For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
The Massachusetts Maritime Academy's Drill Team is a precision drill platoon. Their primary mission is showcasing the discipline of Massachusetts Maritime Academy both regionally and nationally through solid routines displaying "discipline, knowledge and leadership" with the general issued M1 Garand rifles. The Drill Team is led by 1/C John Gemma along with his assistant staff officers 2/C Pandora Walker and 2/C Patrick Gherardi. The Drill Team competes annually at Drill & Military Excellence Competitions regionally, consistently earning top awards in color guard and exhibition drill. The Drill Team has it regulation and, "trick", exhibition drill components and you will often see the drill exhibition unit, "Alpha Platoon" on parade with the Regimental Field Band and Honor Guard.