Commissioned were twelve
ensigns and one second lieutenant. Nine for the Military Sealift Command -
Strategic Sealift Officers (i.e. Merchant Marine), one for the Navy, two Coast
Guard, and one Marine Corps.
Here is a photo you will likely see nowhere
else. Rear Admiral William B. Eisenhardt, USMS, President, California Maritime
Academy, throws a pair of ensign bars over his head behind his back (like a
bride and her bouquet). Seems they were in his drawer at home. Can you see the
butter bars' plastic case midair above the second midshipman?
Believe it or not, April 28th
was the Admiral's last ceremony as Academy President. Anyone for a retirement
party for him?
For four more captioned
photos see the Pacific Central Region's Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/#!/NavyLeaguePacificCentralRegion.
You will find a photo of Ken Zadwick presenting a couple of council awards and
Bill and Jeanne Sharking an award of their own. The Academy had a photographer
clicking away - maybe those photos will be posted on a CMA page in the near
The Navy League, the Pacific
Merchant Marine Council, and other units have Facebook pages as well. If you
should visit, how about indicating you like the region's social media
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, April 13, 2012 4:10 PM
Subject: California Maritime Academy Commissioning and Awards
Ceremony, Saturday, April 28, 2012
Ahoy Members and
I always enjoy
attending the California Maritime Academy's Commissioning and Awards Ceremony. A
number of our council members are associated with the Academy - staff and
Parking at 0800 is
never a problem; for commencement at 1400 it is!
anticipate visiting the Mare Island Historical Park and Naval Ship LCS-102.
How about making a
morning of it on the 28th at California Maritime Academy?
Activities for the
Graduating Class of 2012 will commence
Saturday, 28 April