Sea History 144 - Autumn 2013

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The National Maritime Historical Society Salutes Leaders in Maritime Heritage at the 2013 Gala Annual Awards Dinner, 23 October 2013 Each fall, the National Maritime Historical Society gathers in the Model Room of the historic New York Yacht Club to honor service and contributions in the many fields that promote our maritime heritage: Coast Guard and naval history, marine archaeology and ship preservation, sail training, maritime museums and marine art, and so much more. Through these gala events, not only do we have the opportunity to spotlight the important work that is being done, but we inspire others to get more involved and make a difference. This year, the NMHS Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Stan Honey, Director of Technology, America's Cup Event Authority; Cunard Cruise Line; and Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz, superintendent of the US Coast Guard Academy. The NMHS David A. O'Neil Sheet Anchor Award will be presented to NMHS Vice ChairfI1an Richardo Lopes. Award winning yachtsman Richard T. du Moulin will be Master of Ceremonies. The USCG Academy Cadet Chorale, directed by Dr. Robert Newton, will provide the evening's entertainment. Dinner chair Karen Helmerson encourages your attendance and support. The NMHS Annual Awards Dinner is held in the fall each year in the fabulous Model Room ofthe New York Yacht Club in New York City.

Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz Rear Admiral Sandra L. Srnsz is rhe 40'h superintendent of rhe US Coasr Guard Academy in New London, Connecricur, a posirion she has held since 3 June 2011. Prior rn char pose, she was rhe Direcrnr of Reserve and Leadership ar Coasr Guard Headquarters in Washingrnn, DC, where she was responsible for developing policies rn recruir, rrain and sup pore approximarely 8, 100 Coasc G uard reserviscs. Rear Admiral Srnsz is being recognized noc only for che discinccion of being che firsc woman rn lead an American milicary service academy, buc also for her role in craining che nexc generacion for maricime service, underlining NMHS supporc of che sea services academies, and educacing our yo uch abouc maricime careers. A graduace of che class of 1982 of che US Coast Guard Academy with a BS degree in government, Rear Admiral Srnsz earned an MBA from Northwestern University's J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1994 and a Master of National Security Scrategy from the National War College in 2004. A surface operacions officer with twelve years at sea, including che command of two currers, she participaced in drug and alien migranc interdiccion, fisheries enforcement, search and rescue, polar and domescic icebreaking, and ports and wacerways security. Her personal awards include chree Legion of Meric medals, four Merirnrious Service medals, two Coasc Guard Commendacion medals, and two Coast Guard Achievement medals.

Rear Admiral Sandra Stosz works with 2nd Class Cadet Timothy Keffer aboard the Academy's training ship, the barque Eagle, in July 2012.