On Monday, May 23, at 10 a.m., as part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Maritime Day Observance ceremony, Maritime Administrator Paul “Chip” Jaenichen will present the Merchant Marine Medal for Outstanding Achievement to VADM (USN Ret.) Al Herberger. The award is given by the Maritime Administrator to mariners or other individuals making a significant contribution to the United States Merchant Marine or the maritime industry of the United States.
Established by Congress in 1933, National Maritime Day is Sunday, May 22, and honors the contributions of the American merchant marine. It is a day set aside to observe the nation’s maritime heritage and recognize the industry’s contributions to the nation’s economic and national security.
Who: Paul “Chip” Jaenichen, Administrator, Maritime Administration, Gen. Darren W. McDew, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command, Rear Admiral Thomas K. Shannon, Commander, Military Sealift Command, Mark Barker, President, Interlake Steamship Co., Edward Wytkind, President, Transportation Trades Department
What: National Maritime Day Ceremony and award presentation
When: Monday, May 23 10:00 a.m.
Where: West Atrium U.S. Department of Transportation 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE, Washington, DC
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