John Lockwood Wins Maritime Achievement Award

This morning, May 17, retired US Coast Guard Rear Admiral John Lockwood was awarded the 67th annual Puget Sound Maritime Achievement Award for his exemplary service to the Puget Sound maritime industry.

The award was presented to RADM Lockwood by RADM Steve Metruck, current Executive Director of the Port of Seattle and former Commander of US Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, at the annual Seattle Maritime Festival Breakfast. RADM Lockwood has worked in the Seattle maritime industry for more than 17 years, following a distinguished career in the United States Coast Guard. Overall, he has more than 50 years of maritime expertise.

Lockwood has provided outstanding leadership for the region’s maritime community through his work at Vigor Shipyards and with countless local maritime organizations. He is known throughout the Puget Sound maritime community for his professionalism, dedication and commitment to the industry and its long-term health.

Lockwood, who was commissioned from Officer Candidate School in Yorktown, Virginia in June 1963, assumed command of the Thirteenth Coast Guard District in June 1993.

His awards include two Legions of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with Combat “V” and two Meritorious Service Medals. Lockwood retired from the Coast Guard in 1998 and joined the private sector, as senior advisor to Vigor Shipyards, formerly Todd Pacific Shipyards.

He is also the President of Lockwood Associates, Inc., providing consulting services in shipbuilding, ship repair and conversion, government affairs, and homeland security.

By Karen Robes Meeks