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Captain Amanda Wallace
Captain Amanda Wallace
Captain, Chevron Shipping Company

Cal Maritime

Bachelor of Science, Marine Transportation (2006)
  • Captain Amanda Wallace is the first U.S. woman known to captain a legacy ship. For over two years she volunteered as captain of the SS Jeremiah O’Brien, a Liberty ship built during World War II. It is one of only two operational Liberty ships of the 2,710 that were built.
  • Amanda's volunteerism includes serving on the not-for-profit board of the Jeremiah O’Brien, working as second mate on a mercy ship in Togo (West Africa), and mentoring current Cal Maritime cadets.
  • Her maritime interest started with the Sea Scout group Odyssey. She started her career on the Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry, followed by work on tractor tugs, then dredges. Beginning in 2007, she began working with Chevron Shipping as an able seaman and now sails as captain on board the U.S. tanker, Mississippi Voyager.
  • In 2017, Amanda was recognized by her peers as the Cal Maritime Alumni Association Rising Star — an award that acknowledges early-career professionals for their achievements and willingness to give back to the Academy.
  • In her roles with the Jeremiah O’Brien and the Mississippi Voyager, Captain Wallace continues to encourage and mentor the next generation, so that they can succeed in the maritime industry.


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