2005); Acting Secretary United States Department of Homeland Security (2005) Paul M. Blayney 1965 Rear Admiral; Commander of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District Thomas H. Collins 1968 Admiral; Commandant of the Coast Guard (2002ï¿½2006); guided the Coast Guard after the terrorist attacks of 9/11 John T. Tozzi 1968 Rear Admiral; Director of Information and Technology (1996ï¿½1997) Thad Allen 1971 Principal Federal Official for the response to Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita and National Incident Commander for the response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf Coast region; Commandant of the Coast Guard (2006ï¿½2010) Charles D. Wurster 1971 Retired vice admiral; national commodore of the Sea Scouting division of the Boy Scouts of America Erroll M. Brown 1972 First African-American Coast Guard admiral Bruce E. Melnick 1972 First Coast Guard astronaut Timothy S. Sullivan 1975 Rear admiral; Senior Military Advisor and Operational Advisor to the United States Secretary of Homeland Security; Primary Military Coordinator between the United States Department of Homeland Security and United States Department of Defense Robert J. Papp, Jr. 1975 Admiral; 24th and current Commandant of the United States Coast Guard (2010ï¿½Present) Sandra L. Stosz 1982 Rear admiral; first female Academy graduate to achieve flag rank; Superintendent of the United States Coast Guard Academy; first woman to command a United States military service academy. Stephen E. Flynn 1982 Ph.D.; author; chair at the Council on Foreign Relations Daniel C. Burbank 1985 Second Coast Guard astronaut
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