Port Canaveral Commissioner Wayne Justice Honored as International Propeller Club 2023 Maritime Person of the Year
By Space Coast Daily // September 8, 2023
37-year Coast Guard career culminated with command of the Fifth Coast Guard District
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The International Propeller Club has announced that retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral, and current Port Canaveral Commissioner, Wayne Justice has been selected as the 2023 Maritime Person of the Year.
This is one of the highest recognitions given out by the International Propeller Club each year.
Justice was first named the Propeller Club of Port Canaveral Maritime Person of the year in April and his name was put forward at the Propeller Club Southeast Region conference held in Savannah where he was selected as the Southeast Region Maritime Person of the Year.
Justice currently serves on the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners, where he has served as chairman twice, first in 2018 and again in 2021, leading the commission during the severe challenges of the COVID 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.
“The Propeller Club of Port Canaveral is proud that Admiral Justice has been recognized by the International Propeller Club for his service to our nation, the maritime industry, Port Canaveral, and our community,” said a Propeller Club spokesperson.
A presentation will be made this month at the International Propeller Club Annual Convention in Charleston, South Carolina.