Cadets Service Select into U.S. Navy

Friday, February 24, 2017


Cadets Service Select into U.S. Navy

Five SUNY Maritime College students in the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program recently service selected into the United States Navy.

Midshipmen don't have to look for work like their peers at the college, who have been sending out dozens of resumes and trying to land interviews. After four years training to be Navy and Marine Corps officers, they're guaranteed a job.

It's during the yearly ritual known as Service Selection Day that they learn what that job will be.

Assignments are determined by senior commanders, based on the military’s current and anticipated needs.

In the graduating class of May 2017, three midshipmen will be joining the Surface Warfare Community in the United States Navy. Meanwhile, two midshipmen will be joining the Submarine Warfare Division and one midshipman will join the Aviation Division.

Marine Engineering major Matthew Coleman from Toms River, New Jersey, has service selected into the Surface Warfare Community with the engineering option. He will be on board USS Somerset LPD 25 out of San Diego following graduation.

Mechanical Engineering major Joseph Pesco from Bronx, New York, and Dmitriy Kotov, a Marine Engineering major from New Jersey, will report to Nuclear Power School in Charleston, South Carolina.

Kathryn Susko from Erie, Pennsylvania, will report to USS Comstock out of San Diego, California.

Danielle Leahy from Cocoa Beach, Florida, will report to CG 67 Shiloh out of Yokosuka, Japan. She will graduate with a degree in International Transportation and Trade.