USMMA Announces 2013 Commencement Speaker

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Gen. William Fraser III, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) today announced that Gen. William M. Fraser III, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), has been chosen as this year's commencement speaker to be held at USMMA on Monday, June 17, 2013.
 

“The United States Merchant Marine Academy is honored to have General Fraser as our commencement speaker. He epitomizes the ideals of our Academy.  He is an outstanding role-model for our graduates who are about to embark on a lifetime of service and leadership,” said Rear Admiral James A. Helis, Ph.D., superintendent.
USTRANSCOM is the single manager for global air, land and sea transportation for the Department of Defense. Composed of three component and two subordinate commands USTRANSCOM skillfully coordinates transportation missions and provides enabling capabilities worldwide. USTRANSCOM provides unsurpassed logistics capability to the United States through its management of people, trucks, trains, railcars, aircraft, ships, information systems and infrastructure.
 

“It is my honor to address the graduates of the Merchant Marine Academy. The graduates of this academy have an outstanding reputation in all branches of military service and our civilian U.S. flagged commercial fleet which we at USTRANSCOM rely on in accomplishing our global mission,” said Gen. William M. Fraser III, commander, U.S. Transportation Command.


General Fraser has extensive wartime, contingency and humanitarian relief operational experience. During Operation Enduring Freedom he led an intelligence fusion organization that provided direct support to the warfighter.
Prior to assuming his current position, Fraser was the assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and served as Commander, Air Combat Command, Langley Air Force Base, Va., and as Air Component Commander for U.S. Joint Forces Command, where he led over 130,000 Total Force Airmen.



 

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