During the six-day session, Hatten will live in the dormitory with the midshipmen, eat in the dining hall and participate in academic and leadership workshops. He also will participate in daily physical training, involving group runs and conditioning exercises.
The seminar has an academic focus, with each student attending eight 90-minute workshops, covering subjects from information technology, naval architecture and mechanical engineering, to oceanography, mathematics, history and meteorology.
The students also will participate in seamanship and navigation classes and take a cruise aboard a Navy Yard Patrol craft.
Hatten is the son of Edd Hatten, a Missouri Farm Bureau agent, and Tina Hatten, who works at Hirsch Feed in Thayer. The family lives in Alton.