We thank Admiral Helis for his service, and for his willingness to serve through the transition.
A Statement from the Maritime
Administration has announced that RADM James Helis has accepted a senior post at the U.S.
Maritime Administration headquarters in Washington.
During his six year assignment as Superintendent, Helis led the response to many complex issues including,
financial and management issues which had threatened USMMA's accreditation.
They can augment the SAR helicopters but they can't replace them-
and if we're going to augment the Helis we need a plan in place and we have to do it safely.”.
The text of that message follows:“The Maritime Administration today announced that RADM James Helis has accepted a position at MARAD headquarters
in Washington DC where he will serve as a Special Assistant to the.