California Maritime Academy Cadets visit the SA Naval Museum

Article and photos by Cdr. L. Steyn

The California State University Maritime Academy is one of 23 campuses in the California State University system and is one of seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States. It is located in Vallejo, California. The university offers six different Bachelor's degrees, and one Master's degree. It requires all undergraduate students to participate in the Corps of Cadets. Students are referred to as Cadets, required to wear uniforms, and utilize a demerit-based disciplinary system. Cadets utilize Merchant Marine Navy-style uniforms, customs, and traditions. Based on academic majors cadets are organized into Squads, Sections, Divisions and Companies which regularly muster in Morning Formations multiple times a week, as well as stand watches on campus and aboard the training ship.

California Maritime Academy visit 4 May 2018

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