Paul Doell

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Paul Doell is the National President of the American Maritime Officers (AMO). He was the union's legislative director from 2007 to 2015.

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The Ready Reserve Force is in Urgent Need of Funding

By Paul Doell 2017-07-10 21:23:40

When I and other American Maritime Officers officials and representatives visited government-owned Ready Reserve Force ships in the Northeast and on the West Coast recently, we heard much from many of the officers aboard about troubling conditions on these aging ships – detailed reports on deficiencies affecting everything from maintenance to meals. Each first-person account deepened real concern that the RRF may soon be incapable of its military support mission during national security emergencies. AMO represents the engine and deck officers on...

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AMO Supports the Jones Act Offshore Fleet

By Paul Doell 2017-04-28 02:50:40

To: Mr. Glen Vereb Director, Border Security and Trade Compliance Division Office of Trade, Regulations and Rulings U.S. Customs and Border Protection  RE: Notice of Proposed Modification and Revocation of Ruling Letters Related to Customs Application of the Jones Act to the Transportation of Certain Merchandise and Equipment Between Coastwise Points  Dear Director Vereb, On behalf of the U.S. merchant marine officers I am privileged to represent, I ask respectfully that the record reflect our union's strong...

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AMO Supports Jones Act Offshore Rule Revisions

By Paul Doell 2017-04-26 14:57:57

American Maritime Officers National President Paul Doell sent the following letter in response to a Wall Street Journal editorial critical of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection proposal to modify or revoke multiple ruling letters pertaining to the application of the Jones Act. The newspaper published the letter to the editor in Monday's print and online editions. Despite The Journal's subtle suggestion to the contrary, President Trump's support of a Customs and...

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