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The Office of External Affairs works closely with stakeholders from congress, community, industry, government and members of the press providing information on the life, events and policies of the Academy. It is the liaison with the Office of Communications at the Maritime Administration and the Department of Transportation.

From Homecoming to Graduation the Office of External Affairs is part of the management team for Academy special events, community outreach, press conferences and VIP tours.  Throughout the year the Office of External Affairs works closely with the alumni  and parents and the Merchant Marine Museum.

USMMA Alumni

There are alumni groups all over the world – the most active is USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation, Inc

USMMA Parents Association

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Parents' Association and its local Parents' Associations constitute a network of state and regional groups who support the Academy's midshipmen and who have a common bond of pride and camaraderie. The Parents' Associations share information and their experience with candidates for admission and their parents. Individual associations sponsor meetings and social events for the families of current midshipmen, and encourage participation by candidates and their parents.

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