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Former Maritime Administrator Vice Admiral Al Herberger Dies at 91

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Former Maritime Administrator Vice Admiral Al Herberger Dies at 91

Mike Schuler
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September 2, 2022

Vice Admiral Al Herberger, former Administrator of the U.S. Maritime Administrator, has died at the age 91.

VADM Herberger served as Maritime Administrator from September 14, 1993 to June 30, 1997 under President Bill Clinton.

“On behalf of the Maritime Administration, we are saddened to hear of the recent passing of former Maritime Administrator, Vice Admiral Al Herberger, and our sincerest condolences go to his family and loved ones during this time,” MARAD said in a statement.

“During his tenure as MARAD’s Administrator, he led efforts to implement the enactment of the 1993 National Shipbuilding Initiative and the Maritime Security Act of 1996. He had a long, successful maritime career, and was often described as someone who ‘stood tall yet remained approachable and friendly.’ We will forever remain inspired by his leadership and his impact on the maritime community,” the statement added.

VADM Herberger was a graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) and the first Kings Point graduate to attain a three-star rank in the Navy, where he served for 35 years prior to becoming Maritime Administrator.


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