Jaenichen Confirmed as MARAD Administrator
Pledges to Work with MARAD to Strengthen Domestic Maritime Industry and Preserve Jones Act Integrity
The U.S. Senate confirmed Paul “Chip” Jaenichen as U.S. Maritime Administrator on July 15, approving President Obama’s choice for the country’s top maritime post.
Administrator Jaenichen has been with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration since July 2012 when he was appointed Deputy Maritime Administrator by President Obama.
“AMP members appreciate Administrator Jaenichen’s understanding that a strong domestic maritime industry is critical for U.S. economic, national, and homeland security and that this essential industry is best supported by maintaining the Jones Act, which serves as the foundation of the nation’s vibrant domestic maritime policy. We look forward to working with him to ensure that the American maritime sector can grow and thrive as we proudly continue our service to the nation,” said American Maritime Partnership Chairman Thomas A. Allegretti.
Captain Jaenichen was a career naval officer, retiring after serving 30 years as nuclear trained Submarine Officer in the U.S. Navy. Jaenichen’s hometown is Brandenburg, Kentucky.