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October 22, 2008

Kings Point has new Superintendent

U.S. Maritime Administrator Sean T. Connaughton has announced the selection of Rear Admiral Allen Worley as Superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York.

Worley's career has spanned more than 30 years of public service as a U.S. Navy officer and an educator. He is currently Superintendent of the Texas Maritime Academy in Galveston.

"Admiral Worley has a long career of leading, educating and inspiring young men and women in the Navy and as Superintendent of the Texas Maritime Academy," said Connaughton, himself a 1983 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. "His wealth of experience will allow him to positively and immediately impact the future direction of Kings Point."

Worley is a 1974 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and holds advanced degrees from Webster University and the Naval War College. During his tenure in the Navy, he served in various aviation and surface billets in both training and combat roles such as Squadron Commander and culminating with the position of Navy Base Commander in Diego Garcia. Worley also held various staff roles throughout the Navy and served as Deputy Director for Programming on the staff of the Chief of Naval Operations. He also served as Professor of Naval Science and Commanding Officer of the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of Illinois.

"My wife, Margena, and I are very excited to have the opportunity to join the Kings Point family in continuing our lifelong passion of serving our Nation," said Rear Admiral Worley. "I look forward to working with the experienced faculty, staff, alumni and the Regiment of Midshipmen in charting a course for Kings Point as the premier maritime academy in the world."


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