By: Matt HensleyPosted September 19, 2018 10:01AMCoast guard graduates are expected to graduate from the Coast Guard Academy in 2020.
The first wave of recruits to join the Coast Guards will be expected to live and work in the U.S. for at least four years, according to the Coastguards National Training Center.
They will complete training in a variety of career-focused and physical-training-oriented programs, according the Coastguard.
The Coastguard says they will receive the following training to become an elite guard:Coast Guard Academy graduates are required to live on base for six months, attend a rigorous five-day physical, a three-day course in basic survival skills, and three days of combat training.
They also must attend a refresher course on how to deal with people in situations of crisis.
To qualify for the Coast guard, the candidates must pass a medical examination, meet the standards of the National Physical Fitness Test, and pass a criminal history check, the Coastguards website states.