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I am seeking a challenging position within cruise line or container ship company as a security officer.


Mr. Gorsline is a twenty year US Navy Special Operations veteran with a wide array of training and operational experience in Maritime Security Operations. He has worked as close personal protection for high level VIPs conducting surveillance and counter surveillance training and operations for various US Government Agencies. He has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security, Emerging Threats and International Relations on the topic of International Maritime Security as it relates to Cruise Ships and terminal operations as an expert witness for the government. Additionally, SOS has carried out ship security vulnerability assessments in accordance with ISPS and MTSA regulations writing ship security plans for several passenger cruise line and container shipping companies.

Mr. Gorsline has provided training to Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Hampton, Portsmouth and Newport News Police departments on Visit Board Search and Seizure (VBSS) operations for SWAT teams in the event a ship is taken over. He has also assisted in the training of Maryland’s Calvert County Sheriff’s SWAT Team in support of the Cove Point LNG Platform.

During his naval career he has worked as a Deep Sea Salvage Diver and was a member of the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams. He is a graduate of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Force Protection and Anti-Terrorism program. He has conducted surveys on over 50 facilities and 30 ships in the commercial arena in the last three years. He is also a member of the Maritime Security Council and has advised the International Council of Cruise Lines (ICCL) on security issues. Mr. Gorsline is qualified and certified through the Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies (MITAGS), as a Company, Port and Ship Security Officer. Additionally, he is State of Virginia, Department of Criminal Justice Service (DCJS) certified Private Security Services Technician for Secure Ocean Service.

Past experience:

Secure Ocean Service, LLC:

From February 2005 to Present:

Mr. Gorsline conducts vulnerability assessments for ships, ports, and harbors and develops security plans for Norwegian Cruise Lines as a special security consultant. He has also conducted Ship Surveys for NYK Shipping and worked in the Port of Virginia, and all Ports servicing NCL ships. Mr. Gorsline testified before the House Subcommittee on Cruise Ship Security and provided security analysis on proposed siting of Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) terminals in Rhode Island and Massachusetts for the Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office. Mr. Gorsline also provides Maritime Security Consulting services for Nova Chemicals and Blackwater Security inc.


Years of Experience with this Firm 26 months

Relevant experience

December 2002 to February 2005 Hampton Roads Business Development: Mr. Gorsline was the Project Manger and Security Systems Surveyor for Port of Virginia CCTV video motion detection system. He was also the Project Manger for Naval Special Warfare Dangerous Goods Transportation program on NAB Little Creek, Norfolk VA.

PRIVATE Consultant

Years of Experience with this Firm 30 months

Relevant experience

August 2001 thru December 2002: Mr. Gorsline was hired as a Surveillance Detection Instructor as part of Diplomatic Security contract working for International Training Inc. Mr. Gorsline was a surveillance detection instructor training host nation nationals in the art of finding and identifying persons conducting surveillance in preparation to carryout acts of aggression against US Diplomatic Corps personnel and US facilities overseas. Mr. Gorsline has deployed to 23 countries mainly in Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East and Caribbean. Mr. Gorsline was also a special effects contractor for New Dominion Pictures. Effects were achieved using explosives and pyrotechnics.

September 2000 to August 2002: Part Time On Call (PTOC) for Cubic Applications Inc. Mr. Gorsline was a computer terminal operator for the Joint Theater Level Simulation (JTLS) system. He was a controller in the Joint Collation Special Operations Cell at Joint War-fighters Center in Suffolk VA. He provided support to many different exercises to include the preparation for the invasion of Iraq.

ADI Technology Corporation

Years of Experience with this Firm 3 years

Relevant experience

From September of 1997 to September 2000: Mr. Gorsline was the main NSW support contractor for PMS 395 A2. His labor task was to qualify and certified ordnance and weapons mission packages for loading and storage onboard submarines conducting various SOF operations to include DDS and ASDS. He was the field office manager and office security officer for the Norfolk, VA., office. He was responsible for the office operating budget, hiring personnel and clearing personnel per NISPOM directives. Additionally, He supported clients at Norfolk Naval Shipyard during the Submarine Factory 688 and 688I overhauls.

United States Navy Boatswain Mate Senior Chief (SEAL/Deep Sea Diver) 20 years


• BA, Business Management. Saint Leo University.

• Certificate Program for International Ports, and Harbors Management, completed studies in Admiralty Law. (Old Dominion University)

• Certificate Program for International Aviation Safety and Security Executive Managers, (George Washington University)

• Certificate Counter-Terrorism and the Asset Threat Spectrum. (World Institute for Security Enhancement).

Specialized Training

• Navy Second Class Diver (Deep Sea) school 1981

• Navy SEAL Training (BUD/S) Class 126 1984

• Explosive Breaching course, FBI Academy 1986

• DoD Training on Special Demolition and IED 1986

• DoD Training on Target Analysis and Target Folder Development 1986

• DoD Training lock and alarm by-pass, surreptitious entry 1988

• Navy Enlisted Surface Warfare Specialist 1989

• Naval Instructor, NEC 9502 1990

• Naval Criminal Investigation Service (NCIS), Force Protection/Antiterrorism Instructor 1997

• 49 CFR parts 100-180, Dangerous Goods Transportation 1994 and 1997

• Graduate of Test Director COI Commander Operational Test & Evaluation Force Norfolk, VA. 2000

• Certified Unrestricted Blaster since 1996 license in the State of Virginia

• Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Service Registered for Private Security Services in Electronic Security DCJS VA 99-169093 2004


Maritime Institute of Technology & Graduate Studies: Certified Company, Port & Ship Security Officer in accordance with MTSA and ISPS code parts A&B 2004



Other experience & qualifications (to include professional certifications) relevant to the proposed project:

I currently hold a DoD Secret Clearance and have 18 Military awards to include: Joint Service Commendation (NATO 1978-80), Navy Commendation (3), Navy Achievement (2), Combat Action ribbon (Persian Gulf), Joint Meritorious Unit Citation, Navy Meritorious Unit Citation and NATO Medal for services in Yugoslavia.

Virginia Beach, VA,
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