1971-1996 - U.S. Coast Guard
* In a career spanning 25-years, I held many challenging positions with the United States Coast Guard including: - Executive Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Communications Station Boston. > Managed the day to day operation of one of the largest communications facilities in the U.S. Coast Guard employing over 60 individuals at two sites in a 24-hour-a-day mission. > As the second-in-command, formulated budgets, policies and correspondence for review and approval of the Commanding Officer. > Responsible for all personnel issues including record-keeping, training and discipline.
- Operations Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Communications Station Boston. > Managed the complex operational communications mission of the Station as part of the Coast Guard’s global communications network. This operation was a 24-hours-a-day mission in support of military and civilian maritime units throughout the North Atlantic and beyond. > Supervised over 20 communications experts. > Responsible for the safeguarding of all communications records and publications, both classified and unclassified. - Technical Support Manager, Coast Guard Operations Computer Center. > Managed the operations of this one-of-a-kind, 24-hour-a-day Coast Guard computerized facility providing data to search and rescue units, and others, around the world. > Responsible for keeping the Centers computers and peripherals running in support of our mission. > Supervised over 15 employees including technicians and computer operators. - Communications Technician in Charge, Coast Guard Group Woods Hole. > Supervised the 24-hour-a-day communications operations of the largest Group in the U.S. Coast Guard at Woods Hole, Massachusetts in support of our search-and-rescue and aids-to-navigation missions. > Maintained all communications logs and classified documents for the Group. > Supervised 5 communications experts. - Relocation Assistance Manager, Coast Guard Work-Life Staff, Boston. > Provided assistance to Coast Guard members and their families who were relocating to new assignments in the New England area by referring them to resources in the areas of housing, spousal employment, medical and special-needs, education and many more. > Tailored my assistance to the needs of the individual Coast Guard member and provided just those resources and contacts to help them to meet their own specific family or individual needs.