Hi, I was here a couple months back asking about the academies, and just yesterday I got a phone call that I have been accepted to SUNY Maritime. Just a few questions, I am from out of state (Texas), and am wondering what the ‘regiment’ is like. Is it real strict? It’s no problem either way, I will be majoring in Naval Architecture with the deck license.
Could someone shine some light on their experiences as a freshman in his early weeks? I will be attending fall of '10 so I have plenty of time, just trying to understand more how the school works and if this academy really is the best choice. Ive read (from their website at least) that they are among the top engineering schools.
Last question, is there any way of doing some sort of direct commission as an officer in the USCG? Any prior or current USCG officer with 3rd mate on this site?
I know Navy has that with NROTC, I have already applied for the scholarship and might still do college program if I dont get the scholarship. Im just trying to see what the Coast Guard has to offer, does the USCG have a similar scholarship-commissioning program to help pay for some of my education?
Anyway thanks for any help, and I hope to some day be able to share some knowledge on this site.