CSU Maritime Academy 

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2004 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Aspland

Captain Jerry A. Aspland is President Emeritus of the California Maritime Academy, a campus of the California State University. Captain Aspland served as the Academy's President for five years beginning in 1996. The Academy is one of the six maritime colleges in the United States educating students to become part of the marine industry including becoming licensed officers for the merchant marine fleets of the world. In 1962 Captain Aspland graduated from the Academy to begin a distinguished career in the marine industry. His career began at sea as a third officer and ended in 1968 serving as Master of a US flag tanker. In 1971 he received his Masters of Business Administration degree from California State University, Long Beach with emphasis in general management and personnel. After assignments in the marine transportation fields of liquid bulk cargoes and liquefied natural gas, Captain Aspland joined the Atlantic Richfield Company in 1978 as the navigation and safety manager for ARCO's marine tanker subsidiary. In 1985 he assumed the Presidency of ARCO Marine, Inc. and remained in that position until his retirement in 1995. During his tenure he not only made significant changes to the culture and management of the company but played a significant role in the development and implementation of safety and operation laws and regulations for the tanker industry in the United States. In 1995 the US Coast Guard recognized Captain Aspland's contribution by presenting him with the U.S. Coast Guard's Distinguished Public Service Award, the Coast Guard's highest civilian award.

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Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education recently released findings that show Cal Maritime graduates have the highest average earnings of any California university ten years after enrollment and they have the seventh highest in the U.S.?

 

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education recently released findings that show Cal Maritime graduates have the highest average earnings of any California university ten years after enrollment and they have the seventh highest in the U.S.?
 

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