Coast Guard Academy
Are you a student, interested in a career with the U.S. Coast
Guard? There is a program called AIM available to selected
individuals through the Coast Guard Auxiliary!
ACADEMY INTRODUCTION TO MISSION
Are you looking for thrill and non-stop action?
AIM may be for you! AIM consists of seven action-packed days
from reveille at 0600 to taps at 2200 where students live
the life of a Coast Guard Academy (CGA) cadet . The week's
objectives focus on giving participants first hand knowledge
of CGA empowering them to make informed decisions about applying
to and attending CGA. Students experience the challenges and
rewards of rigorous academic, military, and physical training.
This includes morning calisthenics, sailing, touring a Coast
Guard cutter and aircraft, competing in athletics, and working
out in the CGA's recreational facilities.
Students must be between their junior and senior year of
high school. They must be in good health, able to run, do
push-ups and sit-ups, and other forms of physical fitness.
Vision must be better than 20/400 and correctable to 20/20.
Additional refractive error limits are specified. Weight must
be proportional to height. Common disqualifiers include color-blindness
GLIMPSE ON AN AVERAGE DAY
DAY 1: Check In. Opening Session. Welcome
by the Director of Admissions. Opening Social.
DAY 2: Academy Tour. Sailing. Military Training.
Address by the Dean of Academics and Commandant of Cadets.
Interplatoon Athletics. Mock Inspection.
Day 3: Overview of Four Academic Majors.
Marine and Environmental Science Classes. Drill Practice.
Interplatoon Athletics. Cookout.
DAY 4: Overview of Eight Academic Majors.
Engineering Classes. Physical Fitness Capabilities. Exam Spirit
DAY 5: Obstacle Course. Sailing. Coast Guard
Cutter and Helicopter Tour. Final Indoctrination. Interplatoon.
Athletics. Preparation for Inspection.
DAY 6: Inspection Competition. Coast Guard
Helicopter Tour. Grand Finale. Picnic. Graduation.
HOW TO APPLY
Guard Academy web site for additional information and
AIM application must be turned into your local Coast Guard
Auxiliarist by March 31st of the year the student is applying
for. Applicants will be contacted by their local Coast Guard
Auxiliarist upon receipt of application. Selection is based
on individual merit and interest in the Coast Guard Academy.
If selected, travel and meals will be at the student's expense.