International Cadetship Program of the PCG and USCGA is now open

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy (USCGA) is inviting the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to send a nomination to the International Cadet Program of USCGA Class of 2026 to start on June 2022 until 2026 at the USCGA
in Connecticut, USA.

This program is open to qualified Civilian applicants.

Successful applicants will be provided with free tuition, monthly pay and allowances, free board and lodging, transportation expenses, and other benefits.

Successful applicants will be admitted as a regular cadet at the USCG Academy and are subject to applicable USCG Academy regulations covering class attendance, discipline, resignation, and graduation

Upon graduation, Filipino Cadets will be commissioned in the PCG as regular Coast Guard Officer with a rank of Ensign and will render a minimum of eight (8) continuous years of PCG service.

The USCGA is one of the five federal service academies in the US. It offers an outstanding four-year program with an intensive undergraduate curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. Its curriculum is
weighted heavily toward mathematics, science, and engineering courses.

The Academy offers the folowing nine majors:

  • A. Civil Engineering
  • B. Cyber-Systems
  • C. Electrical Engineering
  • D. Government
  • E. Management
  • F. Marine and Environmental Sciences
  • G. Mechanical Engineering
  • H. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • I. Operations Research

The program also consists of formal classroom training in subjects such as navigation and law enforcement Supplemented by summer programs that include general shipboard and aviation training, seagoing experience aboard the USCG training ship Barque Eagle, military training, and other operational experience.

An integral part of the USCGA program is a rigorous physical education and physical fitness program which demands that candidates to arrive in good physical condition, able to run, swim, and perform calisthenics.

Source: Philippine Go
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