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Press Releases

Midshipmen Receive Gold and Silver Stars for Academic Achievement

KINGS POINT, N.Y., May 28, 2021 – The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) recently honored midshipmen who have distinguished themselves academically and at sea during the second term of Academic Year 2020-2021. Vice Admiral Jack Buono, Superintendent and Rear Admiral John Ballard, Academic Dean and Provost greeted each awardee, while Captain Paul Acquaro, Director of the Academic Center of Excellence (ACE); Dr.

USMMA Superintendent Receives Third Star

 WASHINGTON , Jan. 11, 2021 – Today, Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao promoted U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA or the Academy) Superintendent, Rear Admiral Jack Buono to Vice Admiral in the U.S. Maritime Service (USMS) at a small ceremony in the Department of Transportation headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Applications for the Class of 2026 Open May 1

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