Captain Richard Phillips Receives Admiral Arleigh Burke Leadership Award

by OldSailor on June 15, 2009


Navy_League_United_States_1 Capt.Richard Phillips was presented with the Admiral Arleigh Burke Leadership Award on June 13. Some interesting features of Admiral Arleigh Burke Leadership Award are:

  • The award was presented to Capt. Richard Phillips for offering himself as a hostage to Somali pirates to save his ship’s crew, while he was the master of MV Maersk Alabama and hijacked by Somali pirates in April.
  • The award was presented by the Navy League of the United States at the Westin Arlington Gateway.
  • The Burke award, is the Navy League’s most prestigious award for Leadership, named after Navy Admiral Arleigh Burke, an American hero well known forNavy_League_United_States_2 ethical standards and unselfish dedication.
  • The award is presented to an outstanding leader from government (civilian or military), industry or academia whose life is in keeping with the example set by Admiral Arleigh Burke.
  • The recipient receives an engraved bronze medallion and a plate engraved with his name is added to the USS Arleigh Burke replica displayed at Navy League Headquarters.

Here is a photograph from U.S.Navy – Captain Richard Phillips (center-right) with the award.


Here is the press release regarding the award, from the Navy League of the United States as pdf.

View an interesting video clip: Navy League of the United States

Read more from U.S.Navy and view the big picture from U.S.Navy.

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