I am actively seeking a full-time, long-term employment opportunity with a company that expresses interest in a highly professional and energetic individual.
I have 23 years of experience onboard various types of U.S. Navy ships and small vessels. 3years with port operations San Diego and 2 seasons as 2nd Mate / Relief Chief Mate, and currently Chief Mate with Cruise West. Throughout my military and now civilian maritime career, I have demonstrated exceptional leadership and the ability for meeting operational objectives and demands. In addition I am a fast learner and have excellent team oriented skills with a friendly “can do” attitude. I hold a current security clearance of Secret and valid U.S. Passport, MMD and TWIC Card. I am also a Desert Shield / Desert Storm and Operation Iraq Freedom Veteran.
M/V Spirit of 98 – CruiseWest Mar 2010 to Present
Columbia and Snake Rivers
M/V Spirit of Endeavor – CruiseWest Nov 2009 to March 2010
Mexico - Sea of Cortez
M/V Spirit of 98 – CruiseWest Mar 2008 to Nov, 2009
2nd Mate / Relief Chief Mate
Columbia and Snake Rivers
Inland passage / South East Alaska
Assault Craft Unit One, Naval Amphibious Base Coronado Ca. Jan 2007 to Dec 2007
CraftMaster of Landing Craft Utility (LCU-1665)
Officer in Charge of a 135ft / 226 ton US Navy Landing Craft and 13 man crew.
Conducted amphibious and humanitarian operations transporting personel and cargo
in support of Operation Pacific Partnership 2007 in areas of the Phillipines,
Guam, Singapore, Vietnam, Paupa New Guinea, Marshal Islands and Soloman Islands.
Assault Craft Unit One, Naval Amphibious Base Coronado Ca. 2005 - 2006
Navigator and Communications Petty Officer on Landing Craft Utility (LCU-1665)
Responsible for the safe and accurate navigation of the craft in all aspects of operations
Deployed in summer of 2006 to the Northern Arabian Gulf in support of Operation
As communications officer ensured all communication equipment was operational and
coordinated operations between various shore and seaborne Naval assets.
USCG Sector Command Center Joint (SCCJ) San Diego 2004 - 2005
Conducted interagency coordination between the US Navy, USCG and other federal /
state agencies in the formation of the nation’s first Joint Harbor Operations Center.
Supervised 12 personnel into a highly skilled component of the SCCJ
Conducted briefings and tours for the Secretary of Homeland Defense, Chief of Naval
Operations, Gov. of California and foreign dignitaries.
Port Operations Naval Submarine Base Point Loma 2002 - 2004
Leading Petty Officer / Dockmaster
Managed 34 personnel and the daily operations of two 50ft workboats, four 19ft Boston Whalers,
two 25ft boom boats in support of surface and submarine movements and oil spill response teams.
As Dockmaster I was responsible for ensuring that the pier/warf was ready for the arrival/departure of
MSC / Navy vessels and that support services were available while coordinating pierside movements with the
USS Coronado (AGF-11) 3rd Fleet Flagship 1997 - 2002
Assistant Navigator, Navigation Leading Petty Officer and Senior Quartermaster
Responsible to the Navigator and Commanding Officer for the safe navigation of the ship
including the operation and maintenance of all visual / electronic navigation systems and equipment.
Managed 5 personnel
National Imagery and Mapping Agency, Naval Air Station, North Island, CA 1994 - 1997
Navigation Information Specialist
Provided Global Geodesy Information and Services (GGIS) to USCINCPAC components
in the Eastern Pacific
Instructor on NIMA aeronautical, topographic and hydrographic product information and
USS Shiloh (CG-67), Naval Base, San Diego 1991 - 1994
Navigation Team Member
USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67), Naval Base, Norfolk, VA 1987 - 1991
Navigation Team Member - Master Helmsman
Deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield / Desert Storm
National Terrorism Prepardness Institute, St. Petersburg College, Area Security Operations
Command and Control (ASOCC) Training, Feb 2005
SPAWAR, Electronic Harbor Security System (EHSS) Operator, Super User, June 2005
San Diego Maritime Institute, Master of Vessel 100 Ton, Nov 2006.
San Diego Maritime Institute, Radar Observer Unlimited, Oct 2007.
MSC West Coast Training Center, Proficiecny in Survival Craft "Lifeboatman" Nov 2007
MSC West Coast Training Center, 2-HR Immersion Suit Training, Nov 2007
San Diego Maritime Institute, Bridge Resource Managment, Nov 2007
MSC West Coast Training Center, Advanced Shipboard Firefighting, Nov 2007
Pacific Maritime Institute, Vessel Security Officer, March 2008
Cruise West, STCW Course, Crisis Management, March 2008
Cruise West, STCW Course, Train the Trainer, March 2009
TRL San Diego, GMDSS Operator, Nov 2009
High School Graduate, Bayless HS, St. Louis, MO 1987
U.S. Merchant Marine Officer
Master of Vessel 100 GRT, Near Coastal Waters
Master of Vessel under 200 GRT / 500 GRT (ITC Tonnage) on Domestic Voyages
Unlimited Radar Observer
Vesslel Security Officer - Pacific Maritime Institute March 2008
STCW-95 Crisis Management - March 2008
I am computer litterate with MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel. Throughout my military career I have demonstrated exceptional ability for meeting operational objectives and demands. In addition I am a fast learner and have excellent team oriented skills with a "Get things done" attitude. Highly skilled ship handler with vessels up to 220 ft in length, twin screws, Main / Flanking rudders and/or Bow thrusters.
Experienced in the following systems:
PSN-11, WRN-6 and various Furuno GPS receivers
Ratheon Electronic Chart Display Information System (ECDIS)
Ratheon Automatic Radar Piloting Aid(ARPA)
SPAWAR Integrated Charting Engine (ICE)
SPAWAR Electronic Harbor Security System (EHSS) Super User
AN/PRC-150 VHF/HF Radio Set
ARC-54 VHF Radio Set
ARC-182 VHF/UHF Aircraft Radio
I am a Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom vetran.
I have a current security clearance of Secret and hold a valid U.S. Passport, MMD and TWIC.
I have also been decorated with the Navy Achievment Medal 3 times for superior performance.
In my off time I fly Radio Controlled Aircraft and serve as Club President of the Joint Military R/C Flyers located at LZ 53 Camp Pendleton Ca.