Melissa Pusey

Melissa Pusey

Work History

Work History
Aug 2011 - Present

Operations Petty Officer - Navigator - Deck Watch Officer - Training Petty Officer - Health and Wellness Coordinator

United States Coast Guard Cutter Yellowfin

- Responsible for the safe navigation and operation of an 87 foot patrol boat.

- Maintain and update all charts, ships publications, and navigation equipment for the boat.

- Draft and lay out all courses, trips and operations for the boat.

- Perform all preventative and corrective maintenance for all rescue and survival safety equipment onboard the boat.

- Implemented a healthier menu for the cutter crew and assisted personnel with personal fitness plans.

- Enforce all Federal Laws and Regulations, and conduct Search and Rescue missions.

- Conduct Homeland Security Boardings of vessels entering port, and recreational boat boarding to ensure the publics safety on the water.

Jul 2010 - Aug 2011

Division Chief - Hazardous Materials Coordinator - Anti Terrorism Force Protection Watch Coordinator - Ready for Operations Inspector

United States Coast Guard Patrol Forces South West Asia

- Coordinated and scheduled all Anti Terrorism Force Protection Watches for 6 United States Coast Guard Cutters, while they were assigned operations for Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom and New Dawn in Manama, Bahrain.

- Stood over 800 hours of Anti Terrorism Force Protection Watches in  aboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutters in Bahrain, Kuwait, and Iraq.

-  Directed 14 personnel in over 2,500 of corrective and preventative maintenance, keeping the 6 cutters operational ready.

- Updated all Right to Know Stations for Hazardous Chemicals and improved the labeling and storage system.

- Reduced unnecessary chemical inventory and risk through proper HAZMAT disposal.

- Augmented cutter crews for more than 1440 underway hours during patrols in support of the U.S. Navy's goals of maritime security and stability in the Arabian Sea, Gulf of Oman, Arabian Gulf. 

- Conducted Administration, Training and Safety Equipment compliance inspections.

Jul 2007 - Jul 2010

Waterways Branch Division Leader - Army Corps of Engineering Liaison - Maritime Transportation System Recovery Team Leader - Health and Wellness Coordinator

United States Coast Guard Sector Mobile

- Led the Review of more than 600 Captain of the Port regulatory actions

- Efficiently promoted prevention strategies that ensured the safety of a Maritime Transportation System that encompassed over 1,900 miles of waterways, throughout a 4 state region. 

- Researched and developed a comprehensive check sheet and standardized procedures to evaluate navigational safety measures for more than 300 Army Corps of Engineers construction permits.

- Drafted Numerous Safety Zones, Security Zones, Marine Event  Permits, Notice to Mariners, and Marine Safety Information Bulletins.

- Drafted updates for Sector Mobile's Marine Events in the Federal Code of Regulations.

- Responsible for maintaining a good working relationship with maritime shipping and dredging companies, shipyards, port authorities, local, federal, and state law enforcement, and emergency service agencies.

Feb 2004 - Jul 2007

Department Head - Training Petty Officer - Operations Petty Officer - Health and Wellness Coordinator

United States Coast Guard Station Dauphin Island

- Responsible for maintaining a good working relationship with local, federal and state law enforcement and emergency service agencies. - Assist the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in the organization and coordination of events and training. - Develop and implemented a training plan for the unit's personnel. - Responsible for the supervision, training and designation of tasks for 15+ employees. - Responsible for the purchasing and maintenance of the department’s equipment and products.

- Assisted personnel with implementing a physical fitness training plan and diet plan. - Volunteering time to promote boating safety and mentoring to local school children. - Responsible for the safe operation and navigation of the stations 41 foot Utility boats and the 25 foot Response boats. Enforce all federal maritime laws and regulations and conduct Search and Rescue missions. - Conduct Homeland Security Boardings of vessels entering port, and recreational boat boarding to ensure the publics safety on the water. - Hold qualifications on the 40 cal handgun, the 12g riot shotgun, M-16 Rifle and the M-60 machine gun. 

Education

Education
Sep 2011 - Present

University of Alabama
Sep 1994 - Aug 1998

Bachelor of Arts

Mercer University

Skills

Skills

Weapons Qualifications

 M-16 Combat Rifle, 12g Riot Shotgun, 40 caliber handgun, 50 caliber machine gun.

Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, Outlook, and Power Point

Summary

Military professional with over 12 years of experience in operations, navigation, boat handling and management. Energetic team leader with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Respected for being adaptable, flexible, supportive, and innovative.

Interest

- Sponsor a teenage girl from India through Child Fund International.

- Volunteer with the Weimaraner of the South Rescue.

- Regular Blood Donor with the American Red Cross.

- Give presentations to various schools on the Coast Guard and its Missions.

- Coach Kids Soccer and Basketball.

-Participate in the areas Habitat for Humanity projects.

- Running distance races, and lifting weights to stay physically fit.

- Participating in sports, mainly soccer, golf, tennis and flag football.

Certifications

Certifications

Boarding Officer

United States Coast Guard

Aids to Navigation Technician

United States Coast Guard

EMT

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians

Small Boat Coxswain

United States Coast Guard

Secret

United States Coast Guard