Fifty Years of Living the Mission
The document summarizes the lives, careers and accomplishments of a single KP class (1962) and illustrates well the breadth of careers for which Kings Point can prepare its graduates. We are all aware of the extraordinary accomplishments of many individual graduates (e.g., astronauts, corporate, government and community leaders), but we believe that this focus on individual performance misses the real point about the impact of Kings Point – i.e., that of its entire graduate body. When one considers that our Class represents less than two percent of the USMMA alumni/alumnae, the impact of the entire graduate body on the marine industry and our nation can only be imagined – and makes the Fifty Years of Living the Mission (LTM) a story worth telling.
The study on which this summary is based was carried out over the last several months in follow-up to the celebration of the Class of ‘62’s fiftieth anniversary of its graduation last September. The Superintendent has enthusiastically welcomed this report and requested one hundred copies for Academy use in communications with governmental contacts, parents, midshipmen, recruits and others. With his approval, copies have also been provided to the Acting Maritime Administrator and members of his staff, the Academy’s Board of Advisors, the Congressional Board of Visitors, the Parents Association and to the Academy library for retention in its careers reference section.