AMO membership drive with reduced initiation fee concludes December 31, 2023

AMO applicants have through December 31, 2023 to complete the requirements for membership to qualify for the reduced initiation fee made available through the American Maritime Officers membership drive, which was launched in April of this year.

AMO applicants qualify for the reduced initiation fee of $2,500 total if they meet the following conditions:

  • Applicants must pay the reduced initiation fee of $2,500 in full prior to January 1, 2024.
  • Applicants must file two letters of recommendation from AMO members prior to January 1, 2024 – letters traditionally required of all applicants under the AMO Constitution.
  • Applicants must be in good standing with AMO prior to January 1, 2024. One of the requirements for an applicant or member to establish good standing is having AMO dues paid in full through the current quarter – in this case, the fourth quarter of 2023.

AMO applicants who do not pay the reduced initiation fee in full, establish good standing with the union, and submit the two letters of recommendation prior to January 1, 2024 will be responsible for the standard initiation fee for deep-sea and Great Lakes officers at the time they applied: $5,500.

With the $2,500 initiation fee paid in full, establishment of good standing with AMO, and filing two letters of recommendation, an AMO applicant will be eligible to become a full book member of American Maritime Officers under the terms of the AMO membership drive.

Please Note:

  • Any applicant for membership who has paid at least $2,500 toward their initiation prior to April 3, 2023 will also be eligible for “Full Book Membership,” provided two letters of recommendation from two AMO members are received by Member Services, dues are paid through the current quarter and good standing is established with the union.
  • In keeping with past practice, there will be no refunds of money paid over and above the previously paid $2,500.

For more information, please contact AMO National Secretary-Treasurer Bob Rice at (954) 295-6160 or .

As noted, the AMO membership drive will conclude on December 31, 2023.

The membership drive and pared initiation fee are subject to administrative review prior to the December 31 deadline.