We will see if we can bring
Mr. Thackrah aboard the Navy League and our council.
Advance notice: Next luncheon
is Monday, March 21, at 11:30 aboard the SS JEREMIAH O'BRIEN. The meal will be a
catered traditional Irish hot meal. Cost $25 with advance paid reservation. For
guests who join the council for one or two years the meal is free. The program
will be... still firming up details - guaranteed new and interesting. Green is
the operative color; free drawing ticket for all with green attire. No
President, Pacific Merchant
Senior Vice President,
Pacific Central Region
Vice President, Pacific
League of the United States
Merchant Marine Council was chartered
11 December 2006. It advocates for the US maritime
meetings are the 3rd Monday in
March, June, September,
and December in the San
Francisco Bay Area. New
members welcomed! For
2011, we offer a three
year membership for the cost
of two years, $90.
New council membership
discount and membership incentive program:
- For 2011 the council will offer a three year membership for the
cost of two years. A one year membership is $50, two years $90, and
three $125. For individuals who care to take advantage of it, the council will
reduce the cost to $90. Sure we would rather have the full $125 from the
individual but if it takes a kicker to close, this is it. The $50 savings
over a one year membership with two renewals also applies to life
- The 2011 incentive for one and two year memberships is a $25
voucher for any council luncheon or other council sponsored event. Yes,
in 2011 we will be doing other things like field trips near and far, hosting
meetings with other councils, and engaging in NLUS Community Service
Organization Presentations. For one year memberships the voucher is good for a
year. For two year memberships, it is good for two years. Can only use it
once. This is actually a continuation, with a slight modification, of our
complementary council lunch for anyone who joins the NLUS and council. A new
NLUS community affiliate membership at $400 comes with a wall plaque and four
individual memberships. Each of those four individuals would receive a $25
council voucher. Corporate memberships also possible with a host of additional
For more on Navy League
membership see www.navyleague.org/membership. It is best that new memberships and discount three year
renewals be handled through me by E-mail and telephone. For renewals please
contact me before your membership expires. All handled directly with NLUS
HQ pay full fare.
John Thackrah Named Exec.
Director of Navy's Military Sealift Command
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command welcomed its new executive
director John Thackrah Jan. 24. Thackrah - a member of the Senior Executive
Service - will oversee MSC's business operations and serve as a senior advisor
to MSC's commanding admirals.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., MSC is
the ocean transportation provider for the Department of Defense - responsible
for the operation of more than 110 civilian-crewed, noncombatant ships
supporting military and humanitarian missions worldwide.
to MSC from the Navy's Strategic Systems Program, where he served as the
principle deputy. SSP provides the nation's sea-based deterrent missile systems.
Thackrah began his Navy career in 2005 as the deputy assistant secretary for
management and budget. Thackrah has also served as assistant secretary of the
Navy for research, development and acquisition and as chief of staff to the
assistant secretary of the Navy.
"This is a huge thrill," said Thackrah.
"The reputation of this command precedes it, so being able to come here is
really a treat. I'm looking forward to it. It's a great group of people, a great
command and a great mission that it accomplishes across the spectrum."
Prior to joining government service, Thackrah was a senior executive at
United Technologies Corporation.
Thackrah has a Master of Business
Administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a bachelor's degree in
mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of Delaware.
Richard Haynes, who had served as MSC's executive director since 1997,
had a farewell ceremony on Jan. 21. Haynes first joined MSC in 1985 as the
command's senior legal counsel.
Source: U.S. Navy Military Sealift