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On the Road to Success

(Choosing the Academy, Class of 2020) Permanent link   All Posts
Dante Roberts

The cadet blog program is an excellent opportunity to provide past, current, and future cadets with a relevant viewpoint of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Cadets are represented from every state and from different countries, so it could benefit a future applicant to look into the life of somebody from their state.

In my case, I am one of the few people that represents Nevada; therefore, it might be advantageous for someone from this state or region of the country to see how I travel back home or how I became accustomed to being further away from home than others. After coming for the AIM program in July 2015, I followed cadet blogs whenever I could. I wanted to learn what it was like to be a cadet at such a prestigious academy. Not only did I come for AIM, but I came for the Genesis Invitational in November 2015 at which time I was offered my appointment in person by Admiral Rendon and Captain McKenna. At this event, the four of us that had received our appointments seemed to be an inspiration to those interested in applying. After this, I continued following blogs and was inspired by what cadets were doing in the fleet during the summer, in the classroom, and on the field. Now, I am one of those cadets that can influence the next generation of future officers.

I hope people can read my blog entries and become motivated and inspired to join the Long Blue Line on the road to success.