Enclosure (4) to COMDTINST 5354.6A
to advise the Coast Guard of all grants or scholarships exceeding 0, request disposition
instructions, and keep or decline them as the Coast Guard determines;
to comply with CGRIT Program rules and obey Coast Guard representatives' orders;
to complete my application for admission to the Coast Guard Academy by the prescribed
m. to accept an appointment to the Coast Guard Academy, if tendered, after successfully
completing one year at a participating college or university and remain at the Academy at
least through the end of the second semester of my fourth class year.
I further understand that I may not compete for enlisted advancement during my enrollment in
the CGRIT Program, and, if offered an appointment, that I will be appointed to the paygrade of
cadet on admission to the Coast Guard Academy.
I further understand that if the Coast Guard determines I have breached any obligations set
forth in this Statement of Understanding, the Coast Guard may transfer me from my current
assignment and duty station to recruit training and thence reassign me to a Coast Guard unit to
complete my two-year active-duty obligation in an enlisted status. If I fail to complete the
specified period of active duty service, I may be required to reimburse the Coast Guard for the
cost of my education at the HBCU pursuant to the provisions of Title 10, United States Code,
I further understand that, if and when I successfully complete the four-year education and
professional training at the Coast Guard Academy, I will be discharged from my enlisted status
and commissioned as an Ensign in the regular Coast Guard or Coast Guard Reserve, as
appropriate. I then am required to serve on active duty for at least five years from the date of
I further understand that I am a member of the United States Coast Guard, an Armed Force,
and subject to all laws governing the Armed Forces, Coast Guard Regulations, the Uniform
Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), and special and general orders. I will receive training in
these regulations during Orientation.
I further understand that, if I meet my obligations but the Coast Guard Academy does not offer
me an appointment, the Coast Guard will transfer me to the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) to
fulfill my remaining military obligation in an inactive duty status.