By MarEx 2015-06-22 14:47:22
The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Class of 2015 Graduated at Kings Point, N.Y. on Saturday, June 20, 2015 and Maritime TV was there to webcast it live, thanks to the support of industry sponsors. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administrator, Paul N. ‘Chip’ Jaenichen, Sr., delivered the 79th Commencement address. This year, USMMA awarded degrees to 227 midshipmen. Click here to view the video.
Graduates represent nearly every state, as well as Malaysia, South Korea and the Republic of Panama. Approximately 2,500 guests attended 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.
Paul “Chip” Jaenichen was appointed by President Obama and sworn in as Maritime Administrator on July 25, 2014. Before his appointment, Administrator Jaenichen served as Acting Administrator beginning in June 2013. He joined the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration in July 2012 when he was appointed Deputy Maritime Administrator.
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