Ching Gettman

Why I’m an Admissions Partner

It is exciting meeting young talent interested in serving our country. I am an Admissions Partner because I enjoy seeing candidates’ eyes light up as I talk about my CGA 2020 daughter’s CGC EAGLE sailing from Europe to the US via Bermuda and her current assignment as a LTJG aboard the CSC Mackinaw. Their interest continues as I share that my son spent his firstie summer on the newest FRC, the CGC Hatch, from Hawaii to Guam and his CGA ice hockey team earned a ticket to Nationals in 2020. I’m also an active resource for Iowa swab parents as they fill their weekly care packages and survive 7 weeks without cell contact. So many people are not aware of what Coast Guard careers offer. I am a product of Army ROTC and work closely with the other Academy partners to help candidates in Iowa understand the different paths to help them find their best fit.