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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 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.