Name Capt. Patterson To Kings Point Post
The appointment of Capt.
Thomas J. Patterson Jr., as deputy superintendent of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, N.Y., has been announced by Adm. Harold E. Shear, (USNret.), Maritime Administrator.
Mr. Patterson is a graduate of the academy.
In his new position, he will hold the rank of Commodore, U.S. Maritime Service (USMS), and report to the superintendent, Rear Adm. Thomas A. King, USMS. He replaces Commodore Howard F. Casey, who retired at the end of February.
Since 1970, Mr. Patterson has been MarAd's Western region director. Operating from regional headquarters in San Francisco, he has been responsible for Mar- Ad programs in 15 western states, including Alaska and Hawaii. Mr. Patterson joined Mar Ad in 1962, and held posts involving ship operations before his appointment to head the agency's regional office.
A deck officer with Keystone Shipping during and after World War II, Mr. Patterson holds a ship master's license. He was commissioned as ensign in the U.S. Navy in 1944. He served on active duty with the Navy from 1950-1957, including command at sea.