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The US Merchant Marine Academy’s At-Sea Training

An unparalleled training program, Sea Year produces USMMA graduates, all with an eight-year service commitment, who are able to step on board vessels from day one and serve as officers with the experience, confidence, integrity and the trust of everyone on board. READ MORE


During his commencement address to USMMA graduates on June 20, 2020, MARAD Administrator RADM Mark H. Buzby, USN (Ret) challenged graduates to be Good Shipmates and Impactful Leaders by “ensur[ing] that those whom you lead are treated fairly and evenly without regard to their color or creed.” READ MORE

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Release Anthemic Video

Alumni of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) today released an inspiring video to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the institution and memorialize midshipmen who have died in service to the nation. READ MORE

Campaign Launched to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Alumni of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) today launched a campaign to mark the federal academy’s 75th year of service and the foundational role it plays in our nation’s security and economic well-being. READ MORE

Why congress funds USMMA and the other federal service academies

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) is one of the five Federal Service Academies on which the U.S. Government relies for a steady stream of well-trained young officers dedicated to serving out the nation’s national defense objectives…

Dating back to its establishment in 1943, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy has developed a rich and storied legacy over its many years of service to the nation.

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Academy’s founding, the USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation has put together a variety of historical and news sources to be used for media purposes. READ MORE

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