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 US Merchant Marine is to the nation’s security and global commerce, and of the importance of maritime security in turbulent times.

We really hope this anthemic video connects the dots for our fellow citizens,” said Capt. James Tobin, President of the USMMA-AAF. “Throughout history, the workand sacrificesof our graduates in defending the nation has not been fully understood.”

The campaign comes at a time when US policymakers are increasingly concerned about China’s massive spending on its merchant marine and the U.S.’s shortfall of qualified mariners.

USMMA Video