Master Chief Michael P. Leavitt, Clay Maitland, Admiral Robert J. Papp Jr. (PHOTO: Dan Goodrich)
October 14, 2010
Clay Maitland receives Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award
The Coast Guard Foundation reports that board member Guy Edison Clay Maitland has received the Coast Guard's Distinguished Public Service Award.
Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert Papp awarded the honor to Mr, Maitland for "personal and direct contributions" at the Foundation's 30th Annual Salute to the United States Coast Guard, which took place October 5 in New York City.
The Coast Guard Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to the education, welfare and morale of all Coast Guard members and their families.
Mr. Maitland has served on the foundation's National Board of Trustees for 15 years and the award credits him as a driving force behind foundation activities.
"Since joining the foundation, he [Maitland] has contributed untold hours of service and exceedingly generous personal resources in support of foundation programs that benefit the men and women of the Coast Guard and their families," declared Admiral Papp. "These programs have helped those Coast Guard families impacted by Katrina, provided college scholarships for the children of enlisted personnel, provided educational grants for enlisted personnel, and delivered much needed relief to the Coast Guard units and families so deeply impacted by operational accidents in Hawaii, California and Washington."
"It has been a tremendous honor for all of us at the Foundation to work with Clay over the last fifteen years," said Anne Brengle, president of the Coast Guard Foundation. "His generous contribution of both time and financial assistance has not only supported our overall efforts, but also advanced exciting projects such as our Leadership-44 program to provide new sail training vessels to the Coast Guard Academy. We are proud to have Clay as a member of our Board, serving as a leader and directly impacting the lives of Coast Guard members and their families."
Mr. Maitland is known throughout the maritime industry as an advocate for quality shipping through his work as Founding Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) and Chairman of the Industry Advisory Council for the North American Maritime Ministry Association, amongst other distinctions.
Professionally, Mr. Maitland is Managing Partner of International Registries, Inc. which administers the Marshall Islands ship registry--the world's third largest.