Desire an exciting and upwardly mobile position in the maritime industry, either afloat or ashore.
? Two years as Commanding Officer of a Naval Reserve Facility consisting of 10 buildings on sixteen acres, as well as vehicles and boats. Oversaw major renovations to two major buildings, resulting in improvements to habitability, quality of life and productivity. Responsible for operating and training budgets over $750K. Developed and implemented organizational plan to fulfill assigned mission of providing administrative and training support to 150 Sailors. Improved facility safety compliance and appearance.
? Served as Chief Staff Officer for Naval Coastal Warfare Squadron, coordinating activities of staff officers in accordance with policies laid down by the commander. Exercised general supervision over sections. Responsible for the smooth transition from a hardware equipped commissioned reserve unit to a reserve squadron command with five other hardware equipped units reporting directly to the staff. Oversaw the preparations for the short notice mobilization and overseas deployment of two Inshore Boat Units, as well as the preparation of the squadron staff for major administrative and operation inspections.
? Served second-in-command of a commissioned ship, acting as the direct representative of the Commanding Officer, enforcing command orders and policies, and commanding in his absence. Second in responsibility for a multi-million dollar national asset. Administered the organization, performance of duty and good order and discipline of the ship. Supervised four officers and their forty-two enlisted men. Led the effort for the most successful initial training and certification cycle yet seen in the minewarfare force, setting a new standard for professional excellence.
? Served as Surface Operations Officer and Strategic Sealift Specialist at a logistics distribution command in Kuwait. Tracked the movement and delivery of 22 million square feet of cargo carried in 22 ships in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. Developed a system to track container movements out of the port of Karachi, maintaining visibility over supplies moving to forces in Afghanistan as part of OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. Served as the staff’s point man in the effort to open the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr to DoD cargo, culminating in the JUN 2006 shipment of containers of over a hundred containers of USMC retrograde cargo out of the port.
? Two years as operational liaison for ten reserve detachments, totaling over 400 Reserve Sailors, with the staff of Commander, Sealift Logistics Command, Atlantic. This staff serves exercises operational control over all assigned CLF assets (afloat/ashore) in the LANT AOR; provide all aspects of operational logistics support to C2F; support MSC in providing sea transportation for personnel ad cargoes of DOD & other governmental agencies.
? Two years as officer in charge of the administration of preventive and scheduled maintenance for an aircraft carrier. Reformed the system by which each space was periodically inspected for material condition and instituted a tracking system to maintain cognizance on maintenance actions associated with correcting noted discrepancies.
? Served as Operations Officer for a destroyer tender, running the ship's training programs and operational schedule. Supervised two officers and forty-five enlisted personnel.
? Served in five ships, ranging in size from an aircraft carrier to a coastal minehunter. Received a Naval Air Forces, Atlantic 2001 Junior Officer Shiphandler award. Served as Navigator in four of those ships. Served as Officer of the Deck in all of those ships and was the designated Battle Stations Officer of the Deck in all of those ships.
B. S. Marine Transportation, U. S. Merchant marine Academy, 1986
USCG License as Second Mate, Steam and Motor Vessels, Any Horsepower, On Oceans, and Master of Steam and Motor Vessels 1600 tons in Inland Waters and 3000 tons On Oceans, with towing endorsement, Radar Observer endorsement
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