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Capt. Edward J. Silva, Jr. ’57

President/Senior Pilot | Port of San Diego Pilots, Inc.


  • B.S., Maine Maritime Academy, 1957 (D)

Career Highlights:

  • Captain, United States Naval Reserve (37 years)
  • Master, Unlimited Steam & Motor Vessels
  • Master, Unlimited Sail
  • Senior Pilot, Panama Canal Commission
  • Senior Pilot, San Diego Pilots Association
  • Deck Officer, American Export Lines

Distinguished Service:

  • Elected Office, Panama Canal Civic Council
  • Past President and Founder, MMA Alumni Chapter – Panama Canal
  • Past President, MMA Alumni Chapter – San Diego
  • President, Homeowner’s Association, Rancho Bernardo, San Diego
  • Life Member:
    – Propeller Club of the U.S.
    – San Diego Maritime Museum
    – Naval Reserve Association
    – Retired Officer’s Association