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Cost-sharing reinstated for Coast Guard Tuition Assistance Program

Effective immediately, the Coast Guard is reinstating cost sharing for its Tuition Assistance Program in Fiscal Year 2014 for the first time since 2002 after reductions to its training budget.

Coast Guardsmen from Recruit Company Lima 188 march in front of family and friends during Pass and Review at their graduation from Training Center Cape May, Aug. 2, 2013. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Chief Warrant Officer Donnie Brzuska.

Coast Guard prohibits inappropriate relationships with recent boot camp grads

In order to preserve these beneficial mentoring relationships, and more clearly define prohibited behavior, Rear Adm. Scott Buschman has issued a general order prohibiting romantic relationships between instructors (including former instructors) and recent graduates of recruit training. Any person who teaches or instructs at a FORCECOM training command is prohibited from establishing, developing or attempting to develop a romantic relationship with a graduate of recruit training within one year of that recruit’s graduation.