8 Maritime Academy students make history
8 of the Maritime Academy's students have recently been sworn into the nation's first high school U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary flotilla. The Coast Guard Auxiliary is an organization of approximately 30,000 men and women who are college-aged or older, until now.
The cadets were sworn in on May 18, 2016 at the Toledo Club by Rear Admiral June Ryan, Commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District.
With the success of the pilot program here at The Maritime Academy, the hope is that the opportunity will gain momentum to other men and women 17 years and older, not only in the Toledo area, but nationwide.