[B]Merchant Marine Reserve [U]S[/U]tudent [U]I[/U]ncentive [U]P[/U]rogram[/B]
[/B]The mission of the Merchant Marine Reserve (MMR) Student Incentive Program at Texas A&M University at Galveston is to train licensed officers for the U.S. Merchant Marine Reserve Program.
[/B]The student must be a U.S. citizen, be 25 years old or younger on the first day of class during his/her freshman year, and have an academic major with a license option.
[li]Student must pass the Navy Physical Fitness Assessment [/li][li]Student must pass the Navy Third Class Swim Test [/li][li]Midshipmen are required to participate in the NROTC physical fitness program.[/li]
[/B]Midshipmen must complete a bachelor’s degree with a license option along with three Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps courses.
[li]Introduction to Naval Science (NVSC 101) [/li][li]Naval Science for the Merchant Marine Reserve Officer (NVSC 204) [/li][li]Leadership and Ethics (NVSC 402) [/li][li]In addition, midshipmen must maintain a minimum 2.5 grade point average, attend Naval Science Laboratory and pass the Merchant Mariner licensing exam.[/li]
[/ul][B]STUDENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM:
[/B]MMR students may apply for the Student Incentive Program (SIP). SIP provides $4,000 annually for a total of $16,00 over four years. Application for SIP occurs during the fall semester of the midshipman’s freshman year.
[/B]Midshipmen are required to complete eight years of Naval Reserve duty, which includes six years of Selective Reserves or Merchant Marine Individual Ready Reserve Group and two years of Inactive Ready Reserves. In addition, during this time the midshipmen must maintain a current Merchant Mariner License and maintain employment in the United States maritime industry. Midshipmen can apply for an active duty Navy commission as a Surface Warfare Officer, Naval Aviator or Intelligence Officer.