Midshipman Natalie Glascock, daughter of Kim Whitt, of Dover, recently completed Sea Year training at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York.

Glascock, a graduate of Dover High School, was nominated to the federal service academy by Sen. Chris Coons.

“The World is Our Campus” is emblematic of Sea Year, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy's training program where midshipmen spend one year training aboard ocean going vessels. Glascock traveled to Japan, Singapore, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka and Thailand aboard the M/V Green Bay. Sea Year is fundamental to the maritime education provided by USMMA and is mandated by Congress. By the end of their Sea Year, midshipmen will have trained on a diverse portfolio of vessels such as container ships, roll-on-roll-off ships, bulk grain and ore ships and oil tankers.

The USMMA is a federal service academy that educates and graduates licensed Merchant Marine officers. In addition to the academic and physical requirements for admission, applicants must be nominated by their congressman or senator.

USMMA graduates earn a Bachelor of Science and a Merchant Marine officer license, and incur an obligation to serve the country as an active or reserve officer in the U.S. armed forces.

For more, visit usmma.edu.