13 Mariners say: GO COAST GUARD!

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    Great article. I need to print it wallet sized. Ds told me he is tired of trying to explain that KP isn't the academy for the Marines. He says now when people say "oh, you are going to be a Marine". He says "I just go with it". Maybe a better answer would be "perhaps". Now that would really confuse them. I phrase it as, the federal maritime academy, rght after I say USMMA and see the blank look as usual. Oh yeah, the topic, yay, for the Coast Guard!
     
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    That's because many people not familiar with the program misidentify KP grads as "Merchant Marines" instead of "Merchant Mariners."

    Sounds like USCG is getting some very good officers!
     
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    Probably by choice of the graduate. KP graduates are "ready-made" for things like vessel inspections and the like given their experience with commercial shipping.
     
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    When I was going to sea, a common question would be:

    "Oh, you are in the Merchant Marines. Where are you stationed?".

    Depending on my mood, there was often a huge secret base just south of town. . . . .
     

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