U.S. Coast Guard Academy
The United States Coast Guard Academy is proud to educate leaders of a multi-mission, maritime military force. Commissioned officers in the Coast Guard lead a team of men and women who are continually called on to serve their community, country, and fellow citizens. While the United States Coast Guard is notable as the oldest life-saving service in the world, its roles include more than just maritime safety and security. The Coast Guard is also called upon for critical service in protection of natural resources, maritime mobility (management of maritime traffic, commerce, and navigation) and national defense.
Annually, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy holds the ceremony for the presentation of the class flag at Mystic Seaport. The newest cadets are presented with their flag that will represent them during their four years at the academy.
The U.S. Coast Guard Academy campus is located on the Thames River in New London, Connecticut.