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Discussion in 'Coast Guard Academy - USCGA' started by trackandfield08, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. trackandfield08

    trackandfield08 USCGA 2014

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    I was reading about this topic in the USAFA thread area and I decided to ask here. If you are injured while at CGA during Swab Summer, will they disenroll you?
     
  2. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Unlikely, but it all depends on the severity and duration of the injury.

    I seem to recall an appendicitis operation, a back injury, and a few other injuries last summer that prevented the injured swabs from going on the Eagle, but did not cause them to be disenrolled.
     
  3. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Depends on the extent of the injury. I had a classmate who was injured during swab summer enough that she could no longer train. She left and had a spot for her in the next class. If you can't do the training, there is no benefit to being there. After swab summer, Uncle Sam will take care of you.
     
  4. Objee

    Objee USCGA Admissions

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    As Luigi and LITS said, there can be a lot of different outcomes...it all depends on when (is Swab Summer almost over or just starting?) the injury occurs, rehab/recovery time, and desires of the member. Most people request a medical deferral to the next class and rehab/recover at home, but some people are fine with the idea of "validating" Swab Summer if the Academy will allow them to. To answer your question, the Academy will rarely discharge/disenroll someone for medical reasons unless the injury or medical condition impacts the member's ability to be commissioned after graduation.
     

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