Regiment of Cadets

Regiment of Cadets

The Regiment of Cadets is a military-style organization with no service affiliation or obligation to join the military.

Students who want to work onboard a ship must join the Regiment of Cadets, which allows students to earn their U.S. Coast Guard licenses. Licenses are required to operate ships and other vessels.

Two types of licenses are offered: deck licenses train students to operate marine vessels and engine licenses to train students to power them.

Membership in the Regiment of Cadets is an option for other students who want a Coast Guard license but do not want to work offshore and for students who simply want to experience the disciplined lifestyle the regiment offers.