U.S. COAST GUARD
Source of Commission. Table 7.18 presents source of commission for Reserve officer accessions and Reserve officers in the Coast Guard and overall DoD Reserve Components. The most often cited source of commission for new USCG Reserve officer accessions was OCS/OTS. Direct appointment is noted as the main source of commissioning for the USCG Reserve officer corps.
Most of the remainder of new officer accessions or officer corps members were commissioned via the Coast Guard Academy. "Other" sources, such as officers trained in one military Service, but accessed or serving in another Service, accounts for a small percentage (nearly 1 percent) of USCG Reserve officer accessions. The Coast Guard Reserve does not have an ROTC program.