USMMA

Monday, November 8, 2021
Shipping

Senators Introduce Bill to Safeguard U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Midshipmen from Sexual Misconduct

U.S Senator’s Roger Wicker (R-MS), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) have introduced a bill aimed at providing additional safeguards for

November 8, 2021
Total Views: 1498

Friday, November 5, 2021
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Incidents

Midshipman X – Candid Interview With A Merchant Marine Academy Leader

We recently had a chat with Jim Tobin, President, and CEO of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation (AAF) about the latest

November 5, 2021
Total Views: 7519

Wednesday, November 3, 2021
Incidents

MARAD Cancels Cadet Shipping

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Last night, during an “industry call” that began with a plead not to share this information with journalists, the

November 3, 2021
Total Views: 11827

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Shipping

ITF Says Merchant Marine Academy Sexual Assault Case Shows Urgent Need to Make Maritime Safe for Women

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) says the recent report of sexual assault by a U.S. Merchant Marine Academy cadet during her at sea

November 2, 2021
Total Views: 1786

Sunday, October 31, 2021
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Incidents

Congress Calls To Shutdown Cadet Shipping And Says The Maritime Industry is Toxic

by John Konrad (gCaptain) The chairmen of six congressional committees wrote a letter to Department of Transportation Secretary Buttigieg in response to

October 31, 2021
Total Views: 18635

Thursday, October 14, 2021
Shipping

US Lawmakers Press for Action on Merchant Marine Academy Sexual Assault Allegations

WASHINGTON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday urged the Transportation Department to take action to address persistent allegations of rape,

October 14, 2021
Total Views: 1377

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Shipping

Senator Cantwell Requests Info from MARAD Related to Merchant Marine Academy Sexual Assaults and Harassment

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), in her capacity as Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, has sent a letter to Acting

October 12, 2021
Total Views: 1890

Monday, October 11, 2021
maersk ship
Incidents

Maersk Suspends 5 In Midshipman X Rape Case While Officer’s Union Remains Silent

Nick Savvides (TheLoadstar) Maersk provides new information on Midshipman X rape

October 11, 2021
Total Views: 17776

Sunday, October 10, 2021
Photo Of USMMA Midshipman With Class Ring
Incidents

Rape At Sea – An Open Letter To USMMA Midshipman X

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) Today Deputy Maritime Administrator Lucinda Lessley ordered a one-day safety stand-down at the United States Merchant Marine

October 10, 2021
Total Views: 28878

Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Shipping

New York Lawmakers Call for Investigation of Merchant Marine Academy Cadet’s Alleged Sexual Assault

U.S. Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-Long Island, Queens) and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) have called for an immediate investigation after an unidentified

October 6, 2021
Total Views: 2601

Sunday, October 3, 2021
Shipping

US Merchant Marine Academy Faces Serious Sexual Assault Allegation During Cadet’s Sea Year

The U.S. Department of Transportation and Maritime Administration are taking a serious look into an anonymous online report by a U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

October 3, 2021
Total Views: 9707

Thursday, December 3, 2020
jack-bouno-usmma-supt
Blog

Interview With Rear Admiral Jack Buono, Superintendent of the USMMA at Kings Point

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Last week gCaptain had the privilege of interviewing Rear Admiral Jack Buono, USMS. Two years ago Buono was appointed as the

December 3, 2020
Total Views: 3509

Monday, September 21, 2020
Photo Of USMMA Midshipman With Class Ring
Blog

It’s Time For Kings Point To Step Up To The Plate

by Captain John Konrad (gCaptain) The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point (KP), New York is our nation’s only service academy

September 21, 2020
Total Views: 1506

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
USMMA Kings Point Graduation
Defense

Should MARAD Close The US Merchant Marine Academy At Kings Point?

In today’s episode of The REAL gCaptain Podcast we take a harsh look at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), a federal college that

September 19, 2018
Total Views: 95

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Blog

WATCH Kings Point’s New U.S. Merchant Marine Ad Campaign

This month U.S. Merchant Marine Academy alumni are celebrating the 75th birthday of Kings Point with a new website and ad campaign geared toward informing

September 13, 2018
Total Views: 54

Friday, July 27, 2018
Space Force Astronaut
Blog

Space Force, How About A Maritime Force?

by Salvatore R. Mercogliano, Ph.D – On June 18, 2018, President Donald Trump, before a meeting of the National Space Council announced his plan for the

July 27, 2018
Total Views: 127

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Defense

VIDEO: Why Did You Join The Merchant Marine?

In an our editorial last month titled Top 10 Reasons Why The US Merchant Marine Is Failing, I asserted that the US Maritime Administration ignores the

June 19, 2018
Total Views: 14

Sunday, June 17, 2018
secdef Mattis usmma graduation
Defense

The Merchant Marine Is Of Critical Importance Says US SECDEF Mattis At Kings Point Graduation

by Lisa Ferdinando – The United States needs its Merchant Marine officers to employ discipline, strategic thinking and strong ethics in the often

June 17, 2018
Total Views: 27

Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Blog

Search Begins For New USMMA Superintendent

by John Konrad (gCaptain) Today the US Maritime Administration (MARAD) has posted the position of USMMA Superintendent to USAjobs, the first step in

June 6, 2018
Total Views: 62

Thursday, May 24, 2018
News

Kings Point Superintendent James Helis Accepts New Role at MARAD Headquarters

The United States Maritime Administration on Thursday announced that Rear Admiral James Helis, Superintendent of the United States Merchant Marine Academy

May 24, 2018
Total Views: 113