Enclosure (1) to COMDTINST 5354.6A
ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS AND ACADEMIC PREREQUISITES TO PARTICIPATE
IN CGRIT TRAINING PROGRAM
Eligibility Standards. All students attending an Historically Black College or University
(HBCU) are eligible to participate in the CGRIT training program. While the majority of
HBCU students are African Americans, the CGRIT program includes all HBCU students.
Successful applicants for the available training billets will meet or exceed the criteria described
in this Enclosure. Reference (a)'s article 1-E-2 lists these criteria.
To be considered, an applicant must:
Citizenship. Be a United States citizen on entry to CGRIT.
Age: Reach the age of 17 but not 21 by 1 July of the year admitted to CGRIT, or must not
reach age 22 by 1 July of the year admitted to the Academy.
Marital status. Be unmarried and have no legal obligations or dependents. admitted to the
Character. Demonstrate positive evidence of good moral character, responsibility,
trustworthiness, and emotional stability in his or her personal background.
Height and weight. Be between 5 feet and 6 feet 6 inches and in compliance with the
weight standards in reference (b). The Commandant may waive minimum and maximum
height up to 2 inches.
Physical aptitude. At the beginning of the training program, must qualify in physical
aptitude as demonstrated by a five-part examination which measures neuromuscular
coordination, muscular power, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance, and
flexibility. The examination is comprised of tests involving activities such as running,
jumping, climbing, pushing, and pulling. The Academy will provide details when
appointments are made. Appointees are advised to condition themselves physically by
participating in a wide range of physical activities before beginning CGRIT Orientation.
Medical. Meet all physical requirements for a Coast Guard commission as demonstrated
by passing the DODMERB (Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board)
entry physical, per chapter 3 of the Coast Guard Medical Manual. The student must
complete the physical within the year preceding entry into the program. Physicals will
normally be scheduled after a student accepts an appointment.