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.