U.S. Merchant Marine Academy: Contemporary and Historical Information Resources
- Bert Chapman, Government Information, History, and Political Science Librarian, Purdue University Libraries
This presentation documents how this professional military education institute prepares leaders to meet U.S. economic, maritime transportation, and national security needs as Merchant Marine Officers and commissioned officers in the armed forces. Since 95% of world products are transported over water, such leaders are vital for effectively operating the merchant fleet for commercial and military transport in peacetime and wartime. Information will be provided about this academy’s admission process and academic programs, including the ‘Sea Year’ that gives cadets operational maritime experience.