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Summary

Motivated.  High-Energy.  Focused.  
Having attended SUNY Maritime College and taken advantage of every leadership opportunity available to me, I am a skilled leader with the ability to work with people from every culture to deliver exceptional results.  Ending on a high note at Maritime, holding the position of Regimental Commander, I strove to enhance the Regimental lifestyle.   I worked hard to bring changes to the Regiment to help heighten the incomparable reputation of Maritime College changing things such as uniform quality, management guidelines and personnel quality assurance.  Throughout my time at Maritime College I progressed through every leadership position, first leading thirty Cadets, then sixty Cadets, then three hundred Cadets and finally the entire Regiment of 1200 Cadets.  I possess the ability to lead large groups of people, both older and younger than myself, and connect with them personally to help foster excellent outcomes no matter the project.  I enjoy volunteering and helping others.  I was recognized by Department of Transportation and Maritime Administration and awarded US Merchant Marine Medal for Outstanding Achievement for aid rendered during Hurricane Sandy.
Maritime College not only created a strong leader in me but also created at 3rd Mate with an unrivaled passion for shipping.  I desire to make a career aboard ship and look forward to working with a great group of mariners.

Work experience

Sep 2015Present

Third Officer

Military Sealift Command
Apr 2015Aug 2015

Third Mate, Unlimited

TS EMPIRE STATE

Worked aboard SUNY Maritime College's Training Ship, Empire State.  Worked closely with Cadets and was tasked with safety related inspections and maintenance.  Was responsible for all inspections of fire fighting and life saving equipment.  Created, developed and executed scenarios and training for required drills aboard ship.  Trained Cadets on the proper procedures for completing inspections and maintenance as well as proper logbook entries regarding inspections.   Worked under the supervision of the Chief Mate.

May 2014Apr 2015

Crew

Buffalo Harbor Cruises

Worked as a general crew member and gained further training in line handling and seamanship. Improved small boat handling experience at the helm in traffic while enroute to the destination.  Served in a lookout capacity when in heavy traffic. 

Education

Aug 2010Jan 2015

Bachelor of Science

State University of New York Maritime College

Gained invaluable hands on training aboard the Training Ship Empire State VI towards a USCG Third Mate License.  Gained exceptional leadership experience by taking advantage of every leadership position available. 

Skills

Leadership

Throughout my time at Maritime College I progressed through every leadership position, first leading thirty Cadets, then sixty Cadets, then three hundred Cadets and finally the entire Regiment of 1200 Cadets. I possess the ability to lead large groups of people, both older and younger than myself, and connect with them personally to help foster excellent outcomes no matter the project.

Ship Handling

Skilled in both large and small ship handling ranging from 100 ton to 17,000 ton vessels; 90ft to 565ft vessels.  Very familiar and skilled with all types of small craft such as fast rescue boats (i/o and jet propulsion), utility boats, lifeboats, and twin engine tender boats.

Navigation

Skilled in terrestrial navigation, celestial navigation, electronic navigation

Certifications

Feb 2015Feb 2020

Transportation Workers Identification Credential

Transportation Security Administration
Jan 2015Jan 2020

Merchant Mariner Credential

United States Coast Guard

Third Mate of Self-propelled Vessels not Including Auxiliary Sail of Unlimited Tonnage Upon Oceans

  • Proficiency in fast rescue boats
  • Radar Observer (Unlimited)
  • Able Seaman Unlimited
  • Lifeboatmam
  • Tankerman Assistant (Limited to Dangerous Liquid (DL) Cargoes
  • Wiper
  • Steward's Department (F.H.)

References

Gareth "Dan" Welch, Master, M/V C-Commander

"Victor is shaping up to be an asset to any company needing Mariners to man their bridge.  Quick to learn and having a personality that allows him to interact with people from all walks of life, makes him a pleasure to sail with.  Victor is always ready to lend a hand, no matter the job.  I believe that Victor is very well suited to fill a position as a Merchant Mariner.  I see no reason why he shouldn't climb to the top.  I'd be happy to sail with him again."