Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by Mindy G, Sep 20, 2009.
Did anyone get the oath on video? It was such a great weekend.
Check out YouTube. search for "USMMA Oath 2009", or try this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-Md3q2Scqk
look for more later this week. I also have the March on and presentation of the companies. I'll try to match with the program so I name them correctly.
Here is an updated link for Administration of the USMMA Midshipman Oath on Youtube:
I also added some other video clips of:
Entrance of the Regiment
March-on the Colors
Pass in Review by the Regiment of Midshipmen
Also added clips of
USMMA Band with Royal Dutch Marine Band in Battery Park.
you may just want to search by my Youtube name of "bonuscoyote"
Great video clips. We can see our son in 3rd Co's front row.
Here is one more.
Another great vidoe and another chance to play Where's Waldo and try and pick out our DS in a sea of white.
Since they take an oath to the naval reserve, will they get pay?
No, USMMA midshipmen do not get paid while at school. While at sea they are paid a nominal salary by the various shipping companies.
wouldn't it make sense that the midshipmen get paid because they are in the already commissioned into the military. At the other SA's(not sure about CG) they get paid but are not commissioned until graduation.
While it is true that nobody receives their commission until they graduate, the other academies are sworn into active duty whereas KP mids are sworn into the reserves. As active duty personnel the cadets/mids from other academies are paid a salary. This also explains why they wear a National Defense ribbon and KP mids do not.
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