Sea Aggie Band
Texas Maritime Academy
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The Texas Maritime Academy is an integral part of Texas A&M University at Galveston. The Corps of Cadets at Texas Maritime Academy consists of two different groups of students:
- The Merchant Marine Licensing program - Cadets seeking licenses to work as Merchant Marine Officers. These Cadets have no military commitment, but may later choose to join a U.S. Navy Reserve.
- The NROTC College Program. Cadets, called Midshipmen, in this program are competing for Navy scholarships, and agree to serve in the U.S. Navy after graduation.
Both of these groups, although different in function, are in the Corps of Cadets. Cadets wear uniforms to school, jointly participate in training and other Corps activities.
Cadets seeking the Texas Maritime Academy U.S. Merchant Marine officer licensing may choose to major in Marine Transportation, Marine Engineering Technology, Marine Biology License Option or Marine Sciences License Option. Navy ROTC Midshipmen may choose any major offered at Texas A&M University at Galveston.
- Cadets who are seeking Merchant Marine Licensing (License Option Cadets) do not have a military obligation, but the U.S. Navy may offer them the opportunity to join a special U.S. Navy/Merchant Marine Reserve called the Strategic Sealift Officers (SSO) Program which provides financial benefits.
- Cadets in the Navy ROTC Midshipmen compete for scholarships and enter a contractual agreement to serve in the U.S. Navy upon graduation.
Training ship (GENERAL RUDDER), bridge simulation facility, radar training facility, shore side maritime safety training facilities. Buildings include a student center, seven residence halls, library, classroom buildings, a physical education facility, and other recreational facilities.