Great Lakes Maritime

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  1. FEIMOM

    FEIMOM Member

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    So, I just get the oldest off to USAFA just this week, and younger brother (rising jr), who is the total opposite in personality, is now interested in looking into a maritime career. Does he totally understand what that means? No, probably not, but he was interested enough to do some research and we talked to the GLMA admissions rep yesterday for awhile and liked what we heard. Most of the info that I've seen on here is fairly old. Anybody with recent experience at GLMA want to comment on the school and perhaps life after school, job prospects, etc?

    We also heard about the Navy Strategic Sea Lift program and he thought that was interesting too.

    Thanks.
     
  2. soccerkeeper1

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    Consider Mass Maritime and Maine Maritime as well. The SSOP is a great program but it is competitive and not a sure thing. It is only for Deck and Engineering Officers.
     
  3. Lawman32RPD

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    There is also the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College, in New York City, and Texas A&M Galveston which is home to the Texas Maritime Academy. Our son visited Maritime and seriously considered it before deciding to go A&M. The Galveston campus of A&M is also a "back door" (my term) into the College Station campus if you maintain a 2.5 GPA. Good luck with the decision.
     

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