Greene sails Gulf of Mexico
Published 8:23 pm Saturday, August 25, 2012
Jason Courtney Tow Greene, son of Schuyler Greene and Beverly Greene of Suffolk, sailed the Gulf of Mexico this summer on the General Rudder, a floating classroom for Texas A&M University at Galveston’s Texas Maritime Academy.
A graduate of Fork Union Military Academy, Greene is a freshman majoring in Marine Transportation at Texas A&M University at Galveston and a cadet at TMA preparing to seek a license as a merchant marine officer.
Even as cadets sail the Gulf of Mexico, they are learning and honing skills designed to put them in good stead in a variety of marine fields that are vital to the economy of Texas and the nation.
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Their mariner training prepares cadets for lucrative careers. Upon graduation, cadets can command $80,000 entry-level salaries and upwards. Training they receive ensures a qualified maritime workforce and an economic boost for the Gulf South.
Texas A&M University at Galveston is the maritime and marine-based branch campus of Texas A&M University. It is a special-purpose institution offering academic programs, research and service in marine and maritime studies.