Over the past few years, mostly due to the unstable economy, officer attrition has not reached the levels it has in prior years. Due to the high number of officers in the relatively small Coast Guard, the CGA has been ordered to reduce the incoming class size by 50 cadets fewer than the class of 2015 for acceptance into the Class of 2016 and beyond until such time as officer numbers return to normal level. This means that the Class of 2016 will have only 242 spots, down from the 292 in the Class of 2015. Also, RADM Stotz will be phasing out the Second Chance program started by RADM Burhoe to readmit former cadets who had been disenrolled. Bottom line, with the number of applications going up and the number of slots going down, slots in the Class of 2016 will be one of the most competitive battles in the Academy's history.