NDTA New York Chapter Elects Captain Fritzke

Capt. Herman E. Fritzke, Commander of the Atlantic Area Military Sealift Command based in Bayonne, N.J., has been elected president of the New York Chapter, National Defense Transportation Association, for the coming year.

He succeeds Conrad H.C. Everhard, president of Dart Containerline Inc., as head of the largest chapter of the NDTA organization, which serves as liaison between private modes of transportation and the U.S. Department of Defense in the event of national emergencies. Mr. Everhard will assume the role as chairman of the board of directors.

The actions at the annual meeting of the New York unit on Governors Island included the elections to one-year terms of three vice presidents. They are Joseph M. Harkin of Farrell Lines; Anthony J. Turco of Universal Carloading and Distributing Co., Inc., and William J. Squicciarini of Lykes Bros. Steamship Co.. Inc.

In addition, six directors were elected to the NDTA board. They include James J. Dickman of New York Shipping Association;Leonard Genser, Genser Trucking Co.; Capt. Harry G. Newak; Capt.

Donald K. Sweeney of International Terminal Operating Co.

Inc.; Paul S. Terrels of the Association of American Railroads, and Peter Tamberino.

Captain Fritzke was appointed Commander of the Atlantic Area MSC in March of this year after serving for nearly two years as Chief of Staff. A graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point in 1948, he served for some four years with the former American-flag shipping company Grace Line, prior to being called to active duty with the Navy in 1952.

After extensive service in the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean regions and additional studies in Navy training schools, Captain Fritzke joined the headquarters staff of the Military Sealift Command in Washington in 1969 and has been part of MSC operations ever since.

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