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  • Advisory Board - Rear Admiral Thomas K. Shannon | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    of Military Sealift Command Shannon graduated from Maine Maritime Academy in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science and was commissioned through the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps program He attended the Naval War College and received a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies in March 1998 Shannon served afloat in USS Jack Williams FFG 24 USS Nicholson DD 982 and USS Boone FFG 28 Afloat staff duty includes chief staff officer in Destroyer Squadron 14 and surface operations officer in Cruiser Destroyer Group 12 He was commanding officer of USS De Wert FFG 45 from September 1999 to April 2001 Shannon served as commanding officer of USS Vicksburg CG 69 and air defense commander for the John F Kennedy Battle Group from March 2004 to March 2006 He served as commander of Carrier Strike Group 1 from November 2011 to February 2013 Ashore Shannon s assignments included duty as assistant professor of Naval Science at the University of Texas at Austin section head in Navy s Joint and Contingency Matters Branch section head in Navy s Surface Fires Branch executive assistant to the Director Surface Warfare Pacific Command division chief in the Joint

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/leadership/advisory-board-rear-admiral-thomas-k-shannon (2016-02-14)
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  • Advisory Board - Rep. Mac Thornberry | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    time of unprecedented security challenges he is committed to ensuring that the United States has the military capability and agility to protect the nation and our interests around the world His priority as Chairman is to support and provide for the men and women who serve our country A fifth generation Texan Mac has strong ties to the people he serves and to the district he represents in the U S House of Representatives Mac is a lifelong resident of the 13th District of Texas His family has been ranching in the district since 1881 a family business in which Mac remains actively involved Mac shares the values of the people he represents and continues to fight for the things that are important to them He is a longtime advocate of lower taxes and limited government Boosting domestic energy production protecting private property rights and upholding the Second Amendment are top priorities for Mac He strongly supports policies of fiscal responsibility and economic growth Additionally as one of the few Members of Congress personally involved in agriculture Mac understands the challenges agricultural producers face and has been a key player in efforts to support producers in the 13th District Widely respected as an innovator and strategic thinker Mac was one of the first in Congress to recognize the need to confront terrorism He has consistently been on the leading edge of critical national security issues has written widely on defense matters and appeared on all major cable and network television channels providing congressional insight on national security issues In Congress Mac has previously served on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as well as on the Budget Committee Resources Committee and the Select Committee on Homeland Security He was also tapped to chair the Task Force on Cybersecurity in

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/leadership/advisory-board-rep-mac-thornberry (2016-02-14)
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  • Board of Visitors - Rep. John Thune | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    was the start of a friendship that ignited John s career in public service John received his undergraduate degree at Biola University and his Master s degree in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota Upon completion of his Master s Degree in 1984 he married Kimberley Weems a native of Doland South Dakota John s attraction to public service took him to Washington D C to work for that sports enthusiast and then U S Senator Jim Abdnor He then served at the Small Business Administration under an appointment from President Ronald Reagan In 1989 John and his family returned to South Dakota where he served as the Executive Director of the South Dakota Republican Party In 1991 Governor George S Mickelson appointed him the State Railroad Director a position he held until 1993 when he became Executive Director of the South Dakota Municipal League In 1996 with a shoestring budget and the support of family and friends John won his first term as South Dakota s lone member of the U S House of Representatives John was reelected to a second term by the largest margin in South Dakota history He returned again to Washington in 2001 to serve his third term in the House John then honored his 1996 campaign pledge to serve only three terms in the U S House of Representatives After a narrow loss in a U S Senate race in 2002 he won his current U S Senate seat in 2004 when he made history by defeating a sitting U S Senate party leader for the first time in 52 years In 2010 John was elected to serve a second term in the U S Senate in a rare unopposed race He was only the third Republican and the only South Dakotan

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/leadership/advisory-board-rep-john-thune (2016-02-14)
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  • Advisory Board - Congresswoman Jackie Walorski | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    lifelong Hoosier born and raised in South Bend who has dedicated her career to helping Hoosier families She is grateful to serve the people of Indiana s Second District in the 114th Congress where she serves on the House Armed Services Veterans Affairs and Agriculture Committees and Chairs the Nutrition Subcommittee In an effort to fulfill her commitment to serve on behalf of Hoosiers she helped write a bipartisan law

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/leadership/advisory-board-jackie-walorski (2016-02-14)
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  • Board of Visitors - Senator Roger Wicker | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    strong national defense He is a member of the Senate Republican leadership team serving as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee he chairs the Subcommittee on Seapower Wicker is also a member of the Commerce Science and Transportation Committee serving as chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications Technology Innovation and the Internet Budget Committee Environment and Public Works Committee and the Rules Committee He is co chairman of the U S Helsinki Commission and Chair of the Committee on Political Affairs and Security in the OSCE s Parliamentary Assembly Wicker is also a member of the U S Merchant Marine Academy Congressional Board of Visitors Prior to his service in the Senate Wicker was elected seven times beginning in 1994 to represent Mississippi s First Congressional District in the House of Representatives Before being elected to Congress he served in the state Senate on behalf of Lee and Pontotoc counties Senator Wicker served on active duty in the U S Air Force and then joined the Air Force Reserve He retired from the Reserve in 2004 with the rank of lieutenant colonel A native of Pontotoc Mississippi the Senator is

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  • Advisory Board - Dr. Sharon van Wyk | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    schools of their dreams Dr van Wyk previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer at American Public University System serving over 110 000 adult learners worldwide and offering more than 95 degree programs in fields ranging from homeland security military studies intelligence and criminal justice to technology business administration public health nursing and liberal arts Dr van Wyk has over 25 years of experience at leading the operations and process improvement initiatives of both small and large organizations During her career she has served as Vice President of Process Excellence Infrastructure Online Customer Support at Intuit a leading international provider of business and financial management solutions Vice President of Process Excellence and New Market Development for the Employee Benefits Group of GE Financial and Six Sigma Quality Leader and other leadership positions within GE She was a founding member of the change management practice at Andersen Consulting the precursor to Accenture and served as an adjunct professor for the Executive MBA program at the University of Connecticut Business School In addition to her extensive leadership experience Dr van Wyk possesses several process improvement certifications including Six Sigma Instructor and Master Black Belt Dr van Wyk is a

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/leadership/advisory-board-dr-sharon-van-wyk (2016-02-14)
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  • BOV Minutes 73015 | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    Rights Deputy Superintendent Meet the Deputy Superintendent Capital Improvements Human Resources Information Technology Public Works Procurement Public Safety Academic Dean Meet the Dean Assistant Dean for Academic Programs Assistant Dean for Professional Programs Registrar Commandant Maritime Administration Staff Counsel Chief Financial Officer CFO BOV Minutes 73015 Bov minutes 073015 docx DOT is committed to ensuring that information is available in appropriate alternative formats to meet the requirements of persons who

    Original URL path: https://www.usmma.edu/about/leadership/bov-minutes-73015 (2016-02-14)
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  • BOV Minutes 022615 | U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
    Deputy Superintendent Meet the Deputy Superintendent Capital Improvements Human Resources Information Technology Public Works Procurement Public Safety Academic Dean Meet the Dean Assistant Dean for Academic Programs Assistant Dean for Professional Programs Registrar Commandant Maritime Administration Staff Counsel Chief Financial Officer CFO BOV Minutes 022615 BOV Minutes 022615 docx BOV Minutes DOT is committed to ensuring that information is available in appropriate alternative formats to meet the requirements of persons

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