Sea History 149 - Winter 2014-2015

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Save the Date for the 23 April 2015 Washington Awards Dinner

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he Annual Awards Dinner at the National Press Club in Washington, D C wi ll be held on Thursday, 23 April 2015 . The Society is ho nored to partner with the Naval Historical Foundation to host the 20 15 dinner. Since 1926, the Naval Historical Foundation's mission is to preserve and honor the legacy of those who served and are currently serving in the United States N avy. The Foundation raises funds in support of th e navy's history enterp rise and creates programs in history to add a history component (STEM -H ) to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education. Admiral Jonathan W. Greenert, USN, Chief of Naval Operations, will receive the inaugural Naval Histori cal Fo undation Distinguished Service Award, which will be presented to him by Admiral Robert]. Papp Jr., USCG (Rer.) , the immediate past commandant of the Coas t G uard, and Admiral Bruce D eMars, USN (Rer. ). Admiral Greenen is the 30th C hief of Naval Operations (CNO) , an office that was established

in 1915 , two years before the US en try in to World War I. Admiral Greenen has been a strong promoter of this country's Navy and its history, particularly in the commemo ration of th e Navy's role in the War of 18 12. We honor the centenary of the office ofCNO in honoring Admiral Greenen . Harold F. (Gerry) Lenfest, a philanthropist who has given millions to educational institutions, the arts, and to the cause of maritime history as seen in his generous support of the effort to renovate and preserve the SS United States, will receive the N MHS Distinguished Service Award. Mr. Lenfest served as a reservist in rhe US N avy. In honoring Mr. Lenfest we honor the United States Navy Reserve, which in 2015 will celebrate its ce ntennial. VADM Robin Braun, Chief of Navy Reserve and C ommander, Navy Reserve, will present the award.

Maryland Senator Barbara Ann Mikulski, a native of Baltimore, is this country's longest serving woman senator, having wo n election to the US Senate in 1986. Senator M ikulski has long been a

strong advocate for the m aritime industries of the Port of Baltimore and has worked energe ti cally to res tore the h ealth of Chesapeake Bay. For her great efforts to adva nce the port ofBalrimo re, to strengthen nati o nal defense throu gh technology, and to advoca te m eas ures improving th e C h esap eake Bay's environment, Senator Barbara M ikulski will receive the Distinguished Service Award. (Invited.) Gary Jobson, world-class sailor, telev isio n co mm entato r, author, past pres ident o f US Sailing, and NMH S O ve rseer, will be Master of Ceremonies.

Captain James Noone, USNR (Ret.), and Dr. William Dudley will be Dinner Co-Chairs. The US Coas t G uard Academy Cader Singers will provide the evening's entertainment, honoring the centennial of the United States Coast G uard. To reserve a place, beco me a spo nsor, o r fo r m ore info rmatio n go to www.seahistory. org or call 91 4-737-7878, ext. -0- .

-Burchenal Green, President

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