Captain Burnett is a 1972 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and a surface warfare officer with more than 37 years’ experience in the marine industry as an admiralty attorney. Since 2017 he has served as chief counsel at the Maritime Administration.

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The Newest Gallant Ship

By Captain Douglas R. Burnett, U.S. Navy (Retired)
May 2020
On 1 November 2019, the M/V Green Lake became the 42nd ship to earn the highest award the United States can bestow on a merchant ship and its crew.