On April 26, 2022, Ms. Mayte Medina was honored by the government of France with the Ordre du Mérite Maritime in a small ceremony in London.
A French order, the Order of Maritime Merit recognizes those who distinguish themselves through exceptional maritime service. Highly deserving of this prestigious award, Ms. Medina’s has been an exemplary leader and outstanding advocate for the global maritime community. Throughout her career she has made noteworthy contributions to the safety and well-being of mariners during her service with the U.S. Coast Guard and her long standing leadership at the International Maritime Organization. Her leadership efforts continue in her current role as Chair of the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee following her previous position as Chair of the Sub-Committee on Human-Element, Training, and Watchkeeping. Beyond her leadership at the IMO, she has steadfastly worked in the maritime community on numerous important issues over the years. Ms. Medina currently serves as Chief of the Office of Merchant Mariner Credentialing at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C..
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