Pfeiffer And Military Sealift Command To Receive AOTOS Awards

The 1985 Admiral of the Ocean Sea Award (AOTOS), which is to be presented during the AOTOS dinner at the New York Hilton in New York City on September 27, 1985, will be presented to Robert J.

Pfeiffer, chairman and chief executive officer of Matson Navigation Company, Inc., and to the U.S.

Navy's Military Sealift Command.

The award marks the first time in its 15-year history that the AOTOS, the most prestigious award in the American shipping industry, has been presented to two honorees.

The AOTOS is presented by United Seamen's Service on behalf of maritime labor, management and government.

Mr. Pfeiffer, who is also chairman and chief executive officer of Alexander and Baldwin, Inc., parent company of Matson Navigation, is being honored for his leadership of the ocean carrier, a prime innovator in the Pacific trades, which is celebrating more than 100 years in the American shipping business.

The Military Sealift Command (MSC), which provides the strategic sealift to sustain U.S. military forces overseas, was selected because of its role in supporting U.S. shipping and in recognition of the importance of sealift for our national defense.

MSC has been an important source of support for USS as well.

Proceeds from the AOTOS dinner support USS's service abroad for merchant seamen. Previous AOTOS winners have come from government, labor and management sectors.

Some 800 members of the maritime community are expected to attend.

Information on the AOTOS dinner is available from USS headquarters at Suite 1365, One World Trade Center, New York, N.Y. 10048, (212) 775-1033, or from Barbara Spector Yeninas, AOTOS Coordinator, at (201) 226-8580.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 11,  Aug 1985

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