United States Merchant Marine


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United States Merchant Marine

The fleet of private and government-owned, non-military ships operating in the United States. The Merchant Marine delivers cargo and passengers in peacetime. During times of war, it may be ordered to assist the U.S. Navy. Since 1988, mariners who served in wars have had access to veterans' benefits.
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The civilian men and women of the United States Merchant Marine who pilot sealift vessels represent a mission-critical component of United States military readiness.
MARAD also promotes the use of US-flag vessels, manages the Maritime Security Program, oversees an active reserve of ships in the Ready Reserve Force, maintains an inactive inventory of ships in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, and ensures a pool of highly skilled merchant marine officers and seafarers through its operation of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY.
Superintendent, United States Merchant Marine Academy
He started his career at the American Hull Insurance Syndicate in 2002, following his graduation from the United States Merchant Marine Academy, where he earned a commission as a Naval Officer, a USCG Third Mate License and degree in Marine Transportation and Logistics.
In that same year, a controllable pitch propeller and shafting system was donated to the United States Merchant Marine Academy, and in 2013 an engine was donated to Camosu College in Victoria, BC, Canada.
She is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY where she earned a commission as a Naval Officer as well as an unlimited tonnage USCG Third Mates license.
Bill served for one year at the end of World War II with the United States Merchant Marines Maritime Service followed by three years with the United States Air Force.
At this time, he left his career and joined the service of the United States Coast Guard and United States Merchant Marines to support the efforts of World War II.
He was a seaman in United States Merchant Marines during WWII and sailed in American and European waters.
He served in the United States Coast Guard as well as the United States Merchant Marines during the WWII era.
He was a proud veteran of World War II having served in the United States Merchant Marines shipping supplies across the Atlantic to support the war effort.

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