My name is Hunter Stowes, and I am from Norwood, Massachusetts, a suburb ten minutes south of Boston. I graduated from Xaverian Brothers high school in 2012, where I played rugby, wrestling, and football. From an early age, I always knew I wanted to serve my country. At first, I planned on pursuing a career in the Marines. However, after my mother passed away in 1999, my Aunt, who is in the Coast Guard, and currently Admiral of the Academy, had a huge influence in my life. She introduced me to the Coast Guard, its mission, and the Academy. The life saving mission and service above self atmosphere of the Coast Guard are what drew me in. After visiting the Academy several times, I knew it was the perfect fit for me. I applied and was accepted! Having completed Swab Summer and a full semester completed at the Academy, I know I’ve made the right choice.
Please email me if you have any questions! Hunter.D.Stowes@uscga.edu.