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Press Releases

USMMA Advisory Board posts 2020 Annual Report

This 2020 report provides the U.S. Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) Elaine Chao with advice and counsel in accordance with the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA, or Academy) Advisory Board (Board) Charter.   Pursuant to 46 U.S. Code of Regulations, Secretary Chao appointed members to the Board in June 2019. 

USMMA Programmatic Agreement Comment Period

The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) is in the process of drafting a Programmatic Agreement (PA) between USMMA, the New York State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP), regarding campus operations, maintenance, and development activities for compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 

NORAD Tracks Santa 2021 Includes Music by the United States Merchant Marine Academy Regimental Band

KINGS POINT, N.Y., December 22, 2021-The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is “celebrating the 66th Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey around the globe!” The NORAD Tracks Santa website,, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes holiday activities, games, and music by various contributors including the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Regimental Band.

Secretaries’ Cup to Be Live-Streamed on ESPN3

KINGS POINT, N.Y., November 12, 2021 – The Secretaries’ Cup Football Game between the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and U.S Coast Guard Academy (USCGA), will be featured live, from USCGA in New London, Conn., November 13th at noon ET on ESPN3 (ESPN+ or a cable provider login will be required to stream.)

Applications for the Class of 2026 Open May 1

Learn more about the requirements and expectations of Midshipmen.