WASHINGTON – The American Maritime Partnership (AMP) recognizes more than 1,650 young graduates from the seven U.S. maritime academies this Spring. Applauding them for their motivation and commitment to choosing a career that aligns with our country’s needs in good times and difficult ones, AMP is honored to welcome a new generation to the workforce. Many retirees have led to a shortage of mariners, making this and future classes of cadets even that much more important.
At a commencement ceremony on June 15, 2019, Assistant to the President for Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro inspired the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at King’s Point. His focus was the importance of academics in support of the nation’s economy and national security.
After graduation, many will embark on domestic fleet, which includes over 40,000 self-propelled vessels, tugs, and barges. This group of graduates will join almost 650,000 private U.S. citizens whose careers are through the domestic maritime industry.