Greetings prospective applicants! I am LT Gim Kang and for the fall 2013, winter 2014 admissions cycle, I will be a part of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s diversity and outreach team. While I am based out of Chicago to assist students applying from states in the Midwest region, I can still answer inquiries and meet with interested students from anywhere in the country to assist them with the application process.
The Coast Guard Academy is a prestigious institution of higher learning where admission is extremely competitive. For those who can earn admission through demonstrating a strong academic record, good standardized test scores, and a history of athletics and community service, the prize is well worth the challenging process of admissions: a degree from a highly ranked federal service academy, a commission as a Coast Guard officer, and a career as a future leader in the nation’s premier multi-mission maritime agency.
As an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, I have enjoyed my career immensely. From directing search and rescue missions over the Great Lakes, to serving as a contingency planner in Louisiana during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, to serving as a reserve force manager for Sector Sault Sainte Marie, my career has been tremendously fulfilling and very professionally rewarding.
My educational background includes a degree in Political Science from Purdue University, a law degree (J.D.) from the Chicago-Kent College of Law, and I am admitted to the bar in the State of Illinois. I joined the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve in 2008. Prior to entering active duty as an officer, I served as an attorney for the Chicago Public School system where I enjoyed meeting with teachers, students, and parents on a regular basis.
If you have a passion for service and an interest in applying to the Coast Guard Academy, I look forward to hearing from you so that we can go over your plan for admission and so that I can discuss possible options with you. Do not hesitate to reach out, the earlier you begin this application process the more assistance I can provide! I hope to hear from you soon!
LT Gim Kang
United States Coast Guard Academy