Merchant Marine Reserve
Student Incentive Program
The mission of the Merchant
Marine Reserve (MMR) Student Incentive Program at Texas A&M University at
Galveston is to train licensed officers for the U.S. Merchant Marine
The student must be a U.S. citizen, be 25 years old or younger on the
first day of class during his/her freshman year, and have an academic
major with a license option.
Student must pass the Navy Physical
Student must pass the Navy Third Class
Midshipmen are required to participate in
the NROTC physical fitness program.
Midshipmen must complete a bachelor's degree with a license option
along with three Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps courses.
Introduction to Naval Science (NVSC 101)
Naval Science for the Merchant Marine
Reserve Officer (NVSC 200)
Leadership and Ethics (NVSC 402)
In addition, midshipmen must maintain a
minimum 2.5 grade point average, attend Naval Science Laboratory and
pass the Merchant Mariner licensing exam.
STUDENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM:
students may apply for the Student Incentive Program (SIP). SIP provides
$8,000 annually for a total of $24,000 over the last three years. A
minimum observation period of at least one semester must occur before a
student is eligible for SIP.
Midshipmen are required to complete eight years of Naval Reserve duty,
which includes six years of Selective Reserves or Merchant Marine
Individual Ready Reserve Group and two years of Inactive Ready Reserves.
In addition, during this time the midshipmen must maintain a current
Merchant Mariner License and maintain employment in the United States
maritime industry. Midshipmen can apply for an active duty Navy commission
as a Surface Warfare Officer, Naval Aviator or Intelligence Officer.
If you are interested in the Merchant Marine
Reserve program or if you have questions please contact us.
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