USS ZUMWALT DDG 1000

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COMMISSIONED!

OCTOBER 15, 2016

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PORT OF BALTIMORE, MD

 

 

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PAX PROPTER VIM – “PEACE THROUGH POWER”

The naval commissioning ceremony has been a tradition of all navies for centuries. It has been in the United States Navy since its beginning. The commissioning is the final act that marks entrance of a man-of-war into the naval forces of her nation. This is the final and perhaps the most significant event of the triad that brings a ship to life; keel laying, launching and christening, and commissioning. When her commissioning pennant breaks to fly from the mast, USS ZUMWALT DDG 1000 becomes a proud ship of the line.

In the early period of our Navy’s history, no exact commissioning procedure was prescribed. Thus, a ship’s date of commissioning was recorded as any one of a number of days – when the colors were first raised, when the officers and crew reported aboard, when the first log entry was made, or when the ship first put out to sea.

Today, as the distinctive mark of commissioned warship, the pennant is flown except when displaced by the flag of a higher authority. Our national commissioning pennant is blue at the hoist and a union of seven white stars and a horizontal red and white stripe at the fly. It has been the symbol for centuries of a man-of-war. The symbol is believed to date from the 17th century, when the Dutch were at war with the English. Dutch Admiral Maarten Harpertzoon Tromp hoisted a broom at his masthead to symbolize his intention to sweep the British from the sea. British Admiral William Blake hoisted a horsewhip to the masthead in response. The victorious British thus set the precedent for a long, narrow commissioning pennant to symbolize the original horsewhip as the distinctive symbol for a fighting ship.

HONORARY
CHAIRMAN

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John Harvey
ADM USN (Ret)

HONORARY
CHAIRMAN

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Eric Olson
ADM USN (Ret)

CHAIRMAN
EMERITUS

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Ken Malley
VADM USN (Ret)

CHAIRMAN
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Scott Sanders
RADM USN (Ret)

BOARD OF ADVISORS

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Commander Everett Alvarez
US Navy (Ret)
Second-Longest held POW,
Vietnam war

BALL

The Honorable William I. Ball
Former Secretary of the Navy

Barnum

Colonel Harvey Barnum
US Marine Corps (Ret)
Medal of Honor Recipient,
Vietnam war

Chon

RADM Tran Van Chon
Navy of the Republic of
Viet Nam (Ret)
Former CNO

Lawrence

Captain Wendy Lawrence
US Navy (Ret)
NASA Astronaut

McCain

The Honorable John S. McCain III
United States Senator

Norman

Captain William S. Norman
US Navy (Ret)
Former Assistant to CNO for
Special Projects

Reason

Admiral J. Paul Reason
US Navy (Ret)

Roughead

Admiral Gary Roughead
US Navy (Ret)
Former Chief of Naval Operations

Schifter

Ambassador Richard Schifter
Former Assistant Secretary of State for
Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs

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Ms. Shawn Tomasello
Chief Commercial Officer,
Kite Pharma

Winter

The Honorable Donald Winter
Former Secretary of the Navy

STEERING COMMITTEE

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LCOL James G. Zumwalt
USMCR (Ret)

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The Honorable Helen Delich Bentley
Congresswoman

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Alfred R. Berkeley, III
Former President of NASDAQ

Lewis Campbell
Lewis B. Campbell

Former CEO-Textron, Inc. &
Navistar International Corp

SHIP’S CO-SPONSORS

ANN ZUMWALT 1Ann Zumwalt

Mouzetta Zumwalt

Mouzetta Zumwalt-Weathers

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Dale Lumme
CAPT USN (Ret)
Co-Chairman

Frank Thorp, IV
RDML USN (Ret)
Co-Chairman

Joe Nattans
President-Baltimore Navy Council
Navy League of the United States

Keith Hahn
Treasurer  –  Finance

Harry Brigham
Corporate Sponsorships

Ethan Andelman

AB Cruz, III
RADM USN (Ret.)

Bill Devine

Eve Devine

Ken Foxton

Julie Foxton

Dave Gray

Sinclair Harris
RADM USN (Ret)

Dwight Holloway

Kurt Zumwalt

Kiernan Zumwalt

Zachary Zumwalt

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