U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Class of 2016 to Graduate


By The Maritime Executive 06-15-2016 04:28:21

On Saturday, June 18, at 10:00 a.m., 229 future Merchant Marine and Military Officers will graduate from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Gen. Darren W. McDew, has been chosen as their keynote speaker.

Graduates represent nearly every state, as well as Malaysia, South Korea and the Republic of Panama. Approximately 2,500 guests are expected to attend the event, including family members of the graduating class, and distinguished visitors representing the federal government, flag and general officers from the U.S. Military, senior executives from the maritime industry, community leaders, alumni, faculty and staff.

The event will be streamed live on Maritime TV at URL: http://events.tvworldwide.com/Events/usmmagraduation2016.aspx

WHAT: 2016 U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Graduation Ceremony

WHEN: Saturday, June 18, at 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Tomb Field, 300 Steamboat Road, Kings Point, N.Y. 11024-1699 Media may park at the Admissions Building. Check-in at tent near O’Hara Hall.

WHO: Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Gen. Darren W. McDew, USAF Superintendent, Rear Adm. James A. Helis, USMS, Ph.D. Deputy Superintendent, Rear Adm. Susan L. Dunlap, USMS Interim Academic Dean, Capt. David J. Palmer, USMS, Ph.D. Rear Adm. Philip H. Greene, Jr., USN, Retired, Class of ’78 Class President: Benjamin Morris, Hometown: Panama City, Fla. Valedictorian: Thomas Kloepfer, Hometown: Amityville, N.Y.

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