KINGS POINT, N.Y., November 22, 2017 – On Monday, United States Merchant Marine Academy Superintendent, Rear Admiral James A. Helis, Commandant, Captain Mike Stroud, and Interim Academic Dean, Captain Preston DeJean awarded Academic Gold and Silver Stars for the First Term of Academic Year 2018 and Sea Year Ribbons for demonstrated excellence at sea during Class of 2017 B-split term.
Sea Year training on board commercial ships will resume in March. Three companies have met the Maritime Administration’s criteria to train USMMA Midshipmen on their vessels. The companies are Crowley, Maersk and APL. The Maritime Administration (MARAD) is also reviewing the packages of five other companies which have applied to meet the Sea Year requirements.
Two U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) midshipmen experienced “a trip of a lifetime” as part of Operation Deep Freeze (ODF), this year’s resupply mission to McMurdo Station, Antarctica.
KINGS POINT, N.Y., November 23, 2015 – The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) and Regiment of Midshipmen welcomed back 193 cadets who returned to the Academy after completing their Sea Year assignment, during a “Back From Sea Dinner”.