WASHINGTON – Today, the American Maritime Partnership released the following statement on the nomination of Rear Admiral Ann C. Phillips, USN (Ret.), to serve as Administrator of the Maritime Administration at the United States Department of Transportation.
“The American Maritime Partnership congratulates Admiral Phillips on her nomination to lead the Maritime Administration, which plays a critical role in supporting our defense readiness, the domestic maritime fleet and hard-working American mariners throughout the world. We look forward to a swift Senate confirmation process, so we can begin working with Admiral Phillips to strengthen American maritime in support of our homeland and national security.” – Mike Roberts, President of the American Maritime Partnership
Admiral Phillips is currently serving as Special Assistant to the Governor for Coastal Adaptation and Protection for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Previously, she served nearly 31 years on active duty in the United States Navy, retiring as a Rear Admiral. More information on the nominee can be found here.
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American Maritime Partnership (AMP) is the voice of the U.S. domestic maritime industry, a pillar of our nation’s economic, national, and homeland security. More than 40,000 American vessels built in American shipyards, crewed by American mariners, and owned by American companies, operate in our waters 24-hours a day, seven days a week, and this commerce sustains nearly 650,000 American jobs, $41.6 billion in labor compensation, and more than $154.8 billion in annual economic output. You can learn more by visiting www.americanmaritimepartnership.com.