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.
Alpha Platoon: Exhibition Drill Unit
"Alpha Platoon" is the Academy's elite exhibition drill unit that exemplifies discipline, precision and skill. Members of "Alpha Platoon" are selected out of the Drill Team unit after a semester of mastering the basics of regulation drill and showing promise and dedication to represent the Academy on the highest level. Through focused and intense practice, "Alpha Platoon" members learn to perform precise rifle drill movements flawlessly for audiences across the region in competitions and on parade — with or without few verbal commands.