1972 – Current
Unlimited Tonnage, U.S. Merchant Marine
CAPTAIN, USN / Merchant Marine Reserve Program
Vessel Security Officer / Force Protection /
Secret Clearance: Secret (Previous Top Secret)
Master – BOWDITCH (T-AGS 62).
Currently (since 2005) sailing on Oceanographic
Survey Ships that are part of the 23 ships in Military Sealift
Special Mission Ships Program.
- 2010 - Current: Master, USNS WATERS (T-AGS 45), Stystems
Testing and Survey. Sailing CONUS.
- 2008 - 2010 Master, USNS BOWDITCH (T-AGS 62) Military
Survey. Sailing in the Far East.
- 2005 - 2008 Chief Mate, USNS SUMNER and USNS PATHFINDER,
Military Survey. CONUS and Middle East.
Chief Mate - Eleven years on tankers, 30,000 tons to 250,000 tons,
lube oil, crude oil.
Taught on various Merchant Marine School ships.
Sailed Master on an ocean going tug, towing a Roll-On-Roll-Off railcar
Sailed various freighters, tugs, ferries, and fishing boats.
Presidential Advisory Committee on Merchant Marine Personnel
2000 – 2006
Technical Editor/Graphic Artist (TRW & SAIC). Govt. Documents and
1993 – 1996
Represented Deck Officers. Worked closely with Navy Center for Surface
Navy – (Reserve) 1983 – Current
USS SACRAMENTO (AOE 1) (Active Duty) 1987 – 1990
MARAD Support, Houston, Texas. Authored Crew Endurance Management
Statement and Crew Endurance Management System Work Book to
bring vessels in compliance with Navigation and Vessel Inspection
No. 02-08. Nov 2008.
MARAD Shore Liaison for RIMPAC 2006.
Military Sealift Command Representative for San Francisco Bay 2002.
MSC Rep for SF Bay 2003-2005. Security Officer – Tribute to
Provided security planning, management, and control. Over 2,000 people
attended including the California Attorney General. Oct 2003
Navy Reserve Recruiting – Congressional Liaison.
Point of contact
to New Mexico Senators and Representatives for the Albuquerque Navy
Recruiting Office 10/02.
U.S. Naval Academy – OINC, Reserve component of
Summer Cruise Program.1994-1997
Joint Test Directorate – Technical Evaluator during
JLOTS III Exercise.
Various afloat commands from Mine Sweepers to Aircraft Carriers.
U.S. Coast Guard – (Reserve) 1977 – 1983
Command Duty Officer: Responsible for Security and Operations. 550 man
Navigation Officer/Officer of the Deck.
Fire Watch Division Officer: Lead a temporary 60 man Division.
Combat Systems Officer: Operation and maintenance of ship's weapon
& 18 technicians.
U.S. Coast Guard – (Active Duty) 1973 – 1977
Chief Quartermaster (E-7) – Naval Shipboard Simulator, Treasure Island,
USCG Group San Francisco, Search and Rescue Coordinator.
Quartermaster 2nd Class (E-5) – Search & Rescue/Law
Fully STCW Compliant.
2011 Vessel Security Officer (MITAGS)
2009 Medical Person in Charge (MITAGS)
2008 Master Orientation (Military Sealift Command).
2007 Chemical, Biological and Radiological Defense Officer (Military
2006 Ship’s Security Officer & Company Security Officer. (Military
2006 Anti-Terrorism Officer. (Military Sealift Command).
2005 Military Sealift Command Inport Security Plans for the Third
Fleet Area of Responsibility.
2005 Military Sealift Command Afloat Environmental Protection.
2003 Ship Security Officer course (Tactical Defense Concepts).
1983 Bachelor of Science, Nautical Industrial Technology, California
Maritime Academy, Vallejo, CA.