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Marine System / Shipyard Project Manager


Seeking a challenging position in the maritime or applied technology industry.


07/2013 – Present

Commanding Officer, Project Resident Office Gulf Coast, Pascagoula, MS: Responsible for all aspects of contract oversight for the production and delivery of National Security Cutters; highly capable multi mission vessels, the centerpiece of the Coast Guard’s fleet recapitalization program.

07/2010 – 06/2013

Program Manager, Office of Naval Engineering, Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, D.C.: Manage budgetary and personnel resources for service-wide Naval Engineering Program. Manage career progression of 500+ member Officer Corps in the Naval Engineering specialty.

06/2007 – 06/2010

Commanding Officer, Naval Engineering Support Unit New Orleans: Oversee port engineering and industrial repair services for 49 cutters and 180 boats across the Gulf Coast and Western Rivers. Implement new Port Engineer training and qualification program consisting of resident classes, online courses and field experience.

06/2004 – 05/2007

Engineer Officer, Coast Guard Cutter BERTHOLF, Pascagoula, MS: Senior representative of ship’s crew at construction site of Coast Guard’s newest, most technologically advanced cutter. Developed and implemented plans for crew watch qualification programs, incorporating cutter’s many advanced systems.

08/2000 – 05/2004

Program Manager, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Groton, CT: Responsible for managing research projects including Aquatic Nuisance Species Prevention. Coordinated Partnership in Education Program for three Coast Guard units; provided over 700 hours in tutorial support to school children in southeast CT.

07/1997 – 07/2000

Engineer Officer, Coast Guard Cutter ESCANABA, Boston, MA: Responsible for operation, maintenance and repair of main propulsion, auxiliary, electrical and damage control equipment. Leader of casualty control training teams. Deployments included Caribbean, Eastern Pacific, Northwest Atlantic and Great Lakes.

07/1996 – 06/1997

Boat and Small Cutter Section Chief, Naval Engineering Support Unit Boston: Responsible for development and implementation of new maintenance program for 100+ First District (New England) standard boats.

05/1994 – 06/1996

Graduate Student, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA. Graduated with M.S. Mechanical Engineering.

07/1991 – 04/1994

Type Desk Manager, Vessel Support Branch, Maintenance and Logistics Command Atlantic, Governors Island, NY: Responsible for technical support, casualty response, drydock and dockside maintenance availability planning for 110-ft patrol boat fleet.

07/1989 – 06/1991

Engineer Officer in Training, Coast Guard Cutter RELIANCE (WMEC 615), New Castle, NH: Completed Engineer Officer in Training Program. Served as Auxiliary and Electrical Division Officer. Deployments included Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and Northwest Atlantic.

02/1989 – 06/1989

Officer Candidate, U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Yorktown VA: Demanding 18-week course included at sea training in North Atlantic on Barque EAGLE.

05/1986 – 01/1989

Enlisted Member, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter SPENCER, U.S. Coast Guard Cutter POLAR STAR: Petty Officer in the rate of Quartermaster; responsible for maintaining the cutter’s navigation plot using electronic and visual means, ship’s logs, visual communications. Deployments included Caribbean and Bering Sea, Beaufort Sea.

01/1985 – 04/1986

Quality Assurance Engineer, Battery Engineering, Hyde Park, MA: Performed various manufacturing and quality assurance duties supporting production and testing of lithium-thionyl chloride batteries.


• B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Western New England College, Springfield, MA, 1984

• M.S. Mechanical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 1996


• Professional Engineer, California Board for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors, 1996

• Merchant Mariner License, First Assistant Engineer, Steam or Motor Vessels of any Horsepower, 2009

• Project Management Professional, Project Management Institute, 2010

• Level III Acquisition Program Manager, Department of Homeland Security, 2013


• Progressively higher-level positions as an engineer and project manager in the U.S. Coast Guard.

• Planned and executed complex ship construction and repair projects; served on five Coast Guard ships.

• Manager of research & development program for cutting edge shipboard systems.

• Very well organized, able to meet deadlines, and deliver products of the highest quality.

• Excellent communicator – speaker, listener and writer.


I am retiring from Coast Guard active duty in June 2015 and plan to relocate to the Boston, MA area.

Mobile, AL,
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