Salvatore R. Mercogliano is an associate professor of History at Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina and teaches courses in World Maritime History and Maritime Security. He is also an adjunct professor with the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and offers a graduate level course in Maritime Industry Policy. A former merchant mariner, he sailed and worked ashore for the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command. His book, Fourth Arm of Defense: Sealift and Maritime Logistics in the Vietnam War, available through the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Friday, May 27, 2022
Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Monday, January 31, 2022
Monday, November 22, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
The Missing Question from the NTSB Report on MV Golden Ray: WHY?
By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. Two years after MV Golden Ray capsized while departing the port of Brunswick, Georgia early in the hours of September 8,
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Monday, May 10, 2021
Colonial Pipeline – To Waive Or Not To Waive The Jones Act
By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. (gCaptain) The cyberattack upon the Colonial Pipeline on Friday, May 7, 2021 has resulted in the shutdown of a major
Monday, February 15, 2021
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Friday, June 5, 2020
100 Years of the Jones Act – Here is to Another 100 Years!
Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. – June 5, 2020 marks the centennial of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, commonly referred to as the Jones Act.
Friday, May 8, 2020
Merchant Mariners, the Second Battle of the Atlantic, and the 75th Anniversary of VE Day
By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. – In his autobiography, The Second World War, Winston Churchill said of the Battle of the Atlantic, “The only thing
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
This is Mutiny… Mutiny, I Say! The Maritime Lore Behind President Trump’s ‘Mutiny on the Bounty’ Tweet
By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. – In the annals of maritime history and popular culture, the Mutiny on the Bounty holds a lofty place and remains
Thursday, April 9, 2020
A New Day for the American Merchant Marine: The Philly Shipyard and National Security Multi-Mission Vessels
By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. – National Maritime Day (May 22) came a month earlier than usual with the announcement by the Maritime
Friday, March 20, 2020
Friday, March 6, 2020
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Bouchard Ordeal Evokes 19th Century Supreme Court Decision
By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. On July 7, 1895, the barque Arago arrived in San Francisco with four of its crewmembers in irons. The deckhands had
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
America’s Surge Sealift: What Are They Not Telling Us?
By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. – On January 22, 2020, the Inspector General (IG) for the Department of Defense released a declassified and
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Turbo Activation – A Sealift Surge, or just a Trickle?
By Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D. – In September, gCaptain reported on Turbo Activation 19-Plus, US Transportation Command’s largest peacetime
Monday, September 23, 2019
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
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