Encl. (1) to COMDTINST 5400.14 2.
Offer a variety of extracurricular, intellectual, cultural, musical, spiritual, and social
programs that enrich cadet life and develop discipline, self- confidence, and teamwork.
3. Programs Requirements. the Coast Guard Academy is organized into a number of functional
divisions and activities whose primary objectives are to meet the above requirements. The major
areas are academics, admissions, athletics, cadet administration and training, and support services.
The specific requirements of these programs are:
Academics. The Coast Guard Academy's academic programs have a double task; while
they must seek to meet the high standards of American undergraduate education, they
must also address the unique needs of the Coast Guard. To complete such a task, and thus
meet the stated mission and requirements of the Academy, these programs are assigned a
number of specific objectives. The desired outcomes of the Academic Division are that
Academy graduates shall be able to:
Apply the basic skills of critical analysis, quantitative reasoning, and problem-
solving to complex tasks in a broad range of contexts.
Integrate new ideas and information efficiently into a working conceptual
framework that lends itself to continued expansion and refinement.
Prepare and deliver well organized and polished oral presentations to a variety of
audiences on any topic within their field of competence.
Write clear, concise, persuasive, and grammatically correct passages on general or
professional topics, from a paragraph to several pages in length.
Plan and coordinate operations with an appropriate balance of policy, people, and
Design organizational structures and decision systems which are appropriate for the
efficient accomplishment of Coast Guard missions.
Show evidence that they are capable of honest, realistic, and constructive self
evaluation, that they can devise successful and creative strategies to develop their
strengths and correct their weaknesses, and that they possess the