Encl. (1) to COMDTINST 5400.14
Offer high quality academic majors that reflect the needs of the Service and are attractive
for college bound individuals. The number and specificity of the majors offered may be
changed by the Commandant at his discretion or upon concurrence of the recommendation
of the Superintendent. Present major offerings include:
Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture
Math and Computer Science
To meet the needs of the Service, the Academy should graduate and commission about
175 new officers each year. Large variations in the size of the cadet corps or the number of
any one class place an unacceptable burden on the faculty and staff. Accordingly, the
Academy should be staffed for a corps size averaging about 875 cadets including 15-20
Recruit and enroll young men and women who can meet high mental, physical, and ethical
standards and who can meet the demanding challenges of the Academy's programs and of
a Coast Guard career.
Maintain superior cadet standards of health and physical fitness and instill habits that will
sustain life-long physical and emotional well-being.
Provide 80-120 days of seagoing experience on CGC EAGLE and other cutters over a four
year matriculation. Provide effective practical training in specific skills and capabilities
required by Coast Guard officers, such as seamanship and navigation, Coast Guard
operations, administrative procedures, protocol, and leadership.
Emphasize the importance and application of professional ethics and require cadets to
develop and practice a strong sense of personal honor.
Operate well-organized, competitive programs in intercollegiate and intramural athletics.