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The Distinguished Sea Service Award is an annual award of the Naval Order of the United States recognizing a recently retired flag or general office of the maritime services of the United States.

History[edit | edit source]

In 1998, Captain John Brasel of the New York Commandery of the Naval Order of the United States proposed that the Order give an annual award "to recognize the exemplary service of a seniot flag officer of one of the maritime services, who is finishing a continuous career of active service." The award is always made in a formal ceremony, preferably during the Naval Order's annual congress. Admiral William J. Crowe, Jr., was the first recipeient in 1990.[1]

Recipients[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. John C. Rice, Jr., Naval Order of the United States: Past-Present-Future. (Paduchah, KY: Turner Publishing Company, 2003), p. 17.

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