Engaging leader with more than ten years of service in the US Coast Guard. Successfully developed and led training programs for thousands of service members and International Military Students. Reliable, diligent and flexible professional with superb communication capabilities. Head of law enforcement operations in remote and resource constrained environment, proficient in shipboard operations, and head of maritime pollution and environmental response in the State of Maryland and the National Capitol Region.
Responsible for pollution response and interagency emergency management integration for maritime events in the State of Maryland and the National Capitol Region. Liaisons with local, state, and federal partners, and conducts operational planning for All-Hazards Response, including Search and Rescue, pollution/environmental impacts, and chemical/biological/radiological/nuclear attacks. Lead response to search and rescue operations as Command Duty Officer within Sector Command Center/911 dispatch operations. Oversee maritime security during national events such as inauguration and joint-sessions of Congress. Directly supervise 8 enlisted personnel within the Incident Management Division, and oversee all operations and supervise the Officers in Charge of the seven multi-mission small boat stations and ice-braking harbor tug throughout the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Instructor, International Divsion06/2013 to 06/2017U.S. Coast Guard Training CenterYorktown, VAResponsible for execution of Coast Guard's only International Resident Training; supported DOD security assistance program per State Dept/COMDT's International Strategic Guidance/Western Hemisphere Strategy; building global partnerships/promoting U.S. interests. Planed & executed 16 week, 40 student Int'l Maritime Officers Course (IMOC), 2-wk Int'l Crisis Command & Control (ICCC) & 2-wk Int'l Search & Rescue (ISAR). Class advisor/mentor to 390 Int'l Military Students (IMS), ranging in ranks from Ensign to Rear Admiral. Coordinated & emceed formal grad events w/ flag officers & Embassy reps. Bolstered Mobile Training Branch (MTB) as deployable team leader, Asst. Funds Manager for $925k AFC-80 budget. Completed graduate degree at night while maintaining current duties.
Lead officer of Vessel Board and Search Team & Enforcement Division Chief responsible for all aspects of Law Enforcement (LE) activity in a 2M square mile Area of Responsibility, incl Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI); exercises bilateral shiprider agreements w/the Republic of Palau & the Federated States of Micronesia. Supervised 3 VBST members and 4 collateral duty LE personnel. Coordinated LE missions w/Station small boats & 2 Coastal Patrol Boats.
Deck Watch Officer06/2008 to 07/2010US Coast Guard Cutter BERTHOLFAlameda, CAEffective decision-maker in high-pressure environments. Responsible for 24/7 hour watch monitoring the safe navigation and operations of 418' warship in all sea and weather conditions. Supervised operation and organizational maintenance of weapons systems and specialized equipment. Directed ship's force protection efforts, anti-terrorism educational training and pre-deployment certification programs. Lead Law Enforcement Boarding officer; Seized and secured numerous narcotics and narcotrafficers during international missions in Eastern Pacific Ocean. Supervised 7 enlisted personnel within the Gunnery and Law Enforcement Divisions.
Cadet06/2004 to 05/2008United States Coast Guard AcademyNew London, CT
Completed course of study, military education requirements, and physical training program in order to receive commission in US military service. Supervised underclassmen as part of Company Staff, oversaw compliance with Human Relations/EEOC/Title IX as student reprehensive to the "Respect Action Board", which adjudicated minor violations of student regulations. Completed afloat training aboard USCGC LEGARE (6 weeks) and USCGC EAGLE (19 weeks).
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science: Marine Environmental Science2008United States Coast Guard AcademyNew London, CT, United States
Minor in Leadership Studies 3.23 GPA
Masters of Public Administration: Emergency Services Managment2016Columbia Southern UniversityOrange Beach, AL, United States3.92 GPA
US Coast Guard Law Enforcement Boarding Officer
National Registry - Emergency Medical Technician (2007-2010)
NOAA Science Of Oil Spills Course
National Incident Management System - Type 3 Unit Leader (SITL/RESL/DEMOB)
National Incident Management System - Agency Representative