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Expert Details

Boating Accidents and Operations, Homeland, Aviation and Maritime Security

ID: 739534 Missouri, USA

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Expert is a professional marine vessel operator, maritime accident investigator, and legal expert. He instructs boat operations for law enforcement, fire, and military as an instructor with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). He is a “small boat” tactical instructor with expertise in close-quarter operations and search and rescue. Expert has 30+ years of experience working with the USCG and has been certified as a Coxswain. In addition, he is an expert in whitewater boating, and the handling of boats and safety in swift water. He is often hired for presentations to present these topics to others.

Architecture; Aviation Safety and Security; Business Continuity; Crisis Management; Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives CBRNE; Continuity of Operations COOP; Emergency Management; Engineering; Exercise Design; Facilitation; GIS and mapping; Hazardous Materials HAZMAT; Healthcare; Homeland Security; Incident Management ICS (HICS); Maritime Operations and Security; Operations; Pandemic planning; Planning; Points of Dispensing and Distribution POD; Remote Sensing; Strategic National Stockpile SNS; Training and Instruction; and Unmanned Aviation Systems UAS


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2024 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Aviation Science Institution: Saint Louis University
Year: 1998 Degree: MArch Subject: Architecture Institution: Washington University in St. Louis
Year: 1986 Degree: BSBA Subject: Marketing Institution: Rockhurst Unviersity

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director Department: Emergency Management and Homeland Security
• Faculty Advisory Committee Member for GeoSTL Remote Sensing and Mapping Consortium
• Member of the university-wide Undergraduate Academic Advisory Committee (UAAC)
• Designed the on-ground and on-line hybrid Saint Louis University All-Hazards Emergency Management Homeland Security Program based upon core competencies, and learning objectives in alignment with DHS and ASPR national higher education competencies
• Lead Instructor in the Emergency Management/Homeland Security undergraduate program with a rating in the top 10% of professors nationwide
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2009 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Consultant Department:
• Designer, facilitator, trainer and opposition force (OPFOR) coordinator of Tier 1, 2 and 3, Homeland Security (HSEEP) Exercises for all Emergency Support Functions in the private and public-sectors nationwide
• Maritime Legal Expert for accidents and fatalities
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2012 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Instructor Department: Instruction and Training
Expert is a professional marine vessel operator, maritime accident investigator. He instructs “small boat” tactical operations, with expertise in close-quarter operations and search and rescue.

• On-water and classroom instructor
• Basic Crew Member (BCM) Course Instructor
• Boat Operator Search and Rescue (BOSAR) Course Instructor
• Tactical Operators Course (TOC) Instructor

Level 1 Accident Investigator
• Boat Operations
• Defect Notifications
• Fraud
• Standards & Regulations
• Lightning & Other High Voltage Accidents
• Ignition Protection
• Gasoline Fuel Systems
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to 2011 Employer: SAIC Title: Emergency Management / Homeland Security Specialist Department:
• Facilitated and provided guidance for the largest exercise ever undertaken outside of the DoD and the first Natural Disaster Scenario exercised at the Tier 1 level.
• Foundational member of the NLE 11 exercise design team credited for saving hundreds of lives
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2007 to 2009 Employer: Booz Allen Hamilton Title: Homeland and Maritime Security Specialist Department:
• Senior Level Federal Government Consultant assisting in National and Regional homeland security exercise design, planning, conduct and evaluation for numerous port security “red team” exercises and intermodal security exercises. (TSA Maritime)
• Exercised the coordination of transportation of Toxic Inhalation Hazards through major United States metropolitan areas via freight rail. (TSA Freight Rail)

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1993 to Present Agency: United States Coast Guard Role: Coxswain / Incident Management Team Description: Small-boat operator and captain

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
-United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
-International Association of Emergency Managers
-All-hazard Incident Management Team Association
Licenses / Certifications
Advanced Disaster Life Support (NDLSF) Instructor
All-hazards Incident Command Instructor
All-hazards Incident Management Team Planning Section Chief (Type III)
Certified Emergency Manager (IAEM)
DHS / FEMA Continuity of Operations Instructor
DHS / FEMA ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 402 and G0191 Incident Command System (Train-the-Trainer)
DHS All Hazard Planning Section Chief (Train-the-Trainer)
DHS All Hazard Logistics Section Chief
DHS Weapons of Mass Destruction (Train-the-Trainer)
DHS/ FEMA Master Exercise Practitioner (MEP)
DHS/ FEMA Professional Continuity Practitioner (PCP)
Emergency Management Professional Development Series
Enhanced Sports and Special Events Management
FBI – Joint Criminal – Epidemiological Investigations
Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Instructor
NASBLA Instructor for Basic Crew, Search and Rescue, and, Tactical Operator Courses
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
National Disaster Life Support Foundation Instructor
New Mexico Tech. Homeland Security Mitigation Techniques for Potential Terrorist Attacks against Critical Infrastructure Physical Facilities and Medical Response to Terrorist Bombings, (Train-the-Trainer)
OSHA 40 hour HazMat and Emergency Response Instructor
Part 107 Unmanned Aircraft General Pilot
Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE) Community College Consortium for Health and Safety Training (CCCHST) HazMat Instructor, (Train-the-Trainer)
Rescue Task Force Instructor (Active Shooter) – Illinois Tactical Officers Association (ITOA), Train-the-Trainer
Online Faculty Course Development at Saint Louis University.
Transportation Rail Incident Preparedness and Response Training
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary- Coxswain
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary – Incident Management Team

Professional Appointments
-Assistant District Staff Officer, USCG District 8, USCG Auxiliary Incident Management Team
-Salvation Army Midwest Division Emergency Management Board of Director
Awards / Recognition
-USCG Commandant’s Commendation
-United States Secret Service (USSS) Director’s Award
-Numerous individual and unit awards with commendations

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
-Gasper v. Swatscheno - Fatality
-Carle v. Curry - Catastrophic Injury
-Goodwin and Martin v. Egan, Foley, Mooring Yacht Club of Osage Beach, MO - Catastrophic Injury
-Remmick v. Mercury Marine - Catastrophic Injury
Training / Seminars
-Too numerous to mention (available upon request). Expert maintains his Emergency Manager certifications with the state of Missouri and the United States Coast Guard.

Fields of Expertise

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