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  • United States Merchant Marine Academy
    and maritime related organizations came aboard Read More U S News World Report Ranks USMMA in Best Colleges 2013 KING POINT N Y September 18 2012 U S News World Report released its 2013 Best Colleges Rankings this week Read More Rear Admiral Helis Holds First Town Hall Meeting KING POINT N Y August 27 2012 Rear Admiral Helis held his first Town Hall meeting with Midshipmen faculty and staff Read More New Training Vessel for U S Merchant Marine Academy WASHINGTON U S Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced that USMMA has secured a new training vessel Read More USMMA Summer Open House A Big Success Over 230 potential candidates attend USMMA Summer Open House Click Here Rear Admiral Helis Takes Command at the USMMA Rear Admiral James A Helis takes command of the U S Merchant Marine Academy as the 12th Superintendent Read More Strategic Plan Moves Forward RADM James Helis USMMA superintendent issues the Academyï ½s 5 year Strategic Plan to develop future maritime leaders and officers for the nation Read More Sec LaHood Blogs on INDOC On July 06 Secretary LaHood took INDOC to the Fast Lane the official blog of the U S Department of Transportation Read More INDOC for Class of 2016 Secretary LaHood Department of Transportation Welcomes Incoming Class of 2016 at the U S Merchant Marine Academy Read More New Superintendent Announced U S Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood named Colonel ret James Helis Ph D as the new superintendent for the U S Merchant Marine Academy Read More Department of Transportation Fast Lane Blog on Graduation 2012 It s certainly no secret to readers of the Fast Lane blog that we at Department of Transportation are extremely proud of the United States Merchant Marine Academy Read More USMMA Graduates Class of 2012 The

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  • United States Merchant Marine Academy
    our refineries Great Lakes vessels loaded with iron ore coal or other minerals for America s industry huge containerships in Eastern ports their box like containers filled with manufactured goods general cargo ships in the Gulf unloading pallets of coffee and crates of fruit tugboats pushing and pulling barges carrying the Midwest s grain These kinds of vessels owned by U S companies registered and operated under the American flag comprise the U S merchant marine This fleet of highly productive ships is a major part of our system of commerce helping guarantee our access to foreign markets for sale of our manufactured goods Moreover in time of war or national emergency the U S merchant marine becomes vital to national security as a fourth arm of defense Our merchant ships bear the brunt of delivering military supplies overseas to our forces and allies The stark lessons of twentieth century conflict prove that a strong merchant marine is an essential part of American seapower The nation s economic and security needs met by the U S merchant marine are compelling Today the United States imports approximately 85 percent of some 77 strategic commodities critical to America s industry and defense Although we as a nation account for only six percent of the world population we purchase nearly a third of the world s output of raw materials Ninetynine percent of these materials are transported by merchant vessels A ship at sea does not operate in a vacuum It depends on a framework of shoreside activities for its operations This industry includes companies which own and manage the vessels ports and terminals where cargo is handled yards for ship repair services like marine insurance underwriters ship chartering firms admiralty lawyers engineering and research companies and increasingly today intermodal systems of trucks

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  • United States Merchant Marine Academy
    direction you take after you graduate will be up to you However two things are certain You ll have choices and you ll be prepared to make the most of them While getting here may not be easy it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your lifetime Whether you re learning about us for the first time deciding whether to attend looking for additional information or mentally

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  • United States Merchant Marine Academy
    women with the traits of leadership discipline and dedication required for a career that typically may include service at sea maritime employment ashore and serving as a commissioned officer in a reserve component of the U S Armed Forces The Academy s Regiment of Midshipmen numbers approximately 950 young men and women who represent every state of the Union as well as U S Trust Territories and Possessions The size of the student body contributes to a true sense of camaraderie among the members of the Regiment and permits the Academy to maintain an excellent student teacher ratio A sound college education is the foundation for every profession in our society and the mariner s profession is no exception The academic curriculum at the Academy is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and provides each midshipman with the broad college education required for a bachelor of science degree with the specialized training for licensing as a merchant marine officer and with the military knowledge for commissioning in a reserve component of the Armed Forces Few colleges can offer such a full range of credentials at graduation The Academy challenges its midshipmen intellectually and physically The academic program is demanding the regimental system rigorous Freshman fourth class or plebe year is particularly strenuous as students make the transition from high school graduate to Academy midshipman In their first few months they learn many new terms the quality of endurance how to perform under pressure and most importantly how to successfully manage time During sophomore third class year and again during junior second class year midshipmen are sent to sea for practical shipboard training Aboard ship sailing the trade routes of the world they learn the value of self reliance and initiative as they gain firsthand experience in

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  • United States Merchant Marine Academy
    Career Services Clubs Activites Counseling Cultural Activities Food Services Health Services Land Hall Library Motor Vehicles Museum Musical Activities Policy Drug Alcohol Policy Tattoo Piercing Physical Fitness Program Spiritual Life Sponsor Program Sports Waterborne Activities US Merchant Marine Academy 300

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  • United States Merchant Marine Academy
    a gift of up to 10 000 directly subject to an expedited legal review This threshold doubles the 5 000 limit established in 2010 and covers approximately 80 of gifts the USMMA has historically received Additionally the updated policy requires faster processing as quickly as a 10 day turnaround for legal and ethical reviews on gifts up to 100 000 To ensure timelines are being met senior agency leadership will

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