THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES JOHN CARTER ALBRIGHT AS A MEMBER AND NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION REPRESENTATIVE TO THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER COMMISSION
The President today announced his intention to nominate Rear Admiral John Carter Albright of Washington as a Member and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Representative to the Mississippi River Commission.
Admiral Albright is currently Director of the Atlantic and Pacific Marine Centers, where he is responsible for the management of 24 vessels which support NOAA scientific and survey programs throughout the world. His 10 years of sea service include combined hydrographic operations aboard several NOAA ships as well as chief of a triangulation party surveying Louisiana and Georgia.
Admiral Albright is a member of The Society of American Military engineers currently serving on the National Board of Directors, and of The Hydrographic Society. Admiral Albright received the NOAA Corps Commendation Medal for outstanding leadership as Commanding Officer of RAINIER, and has received six NOAA Special Achievement Awards.
The Mississippi River Commission is managed by a seven-member board. The primary function of the commission is to implement, construct and operate the Mississippi River and Tributaries project. In his capacity as a member of the Mississippi River Commission, Admiral Albright will direct surveys, examinations, and investigations to promote the development and flood protection of the river.