Dartmouth native Dominic Vaccari, Mass. Maritime Academy, Class of 2021, and an Energy Systems Engineering major, was selected to take the helm as Drum Major of the MMA Regimental Field Band.

Academy officials said in a news release that the position in the 73-year-old organization "comes with a legacy of excellence" and Vaccari is continuing the tradition.

He was a member of the nationally acclaimed Dartmouth High School Marching Band, "leading the powerhouse to two National Championship titles under his leadership," MMA said in the news release.

Vaccari assumed his new post after a May 23 change of command ceremony.