Dr. Robert G. Newton, Director, Cadet Vocal Music at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, is a graduate of Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey, Dr. Newton received his Bachelor of Music Education in 1968.  As an undergraduate voice major, he toured the country performing with the world-renowned Westminster Choir. Upon graduating, Dr. Newton enlisted…

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The Honorable Tom Ridge

In 2019, The Honorable Tom Ridge was awarded with the National Coast Guard Museum Association’s Alexander Hamilton Award.  We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: Tom Ridge, the first US Secretary of Homeland Security and 43rd governor of Pennsylvania, will receive the National Coast Guard Museum Association’s Alexander Hamilton Award for…

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US Navy

In 2013, VADM Sandra L. Stosz, USCG (Ret.) was awarded with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  We recognized her many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: A graduate of the class of 1982 of the US Coast Guard Academy with a BS degree in government, Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz, USCG, earned an MBA…

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Seymour Wittek

Seymour Wittek was a long-time volunteer at NMHS who came to work at headquarters on a regular basis. His enthusiasm, willingness to tackle chores, and ability to reach out to other members made him an invaluable asset. He was a great storyteller. Seymour was a World War II hero. In 1943, he was a Coast…

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Admiral Robert J. Papp

In 1998, ADM Robert J. Papp Jr., USCG (Ret.) was awarded the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.  In 2011, ADM Papp was honored again; on this occasion he was awarded the NMHS Bravo Zulu Award at the Annual Awards Dinner. We recognized his many accomplishments in the evening’s awards dinner journal: The NMHS Bravo Zulu Award…

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William Thiesen

Dr. William Thiesen serves as Atlantic Area Historian for the United States Coast Guard. He earned an M.A. from East Carolina University’s Program in Maritime History and a Ph.D. from University of Delaware’s Hagley Program in the History of Technology. His books include Industrializing American Shipbuilding: The Transformation of Ship Design and Construction, 1820-1920 and…

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ADM James M. Loy, USCG (Ret.) served as acting United States Secretary of Homeland Security in 2005 and US Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security from December 4, 2003, to March 1, 2005. He served as the second administrator of the Transportation Security Administration from 2002 to 2003, and before that as the Commandant of the…

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