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Paul L. Krinsky
Official Merchant Marine Academy portrait by Margaret Holland Sargent
Born November 9, 1928(1928-11-09) (age 92)
Allegiance United States Merchant Marine
United States Navy
United States Navy Reserve
Years of service 43 years
Rank Rear Admiral
Commands held Superintendent, United States Merchant Marine Academy
Deputy Superintendent, United States Merchant Marine Academy
Dean, United States Merchant Marine Academy
Awards Superior Accomplishment Award (United States Maritime Administration)
Silver Medal Award for Meritorious Service (United States Department of Commerce)

Paul L. Krinsky (born November 9, 1928) was an American merchant mariner and sailor. He served as the superintendent of the United States Merchant Marine Academy from 1987 to 1993 and attained the rank of rear admiral.

Early life and careerEdit

Krinsky was born to Hilda and Nat Krinsky on November 9, 1928.

Krinsky entered the United States Merchant Marine Academy in 1946. He graduated with honors in 1950 and became an ensign. He sailed in the United States Merchant Marines as a deck officer for United States Lines aboard the passenger ships SS America and SS United States. In 1955, Krinsky went on active duty with the United States Navy, serving as navigator aboard the USS Everglades (AD-24). Leaving active duty in 1958, he remained in the United States Naval Reserve and retired as a captain. Krinsky also served as a naval science instructor at the New York State Maritime College.

Merchant Marine AcademyEdit

In 1958, Krinsky joined the faculty of the Merchant Marine Academy, teaching a wide range of navigation and seamanship courses in the Department of Nautical Sciences. Over the years, Krinsky held many important posts at the academy, including Director of Admissions, Academic Dean, and Deputy Superintendent. In 1987, Krinsky was appointed superintendent of the Merchant Marine Academy and was made a rear admiral. In 1989, the Academy Alumni Association, at Krinsky's request, agreed to sponsor a Parents' Association for the academy. He was married to Audrey Krinsky and had two children, Ross and David.

Awards and decorationsEdit


Preceded by
Thomas A. King
Superintendent of the United States Merchant Marine Academy
Succeeded by
Thomas T. Matteson

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