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.
Classes: These are learning environments in which ROTC cadets learn the fundamentals of being a soldier and an officer in the United States Army.
- Held every Thursday through the semester
- At Stone Hill College (at MMA for Freshman)
- For Sophomores-Seniors Class from 1300-1430 (1600-1800 for Freshman)
- Taught by Boston University Cadre
- MMA Freshman (MSI) – COL (Ret.) Dilliplane
- Sophomores (MSII) – MSG Stojanovich and CPT Skiver
- Juniors (MSIII) – MAJ Hampton
- Seniors (MSIV) – MSG Noah and LTC Corrigan
- Classes are graded off various homework, midterm, and final
Labs: This is our field training for cadets on the topics that are covered in class.
- Once a month on a Saturday
- Labs for 2017-2018 School Year – 9/16, 10/28, 2/10, 3/24
- Some labs are only for Juniors (MSIII)
- MSIII Labs for 2017-2018 School Year – 9/30, 12/2, 4/28
- Skills Learned
- Tactical movements, moving as a unit, rapelling, reacting to contact (direct and indirect), setting up patrol base, land navigation and STX lanes
Field Training Exercise (FTX): A two to three day training exercise in the field to simulate events that can occur on a deployment. In order to understand the material taught.
- Held once a semester
- Use skills learned
- Overnight training
- FTX’s for 2017 – 2018 school year:
- FTX 1: 11/17 – 11/18
- FTX 2: 4/6 – 4/8
ROTC Leadership: Throughout a cadet’s time in ROTC, they will learn skills and be instilled with the Army values (leadership, duty, respect, selfless services, honor, integrity, and personal courage). With these values, cadets will become leaders in their academics and in their personal lives.