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National Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (Coast Guard)


The function of the Committee is to provide advice to the Secretary of Homeland Security through the Commandant of the United States Guard on matters relating to personnel in the United States Merchant Marine including the training, qualifications, certification, documentation, and fitness of mariners.

Membership List

Captain Lindsay Price, Master Rocket Recovery, SpaceX

Chief Rosemary Mackay, President, Ronin Engineer LLC

Chief Gary Frommelt, Vice President of Marine Operations, City Experiences

Ms. Berit Eriksson, Workforce Development Director, Sailors Union of the Pacific, Andrew Furuseth School of Seamanship

Captain Augusta Roth, Head, Department of Maritime Transportation, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical, University at Galveston

Captain Ernest Fink, Founding Dean, School of Maritime Education and Training, SUNY Maritime College

Captain Gerard Pannell, Director of Training, Simulation, Training, Assessment & Research Center

Captain Theodore Morley, Academic Principal and Chief Operations Officer, Maritime Professional Training

Ms. Laura Gill, Maritime Course Development & Project Manager Sea School

Mr. John Fontenot II, Vice President, Odyssea Marine Inc.

Ms. Cody Robles, Manager of Regulatory Compliance, Crowley Maritime

Fr. Sinclair Oubre, Diocesan Director, Diocese of Beaumont, Apostleship of the Sea

Mr. Deyne Umphress, Vice President, Marine Firemen's Union

Captain Timothy Lucas, Port Captain, Crowley Maritime

Captain Sarah Hirsch, Relief Captain, Traverse Tall Ship Co.

Attachment Ext. Size Date
NMERPAC Charter (2022) PDF 255.9 KB 11/02/2020
Last Updated: 05/23/2024
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