Allison Murray, a 2/c cadet at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy has recently been named a Kimsey Scholar. As designed by Mr. James V. Kimsey, graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and accomplished soldier, businessman, and government appointee, the three-week intensive program strives to develop effective leaders in each of the fields that Mr. Kimsey has found success. This summer, in addition to attending colloquia with governmental, senior-level military, and business leaders, Allison will serve in the Office of the Director, Secret Service.
2/c Allison Murray is a student of Structural and Environmental Civil Engineering with a minor discipline in Nautical Science. Using her undergraduate engineering background, Allison aspires to earn her J.D. with focuses in Military Justice, Environmental, or Patent Law. As a member of Delta Company, she has excelled academically, militarily, and athletically to become one of few cadets to attain honors in each category. In addition to her Engineering curriculum, she actively participates on the Academy’s Model United Nations team.
As a cadet, 2/c Murray has participated in various leadership challenges including Swab Summer Indoctrination Cadre, Fall 2009 Delta Company Support Department Master-At-Arms, coxing Men’s and Women’s Crew, and Regimental Review Planning. This coming fall, she has been chosen to represent the Corps as the Fall 2010 Regimental Chief of Staff, third in the cadet chain of command. In addition to her internship with the Director of the Secret Service, she has been selected for a prestigious legal internship at the National Institute of Military Justice under the guidance of Yale Law Professor Mr. Gene Fidell.