Webinar: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy: Contemporary and Historical Information Resources

  • Last Updated: August 13, 2021
  • Published: August 13, 2021

Register to attend the live training webinar, "U.S. Merchant Marine Academy: Contemporary and Historical Information Resources."

Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. (EDT)


Recording and closed captioning are available. All webinars are free of charge.

  • Speaker: Bert Chapman; Government Information, History, and Political Science Librarian; Purdue University Libraries
  • Learning outcomes: This presentation will document how this professional military education institute prepares leaders to meet U.S. economic, maritime transportation, and national security needs as Merchant Marine Officers and commissioned officers in the armed forces. Since 95% of world products are transported over water, such leaders are vital for effectively operating the merchant fleet for commercial and military transport in peacetime and wartime. Information will be provided about this academy’s admission process and academic programs, including the ‘Sea Year’ that gives cadets operational maritime experience.

Registration confirmation information:
Upon registering, a confirmation email from [email protected] will be sent with instructions for joining the webinar. To ensure delivery of that email, configure your junk mail or spam filter(s) to permit messages from that address. GPO staff will also email your access information the day before the webinar. If you do not receive your login information, please email [email protected].

Prior to the webinar:
For those participating via a desktop or laptop computer (preferred method), a WebEx plug-in must be installed (one-time only). Download instructions. Some features will not be available for users participating with a tablet or smartphone. Devices need to have a WebEx app installed from the device’s app store, which may take time. After installation, the app will ask for you to Allow or Deny permissions.