The following is a news release from Maine Maritime Academy:
(CASTINE, Maine) — Maine Maritime Academy President William J. Brennan announced Wednesday that Maritime Administrator Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby will deliver the college’s commencement address on Saturday, May 5 in Castine.
Buzby was sworn in as maritime administrator on Aug. 8 following appointment by President Trump and confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Prior to his appointment, Buzby served as president of the National Defense Transportation Association, a position he held after retiring from the U.S. Navy in 2013 with over 34 years of service.
“It will be a great honor for the Class of 2018 to receive a sendoff from Adm. Buzby," said Brennan. “He is an accomplished and celebrated leader, a champion of the marine transportation industry, and an advocate for maritime education.”
Following commencement, Buzby will also speak at the NROTC commissioning ceremony.
Buzby earned a bachelor of science degree in nautical science and U.S. Coast Guard third mate license at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. He was commissioned in the U.S. Navy in June 1979, is a graduate of the Joint Forces Staff College and holds master’s degrees from the U.S. Naval War College and Salve Regina University in strategic studies and international relations, respectively.