The Coast Guard Academy employed traditional military strategies in their quest to become the smallest accredited undergraduate-only management program in the world.
In the wake of hurricane Katrina. Americans saw the true value and effectiveness of their Coast Guard. Despite an aging aircraft fleet and near-antiquated cutters, the service answered the challenge of this national disaster with its unmatched ability to assess, respond, and succeed. The Coast Guard looked beyond parochial "turf wars" and old ways of doing things. Indeed, the thousands of lives saved and the public's restored confidence were a direct result of the service combining its mission-oriented focus with an entrepreneurial penchant to find the best available solution.