Thursday, October 9, 2014

This USMMA Cadet’s Sea Year With MSC Did Not Suck [VIDEO]

Check out this highlight reel from a USMMA midshipman’s Sea Year with Military Sealift Command on board the USNS Joshua Humphreys. The USNS Joshua Humphreys (T AO 188) is one of...

October 9, 2014
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Maritime News

NASA Rocket Ship Rechristened as USMMA’s T/V Kings Pointer

A former NASA rocket booster recovery ship has been formally rechristened as the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s new T/V Kings Pointer following an extensive overhaul at a Florida shipyard.

June 18, 2014
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Thursday, May 15, 2014
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Sean Holt Takes Charge as KP Singapore Chapter Celebrates Second Birthday

SINGAPORE – The United States Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation (USMMAAF) Singapore Chapter celebrated its two year anniversary in 2014, and on May 14th the leadership was passed...

May 15, 2014
Total Views: 11

Monday, April 29, 2013
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USMMA Superintendent Dodges gCaptain’s Questions, Alumni Engage Congress

For anyone who witnessed last week’s ridiculous public back-and-forth between the US Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and the Superintendent’s Office, it was rather shocking, but par for the course...

April 29, 2013
Total Views: 20

Monday, January 28, 2013
Maritime News

USMMA Gets New Deputy Superintendent

KINGS POINT, N.Y., January 25, 2013 – The United States Merchant Marine Academy welcomed its new Deputy Superintendent during a Town Hall meeting that was held at Ackerman Auditorium today....

January 28, 2013
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Friday, December 28, 2012
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Maritime News

SEC Busts Open $11 Million Insider Trading Ring Involving King’s Point Graduates

A federal indictment unsealed earlier this month in a U.S. District Court charged nine defendants with insider trading and money laundering surrounding the leaking of confidential information about upcoming corporate...

December 28, 2012
Total Views: 26

Monday, October 15, 2012

Gagnam Style Parody: USMMA vs. USNA – The Definitive Poll

USMMA’s Gagnam Style: VS USNA’s Gagnam Style: Question is… Who does Gagnam Style better?

October 15, 2012
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
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The US Merchant Marine Academy’s Silent Ally

Editor’s Note: On Friday the New York Times published an investigation into alleged troubles at the US Merchant Marine Academy. The following is a response from gCaptain’s founder, John Konrad, who was quoted in the...

September 5, 2012
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

To Infinity and Beyond: NASA Rocket Ship Named New King’s Point Training Vessel

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Tuesday that the Maritime Administration has struck a deal with NASA to convert a former space shuttle rocket booster recovery ship into the U.S....

August 21, 2012
Total Views: 9

Friday, August 17, 2012
Rear Admiral James A. Helis, USMMA Superintendant

You’re Fired – King’s Point Superintendant Wades Into Brown Water

In the heat and sunshine of a clear summer day, hundreds of cadets stood at attention to welcome the new superintendent, Rear Admiral James A. Helis, to the campus of...

August 17, 2012
Total Views: 67

Monday, June 25, 2012
Maritime News

Kings Point Names Army Colonel Superintendent

WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood today named Colonel (ret.) James Helis, Ph.D., as the new superintendent for the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.  Helis, a 30-year Army veteran, will...

June 25, 2012
Total Views: 11

Monday, June 18, 2012
Maritime News

Draft USMMA Strategic Plan – Open For Comment

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...

June 18, 2012
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
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King’s Point Alumnus Named Navy’s Top Ship Handler In The Pacific

gCaptain forum members have been vocal in questioning the US Merchant Marine Academy’s (Kings Point) relevance in the modern world of increasingly large and complex commercial ships, however an officer...

April 17, 2012
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Monday, January 9, 2012
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US Merchant Marine Academy Barracks Evacuated, 39 Sent to Hospital

Official Statement from the Department of Transportation regarding the evacuation of the US Merchant Marine Academy barracks on 8 January 2012. On Sunday evening a gas leak was discovered in...

January 9, 2012
Total Views: 16

Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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Maritime News

United States Merchant Marine Academy Begins Strategic Planning Process

WASHINGTON – The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) today began work on a comprehensive strategic plan that will develop long-term objectives and institutional goals.  The USMMA will undergo its...

January 4, 2012
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

King’s Point – A Heritage Worth Saving

By Clay Maitland Every year, the cadets and faculty of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy hold a dinner, known as the Battle Standard.  It commemorates the cadets who have lost...

December 21, 2011
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Friday, December 16, 2011
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A Failure of Leadership

By Clay Maitland Shipping, it is often said, is a house of many mansions.  It is characterized by different qualities, and varies according to the nationality of the ships themselves,...

December 16, 2011
Total Views: 6

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

King’s (Disap)pointer – USMMA Training Vessel Reassigned to Texas A&M

What is a Maritime Academy without a training ship? In June 1946 a German crew of volunteers boarded the tall ship Horst Wessel in Bremerhaven Germany sailing her to the...

December 14, 2011
Total Views: 58

Thursday, December 8, 2011
Maritime News

DOT Shuts Down GMATS – Effective July 2012

gCaptain has just received the breaking news that the U.S. Department of Transportation will be shutting down the Global Maritime and Transportation School (GMATS).  Sources tell us that representatives from...

December 8, 2011
Total Views: 97

Press Releases

Crowley Awards Scholarships to USMMA Cadets

Continuing in its tradition of supporting academic excellence, Crowley Maritime Corporation awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarships to three deserving cadets from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at...

December 8, 2011
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