SUNY Maritime Information

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  1. hockeygirl

    hockeygirl Member

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    I am looking for any and all advice/information/ etc. about SUNY Maritime as I would like to seriously consider it one of the schools I would like to attend. I received a decent aid package and am a contender for the NROTC scholarship at this school, and realized that I do not know enough about it.

    Is the regiment lifestyle similar to a "traditional" service academy (USNA/USMA/USAFA)?
    What does that mean per the requirements (PFA, courses, watch, etc.)?
    What about uniforms, everyday or only certain ones?
    Activities and extracurriculars?
    Participating in the regiment and what that means in term of service out of school, is it just Coast Guard or are there other options?

    I am not looking for anything specific, just want to make sure I am making the correct decision for myself and my future as I would like to serve the county yet want to make sure the Engineering degree I receive will be respected in the real world as compared to WPI or RPI.

    Thank you for your help!
     
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  2. pleber16

    pleber16 USNA 2016

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    Check your PM's!
     
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  3. EngrMarine

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    Hockey girl


    Let me help you with your questions

    The regimental lifestyle is very similar to the service academies. Morning formation, classes throughout the day, time for althletics and studying. The curriculum is very heavy. Especially the engineering side. You need to be very focused on academics. The regimental lifestyle is for all four years but is hardest during your first year.

    The regimental systems is mandated by the Federal govt for training further Merchant Marine Officers. In fact if you go back and review the history of the USMMA you will find it was developed because the state maritime schools were focused on their respective states and USMMA drew from a national pool. The USMMA was created using the regimental model at NY Maritime.

    Uniforms everyday and on the training ship. Not required off campus unless a special event.

    Their are many activities and extra curricular events and as you progress in the regiment you have more freedom to pursue off campus activities. Given proximity to NYC there is no lack of things to do. However, i wouldn't say its a hopping place and many cadets spend a lot of time off campus on weekends.

    No, commitment unless you choose the NROTC program or the Sealift Officer program. If you choose the NROTC you know the drill. If you choose the Sea Lift program you will get a subsidy for the years in school and be required to maintian and sail on your USCG license and be a member of the USNR.

    As a side not, many of the ROTC grads have done quite well. Top picks for first assignment. I know of many pilots and nuclear engineers. One pilot became the CO of the blue Angels, another commanded the space shuttle and holds the record for longest time in outer space.

    It is a great education but go into it open eyed. You have a tough four years and if you sign up for NROTC you will use the little time between training cruises for further naval training in the fleet. Hard work and focus will lead you to an education that is second to none and blends a lot more hands on education on naval systems than a traditional ROTC commissioning path. Good luck and hope you pick Fort Schuyler.
     
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  4. hockeygirl

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    @EngrMarine , thank you for all of the amazing information, I have chosen a different school to attend college but hope that this thread might help a future candidate (or student) see if SUNY Maritime is right for them. Thanks again for the help.
     

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