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USMMA’s Class of 2024 Navy Reserve Pinning Ceremony to be Livestreamed

Oath 2022

KINGS POINT, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2020 – The United States Merchant Marine Academy's (USMMA) Class of 2024 will be sworn into the United States Navy Reserve on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 10:00 a.m. Academy Superintendent Rear Admiral Jack Buono will serve as the Reviewing Officer.

During a closed ceremony to be held at USMMA’s War Memorial, CAPT Daniel Straub, USN, Head, Department of Naval Science, will administer the Reserve Oath of Office to the class. To mark this significant milestone in their midshipman careers, each of the 277 Plebes will then receive the Merchant Marine Academy insignia that they will wear on their uniforms while they are at the Academy.

WHAT:           Class of 2024 Navy Reserve Pinning Ceremony

WHEN:           Saturday, Sept. 26, at 10:00 a.m.  

WHERE:         USMMA, War Memorial – Virtual, Facebook Livestream

                       CLOSED TO MEDIA AND PUBLIC
WHO:           Class of 2024

The event will be streamed live on the official USMMA Facebook channel starting at 10:00 a.m. To view the event, join us at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA, the official Facebook channel of USMMA (see link below).



The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, located in Kings Point, N.Y, educates and graduates leaders of exemplary character who are inspired to serve the national security, marine transportation, and economic needs of the United States as licensed Merchant Marine Officers and commissioned officers in the Armed Forces. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Academy, which was established under the Merchant Marine Act of 1936, as the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 1943. It is administered by the Maritime Administration under the auspices of the Department of Transportation.

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On Twitter: @USMMAo

Last updated: Friday, September 25, 2020

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