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2021 National Maritime Awards Show – 6 May 2021 at 6:30 PM ET

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The National Maritime Historical Society
in association with
The National Coast Guard Museum Association
with the
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 presentations by
VADM Sean S. Buck, USN • CAPT Michael D. Emerson, USCG (Ret.)
Drew Forster • Gary Jobson • VADM Al Konetzni, USN (Ret.)

Denise R. Krepp • Lucinda Lessley • ADM James M. Loy, USCG (Ret.)
Ronald L. Oswald • CAPT Wes Pulver, USCG (Ret.) • Dr. Timothy Runyan

entertainment by
Voyage Digital Media & Richardo R. Lopes
The US Naval Academy Riveters 

and featuring the
American Society of Marine Artists Invitational Gallery
hosted by Patrick O’Brien

on
Thursday, 6 May 2021 at 6:30 PM EST

We invite your participation in this event!

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 R. Krepp and VADM Al Konetzni Jr., 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 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.  This event is free to attend (register here!), 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 vicepresident@seahistory.org or by phone at 914-737-7878, ext. 557.

Founded on 10 October 1845, the United States Naval Academy celebrated its 175th 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 will accept the award. VADM Al Konetzni, USN (Ret.) will make the presentation.

The US Merchant Marine will be honored for the 245th 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.  Lucinda Lessley, Acting Administrator of the Maritime Administration (MARAD) will accept the award.  Denise R. Krepp will make the presentation.

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 for the 100th 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. Dr. Timothy Runyan will present an update on maritime advocacy in Washington, DC.  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 vicepresident@seahistory.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 reception.

$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 reception.

$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 reception.

$1,000 Individual Sponsor

Includes recognition in all dinner communications, membership for two in NMHS, and an invitation to the virtual VIP room reception.

 

We are tremendously grateful to our sponsors:

Commodore Sponsors
J.D. Power Family, Susan Curtin
VADM Al Konetzni Jr., USN (Ret.)
Howard Slotnick

Admiral Sponsors
Ronald L. Oswald
The Pollin Group, LLC
William H. White

Captain Sponsors
Walter R. Brown
Byers Foundation
Coast Guard Aviation Association
McAllister Towing & Transportation Co., Inc.
Navy League of the United States
CAPT James A. Noone, USN (Ret.)
Dr. Timothy J. Runyan
Transportation Institute
VectorCSP LLC
Philip J. Webster

Individual Sponsors
American Maritime Congress
RADM Joseph Callo, USN (Ret.)
James W. Cheevers
Gerald Cooper
Dr. William S. Dudley
L3Harris Technologies
ADM Robert J. Papp Jr., USCG (Ret.) & Linda Papp
CAPT Sally Chin McElwreath, USN (Ret.)
Michael C. Morris
David Rockefeller Jr.
Richard Scarano & Karen Helmerson
Dr. David & Mary K. Winkler
Jean Wort

Contributing Sponsors
Dr. James Seay Dean
Independence Seaport Museum & Peter Seibert
Gary Jobson
Denise R. and Tim Krepp
SUNY Maritime College & Elizabeth McCarthy

 

With special thanks to the
2021 National Maritime Awards Committee

VADM Al Konetzni, USN (Ret.) and Denise R. Krepp, Committee Co-Chairs
Philip J. Webster, Founding Chair


Charles B. Anderson  ∙  Capt.  Jonathan Boulware  ∙  John Brady  ∙  Lauren Brand  ∙  Walter R. Brown  ∙  Dr. Robert Browning  ∙  CAPT Patrick C. Burns, USN (Ret.)  ∙  Samuel Byers  ∙  RADM Joseph F. Callo, USN (Ret.)  ∙  Gerald Cooper  ∙  James Seay Dean  ∙  VADM Dirk J. Debbink, USNR (Ret.)  ∙ Ryan Donaldson ∙ Donna Dudley  ∙  Dr. William Dudley  ∙  Drew Forster  ∙  Paul Fontenoy  ∙  David S. Fowler  ∙  Sara Fuentes  ∙  Rilla Gaither  ∙  Burchenal Green  ∙  Kristen Greenaway  ∙  Jay Haigler  ∙  Karen Helmerson  ∙  Howard H. Hoege III  ∙  Gary Jobson  ∙  Dr. Paul F. Johnston  ∙  Amy Lent  ∙  Richardo R. Lopes  ∙  Jessica MacFarlane  ∙  Guy E.C. Maitland  ∙  RADM Edward “Sonny” Masso  ∙  Capt. Jeffrey McAllister  ∙  Elizabeth McCarthy  ∙  CAPT Sally McElwreath, USN (Ret.)  ∙  Drew McMullen  ∙  Capt. James J. McNamara  ∙  Dr. Salvatore Mercogliano  ∙  Kathy J. Metcalf  ∙  Capt.  Eric Nielsen  ∙  CAPT James A. Noone, USN (Ret.)  ∙  Ronald L. Oswald  ∙  Patrick O’Brien  ∙  Wendy Paggiotta  ∙  CAPT Wes Pulver, USCG (Ret.)  ∙  Christopher Rowsom  ∙  Dr. Timothy J. Runyan  ∙  Kamau Sadiki  ∙  Peter Seibert  ∙  Richard Scarano  ∙  Philip Shapiro  ∙   Dr. Joshua Smith  ∙  Irmy Webster  ∙  William H. White  ∙  Jen Wilk  ∙  Dr. David Winkler  ∙  Jean Wort  ∙  Paula Zorensky  

 

 

 

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