Maritime job opportunities in the federal government

The Washington Post

By Derrick T. Dortch, Published: June 13

This weekend, I will be in Baltimore for the Star-Spangled Sailabration.

Its the national launch of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

Running until Tuesday, the Star-Spangled Sailabration is one of the signature events of the three-year commemoration, called Star-Spangled 200.

This week’s event will feature more than 40 tall ships and naval war ships, concerts and the Star-Spangled Air Show featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels. If you are a person interested in our country’s history and naval and maritime operations, this will be a little slice of heaven.

The celebration has me thinking about the federal government’s maritime involvement. And I’m thinking beyond the great works of the U.S. Navy ( and U.S. Coast Guard (

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