Lehman to Receive America and the Sea Award
Former Secretary of the Navy, historian, and author John F. Lehman has been named the recipient of the America and the Sea Award for 2011 by Mystic Seaport Museum, Inc. The America and the Sea Award recognizes an individual or organization whose contributions to the history, arts, business, or sciences of the sea best exemplify the American character. Lehman served as Secretary of the Navy from 1981-1987 and developed the “Lehman Doctrine,” a two-front response to a Soviet invasion of Europe. He will be honored for his service at a gala in New York City on October 18, 2011.