CPO Jon Campbell

CPO Jon Campbell

Dates of Service: May 1988 - Jan 2012
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  • SR May 88
  • SA Jun 88
  • SN Mar 89
  • PO3 Feb 90
  • PO2 Jan 97
  • PO1 Feb 02
  • CPO Nov 06

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My Coast Guard career paralleled and complimented my civilian law enforcement career for over 20 years. I have had the opportunity to train and serve in a variety of positions around the world. I am always seeking new and challenging opportunities and I am eager to help anyone who is contemplating a career in law enforcement or in the Coast Guard. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3473338/

Military Experiences

Oct 2003 - Jan 2012
Sec Charleston
Command Cadre
Assigned to the Commercial Fishing Vessel program to assist with a long term special program studying the problem of false EPIRB activations. The program eventually resulted in over 50 lives and millions of dollars saved. Commandant Thad Allen twice cited the program in addresses to Congress as examples of cost saving programs with far reaching benefits. Supervised 15 new recruits as my final assignment before retiring.
Sep 1988 - Oct 2003
Boarding Officer / Explosive Handling Supervisor
Conducted boardings and inspections on foreign vessels, special interest vessels, tankers, and passenger ships. Examined explosive cargo manifests, stowage plans, safety and security plans, and conducted inspections of explosives being shipped through commercial ports to prevent accidents, and acts of terror.
May 2000 - Oct 2000
Trainer / Advisor
Trainer / Advisor to the Georgian Coast Guard. Taught basic seamanship, anti-terrorism boat tactics, and basic English to Georgian conscripts in the newly formed Georgian Coast Guard at the end of their civil war prior to the Rose Revolution. .
May 1990 - Sep 1992
Sta Harbor Beach
SAR Crewman
Three seasons of Operation Summerstock. Acted as a SAR crewman and communications watchstander. Qualified as a 41'UTB crewman and 22' UTL crewman. Designated EMT and survival swimmer.


(2 years, 6 months)
Neptune Shield
Mar 2003 - Jun 2003
Charleston, SC
Operation Neptune Shield - Sea Marshal program
Jan 2002 - May 2002
Charleston, SC
Port Intelligence Team (forerunner of Seahawk)
May 2000 - Oct 2000
P'ot'i, Republic of Georgia
Long-term Training Team (LTT) - Trained Georgian Coast Guard conscripts in anti-terrorism boat tactics, basic seamanship, and basic English.

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools

May 2002

Commercial Fishing Vessel Examiner

May 2002

Seaport Security / Antiterrorism

Sep 2001

AMSEA Marine Safety Instructor

Mar 1996

Container Inspection Program


Apr 2006

Commercial Fishing Vessel Examiner

Jan 2006

Port Security Subject Matter Expert

May 1996

Boarding Officer

Mar 1996

Explosive Handling Supervisor

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance

Academic Degrees

Academic Degrees

1988 - 1992