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“Our only limits are those that we set up in our own minds” – Napoleon Hill

Michael Sassone Jr.

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Michael Sassone Jr graduated from SUNY Maritime College in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Transportation with a U.S.C.G. Third Mate Unlimited Tonnage license.

Founder and CEO of The Captain’s Private Stash Inc., Michael Sassone Jr., graduated in 2015 from SUNY Maritime College with a Bachelors of Science in Marine Transportation as well as a U.S.C.G. 3rd Mate’s Unlimited Tonnage Merchant Mariner Credential. 

Immediately upon graduation, Michael was hired as a Third Mate with the Department of the Navy’s Military Sealift Command transporting military troops, vehicles, supplies, and food around the world. As a Third Mate aboard various ships, Michael was responsible for making crucial decisions in a fast paced environment in order to safely navigate the ship from port to port. His first assignment with MSC lasted 6 months aboard the USS Ponce and the second assignment was 9 months aboard the USNS Leroy Grumman. 

In 2018, Michael joined the American Maritime Officer’s Union where he presently sails aboard ships with various purposes from oceanographic surveying to offshore petrol distribution systems, as well as government contracts as part of the Ready Reserve Fleet.

Michael founded a CBD product manufacturing company called The Captain’s Private Stash Inc. in December of 2020 to provide customers with reliable, natural & organic, quality CBD products and himself a means to an end of sailing. 

As much as Michael loves the sea and traveling the world, he enjoys nothing more than being home with his wife Valerie and 6 month old son Giovanni. 

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