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A Strategic Plan for the US Merchant Marine Academy has been in the drafting process for the last couple of months. The draft has now been published for the maritime community to comment on:
We invite you to review and comment on the draft USMMA Strategic Plan (2012-2017) by July 4, 2012. The USMMA Strategic Planning process was launched on March 13, 2012 by Interim Superintendent Dr. Shashi Kumar and US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood during a Town Hall meeting with midshipmen, faculty and staff. This was the beginning of an extensive outreach process to gather feedback and insights for the USMMA Five-Year Strategic Plan.
Since that time, we have held outreach sessions with the USMMA campus community, as well as representatives from the Maritime industry, alumni, parents and leaders in the Great Neck Community. So far, we have received feedback from more than 800 people with ties to King Point, and we look forward to hearing from even more over the next few weeks.
The Strategic Plan articulates why the Academy matters, its importance to the Nation and the values that drive its success. We want to thank those who participated in one of the outreach sessions and encourage everyone to review the draft plan as we near the end of the strategic planning process. We encourage you to forward this notice to your colleagues.
Dr. Bryna Helfer, Director of Public Engagement, USDOT
Ms. Helen Brohl, Senior Advisor for USMMA Strategic Planning, USMMA
Here is a direct link to the PDF document.
The document is not that long. So for those that are interested, now is your opportunity to speak up about the Academy’s future.
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