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Crowley Awards USMMA Midshipman Pisarski

or transportation security career and who achieves the highest grade in the academy’s transportation security class. Pisarski, a native of Bowling Green, Ohio, began attending USMMA in 2013 and graduated this year with a degree in maritime logistics and security. During an internship at the U.S. Department of State, she worked on an Interagency Maritime Security Working Group and gained additional, valuable experience during her sea year. Her junior and senior years focused on a security curriculum, including classes in vessel and company security officer studies and maritime security research. Pisarski

Brett B. Lambert (Photo courtesy: Northrop Grumman)

Lambert Appointed VP at Northrop Grumman

Base Policy. Lambert was a principal advisor on all matters relating to the defense industrial base, including industrial capabilities, defense industry mergers, acquisitions and consolidation, and preservation of technologies and capabilities. In 2011, he also led President Obama's effort at the Department of Defense (DOD) to establish the first National Network for Manufacturing Innovation site. Prior to his work in the DOD, Lambert spent 20 years working with defense and intelligence firms. He served as executive vice president of DFI International and managing director of DFI Investment Partners

Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard (Retired) Photo Eastern Shipbuilding

Eastern Hires Adm. Papp as President Washington Ops

Guard (Retired), as President of Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc., Washington Operations. Admiral Papp served as an Officer in the Coast Guard for nearly 40 years, completing his career as the 24th Commandant of the U. S. Coast Guard from 2010 to 2014. The Coast Guard is the largest component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). He was a career cutterman, serving in six cutters, commanding four of them, including the Coast Guard’s square rigged sailing ship, USCG Barque EAGLE. As a flag officer, Admiral Papp served as Commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area; as the Chief of Staff of the Coast

Gunvor Hires BP's Former Top US Trader

Gunvor has hired a senior veteran oil trader, David Garza, previously with BP and most recently U.S. oil refiner Tesoro, to run its U.S. operations as the Swiss trading house further expands in North American energy markets. Gunvor began building its U.S trading operations last year, expanding outside its core markets in Europe, Asia and Africa. The company initially focusing on refined products and natural gas but this year has hired several traders to launch a crude oil desk in Houston, Texas, and beefed up its Canadian trading desk. Garza will start in September as the new managing director

Robert A. Socha (Photo: VT Halter Marine)

VT Halter Marine Names Socha Senior VP

Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), has appointed Robert A. Socha as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Estimating, effective January 30, 2017.   In his role, Socha is responsible for overall management and leadership of the company’s business development and estimating departments. He will work closely with other corporate functions, including departments of engineering, production control, production and purchasing departments to offer solutions from design services through build strategy and construction program.   Socha brings to the position more than 30 years

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Alaska LNG Gets Conditional Approval to Export

  The Alaska LNG project marks another significant milestone with today’s announcement by the United States Department of Energy that it has conditionally authorized the Alaska LNG Project LLC to export liquefied natural gas to non-Free Trade Agreement countries. The application to export up to 20 million metric tons per year of liquefied natural gas from Alaska for a 30-year period was submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy last July. Authorization to export to nations with existing free trade agreements with the U.S. was previously received in November 2014. Today’s announceme

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Cal Maritime Ranks High for Graduate Earnings

graduates.   Among 1,400 four-year colleges and universities across the U.S., Cal Maritime ranks seventh based on student earnings 10 years after enrollment, according to a study conducted by Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.   The study was based on the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard released earlier this year and designed to help future students choose the right university based on their interests and to get an idea of how much debt they may accrue during their college career.   The data used to compile the study, which reflected earnings

Foxx Names New Members to Maritime Industry Advisory Panel

trade associations, state and local entities, labor organizations, academics and environmental groups.  Committee members serve 2-year terms, with no more than two consecutive term re¬appointments, and approximately one-third of members' terms of office expire every 2 years.    The Department strives to select individuals with in-depth knowledge of their respective industries or government sectors.  Members are nominated through a full and open process published in the Federal Register.   The new members are:   1. Gary Adams, Vice President Global Logistics, Walmart

Maximillian Natzet

Natzet Joins Parsons Brinckerhoff

his new position, Natzet is responsible for managing ports and marine projects in the Southeastern United States. He has over 23 years of structural engineering experience, including planning, design and quality assurance for port and marine projects, with particular expertise in the design of U.S. Department of Defense facilities. Prior to joining Parsons Brinckerhoff, he was a Senior Structural Engineer and designer of record for numerous transportation infrastructure projects throughout the U.S. He also authored U.S. Navy criteria documents and was the technical leader for the waterfront permitting

GAO: U.S. Can Do Better on Arctic Policy

Lisa Murkowski (AK). The GAO study focused on U.S. participation in the Arctic Council, a voluntary body started in 1996 that includes the eight Arctic nations—Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the U.S., as well as indigenous groups and other stakeholders. The State Department leads participation for the U.S. The U.S. has not prioritized its commitments to the Arctic Council and is limited in its ability to respond to emergencies in the Arctic region, the report found. As sea ice melts, making way for increased commercial activity, the report recommends a stronger

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US Ocean Economy Sees Large Growth -NOAA

nationally consistent information that helps users understand and manage the diverse economic demands placed on the oceans and Great Lakes.   NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management developed ENOW time-series data and other products using information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, a sister agency of NOAA in the U.S. Department of Commerce

Pavel Krylov

Gazprom Sets Up New Department

  Gazprom set up a new department to be headed by Pavel Krylov. The department will be in charge of implementing the Gazprom corporate unified technical policy in search, creation and introduction of state-of-the-art solutions, equipment and materials acknowledged worldwide, including substitutes of their non-domestic counterparts, with a view to secure the Company’s technological independence. Vitaly Markelov, Deputy Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee will supervise the new department.

Igor Maximtsev and Alexey Miller. Photo by St. Petersburg State University of Economics

Gazprom Steps into St. Petersburg University

  The Gazprom Specialized Department was opened today in St. Petersburg State University of Economics, Russia's top-rated higher education institution of economics. Alexey Miller, Chairman of the Gazprom Management Committee Chairman and Igor Maximtsev, Rector of St. Petersburg State University of Economics took part in the event. “As early as this academic year the new department will supervise all the postgraduates whose papers would be considered useful for the Company's business. From September 1 next year, the new department will offer master's degree courses available to Gazprom's

Harry Barnhum (Photo: InterAct)

Barnum Joins InterAct PMTI

his career as an Exploration and Development Geologist at Chevron. He has held a variety of leadership and project management positions over the years, including Managing Director of an independent E&P company. Under Barnum’s leadership, the company was chosen for the State of California Department of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources Outstanding Field Facility & Maintenance Award four years in a row for exemplary oilfield, gas field, geothermal, and gas storage operations. 

Elissa DeFalco (Photo: SUNY Maritime)

SUNY Maritime's DeFalco Awarded for Excellence in Teaching

, an associate professor of humanities at SUNY Maritime College, has received a Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching from the State University of New York this year. The award was given in recognition to her dedication to the success of her students, her willingness to serve her department and the college, and her commitment to academic excellence. “Your mastery of teaching, dedication to students, adherence to the highest academic standards, and continued professional achievements are reflected in your selection for this honor,” said Nancy L. Zimpher, SUNY chancellor

Legislation Targets US Ship Recycling Reform

A portion of funding from the sales goes toward the Vessel Operations Revolving Fund, federal and state maritime academies and the maritime heritage grant program. The STORIS Act would make sure that the required funding goes to federal and state maritime academies and to heritage grants funding to the Department of Interior. It would also require MARAD to issue an annual report on how its money is spent and publicize its ship recycling agreements.   Additionally, the STORIS Act creates jobs by ensuring that all vessels can be dismantled in the United States in compliance with U.S. environmental

Kerry Gerot (Photo: Port of Long Beach)

New Comms Director at Port of Long Beach

Public Affairs Officer for the Long Beach City Manager’s Office, a position she has held for almost three years. As Director of Communications and Community Relations for the Port, she will oversee media relations, crisis communications, community engagement and educational outreach at the Harbor Department.    The Communications Division works with all divisions of the Harbor Department to disseminate information to the public, media and industry stakeholders about the Port’s role in facilitating domestic and international trade as the second-busiest seaport in the nation.  

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