Capt. Jim Tobin

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Captain Jim Tobin is president of the U.S. Merchant Marine Alumni Association and Foundation.

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USMMA Midshipman Awarded U.S. Merchant Marine Medal

By Capt. Jim Tobin 2019-05-21 14:26:38

National Maritime Day is a day to recognize and honor those in the maritime industry, from the brave and courageous merchant mariners who have given their lives in defense of our nation to the men and women who continue to go above and beyond the call of duty in serving our nation’s maritime interests in times of war and peace.  This year, a current U.S. Merchant Marine Academy midshipman has been selected by the Maritime Administration (MARAD) to receive the...

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National Maritime?Day: Remembering our Past, Focusing on our Future

By Capt. Jim Tobin 2018-05-22 13:12:00

On May 22, six days before Memorial Day, many Americans will quietly observe National Maritime Day, a day set aside 85 years ago by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to acknowledge the importance of our merchant fleet and remember mariners who died in service to our nation. Many Americans are unfamiliar with the work of the Merchant Marine and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, but it is worth remembering their contributions to our nation’s security and prosperity. The U.S. Merchant Marine is fleet of U.S.-flagged vessels that carry commercial...

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