Merchant Marine Outstanding Achievement Medal

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Merchant Marine Medal for Outstanding Achievement
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Merchant Marine Medal for Outstanding Achievement
Awarded by the Administrator, United States Maritime Administration
Type Decoration
Eligibility Merchant Mariners
Awarded for An act or operation of humanitarian nature directly to an individual or groups of individuals, long and dedicated years of service or achievement, or for an extraordinary valuable contribution or work to the maritime industry.
Status Current
Statistics
Established 2002
Merchant Marine Outstanding Achievement ribbon.svg
Ribbon bar of the medal

The Merchant Marine Medal for Outstanding Achievement is a decoration of the United States Merchant Marine awarded by the United States Maritime Administration. It was established in 2002 and is awarded to members of the maritime industry who have made extraordinarily valuable contributions to the merchant marine.

[A]warded to recognize merchant mariners who have participated in an act or operation of humanitarian nature directly to an individual or groups of individuals. This medal may be awarded to those leaders in the maritime industry who have dedicated years of service or achievement and/or given an extraordinary valuable contribution or work to the maritime industry. This medal requires the Maritime Administrator’s approval for award.[1]

Award Recipients[edit]

2005: John A. Yarber, Second Assistant Engineer, USNS Pililaau. Awarded in recognition for providing relief and care to the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

2010: John M. Bozzi; Third Officer-USNS 1st Lt Jack Lummus (T-AK 3011). Awarded for the participation in OPERATION UNIFIED RESPONSE, providing relief and care to the victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

2011: Operation Tomodachi USNS Bridge (T-AOE 10) Second Officer Andrew Chen.

2012: Mark A. Ricker Jr.

2015: William D. Eglinton.

2011: Operation Tomodachi USNS Rappahannock (T-AO 204) Able Seaman Christopher Lewis.

2012: Robert Mason, Great Lakes Maritime Academy Pilotage Instructor. In recognition of greater than 30 years as an instructor.

2014: Michael Hochscheidt, Great Lakes Maritime Academy Engineering Department Head. In recognition of greater than 30 years as an instructor.

2017: Capt. Michael Horn. In recognition of a 41 year career in the U.S. Merchant Marine, including serving as an instructor and mentor to Great Lakes Maritime Academy cadets after serving for greater than 30 years as a Merchant Marine Officer.

2017: Capt. Mark Phillips. In recognition of a 42 year career in the U.S. Merchant Marine, including serving as an instructor and mentor to Great Lakes Maritime Academy cadets after serving for greater than 30 years as a Merchant Marine Officer.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "U.S. Merchant Marine Medals and Decorations". MARAD. United States Maritime Administration. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 

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