FREEDOM OF THE SEAS
Freedom of the Seas 2022
Protecting and Defending our Oceans
Freedom of the Seas Awards
October 22, 2022
In Honor of the Battle of Leyte Gulf
The Freedom of the Seas Awards is the premiere annual event of the National Museum of the Surface Navy and the Battleship IOWA. The event is held in honor of the Battle of Leyte Gulf anniversary, the largest naval battle of World War II and in the history of the world. Freedom of the Seas Awards is held aboard the iconic Battleship IOWA, a Leyte Gulf veteran, at the Port of Los Angeles and includes a delicious meal prepared by local award-winning chefs. The Awards honor those that embody the core principles of Americas Surface Navy to protect and defend our oceans for the benefit of the free world. Invited and attending guests include top leaders from the fields of education, veterans, community, industry, government, and military.
ATTENDEES AND INVITED GUESTS INCLUDE:
- Leadership and representatives from military, government, maritime, and industry.
- Leadership and representatives from education, veterans, community, and youth.
- Media and influencers.
Freedom of the Seas Award
The Freedom of the Seas Award goes to an accomplished individual who embodies the core principles of America’s Surface Navy to protect and defend our oceans for the benefit of the free world.
2021 Recipient: Ambassador (Ret.) Robert C. O’Brien
VADM Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. Leadership Award
The VADM Samuel L. Gravely, Jr. Award recognizes leaders who exemplify the trailblazing, courageous service of the late U.S. Surface Navy Vice Admiral.
2021 Recipient: Admiral Michelle Howard, USN (Ret.)
Humanitarian Service Award
This award recognizes those that exemplify the fearless bravery and tenacity necessary to sail through troubled waters to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief as a core principle of America’s Surface Navy.
2021 Recipient: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
Commerce and Communications Award
This award recognizes leaders in commercial shipping and communications that embody a core principle of the Surface Navy in utilizing the ocean for the benefit of the free world.
2021 Recipient: UPS
Plan of the Evening
- 6:00pm: Waterfront Cocktail Hour
- 7:00pm: Dinner on the Fantail Under the Big Top
- 7:30pm: Freedom of the Seas Awards Presentation
- 9:15pm: After-party
- 10:00pm: Event Concludes
Sponsors are important to the National Museum of the Surface Navy at the Battleship IOWA and the production of the Freedom of the Seas Awards. There are limited sponsorships available; inquire today by contacting Kyle Aube at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-446-9261 ext. 747.
Individual tickets are available on a first come first served basis in very limited numbers. Please contact Kyle Aube at email@example.com or 877-446-9261 ext. 747 for availability.
Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors
Shelley Allen and Amb. Bob Kohorst (Ret.)
Mike Hess Brewing
Judge Stephen Larson (Ret.)
Palmer Hunter & Hall
Alexander B. Gray
American Global Strategies LLC
Werksman, Jackson & Quinn
*as of October 12, 2021
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Pacific Battleship Center dba
National Museum of the Surface Navy
250 S. Harbor Blvd.
San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: 877-446-9261 ext. 747
Pacific Battleship Center is a highly rated 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Los Angeles, CA. Currently the organization operated the Battleship IOWA Museum as a top 5 attraction in Los Angeles. More information at https://surfacenavymuseum.org/about-us/.