Maritime Logistics and Security Program
The Maritime Logistics and Security Program is offered effective with the class of 2017 and beyond. The principal objective of the Maritime Logistics and Security Program is to provide midshipmen with the knowledge and skills required to manage complex maritime and intermodal supply chains and to assist in addressing the security challenges facing the marine transportation system. This goal is achieved through an integrated program of study and experiential learning, the cornerstone of which is an academic major that builds on the Academy’s traditional maritime core competencies.
Key themes of the major are the role of ports and marine transportation in logistics and transportation systems, the development of a systematic view of vessel and facility security, inculcation of a risk-based decision-making perspective, and the effective application of information technology.
Midshipmen who elect this major take the same core courses in Nautical Science, Maritime Business, and general education (math, science, and humanities) as do midshipmen in the Marine Transportation major. They must also fulfill the requirements for a U.S. Coast Guard license as Third Mate.
Required courses specific to the Maritime Logistics and Security major include Integrated Logistics Management, Port and Terminal Operations, Vessel Security Officer/Company Security Officer (VSO/CSO), Maritime Security Research Seminar, Chartering and Brokerage, and the Capstone Project Seminar.