Coast Guard Academy looking for cadet sponsors

During cadets' first year at the Coast Guard Academy, they will experience a drastic transition from a civilian to a military way of life. Some cadets adjust well, while others have a more difficult time.  The Sponsor Program provides cadets with families who can help provide some relief, advice, and guidance. 

To be eligible for the program, applicants, both military and civilian, must be at least 28 years old and live within 25 miles of the academy. Exceptions will be considered on a case by case basis. Active duty military must have a rank/rate of E-7 or O-3 and above to be considered. All potential sponsors are required to undergo a background security check and will provide two references with their application.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor family or have any questions about the program, visit the website You can also fill out the online application at


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