The White House recently posted the following news item concerning the former commanding officer of the U.S. Military Sealift Command, Rear Adm. Mark Buzby, USN (Ret).
Adm. Buzby is a longtime backer of the U.S. Merchant Marine. He attended the recent naming ceremony for the SIU-crewed M/V Liberty and, as indicated in the White House announcement, is serving as president and CEO of the National Defense Transportation Association.
To access the announcement on the White House website, click HERE
Mark H. Buzby of Virginia to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation.
Rear Admiral Buzby is a retired Navy Rear Admiral whose career spanned 34 years, serving in at sea billets, primarily in cruisers and destroyers. He commanded the USS CARNEY (DDG 64), Destroyer Squadron Thirty-One, Surface Warfare Officers School Command, Joint Task Force Guantanamo, and the Military Sealift Command. He also held key positions on the Navy Staff, the Joint Staff, and several fleet staffs. He is a recipient of the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Bronze Star, and numerous other personal and unit awards. Buzby is a 1975 graduate of Admiral Farragut Academy, and a 1979 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He holds Masters degrees from the U.S. Naval War College and Salve Regina University. Rear Admiral Buzby currently serves as President and CEO of the National Defense Transportation Association, and sits on the boards of several maritime industry related corporations. He and his wife Gina reside in Norfolk, Virginia.