Dating a merchant seaman
Issues that will cause a problem include failure to report an arrest by civil or federal authorities, and processing a non-U. In the event that a midshipman fails to display the qualities of leadership, character, and aptitude expected of a prospective commissioned officer in the U. Armed Forces, the Chief of Naval Education and Training (CNET) may terminate the midshipman's appointment.The midshipman is also separated from the Academy is such a case.
CNET, located in Pensacola, Florida, prescribes the naval science curriculum and furnishes required textbooks, references and training aids.The article ends by saying a memorial has been raised for her on North Pier with the inscription: "To the Memory of Perla Gibson THE LADY IN WHITE who sang to countless thousands of British commonwealth and allied serivcemen as they passed through Durban over the years 1940 to 1971.This tablet was presented by the officers and men of The Royal Navy".Overview At the Academy you will receive an excellent education and the skills necessary for a successful career. However, a strong relationship exists as well between the Academy and U. The Department of Naval Science is staffed by active duty naval officers and enlisted personnel. You must also complete an Electronic Personnel Security Questionnaire (EPSQ) prior to reporting to the Academy.Since the Federal Government has a substantial investment in your education, you will be required to fulfill the terms of a service obligation after graduation. The ESPQ is an honesty and loyalty check required prior to receiving a security clearance.Captain Duffy has told me that the information on Muskogee in the first edition of the book contained an error with regard to the position of the sinking.
He says it happened about 450 miles north-northeast of Bermuda, and she did burn as some claim; that was just German propaganda. (has some information on the sinking, with a map showing the approximate location - also external link). Memorial - The names and stories of 10 seamen from the area. War Memorials The Buckden Pike Memorial Stone - Moving story about an RAF plane crash and its sole survivor.
Your Service Obligation Contract As required by Title 46 Appendix United States Code, each student entering the Academy who is a citizen of the United States must sign an agreement committing themselves: Breach of Service Obligation Contract If the Secretary of Transportation determines that any individual who has attended the Academy for more than two years (i.e., commenced their second class [junior] year or beyond) has failed to fulfill the part of the agreement described above in subparagraph A, that individual may be ordered by the Secretary of the Navy to active duty in the United States Navy for a period of time not to exceed three years unless a hardship waiver is granted by the Secretary of Transportation. With the recommendation of the Officer-In-Charge, Department of Naval Science, and the Academy superintendent, you will receive your appointment at graduation. After appointment as Ensign, USNR, you must perform satisfactorily in the Navy Reserve for at least eight (8) years.
The period of obligated service of armed forces enlisted members who are admitted to the Academy and accept appointment as Midshipman, Merchant Marine Reserve (MMR), U. Navy Reserve (USNR) may not be terminated because of that appointment. Navy Reserve In order to comply with your Service Obligation Contract you must apply for and accept an appointment as a commissioned officer in the U. Although officer appointment applications may be made to any armed force, the majority of graduates will be appointed as ensigns in the Merchant Marine Reserve, U. An individual's requirements and options under this program will vary depending on whether the graduate is working at sea or ashore.
If an enlisted member of any armed force accepts an appointment as a midshipman and is subsequently disenrolled from the Midshipman, MMR USNR Program for any reason other than appointment as a commissioned officer in the U. Armed Forces, or a physical disability, he or she may be required to resume enlistment and shall complete the remaining period of his or her military service obligation (MSO) in compliance with Title 10 United States Code, Section 516. Details will be provided by the Naval Science Department either through their course of instruction or upon request.
The first group shows the American Merchant Marine Memorial in Battery Park (sculpture by Marisol), inspired by a photograph of survivors of a U-boat attack (they later perished - see text below), and dedicated Oct. After I had posted these pictures I left a message on my Ship Forum.
In a response to this message, Captain George Duffy says that for about four weeks in October and November 1942, he was a prisoner aboard the German navy's supply ship Uckermark (ex-Altmark).