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Results-focused Law Enforcement and Maritime professional with strength in leadership, complex operations and supreme judgement. Proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Proficient in leveraging superior technical acumen and mission specific knowledge to promote operational success. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes.

  • People skills
  • MS Office
  • Data management
  • Team management
  • Supervision
  • Coordination
  • Time management
  • Computer skills
  • Multitasking
  • Training & Development
  • Communication
  • MatLab and C+ trained
  • Technical writing
  • Project management
  • Leadership
Education and Training
United States Coast Guard Academy New London, CT Expected in 05/2017 Bachelor of Science : Electrical Engineering - GPA :
Pae Government Services Inc - Commanding Officer
Fort Bragg, NC, 07/2020 - Current
  • Commander of 87-ft Patrol Boat, with 9 crew members, responsible for safe navigation/operation, well-being and administration during law enforcement (LE) activities, counter narcotic and alien migrant interdiction operations, security zone enforcement, living marine resources, search and rescue (SAR), and defense readiness missions in the CA Coastal Region (CCR).
  • Manages $80K annual budget, $5M in cutter/shore-side infrastructure. Liaison w/ Federal, State & local LE partners.
  • Outstanding operational planner, yielded superb results: Astute scheduling enabled unit to perform 1,380 underway hrs balancing competing demands and tasking to support diverse mission assignments while contributing to robust inter-agency force lay down during CD-AMIO missions - efforts highlighted by the interdiction of 941 lbs of marijuana and apprehension of two smugglers, completion of 66 Title 19 customs boardings and submission of more than 50 vessel sighting reports.
  • Tremendous adaptability & teamwork: Inspired crew amidst COVID environment while routinely adjusting patrol focus areas to optimize/complement Other Government Agency LE efforts against multiple threats - supported regional Maritime Domain Awareness Innovation Cell evaluation of Unmanned Aerial Systems, DHS & DoD MDA enhancing sensors & hosted training for tactical LE/DoD crews saving $600K in commercial costs & improving joint ops.
  • Exceptional initiative and responsibility: directly engaged Customs and Border Patrol Air & Marine crews to significantly enhance understanding of asset protocols between DHS air & surface assets, de-escalating tensions & improving communications for Target Of Interest engagement; expanded local CG recruiting efforts & mentoring initiatives incl. ad-hoc hosting of external members to facilitate LE/Deck Watch Officer qualifications and professional development.
USCGC MONOMOY - Executive Officer
City, STATE, 04/2019 - 07/2020
  • Supported strategizing of geographically-dispersed efforts with distances ranging across the Persian Gulf.
  • Handled active duty member's paperwork and logistics upon deployment and training.
  • Oversaw scheduling and implementation of weekly maintenance projects while forecasting and targeting potential issues.
  • Managed day-to-day operations and assisted commanding officer in overall strategizing.
  • Oversaw maintenance schedules for all equipment, keeping tools and machinery operational for peak loads.
  • Optimized operations by managing $80,000 annual budget covering all unit and mission critical expenses.
  • Coordinated efforts of 22 personnel while successfully executing International Maritime operations through efficient and complex operational planning.
  • Forged and cultivated productive relationships with other services and foreign military leaders.
  • Reviewed paperwork to ensure individual readiness.
  • Determined appropriate budgets and administered expenditures.
  • Estimated materials and labor requirements to complete jobs within budgetary and timeline requirements.
  • Strengthened operations by leading implementation of new projects and procedures.
  • Drove operational developments by pursuing partnerships.
  • Established clear and effective policies for standardization across different areas of operations.
  • Opened, sorted and responded to routine correspondence on behalf of unit command to facilitate communication and streamline processes.
  • Reported to and communicated with superior leadership to guide intentions and address problems.
  • Listened to concerns, criticisms and suggestions of service members and improved company policy accordingly.
  • Fostered and maintained positive, trusting relationships with various military leaders.
  • Set and implemented ambitious objectives and strategic growth plans.
  • Leveraged operational knowledge and leadership ability to help drive mission success.
  • During first activation of unit’s continuity of operations deployment, coordinated personnel support of 5 cutters with 12 crew members for 3,168 hrs of u/w ops during open hostilities with Iran; increased combat readiness for all ships by ensuring maximum manning.
  • Planned 6,400 Temporary Duty underway hours on other ships for own crew, which led to qualification of 12 underway and Inport Officers of the Deck, 3 Engineers of the Watch, 10 anti-terrorism & force protection watch standers, and 23 other qualifications, to include lookout, enabling ship to exit dry dock fully qualified and mission ready.
  • Superb technical prowess as Conning Officer; during International Maritime Exercise, safely executed high-speed passes on allied warships as opposition force.
  • Used superior ship-handling knowledge to develop others, conducting high quality debriefs with Conning Officers following 22 special sea details.
  • Ethically handled tough, high-visibility personnel issues, to include inappropriate comments, suspected NJP offenses, & sexual assault allegations with sensitivity.
  • Excellent evaluations of enlisted personnel; thoroughly educated subordinates in writing Enlisted Evaluation System (EES) support, marked strictly IAW EES manual, provided accurate counseling, & responded fairly to EES appeal, earning Flag level concurrence.
USCGC ISAAC MAYO - Weapons/Operations Officer
City, STATE, 07/2017 - 04/2019
  • Monitored and maintained $180,000 in AFC 30 unit funds, $3K in morale funds, and 6 weapon systems.
  • Oversaw critical member training on weapon systems for offensive, defensive and law enforcement uses.
  • Applied production and quality control standards to optimize operations.
  • Improved inventory control accuracies, ensuring proper maintenance of rifles, machine guns, mortars and hand grenades.
  • Enhanced emergency preparedness procedures, commanding oversight and maintenance of tactical plans, equipment and weapons.
  • Resolved interpersonal conflicts by listening, finding common ground and building relationships.
  • Defined strategies and created a plan to achieve ambitious operational objectives.
  • Motivated and encouraged team members to communicate more openly and constructively with each other.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions.
  • Demonstrated leadership by making improvements to work processes and helping to train others.
  • Exercised outstanding foresight as Deptartment Head; designed robust hull preservation plan for 46 day dockside availability; scheduled work to prevent contract interference & maximize man hrs; led to exceptional results on cutter's Material Condition Assessment.
  • Recognized future shortfall in ammunition supply; proactive submission of armory augment ensured adequate ammo for Law Enforcement program to fully comply with Qualified Personnel Requirement. Single-handedly coordinated 3 casualty repairs to restore damaged MK-38 weapon system to full capability.
  • Demonstrated superb nautical knowledge as a Deck Watch Officer; possessed zest for afloat operationss & passion for training was contagious amongst the crew. Displayed ability to lead bridge team during dynamic restricted waters transits, including 12 evolutions as Deck/Conn.
  • Authentic leader; exhibited obvious concern for the well-being of subordinates. Sought certification as Command Financial Specialist & utilized knowledge/resources to provide Blended Retirement System training for crew. Projected ideal Coast Guard image as volunteer in Exceptional Education classroom at local elementary school. Organized crew holiday party, promoted unit pride w/ morale activities & improved relationship w/ public as PAO; drafted descriptive narrative for unit hurricane award.
Activities and Honors
  • Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal
  • Commandant's Letter of Commendation
  • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Overseas Ribbon

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School Attended

  • United States Coast Guard Academy

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  • Commanding Officer
  • Executive Officer
  • Weapons/Operations Officer


  • Bachelor of Science

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