Hello! My name is Nathan Belanger and I am from Jacksonville, Florida. I graduated from Sandalwood High School in 2011, GO SAINTS! Growing up in a primarily Navy town and with a cousin graduating from the Naval Academy, I had always thought I was going to go into the Navy. However, during my freshman year of high school, I had done some required research on colleges and discovered the Academy. I fell in love with the Academy and the mission of the United States Coast Guard. After visiting the campus the summer of my junior year I instantly knew this was the school for me! I applied my senior year I applied and did not get in. I was crushed but I was later offered a spot to go to prep school at Marion Military Institute in Marion, Alabama. After a quick year at Marion, I received my official appointment in April of 2012. After passing through Swab Summer, I am excited to see what this first year has to offer!
If you have any questions do not hesitate to email me at Nathan.D.Belanger@uscga.edu.