Brewer High School senior Andrew Williams received an appointment to attend the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in King’s Point, New York. Nominated by Congresswoman Kay Granger, Williams is one of approximately 200 appointees (out of 2,000 plus applicants) selected to attend the academy.
One of the five federal military academies, USMMA requires more credit hours for a baccalaureate degree than the other service academies. An appointment to the Academy is the equivalent of a scholarship worth approximately $262,000 over the four-year period.
Completion of the intensive four-year regimental and academic curriculum includes three trimesters at sea on US flag merchant vessels and Navy ships as well as an internship that leads to a Bachelor of Science degree, a US Merchant Marine Officer’s license as a Deck Officer or Engineering Officer, and an Ensign’s commission in the US Navy Reserve.
Graduates can choose the branch of the Armed Forces in which they wish to serve their military obligation.
He is the son of Christina and Andrew Williams.