The USCGA Drill Team is a silent drill team composed of cadets that desire to compete and drill more than the average cadet. The team features two separate parts: the platoon and the squad. Platoon is the entry-level group which features a very basic routine, whereas Squad is for fast learners or those who are more experienced. The Squad's routines are always more complex and difficult.
The Drill Team performs before Regimental Reviews, as well as at one or two collegiate competions a year. In years past the team has taken third place at the Cornell drill competion for platoon fancy. The Duo routine, a two-man team made up of the most experienced members, has also taken third place at the Villanova competition, as well as first place at Cornell. The silent drill team requires skill and discipline beyond what is normally asked for at the Academy. It is a great experience to not only compete but also to help out when called to perform within the community.