Expert Qualifications

This highly qualified aquatic safety expert is an honors graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and holds a PhD from Saint Louis University. He served as a Coast Guard officer for 21 years, retiring as a Commander in 1981. His service experience encompassed numerous shore and ship commands, plus Search and Rescue, Aids to Navigation and Boating Safety duties. His last assignment was as Chief, Boating Safety Division, Second C.G. District, St. Louis, MO. His work in improving aquatic and boating safety has been repeatedly recognized in a number of national and international awards, recognitions and citations. Upon retirement he initiated an aquatic safety consulting firm to present water and boating safety seminars on a national basis to fire, police and EMS personnel.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: MI
  • BS, Naval Science, US Coast Guard Academy
  • MEd, American University
  • PhD, Education, Saint Louis University
  • Certified, Aquatic Facility Operator
  • Certified, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • Member, National Water Safety Congress
  • Member, National Recreation and Parks Association
  • Member, National Safe Boating Council
  • Member, National Transportation Safety Association
  • 50+ Publications and Presentations
  • Former, Commander, US Coast Guard
  • Former, Commanding Officer, US Coast Guard
  • Former, Executive Officer, US Coast Guard
  • Former, Chief of Boating Safety, US Coast Guard
  • Current, Aquatic Safety Consultant

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