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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 future officers as well as mentally, morally, and physical fit officers imbued with the highest ideals of duty and loyalty in order to commission college students as Naval Officers.
  • SSO is one of the most active groups on the California Maritime Campus
  • The Unit consists of, on average, 30 highly motivated Midshipmen that exude honor, courage, and commitments.
  • 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