January 11th 2017

Military Sealift Command (MSC) has recognized Captain James Dolan for “outstanding integrity, development, interest in the seafaring profession” and performance over the course of his career.

Dolan, a member of the MM&P Federal Employees Membership Group (FEMG), has sailed as master for MSC for the past 26 years and on the underway replenishment oiler USNS KANAWHA for the past 12 years.

During the course of his 36 years with MSC, he has sailed in all licensed deck officer positions on numerous vessels.

“I am pleased to recognize and suitably honor the selected Civil Service Marine Officers, considered by the fleet to be the most outstanding during the past five years,” said then MSC Commander Rear Adm. T.K. Shannon in announcing the award, which includes a certificate and a cash bonus.

Dolan, whose brother John is a member of MM&P’s Offshore Group, said MSC offers professional mariners “many great opportunities for professional development on a variety of government-operated ships, and ways to quickly advance their careers.”

He says the emphasis the government places on reducing military costs will position MSC for sustained growth, because “Civil Service mariners can operate ships more efficiently than their Navy counterparts.”

In closing he said, “It has been an honor and a privilege to sail with such hard-working, committed and dedicated mariners in the MSC fleet.”