I have been helping my son make a full evaluation of USMMA as the date to accept an appointment nears. I understand that there was a partial restoration of Sea Year in February. The NPA requested that Sea Year be back to full capacity by April 1st. Does anybody know if this has occurred? It seems that USMMA has suffered from a lack of leadership. Is that same leadership still in place? Do parents of current midshipmen and alumni feel the appointment of Secretary Chao will be beneficial to USMMA and work to correct the problems of the past. As a parent I support any decision my son will make, but I would hate to see him commit to an institution that is at risk of losing accreditation and no longer offers the education and real at sea maritime experience that Kings Point's history and reputation is based upon. Thank you.