US Coast Guard Academy

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The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) is a service academy of the United States Coast Guard in New London, Connecticut. Founded in 1876, it is the smallest of the five U.S. service academies and provides education to future Coast Guard officers in one of nine major fields of study.

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The United States Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) is a service academy of the United States Coast Guard in New London, Connecticut. Founded in 1876, it is the smallest of the five U.S. service academies and provides education to future Coast Guard officers in one of nine major fields of study.

Students are officers-in-training and are referred to as cadets, and upon graduation receive a Bachelor of Science degree and are commissioned as Coast Guard ensigns with a five-year active-duty service obligation, with additional years if the graduate attends flight school or subsequent government-funded graduate school. Out of approximately 250 cadets entering the academy each summer, around 200 graduate. Cadets can choose from among nine majors, with a curriculum that is graded according to their performance in a holistic program of academics, physical fitness, character, and leadership.

Cadets are required to adhere to the academy’s “Honor Concept,” “Who lives here reveres honor, honors duty,” which is emblazoned in the walls of the academy’s entrance. The academy’s motto is Scientiæ cedit mare, which is Latin for “the sea yields to knowledge”. Its academic programs are accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education.

This handsome challenge coin is finished in bronze and given an antique finish with richly-colored enamels.

Each coin measures 1 3/4 inch (44mm) in diameter.

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