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Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2010 4:23 PM
Subject: Two prominent women receive significant California Maritime
Two prominent women receive
significant California Maritime Academy awards.
Navy Leaguer Captain Lynn
Fivey Korwatch received the California Maritime Academy's distinguished
alumna award May 1!
Capt. Korwatch is a 1976
Academy graduate - a member of the first class of women to
graduate. She is recognized as the first woman to command a large
modern American oceangoing vessel - hauling containers I believe. She was born
and raised the Bay Area. Upon graduation she went to sea for 17 years. With
Matson Navigation Company she was head of the firms marine operations.
In that capacity, she
became a member of the Board of Directors of the Marine Exchange of the San
Francisco Bay Region. When the director of the Exchange passed away, the
Exchange president invited her to become Executive Director;
she accepted in September of 2000.
In addition to everything
else she has been active as president of the CMA Alumni Association.
Husband Larry, also a 1976
CMA graduate, captain, and Navy League member, was also on hand
May 1. Son Kent was one of the 166 Class of 2010
I chatted with her at
the California Maritime Leadership Symposium, May 6 after she had just completed moderating a
panel discussion on the impact of climate change on California maritime
Vice Admiral Jody A.
Breckenridge, USCG, was the speaker for the California Maritime
Academy officer commissioning ceremony in the morning and at the commencement
ceremony in the afternoon May 1st. She currently serves as Commander
Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Forces West,
Admiral Breckenridge received
a special President's award from California Maritime Academy President Rear
Admiral William Eisenhardt for her service to the maritime community. She will
be retiring from the Coast Guard immediately following a change of command
Monday 1030, May 17.
Let me know if you have not
received an invitation to this event and you strongly desire to attend. No
promises but I will see what I can do.
The California Maritime
Academy, Vallejo, CA, a campus of The California State University, is one of
only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States, and the only
one on the West Coast. Cal Maritime offers four-year degrees in international
business and global logistics, facilities engineering technology, global studies
and maritime affairs, marine engineering technology, marine transportation, and
mechanical engineering, as well as professional development and extended
learning programs and courses. For more information about Cal Maritime, visit
http://www.csum.edu. Some 166 cadets crossed the stage at
the Vallejo campus to receive their degrees May
BRAVO ZULU to Captain Lynn
Korwatch and Vice Admiral Jody Breckenridge!
Pacific Central Region,