Academy Chief Elected To ASNE

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Rear Adm. Paul L. Krinksy, superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, has been elected an honorary member of the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) by the group's council. A plaque signifying Admiral Krinksy's membership was presented to him by ASNE's president, Dr. Alfred Skolnick.

Admiral Krinsky was named chief of the academy last July. He is the seventh person to hold the superintendent's post since the federal maritime school was dedicated in 1943. A 1950 academy alumnus, he sailed aboard United States Lines passenger vessels after graduation and served in the U.S. Navy before joining the academy's faculty in 1958. He held numerous adminis- trative posts, including academic dean and deputy superintendent, prior to taking command on the institution.

The academy, located in Kings Point, Long Island, N.Y., is operated by the Maritime Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Its mission is to train young men and women from across the nation in a four-year, accredited college program to become officers aboard U.S.-flag merchant ships, maritime industry leaders and U.S. Naval Reserve officers.

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