Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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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
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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
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Thursday, December 8, 2011

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
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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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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Where is MARAD Administrator David Matsuda?

One of the main stories last week was the apparent dismissal (for lack of a better word) of the Superintendent of the of the US Merchant Marine Academy at Kings...

October 20, 2011
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011
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Merchant Marine Academy Superintendent Reassigned

Department Of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today the appointment of Rear Admiral Philip H. Greene, Jr. to be the Department of Transportation Chair at the National Defense University. The...

October 11, 2011
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Thursday, February 3, 2011
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Upgrades Seen As The Key To USMMA’s Growth

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in Kings Point, N.Y., continues training and educating an increasing number of future professional mariners despite an aging infrastructure, lack of funding and other...

February 3, 2011
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

RADM Philip Greene ‘78 Named 11th USMMA Superintendent

Via email comes news that the US Merchant Marine Academy has a new incoming Superintendent A KINGS POINTER FOR KINGS POINT RADM Philip Greene, Jr. ’78 Named 11th Superintendent of...

August 25, 2010
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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Top 5 Most Interesting Maritime Training Courses

One of the most fun and rewarding aspects to a career a sea are the classes mariners get to take. From small arms training to fast rescue boat, we get...

July 7, 2010
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy – New Acting Superintendent

Word comes via the US Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association that the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy has named an acting Superintendent to handle the position left vacant by the resignation...

January 14, 2010
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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Kings Point Maritime Association Dinner Dance – 12 June

Those who are friends of the US Merchant Marine Academy (or want to be) and those who work in the maritime industry might want to consider joining the Kings Point...

June 2, 2009
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