Tuesday, December 17, 2019

USCG Teams with University of Washington

By Karen Robes Meeks

The US Coast Guard will be formally collaborating with the University of Washington Tacoma to develop the next generation of Coast Guard leaders.

Officials from the agency and the university took part in a signing ceremony at William W. Philip Hall last week.

"The Coast Guard is excited to work with the University of Washington Tacoma to provide further opportunities for leadership, scholarships, and paths for public service,” said Rear Adm. Jack Vogt, commander of the 13th Coast Guard District. “Together we will work to teach, develop, and guide the future men and women who will lead our country, especially here in the Pacific Northwest and abroad, and further national safety and security."

One program, the College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI), focuses on helping underrepresented students get a degree while at the same time allowing them to join the Coast. "The CSPI initiative at the University of Washington Tacoma is unique in that it allows the Coast Guard to recruit future leaders from our tribal communities in the Pacific Northwest, a population that has been underrepresented in the Coast Guard,” said Vogt.

For more, visit https://www.gocoastguard.com/CSPIScholarship