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  • USMMA Faculty and Staff Achievements Recognized in MARAD’s Annual Awards Ceremony | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    development of new and improved emergency procedures that measurably enhanced the safety and health of the Academy workforce Five individuals received the 2015 Maritime Administration Excellence in Customer Service Award which recognizes an individual office or organizational element involved in either administrative or program functions that provides exceptional services to their customers Cynthia Flynn Executive Assistant to the Superintendent was recognized for extraordinary performance in performing her responsibilities while overseeing two junior administrative assistants with the daily operations of the Superintendent s Office Tamara Jell Sexual Assault Response Coordinator SARC was recognized for extraordinary dedication and perseverance in providing Academy wide sexual assault prevention training and setting up mechanisms and procedures to respond to victims of sexual assault and sexual harassment Frederick Sager Office of Health Services Administrator was recognized for exemplary performance in enhancing the Academy security and emergency response ensuring that midshipmen faculty and staff are better prepared in the event of an emergency Lisa Jerry Registrar was recognized for demonstrating exceptional dedication and extraordinary customer service in converting the Academy to a state of the art Comprehensive Academic Maintenance System database Virginia Reilly Midshipman Personnel Officer was recognized for demonstrating extraordinary commitment in flawlessly maintaining all personnel records and computerized databases for the Regiment of Midshipman and Commandant s Department Three teams received the 2015 Maritime Administration Team Award which is presented in recognition of contributions made by a group of employees who have exceeded job requirements It is awarded by the Maritime Administrator in recognition of outstanding performance The Office of Naval Intelligence Specialized Training Team was recognized for exemplary effort in developing a specialized training plan for the United States Navy Office of Naval Intelligence to introduce and indoctrinate new employees Capt Charles Rogan USMS Professor Marine Transportation Capt Buck McDermott USMS Assistant Professor Marine

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/communications/usmma-faculty-and-staff-achievements-recognized-marad%E2%80%99s-annual-awards-ceremony (2016-02-14)
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  • McDaniels Prepared For Tazón de Estrellas After Busy Week In Mexico; Watch The Game Live! | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    Stars Stripes a 41 man roster made up of seniors from a total of 27 Division III institutions McDaniels and the squad will square off against the CONADEIP All Stars from the CONADEIP private universities in Mexico with the contest scheduled for tomorrow Saturday Dec 19 at 3 p m EST at the Margarita Astiazrán de Fimbres Stadium in Baja Practices under fourth year head coach Don DeWaard Central College started promptly on Monday morning and lasted throughout the week The team also spent time at numerous meetings to install the offense and defense ahead of the game McDaniels and the rest of Team Stars Stripes took time out of their day on Tuesday for some community service by welcoming in children from a nearby orphanage and spreading some Holiday Cheer with the kids The full release from Global Football with a complete photo gallery of the memorable community service event can be found at this link For a complete blog from Global Football of the very busy week so far down in Baja Mexico click here Kickoff of the Seventh Annual Tazón de Estrellas is at 3 p m EST 12 noon local time and the much anticipated game

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/academy-life/athletics/mcdaniels-prepared-taz%C3%B3n-de-estrellas-after-busy-week-mexico-watch-game-live (2016-02-14)
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  • USMMA Installs New Commandant | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    the U S Merchant Marine Academy said Rodriguez His discipline conviction and ability to work with stakeholders will make lasting contributions to Kings Point Addressing the midshipmen Sosa said You are why I am here In every sense of the word I work for you and I look forward to meeting each of you and working together to provide an environment of leadership and service that will prepare you to meet any challenge Sosa is a career Marine Corps Officer He commanded units up to the Battalion size served tours in Iraq led deployments to Africa and the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and conducted counter piracy operational planning with the Royal Marines the United Kingdom s amphibious light infantry force Most recently he served as Borough Manager for the port town of Haines Alaska population 2 400 where he supported port development projects including harbor and industrial port upgrades and initiatives for cruise ship port calls By Benjamin Benson Commandant Capt David B Sosa Capt David B Sosa USMS is a native of Brooklyn N Y and retired career Marine Corps Officer He graduated from the State University of New York SUNY at Albany with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science in 1992 and earned a commission as an Infantry Officer in the U S Marine Corps after attending Marine Corps Officer Candidates Class His operational tours include service with 1st Battalion 2nd Marine Regiment as a Platoon Commander Company Commander Operations Officer and Battalion Commander He also served as an exchange officer with the Royal Marines the United Kingdom s amphibious light infantry force He led deployments to Africa and the Middle East including in support of Operation Enduring Freedom He served at sea on multiple assignments most notably as a Battalion Landing Team

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/communications/usmma-installs-new-commandant (2016-02-14)
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  • The Army Goes "Sailing" Along - Army Leaders Introduce Midshipmen to Career Opportunities | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    commercial vessel The Bridge equipment aboard is a near mirror replica to USMMA s Full Mission Bridge Simulator that we use in class The vessels crew lists contained many members of the USMMA community including Chief Warrant Officer Kevin Clarke SUNY Maritime 85 USMMA s Director of Information Technology Chief Warrant Officer John Lutz USMMA 92 USMMA Professor of Marine Transportation and Chief Warrant Officer Anthony Esposito USMMA 10 On other assignments were Chief Warrant Officer Michael Plocharczyk USMMA 10 Chief Warrant Officer Hunter Eakins USMMA 12 and Chief Warrant Officer James Gurney USMMA 12 Two U S Army Reserve generals Army Deputy G 1 and Chairman Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee Maj Gen William Waff and the commanding general for the 200th Military Police Command Maj Gen Phillip Churn generously answered questions about the Watercraft Program There are only a limited number of active duty Navy slots open to every graduating class said Churn He wants midshipmen to be aware that the Army Reserve also conducts maritime operations The Army Marine Deck Warrant Officer and Marine Engineering Warrant Officer military occupational specialties allow licensed USMMA graduates to serve in the Army Watercraft field and meet their service obligation Only Warrant Officers and enlisted soldiers serve aboard US Army watercraft As Soldier Mariners graduates can sail on commercial vessels honing the skills that are beneficial to both their maritime and Army Reserve careers Waterborne logistics delivers 90 percent of all unit equipment and supplies of U S forces Army watercraft provide the critical link between offshore arrival of combat power loaded aboard strategic sealift ships and placing that power ashore in a ready to fight configuration Army watercraft are prepared to deploy at any time to any location to support their mission Army watercraft fall into two categories lighterage and

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/communications/army-goes-sailing-along-army-leaders-introduce-midshipmen-career-opportunities (2016-02-14)
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  • Feedback | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    Feedback Please provide feedback on the content of this page or the entire site by completing the form below If you have a specific question on a DOT program or resource please use the contact information provided on the web page I d like to provide feedback on the Entire site Previous page Title Press Releases Link https www usmma edu press releases tid 1 All items per page 10

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/feedback?title=Press%20Releases&url=https%3A/www.usmma.edu/press-releases%3Ftid_1%3DAll%26items_per_page%3D10%26page%3D1 (2016-02-14)
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  • USMMA Midshipmen Honored at 2015 Connie Awards Luncheon | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    of the Connie Awards event CII and its partner firms also present scholarships to students committed to making a career in the field Scholarships were presented by CII Board of Directors members Capt Jon Helmick USMS Director of the USMMA Maritime Logistics Security Program Steven Blust former chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission and USMMA Class of 71 and Sue Coffey CII Treasurer Personnel from Crowley Maritime Corporation the Journal of Commerce and Ceres Terminals also conveyed awards Helmick who has coordinated scholarships for CII and its partners at the Academy since 1996 said one of the most rewarding aspects of my job is to see USMMA midshipmen recognized in this prestigious venue for their talents efforts and potential contribution to our industry CII s Richard A Simpson Scholarship was awarded to Midshipman 1st Class James Gardner a Logistics and Intermodal Transportation major from Williamsburg Virginia Gardner plans to seek a commission in the U S Coast Guard following graduation and to later work as a harbor pilot This year s Institute of International Container Lessors IICL scholarship was awarded to Midshipman 1st Class William Murray who is from coastal Georgia and is a Logistics major Murray looks forward to applying his skills as a deck officer upon graduation and later to earning a higher degree in supply chain management Midshipman 1st Class Sean McCord a Logistics and Intermodal Transportation major received the Ceres Terminals Scholarship McCord from New Orleans plans a long seagoing career followed by law school with a focus on admiralty The Norton Lilly Scholarship was awarded to Midshipman 1st Class Chris Hall a Logistics major from the Dallas area Hall plans to sail upon graduation aboard a U S flag tanker or with the Military Sealift Command Later he would like to earn an MBA with

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/communications/usmma-midshipmen-honored-2015-connie-awards-luncheon (2016-02-14)
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  • Maine Maritime President, Rear Adm. William Brennan’s letter to USMMA Superintendent, Rear Adm. James Helis, regarding Cookie Cafe. | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    Superintendent Rear Adm James Helis regarding Cookie Cafe Brennan ltr to USMMA pdf Maine Maritime President Rear Adm William Brennan s letter to USMMA Superintendent Rear Adm James Helis regarding Cookie Cafe DOT is committed to ensuring that information is available in appropriate alternative formats to meet the requirements of persons who have a disability If you require an alternative version of files provided on this page please contact bensonb

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/communications/maine-maritime-president-rear-adm-william-brennan%E2%80%99s-letter-usmma-superintendent (2016-02-14)
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  • USMMA’s Cookie Cafe Families Deliver Comfort to Maritime Academies Suffering the Loss of El Faro | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    what the Academy communities were going through when one mother Monica Waterbury asked what if we were to give up our Cookie Cafe in their favor and send all cookies to them Immediately another mother Margie Soobitsky contacted a Maine Maritime mom and explained we would like to show our support After obtaining approval from Maine Maritime s Commandant Captain Nathan Gandy Leslie Ferguson Hart USMMA Class of 2018 mom who currently manages KP Cookie Cafe began organizing this special Cookie Cafe Margie Soobitsky said we got an overwhelming response from USMMA families and friends alumni and our cookie angels Within just a couple of days we had so many who signed up and we sent over 450 dozen cookies to Maine In total Kings Point Parents sent over 531 dozen cookies and donations to Maine Maritime Academy in honor and remembrance of graduates Mike Davidson Class of 1988 Danielle Randolph Class of 2005 Mitchell Kuflik Class of 2011 Mike Holland Class of 2012 and Dylan Meklin Class of 2015 Upon hearing the sad news that Massachusetts Mass Maritime State University of New York SUNY Maritime College and USMMA had also lost alumni Cookie Cafe added them to their schedule On Oct 29 2015 Kings Point Parents sent over 650 dozen cookies to Massachusetts Maritime Academy in honor and remembrance of Jeffrey Mathias Class of 1996 and Keith Griffin Class of 2005 Finally on Nov 19 2015 Kings Point Parents sent 550 dozen cookies to SUNY Maritime in honor and remembrance of Richard Pusatere Class of 2003 Our USMMA families friends and alumni are strong partners in providing comfort and support when Midshipmen need it most said Deputy Maritime Administrator Michael J Rodriguez It s good to see them providing a well needed reminder of home family and friends to

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