In sports, the arts, technology, just about everything - including school - the more you do something right, the better you get at it. That’s one definition of “practice”. You might say that school is practice for the real world, for life!
1/C Joshua Lamm graduated from North Andover High School, North Andover MA, in 2009. He is currently a Marine Transportation major and this year’s Operations Officer in charge of the Cadet Discipline System. Youngies would be well advised to do as this cadet says … AND as he does. Lamm, a model cadet, finds time to host his own web site – Almost Friday, “Living one week at a time. Inspiring the uninspired.” He plans to ship out after graduation - and have fun doing it. “My orientation was a wild, physical and emotional roller coaster of events. It changed me as an individual. I was already a hard worker but orientation helped refine my skills and my drive. That unforgettable time was the start of my deep love for this Academy and its’ invaluable lessons in leadership,” he noted.
1/C Rachel Johnson, a 2009 graduate of Chatham High School, Chatham, MA, is the Regimental Adjutant for 2012-2013, responsible for constructing and organizing the Academy watch schedule. She is a Marine Safety and Environmental Protection major. After completing an internship in Virginia working in wildlife conservation, she is convinced that her plan to sign on with a shipping company or ship, as an environmental specialist, is still the right one. “A maritime academy such as MMA opens countless doors into the maritime world and industry. With such a great reputation, an MMA diploma influences even non-maritime organizations and corporations,” Johnson concluded. “The programs are not easy. But even if you have to struggle, the longer you stick to it, the more you realize your own potential,” she added.
One of the Regiment’s goals is perfecting practice. One of the Academy’s goals is maximizing the potential of willing candidates. Put the two together, add four years, and you have an outstanding and unique college graduate.