Hello, My name is Corporal Kracl. I am currently stationed in Okinawa. I'm trying to find a Marine Corps Order similar to MCO 1530.11G (which outlines the regulations and specifications for an active duty Marine to enter the Naval Academy) only specifically for the Merchant Marine Academy. My question is this; am I able to be accepted to the USMMA while on active duty and have orders cut; or will I have to participate in the MECEP program in order to attend? The reason I ask is I will be deployed to Afghanistan during next years MECEP selection time-line which will make it very difficult to participate in. I'm trying to find out if there is an alternate course of action or if MECEP is my only option. Thank You.