Hello! My name is Samantha Corcoran and I am a cadet here at the United States Coast Guard Academy. I’m from the great state of Pennsylvania – Slatington, Pennsylvania to be exact, which is about 20 minutes away from Allentown if you have ever heard of that. I am 40% Native American; my tribe (the Chippewa Cree tribe) is located in the Rocky Boy reservation in Montana where most of my father’s side of the family resides. I come from a military family – my parents were in the Air Force and my older brother is in the Army National Guard. My pets are my favorite reason to go home (I mean other than to see my family of course) and I have an Akita named Sadie, a rough collie named Levi, and of course my white Persian cat, Gizmo.
I play soccer here at the Academy, but I originally ran cross country and track my 4/c and 3/c year. I enjoy a plethora of other hobbies though such as hiking, fishing, and biking. I love to be outdoors.
I think I can safely say that I am proof that girlie-girls can be in the military especially the Coast Guard. Despite all of the navy blue, black leather shoes, and dry-cleaned trousers, I still love the color pink, dressing up and anything and everything girlie.
I always make time for anyone who has questions, so please feel free to email me with any concerns you have whether it be about the Academy or Coast Guard in general! Samantha.E.Corcoran@uscga.edu.