Thomas Cullen has served the United States Coast Guard with distinction for twenty-six years, rising to the rank of Captain.He has repeatedly demonstrated his success in:
·Leading and motivating diverse teams and workgroups in tackling the mostchallenging of tasks and projects, many with national or global impact.
·Building rock-solid alliances with proven and potential partners in the public and private sectors and among the international community, finding “win-win” paths and solutions to common goals.
·Planning and executing complex operations in the maritime domain, oftentimes hundreds of miles offshore, along foreign shores, and/or in extremely adverse weather conditions.He is an expert in search & rescue, counter-narcotics and counter-human smuggling, the protection of critical infrastructure and key assets, and the federal response to disasters ranging from hurricanes, wildfires, terrorist attacks, and severe winter storms.
·Assessing financial requirements, formulating spend-plans and budget requests, and executing appropriated funds to sustain and enhance capabilities to meet mission requirements and to improve physical infrastructure.
·Growing human capital, enabling others to realize their professional dreams to achieve their highest potential.