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.
Kyle Sledziewski (MMA'19)
United States Capitol Police in Washington, D.C.
The Massachusetts Maritime Academy and in specific, the Emergency Management Major provided ample opportunities for me throughout my time there and post-graduation. While in attendance, I was able to pursue multiple leadership positions, work on the Executive Board of the student-run ambulance service, and participate in the Maritime-Onset Fire Program, to name a few. The networking opportunities throughout the major proved to be the most valuable to me. With the benefit of exercises coordinated by the EM Faculty with external agencies, I had the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with high ranking officials in various agencies, ultimately leading to where I am today.
Currently, I am rounding out my final days as a Physical Security Coordinator with National Grid. After over three years as a Call/Volunteer Firefighter and Public Information Officer with the Warren Fire Department, I am hanging up my helmet to pursue my dream of obtaining a federal career. I will be working as a Communications Operator for the United States Capitol Police in Washington, D.C. As a Communications Operator, I will focus on maintaining situational awareness and disseminating information in high-risk situations as well as answer 911 emergency calls, monitor alarms, and security systems, and dispatch all police and emergency services across the U.S. Capitol Complex. This Federal opportunity will open the door to incredible opportunities that I can hopefully return to the Emergency Management community, especially at Mass Maritime.