Rayme Lacy III graduates of Satellite Beach from the American Merchant Shipping Academy

Lacy III earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a commission in the U. S. armed forces.

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  • KINGS POINT, NEW YORK – Rayme Adrian Lacy III of Satellite Beach recently graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY.

  • He also earned a Merchant Marine officer license, qualifying him to serve as an officer on any ship in the U.S. flag merchant marine.

The United States Merchant Marine Academy is one of five U.S. federal service academies. It educates and graduates licensed Merchant Marine officers to serve the nation during peace and war.

All USMMA graduates incur an obligation to serve the United States.

In addition to the rigorous academic and physical requirements for admission, applicants must be nominated by their Congressman or Senator. Lacy III was nominated by Senator Marco Rubio.

The U.S. Flag Merchant Marine – manned exclusively by American mariners – is essential for securing the country’s commerce in peacetime and delivering warfighters, weapons, and military supplies in times of conflict.

All USMMA graduates incur an obligation to serve the United States. The majority of “Kings Pointers” serve for eight years as Navy reservists in the Strategic Sealift Officer Program while working aboard U.S. flag vessels; others will serve on active duty in our nation’s armed forces.

The majority of “Kings Pointers” serve for eight years as Navy reservists in the Strategic Sealift Officer Program while working aboard U.S. flag vessels; others will serve on active duty in our nation’s armed forces. By virtue of their elite training and real-world experience, graduates are ready to go on day one in service of American military strength and economic power.

As part of his four-year education, Lacy III spent one year training as a cadet aboard ocean-going vessels. Senator Mark Kelly (AZ), a 1986 alumnus of the Academy, gave the commencement address and told the graduates “Your graduation comes at a particularly important inflection point in the United States history. Seapower matters now more than ever. And a big part of that is all of you.”

Dedicated during World War II, USMMA has since served the nation in both peace and war. Learn more at WeAreTheUSMMA.com. For more information about the Academy, visit usmma.edu. CLICK HERE FOR BREVARD COUNTY NEWS

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