Strategic Sealift Officer Program
Detachment 71 /
U.S. Navy Reserve Program
Become a part of America's "Fourth Arm of Defense:" The Merchant Marine
In an era of global trade and increased inter-dependency, Strategic Sealift Officers are on the forefront of a modern-day democracy, ensuring the free flow of goods vital to our national security.
About the SSOP Detachment 71
- Our mission is to develop mentally, morally, and physical fit officers imbued with the highest ideals of duty and loyalty for service in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
- The SSOP is one of the most active groups on the California Maritime Campus
- The Unit consists of, on average, 45 highly motivated midshipmen that exude honor, courage and commitment.
- Midshipmen frequently participate within the community through volunteer work and through the Unit's highly respected color guard.
- SSO Midshipmen set the standard for all cadets on campus and are leaders not only within the Unit but within the entire campus community.