Thursday, December 3, 2020

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 thirteenth Superintendent of the United...

December 3, 2020
Total Views: 3474

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

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 dedicated to an industry but, because...

September 21, 2020
Total Views: 1428

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
USMMA Kings Point Graduation

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 provides free tuition to American merchant...

September 19, 2018
Total Views: 72

Thursday, September 13, 2018

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 the American public of how vital the...

September 13, 2018
Total Views: 34

Friday, July 27, 2018
Space Force Astronaut

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 Department of the Defense to...

July 27, 2018
Total Views: 108

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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 media, doesn’t share good news,...

June 19, 2018
Total Views: 12

Sunday, June 17, 2018
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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 challenging and dangerous maritime transport industry, Defense...

June 17, 2018
Total Views: 23

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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 replacing James Helis, the former Army Colonel who was...

June 6, 2018
Total Views: 52

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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 since 2012, has accepted a position at MARAD headquarters in...

May 24, 2018
Total Views: 14

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

After Warning, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Granted Full Accreditation

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy has been restored to full accreditation more than a year after it was issued a warning by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education that...

November 21, 2017
Total Views: 42

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
USMMA Cadet using a sextant for celestial navigation

Sea Year to Resume at Merchant Marine Academy

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy announced that it will resume Sea Year training for Midshipmen on three commercial carriers beginning in March 2017. The USMMA says the reinstatement of the...

February 15, 2017
Total Views: 37

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
USMMA Cadet using a sextant for celestial navigation
Maritime News

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Reinstates Sea Year… Sort Of

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced its plan to restore Sea Year training as part of the curriculum for Midshipmen at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), but...

January 11, 2017
Total Views: 47

Friday, December 9, 2016
Maritime News

Kings Point Alumni Say ‘No Justification’ for Sea Year Suspension

The Alumni Association of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point is calling for Sea Year be reinstated after a preliminary study found no justification for its suspension earlier...

December 9, 2016
Total Views: 33

Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Maritime News

Kings Point Alumni Launch Task Force to Combat Sexual Misconduct at Service Academy

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation (USAAF) has created its own independent task force to address instances of sexual harassment and assault on campus at the U.S....

October 11, 2016
Total Views: 1

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Contractor Hired for USMMA ‘Cultural Assessment’ Amid Sexual Assault and Harassment Concerns

The U.S. Department of Transportation has hired a private government consultant to perform an independent cultural assessment of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) to help stamp out instances...

October 5, 2016
Total Views: 8

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Merchant Marine Cadets Help Navy Knock The Rust Off Sextants

By Commander Justin Harts, USN (USS Benfold) According to the definitive book on marine navigation familiar to most naval officers – “The American Practical Navigator” – navigation began the first...

September 10, 2016
Total Views: 66

Friday, July 1, 2016
Maritime News

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Accreditation in Jeopardy?

A review of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s educational accreditation has prompted the Middle States Commission on Higher Education to issue a warning to the school that its accreditation may be in jeopardy...

July 1, 2016
Total Views: 55

USMMA Cadets On Kings Pointer

Sea Year Fears At US Merchant Marine Academy

By Jaquelyn Burton (Coeval, Inc.) Overshadowing the graduation of the class of 2016, many midshipmen at the United States Merchant Marine Academy are now finding themselves for the first time not permitted to...

July 1, 2016
Total Views: 106

Thursday, June 16, 2016

USMMA Canceling ‘Sea Year’ Over Sexual Assault and Harassment Fears?

One of the great benefits of attending the US Merchant Marine Academy is the experience of going out to sea on US-Flag merchant ships. This is called ‘Sea Year’. While...

June 16, 2016
Total Views: 66

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Maritime News

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Campus Makes National Register of Historic Places List

The designation deems the USMMA campus in Kings Point, NY and the Barstow Mansion as a place worthy of preservation.

October 15, 2014
Total Views: 23