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Underway Journal

(Overcoming Challenges, The Cadet Experience, Class of 2013) Permanent link
Nolan Photo What you are about to read (in the PDF linked below) are my daily entries about my 1/c summer experience underway on the USCGC Sycamore. I’ve tried to define all the Coast Guard specific terminology and phrases I’ve used so that you have a better idea of what I’m talking about. I spent approximately six weeks aboard the Sycamore and during that time I spent a few days in her home port of Cordova, Alaska, transited over a week in the open ocean to Honolulu, Hawaii and then spent my remaining time in TSTA . These entries are as much for my own posterity as they are for your edification, so they include references not only to specific people, but also to time spent on liberty as well as operational time. I hope that these entries may help give you some insight on the 1/c summer experience, and possibly into your responsibilities as a Junior Officer in the fleet as well. It’s important to keep in mind that the Academy is not a goal in and of itself, but rather a means to reach that goal: becoming an officer in the United States Coast Guard.


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