2009-12-24 / About Town

Jamestown students sworn in at Maine Maritime Academy

Midshipman Eric von Hohenleiten and Midshipman Hadley Neale, both of Jamestown, were recently sworn in as members of the Maine Maritime Academy Regiment of Midshipmen during the college’s annual family weekend in Castine, Maine.

The Midshipman Oath was administered to the 145 candidates by the commandant of midshipmen, marking the successful conclusion of regimental preparatory training, a six-week intensive training program emphasizing military drill, aquatic training and ship familiarization.

The MMA Regiment of Midshipmen, a student-run management model, is comprised of students seeking a U.S. Merchant Marine license as a third mate or third assistant engineer on unlimited tonnage vessels following graduation.

von Hohenleiten, a graduate of North Kingstown High School, is a member of the MMA class of 2013. He is majoring in marine engineering technology.

Neale is also a graduate of North Kingstown High School and a member of the MMA class of 2013. She is majoring in marine transportation operations.

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