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KINGS POINT, N.Y., March 16, 2018 - On March 6th, Aeronautical Data Systems (ADS) brought together Aviation and Maritime professionals for the first-ever “Joint Oceanic Search and Rescue Conferen
Updated: Friday, March 16, 2018

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Granted Full Accreditation

KINGS POINT, N.Y., November 20, 2017 — The Middle States Commission on Higher Education granted the US Merchant Marine Academy full reaccreditation on November 16, 2017, after determining the institution meets the commission’s rigorous and comprehensive standards in displaying characteristics of excellence in higher education.

Rear Admiral James, A. Helis, USMMA Superintendent, said, “I thank all of the staff, faculty, and Midshipmen who worked so hard to achieve this milestone.”

Updated: Monday, November 20, 2017

Plebe Class Honors Fallen Sailors of USS John S. McCain

Contributed by Midshipman Emily Gramer, 1/c, RPAO

KINGS POINT, N.Y., September 8, 2017 – Last Friday, the Class of 2021, joined by an audience that included Maritime Administrator and USMMA Alumnus, Rear Admiral Mark H. Buzby, USN (Retired); Rear Admiral James A. Helis,  Superintendent and CAPT Mike Stroud, Commandant of Midshipmen, honored the lost sailors from the USS John S. McCain.

Updated: Friday, September 8, 2017

Admiral Buzby Visits USMMA as Maritime Administrator

KINGS POINT, N.Y., August 23, 2017 - On Tuesday, United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Alumnus, Rear Admiral Mark H. Buzby, USN (Retired), Class of 1979, visited USMMA for the first time since being sworn in as Administrator of the Maritime Administration (MARAD) earlier this month.

After arriving by boat, Administrator Buzby met with Faculty, Staff, Midshipmen and the USMMA Alumni Foundation in Ackerman Auditorium. Admiral Buzby was greeted with enthusiastic applause and a standing ovation by the exuberant audience.

Updated: Thursday, September 28, 2017

Kings Pointer Sworn In As Maritime Administrator

WASHINGTON –Secretary Elaine L. Chao has sworn in Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, USN, Ret. as the Administrator of the Maritime Administration. Prior to his appointment,  Admiral Buzby served as president of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA), a global association of transportation and logistics professionals. 

 “Our maritime industry is facing unprecedented challenges in our increasingly globalized world,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao. “Administrator Buzby’s extensive naval and maritime background will serve as a tremendous asset to the Maritime Administration.”

Updated: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

USMMA Hosts Summer Open House

KINGS POINT, N.Y., August, 2 2017 – On Friday, the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA) Office of Admissions hosted its Admissions Open House for high school students.  

CDR Mike Bedryk, Director of the Office of Admissions, began by introducing Rear Admiral James A. Helis, USMS, Superintendent, to approximately 350 guests. 

Updated: Wednesday, August 2, 2017
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