St. Thomas Man Joins Regiment Of Midshipmen At U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

St. Thomas man joins regiment of midshipmen at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Ryan Christopher Hunter of St. Thomas was recently sworn in as a midshipman in the U.S. Naval Reserve at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point, N.Y.

Hunter was nominated by V.I. Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett.

The United States Merchant Marine Academy is a federal service academy that educates and graduates licensed Merchant Marine officers.

In addition to the rigorous academic and physical requirements for admission, applicants must be nominated by their congressman or senator.

It is one of five federal service academies, which include the Military Academy at West Point, the Naval …

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