CAPT John A.

CAPT John A.

Dates of Service: May 1987 - Jul 2014
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  • ENS May 87
  • LTJG Nov 88
  • LT Nov 91
  • LCDR Oct 97
  • CDR Jul 03
  • CAPT Mar 09
Commissioning Source:  USCGA, May 1987

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Accomplished & experienced senior executive driving accountability, performance & results. Adept at building partnerships, teams & coalitions, & leading during crises. Translates strategy into actionable objectives resulting in superb performance & organizational success. Developed expertise as a leader in Strategy Development, Operational Planning, Operations Management, Crisis Management

Military Experiences

2012 - 2014
Director Western Rivers
Senior Action Officer to the District Commander, providing oversight of all Coast Guard operations throughout the entire navigable lengths of the Mississippi River, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee River systems.
2010 - 2012
Deputy Sector Commander
Senior Advisor in all matters pertaining to the Coast Guard throughout Southeastern Louisiana and served as the Acting Sector Commander. Led 1200 employees throughout 16 subordinate units, to conduct operations in an extremely busy and complex port and riverine environment. Carefully coordinated organizational components in an interdependent system of operations and regulatory regimes to facilitate commerce, safety, security and environmental stewardship. Developed performance and readiness measures to optimize the readiness of all assigned units and personnel.
2007 - 2010
Division Chief, Waterways Management
Led USCG efforts to ensure navigational safety across the Eighth Coast Guard District throughout 26 states, 10,300 miles of inland waters and along Gulf Coast. Directed 47 subordinate units to facilitate safe, efficient movement of goods and people, while maximizing recreational enjoyment and environmentally sound use of navigable waters, all while maintaining resilience and rapid recovery capabilities for natural and man-made disasters.
2003 - 2007
Aids to Navigation Program Manager
Led Aids to Navigation mission throughout the entire country, set effective policy and clear objectives for the entire USCG aids to navigation mission portfolio. Assisted in federal budget development and justification to ensure adequate allocated funding to 9 District Offices, and over 300 aids to navigation units. Led US Government efforts relating to aids to navigation with the International Association of Lighthouse and Marine Aids to Navigation Authorities.

Military Credentials

Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

Academic Degrees

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