|Rear Adm. Mark Buzby, commander, MSC, awards the Legion of Merit to Navy Capt. Jim Romano, former chief of staff, during a retirement ceremony May 18. The festivities honored Romano’s more than 40 years of Navy service.|
U.S. Navy photo by Barry Lake
Military Sealift Command headquarters honored Navy Capt. Jim Romano, MSC's former Chief of Staff, at his retirement aboard Display Ship Barry at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., May 18. Romano enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1971 and served for more than 40 years. He is a veteran of Vietnam, Eastern Mediterranean and humanitarian campaigns, and his awards include two Legion of Merits, four Meritorious Service Medals, six Navy Commendation Medals and a number of other personal and unit commendations. Romano was an indispensible part of MSC in his role of Chief of Staff since arriving in April 2010.
The command also bids fair winds and following seas to Navy Capt. Sybil Bradley, reserve affairs and maritime forces, manpower and management; James White III, office of the comptroller; Julianne Berens, engineering; John Henry, contract operated ships program; and Janet Thurman, contracts and business management.
MSC headquarters welcomes Christopher Burton, Don Frank and Allen Merrill, all in command, control, communications and computer systems, as well as Navy Yeoman Chief Garry Little, maritime forces, manpower and management.