Propeller Club of Port Canaveral Named Admiral Wayne Justice Maritime Person of the Year
By Space Coast Daily // April 20, 2023
Justice currently serves on the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Propeller Club of Port Canaveral has named retired U.S. Coast Guard Admiral Wayne Justice as the 2023 Maritime Person of the Year.
Justice currently serves on the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners and was first elected to the Board in 2014 and is now serving his third term.
He has served as Chairman twice, first in 2018 and again in 2021, leading the commission during the severe challenges of the pandemic.
Justice is a 1977 graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and earned Masters degrees from Nova University and the U.S. Naval War College.
His 37-year Coast Guard career culminated with command of the Fifth Coast Guard District, which covers the Nations’s mid-Atlantic region from New Jersey to North Carolina.
Other assignments included Assistant Commandant for Capability, Director of Response Policy, Seventh Coast Guard District Chief of Staff, and Coast Guard Aide to Presidents Bush and Clinton, where his responsibilities included carrying the nuclear football.
He commanded four Coast Guard cutters, three of which were homeported in Florida.
Justice has served on the Propeller Club of Port Canaveral Board for over ten years. He also volunteers and serves with other community non-profits, including Crosswinds Youth Services of Melbourne; the Military Officers Association of America, Cape Canaveral Chapter; and the Navy League, Space Coast Council.
The Propeller Club of Port Canaveral is proud to recognize Admiral Justice for his service to our nation, the maritime industry, Port Canaveral, and our community!
The presentation was made by club President Kevin Jobes at the club’s annual ShrimpFeast fundraiser held on Friday, April 14, 2023.