2021 National Maritime Awards Show – 6 May 2021 at 6:30 PM ET
The National Maritime Historical Society
in association with
The National Coast Guard Museum Association
Naval Historical Foundation
invite you to join us at the
10th Annual National Maritime Awards
a live online event
as we honor three iconic maritime institutions
The United States Naval Academy
The United States Merchant Marine
The Coast Guard Aviation Association
with entertainment by
Voyage Digital Media & Richardo R. Lopes
The US Naval Academy Riveters
and showcasing the
American Society of Marine Artists Invitational Gallery
hosted by Patrick O’Brien
6 May 2021 at 6:30 PM EST
We are tremendously grateful to our sponsors:
J.D. Power Family, Susan Curtin
Howard Slotnick (1930-2020)
Ronald L. Oswald
The Pollin Group, LLC
William H. White
Coast Guard Aviation Association
Dr. Timothy J. Runyan
Philip J. Webster
American Maritime Congress
RADM Joseph Callo, USN (Ret.)
Dr. William S. Dudley
CAPT Sally Chin McElwreath, USN (Ret.)
Denise R. and Tim Krepp
Join us for a live online event as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the National Maritime Awards, the annual gathering of the American maritime community to celebrate our country’s maritime heritage. Dinner chairs Denise Krepp and VADM Al Konetzni, USN (Ret.) and founding chairman Philip Webster invite you to join the National Maritime Historical Society, the National Coast Guard Museum Association and the Naval Historical Foundation as we honor those who serve the sea—the US Naval Academy, the US Merchant Marine, and the Coast Guard Aviation Association—for their important roles in the maritime history of our nation.
This illustrious event brings together in one place—albeit online this year—all those who love and serve the sea: leaders of the military sea services, maritime authors, artists, scientists, sea explorers, competitive yachtsmen, boat designers and builders, cruise operators, maritime educators, museums, philanthropists and government ofﬁcials who have supported America’s maritime heritage. For information about sponsoring this event, please visit our Sponsorship page and contact Wendy Paggiotta at email@example.com.
Founded on 10 October 1845, the United States Naval Academy will be celebrating its 176th anniversary educating tens of thousands of Navy and Marine Corps officers whose leadership has helped defend the nation and the world for generations. The Naval Academy provides exceptional training for our future leaders, introducing midshipmen to a range of skills and preparing them for a life of service, readying them to contribute as professionals in a variety of arenas—military, government, or the private sector. To date, more than 26 graduates have served in the US Congress, and more than 900 are noted scholars from a variety of academic fields, including 52 Rhodes scholars. Distinguished graduates include two Nobel prize winners, 54 astronauts, 73 Medal of Honor recipients, five state governors, and one US president. The United States Naval Academy will be honored with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award. Superintendent of the Academy
VADM Sean Buck, USN and the Commander of the Brigade of Midshipmen will accept the award.
The US Merchant Marine will be honored on the 246th anniversary of its founding. The merchant marine, and all those individuals and institutions who are part of it—merchant mariners, shipping and passenger lines, ship builders, veterans’ organizations, port communities, suppliers from tugboats to shipyards, the national and state merchant marine academies, labor unions, members of Congress and the United States Maritime Administration—will be collectively honored with the NMHS Distinguished Service Award.
The Ancient Order of The Pterodactyl, known formally as the Coast Guard Aviation Association, will receive the National Coast Guard Museum Association’s Alexander Hamilton Award on the 101st anniversary of the opening of the first Coast Guard Air Station at Morehead City, NC. The Coast Guard Aviation Association focuses on the recognition of individuals and aircrews who distinguish themselves in the performance of operational missions and critical support. The organization is committed to the preservation of Coast Guard Aviation history from its earliest period to present day. In times of urgent need, the Coast Guard Aviation Association supports families affected by losses on flight operations. CAPT Michael D. Emerson, USCG (Ret.), president of the Coast Guard Aviation Association, will accept the award. ADM James M. Loy, USCG (Ret.), 21st Commandant of the Coast Guard,
will make the presentation.
Gary Jobson, America’s Cup winner and America’s “Ambassador of Sailing,” will serve as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies. Video introductions will be presented by NMHS Vice Chairman Richardo R. Lopes and Voyage Digital Media. Entertainment will be provided by the exceptional singers of the US Naval Academy Riveters. The American Society of Marine Artists Invitational Gallery, hosted by world-acclaimed marine artist Patrick O’Brien, will showcase a variety of works on display and for sale.
Become a Sponsor
This event is free to attend, although we hope you will consider sponsoring this very special occasion. The National Maritime Historical Society and the National Coast Guard Museum Association are seeking sponsorships from corporations, associations, foundations and individuals who wish to support the work of the American maritime community and to honor the award recipients. Sponsorship Opportunities from $1,000 to $10,000 and contributions starting at $50 are available online. For more information on sponsorship and advertising specifications, please contact Wendy Paggiotta, Vice President, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 914-737-7878, ext. 557.
$10,000 Commodore Sponsor
Includes a pre-recorded or live video salute, recognition at the podium and in all dinner communications, a full-page advertisement in Sea History magazine, membership for ten in NMHS, and an invitation to the virtual VIP room pre-show.
$5,000 Admiral Sponsor
Includes a pre-recorded video salute, recognition at the podium and in all dinner communications, a third-page advertisement in Sea History magazine, membership for five in NMHS, and an invitation to the virtual VIP room pre-show.
$2,500 Captain Sponsor
Includes a photo salute, recognition in all dinner communications, a quarter-page advertisement in Sea History magazine, membership for five in NMHS, and an invitation to the virtual VIP room pre-show.
$1,000 Individual Sponsor
Includes recognition in all dinner communications, membership for two in NMHS, and an invitation to the virtual VIP room pre-show.