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United States Coast Guard Academy
USCGC Eagle
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is unique among the service academies in that it educates the leaders of a humanitarian force. The United States Coast Guard is the oldest life-saving service in the world. Today's academy was born with the 1915 merger of the Life Saving Service and Revenue Cutter Service. It was moved to its present location on the Thames River in New London, Connecticut, in 1932.

The barque, USCGC Eagle, was acquired as a war reparation from Germany in 1947 and continues to serve as an important sea-going training platform for cadets.

Acceptance to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy is based on an annual nationwide competition. There are no Congressional appointments, state quotas, or special categories.


Cadet Insignia of Rank

Shoulder Boards for the coat of Full Dress White uniforms, the blue overcoat, Dinner Dress jacket, and on the tropical shirt.







Cadet,
4th Class
Cadet,
3rd Class
Cadet,
2nd Class
Cadet,
1st Class
(Non Officer)







   Ensign  
Lieutenant
(Junior Grade)
Lieutenant
Lieutenant
Commander
Commander
   Captain  

Sleeve stripes of the Blue Service Dress coat.







Cadet,
4th Class
Cadet,
3rd Class
Cadet,
2nd Class
Cadet,
1st Class
(Non Officer)







  Ensign   Lieutenant
(Junior Grade)
Lieutenant Lieutenant
Commander
Commander    Captain  

Metal insignia worn on the collar tips of blue shirts.
No
Insignia



Right



Left



Right



Left



Right



Left

Cadet,
4th Class
Cadet,
3rd Class
Cadet,
2nd Class
Cadet,
1st Class
(Non Officer)


Both Collars



Both Collars



Both Collars



Both Collars



Both Collars



Both Collars

   Ensign    Lieutenant
(Junior Grade)
Lieutenant Lieutenant
Commander
Commander   Captain  

 


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