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.

Email newsletter signup

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.