(JACKSONVILLE, Fla. ) — Crowley has awarded cadet Christopher Lloyd from Great Lakes Maritime Academy with a Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship for his service during cadet shipping and interest in a career in the maritime industry.
A senior from Denver, Colo., Lloyd is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in maritime technology with a U.S. Coast Guard third mate license. During his time as a cadet, he has sailed on four vessels, including Crowley’s Legacy/750-1 articulated tug-barge.
Lloyd is pursuing a maritime career following service in the U.S. Army as a special operations combat medic, training soldiers in basic and advanced combat first aid in the U.S. and Eastern Europe. With his military experience and academic successes serving as a foundation, Lloyd looks to build a successful maritime career and hopes to captain a Crowley vessel in the future.
Crowley has been honored as a Military Friendly Employer and supports veterans transitioning into the maritime industry, like Lloyd, through various resources and programs such as transitional programs and an employee-led veteran employee resource group.
To support the development of future maritime leaders, Crowley has provided more than $3 million in financial assistance to more than 1,000 students studying at maritime academies and other select schools in the U.S. mainland and Alaska, Puerto Rico and Central America since 1984.