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Kirsten Sharp

Kennett Square, PA - Class of 2019 Major: Government
Kirsten Sharp


My name is Kirsten Sharp, and I am an upcoming 1/c at USCGA. There are an insane number of clubs and sports that the Academy has to offer. I am involved in the USCGA International Ballroom Dance Club, Women’s Accountability Group, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Mock Trial and Debate Team, am an active member of the Officers’ Christian Fellowship and obviously the Cadet Blog Club…and that is on top of all of our school and military obligations. Needless to say, the Academy has a way of keeping cadets extremely busy. Although this leads to endless nights that turn into mornings, am truly happy with my decision to attend the USCGA. I am having the time of my life and have already gotten to travel and do so many things that I would not be able to do if I had chosen to remain a civilian. On top of all this, I have made lifelong friends that I know are going to be serving beside me for years and years to come.

You can’t go wrong with any of the opportunities here. From being a pilot to a boarding officer, there is something for everyone. For me personally, I have no clue what I want to do yet. And that’s okay. What I do know is: I want to travel and experience life on all seven continents; I want to save a life; I want to be invited to the White House. I know these are just dreams, but I also know that I wouldn’t be capable of dreaming this big if it weren’t for the USCGA. I am looking forward to finishing my career as a cadet and entering the “Long Blue Line” as a commissioned officer in the greatest service in the world.

Thank you for reading about me. If you have any questions AT ALL, please feel free to email me at [email protected].