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Volume 74, Number 1
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The State of the Maritime Workforce
6 Mariners in the New Millennium: Maintaining a U.S. - flagged merchant marine.
by Mr. Richard Berkowitz
10 Numbers Matter: As the U.S. maritime workforce dwindles, so do vital defense sealift capabilities.
by Captain T. Christian Spain
14 State Maritime Academies: Educating the future maritime workforce.
by Rear Admiral Michael A. Alfultis, Ph.D., Captain Ernest J. Fink, and Captain Mark S. Woolley
18 From Sailing Ships to Microchips: This isn’t your parents’ merchant marine.
by Ms. Kathy J. Metcalf
20 The 21st Century Maritime Industry: Tools for mariners in the offshore energy support industry.
by Mr. Richard Wells
22 The U.S. Passenger Vessel Industry: Recruiting and retaining 21st century mariners.
by Captain Margo Marks
24 Coast Guard and Industry Partnerships: Working together to develop regulations.
by Captain Andrew McGovern
26 From the Desk of the ADFO
by Mr. Davis J. Breyer
27 Maintaining a Vibrant U.S. Maritime Workforce: Challenges and proposed solutions.
by Mr. Paul Jaenichen, Sr.
31 Cultivating Opportunities: The rewards of creating a robust local hire program.
by Mr. Ira Douglas
33 The Future of Oil and Gas: Women and veterans are key to meeting the industry’s workforce needs.
by Ms. Tara Smith Anderson
36 Latent Talent: Use it or lose it.
by LCDR Jeffrey Rubini
Innovations in Education and Training
40 Maritime and Marine Science Schools: Training America’s next generation of mariners.
by Dr. Arthur H. Sulzer, Ed.D.
46 The MITAGS Maritime Apprenticeship Program: An alternative pathway to deck officer.
by Ms. Marja van Pietersom
49 Learning Through Simulation: Maritime simulation from an educator’s perspective.
by Ms. Marie H. Huhnke
52 The Modern Marine Simulator: Assuring deck officer competence.
by Captain Scott Craig
54 The Regulator’s Perspective on Future Training: Finding the balance between risk abatement and burden to the mariner.
by Mr. James D. Cavo
Military to Mariner
57 A Post-Service Career: Military to mariner gives veterans a new way to serve.
by Congressman Duncan Hunter
59 Social Justice, Military Credentialing, and the American Experience: Mapping a route to post-military employment.
by Command Master Chief Edward Lewis
62 A Maritime Career: Partnering with industry to assist veterans.
by Ms. Berit Eriksson and Ms. Zoe Goss
64 Federal Agencies Caucus to Support M2M
by Ms. Helen Brohl
67 The U.S. Mariner Credentialing Program: How the National Maritime Center supports the military mariner.
by LTJG Trevor Auth
71 Tell Me About It: Merchant mariner credential advice from veterans.
by Mr. Sam Teague
Medical and Well-being
74 Mariner Medical Improvements: Maintaining our human capital.
by Dr. Robert M. Bourgeois, MPH, FACOEM
78 The Next Evolution in Safety Management: A working human.
by Ms. Emily Reiblein
79 Partners in Towboat Wellness: A model for mariner well-being programs.
by Ms. Lysa Rigo
82 Improving the Medical Certificate Application Experience: Lessons learned from medical appeals.
by Dr. Adrienne Buggs, FACEP
85 The Future of Managing Fatigue Risk: Updating IMO guidelines.
by Ms. Dawn M. Gray
4 Assistant Commandant’s Perspective
by Rear Admiral Paul F. Thomas
5 Champion’s Point of View
by Ms. Mayte Medina
87 Chemical of the Quarter: Understanding Charcoal
by LCDR Julie Blanchfield
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