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MAR 25, 1997
COMMANDANT INSTRUCTION 5354.6A
Subj: ADMINISTERING THE COAST GUARD RECRUITING INITIATIVE FOR THE
TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY (CGRIT) TO THE U.S. COAST GUARD ACADEMY
Ref: (a) CG Personnel Manual, COMDTINST M1000.6 (series)
Allowable Weight Standards for the Health and Well-Being of Coast Guard Military
Personnel, COMDTINST M1020.8 (series)
PURPOSE. This instruction promulgates procedures to coordinate and administer the Coast
Guard Recruiting Initiative for the Twenty-First Century (CGRIT) program and prescribes
application procedures to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.
ACTION. Area and district commanders, commanders of maintenance and logistics
commands, commanding officers of headquarters units, assistant commandants for
directorates, chief counsel, and special staff offices at Headquarters shall ensure compliance
with the provisions of this directive.
DIRECTIVES AFFECTED. Administration of the Coast Guard Recruiting Initiative for the
Twenty-First Century, COMDTINST 5354.6, is canceled.
The Coast Guard Recruiting Initiative for the Twenty-First Century (CGRIT) is a
recruiting program designed to expand the pool of applicants for the Coast Guard
Academy and Officer Candidate School (OCS), although this instruction specifically
discusses Coast Guard Academy applicants only. Since these are the gateways to the
Coast Guard for virtually all officers, over time this program will have a far-reaching
effect on the Service's officer corps.