USMMA Alumni Set up Sexual Misconduct Task Force
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation (AAF) announced the creation of a Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment to address sexual misconduct at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA).
- Jane R. Carpenter – Former licensed Master Mariner and first female Commander of the U.S. Maritime Service Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University’s Texas Maritime Academy. Carpenter is a 1983 graduate of Texas A&M and is currently the Accounting Assistant at Morgan Partners.
- Captain Kevin P. Coyne ’77 – President, Polaris Marine Partners. A licensed Master Mariner, Captain Coyne sailed in all deck officer positions up to and including Master for Exxon Shipping Company. Captain Coyne has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial maritime operations, compliance, auditing, safety management systems and crewing.
- Mike Jewell – Former president of the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association (MEBA). Jewell is a graduate of James Madison University and obtained his 3rd Assistant Engineers license from Calhoon MEBA Engineering School. He sailed in all licensed engineering capacities including Chief Engineer. Jewell is also a retired Captain in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
- Andrea M. Morrison ’10 – Licensed Master Mariner presently sailing as Chief Mate for Crowley Maritime. Morrison was first in her class to receive an Unlimited Chief Mate’s license.
- Thomas F. McCaffery ’76 – President of McCaffery & Associates, former licensed Chief Mate, Federal and multi-state expert witness, and the primary researcher/writer for “Braving the Wartime Seas: A Tribute to the Cadets and Graduates of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and Cadet Corps Who Died during World War ll” published by the American Merchant Marine History Project.
- Breanna E. Linsley ’16 – Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management graduate and four year lacrosse player and team captain. Linsley currently works as a Naval Architect at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, Wash.
- Eileen S. Roberson ’80 – Served as Director of Total Force Management for the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command, Assistant for Administration to the Under Secretary of the Navy, and Assistant for Administration at DOT’s Maritime Administration. Ms. Roberson is also a retired U.S. Navy Reserve Captain and a current member of the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.
- Best practices that can immediately impact sexual misconduct prevention and response at USMMA
- Better implementation of existing strategies to address sexual misconduct at USMMA
- The effectiveness of the suspension of Sea Year as a means of eliminating sexual misconduct at USMMA
- Increasing the transparency of the Academy’s efforts and rationale for implementing specific sexual misconduct policies and procedures