Salute - Cassandra Hamer

Cassandra  J. Hamer has accepted an appointment to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy  and will participate in Report-In Day (R-Day). R-Day marks the first day  of the time-honored tradition of Swab Summer. Swab Summer is a seven-week traditional military indoctrination. It is designed to help  young civilian students transition into the lifestyle of Coast Guard  Academy cadets.

The training process includes  academic coursework and field training in general military skills,  physical conditioning seamanship, and swimming. Through the process,  students develop self-discipline, military bearing and the spirit of the corps. They also begin to understand the Coast  Guard's core values of honor, respect and devotion to duty.

The  U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. is an accredited college  educating future Coast Guard officers. The Academy's Corps of Cadets, one of the smallest of our nation’s five military service academies,  represents the nation’s best and brightest students, ready to serve and  lead their country. 

Admission  to the Academy is highly competitive and less than 350 appointments are  offered annually from a pool of over 2,200 applicants. Cadets receive a  full tuition scholarship and monthly stipend for a five year service commitment to the U.S. Coast  Guard upon graduation. All graduates receive a Bachelor of Science  degree and are guaranteed a position of leadership as a commissioned  officer in the U.S. Coast Guard.

She is a 2017 graduate of Richard King High School, Corpus Christi, Texas.

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