Mr. Bob J. Gobert


29000 Westfork Dr
Suite 200
Baton Rouge LA, 70827

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Compliance with Coast Guard regulations concerning security, pollution prevention, and facility inspections.
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EW #14299 is a native of Morgan City, Louisiana where he joined the United States Coast Guard in March of 1982. He was assigned to his hometown of Morgan City and served 8 years. During this time he received qualifications as boat operator, vessel traffic control supervisor, facility inspector, explosive handling supervisor, pollution investigator, tank vessel boarding officer and Federal On-Scene Coordinator Representative. Upon being promoted to Marine Science Technician First Class he was transferred to Lake Charles, Louisiana and assigned Assistant Chief of Port Safety. Here he was responsible for pollution response and inspection of foreign vessels and facility security surveys.
In 1993 he was assigned to St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. as Chief, Port Safety & Security. In this capacity he provided oversight to passenger vessel safety and security regulations, reducing the passenger terminals vulnerabilities by 400%. He also was part of an environmental crimes task force and Division Supervisor for a major oil spill in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

In 1995 he was selected as Chief Marine Science Technician and returned to Morgan City where he was assigned Assistant Chief Marine Environmental Response. During his stay in the Bayou he was responsible for conducting facility surveys for over 400 waterfront facilities, managing response to over 7,000 pollution incidents and trained personnel in Incident Command and HAZWOPER. He also was Incident Commander for 2 major spills, 3 medium spills, salvage operations and over 100 smaller spills. Here, he obtained Minerals Management Services certification as a well-control supervisor and subsequently managed the successful well control of 3 well blow-outs.
From 1995-1998 he was assigned as Chief of Response Division in Chicago, IL. This position called on him to manage the Port Operations Department encompassing waterways management, emergency response and government liaison. His response expertise and management skills were instrumental in the development, execution, and evaluation of a National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) drill. The drill provided an in-depth evaluation of response preparedness within the Indiana’s International Port, and significantly enhanced the coordination of agencies which increased the likelihood of a successful response to an incident.
n the spring of 1999 he was promoted to Senior Chief Marine Science Technician and relocated to Activities New York Environmental Protection Branch. He was instrumental in directing the investigation and response to more than 350 incidents. As the Incident Commander for a heavy fuel oil spill in Little Neck bay, Queens, New York, he effectively directed the federally funded response activities of more than 100 members of the multi-agency response and personally handled numerous press conferences. In the summer of 2001 he conducted eight Incident Command System (ICS) training sessions for more than 150 Local, State, and federal agency representatives and industry personnel. This training was later proved invaluable as ICS was used in response to the attacks on the World Trade Center.

On June 1, 2001, EW # 14299 was commissioned as a Chief Warrant Officer and transferred once again to Chicago where he was assigned Assistant Chief Port Operations. During this period, he also held important positions as Planning Section Chief for the Maritime Security Command Greater Lake Michigan. Following the attacks of September 11, 2002, he stood up the Incident Command System for consequence management. As the Planning Officer he handpicked key federal, state, and local agency personnel as well as from marine industry forming an elite group that conducted the area’s first comprehensive risk assessment that methodically identified port vulnerabilities and developed risk-mitigation strategies for critical infrastructure. He also conducted joint exercises and exchanged training through his established partnership with other agencies. EW #14299 was pivotal in planning and implementing the area’s first joint terrorist exercise with the city of Chicago Police and Fire Departments. His Incident Command and Security Training proved to be essential facilitating superb interagency integration while coordinating 30 high profile and well attended marine events such as the Chicago Air and Water Show, Mackinaw Race, and the recent Tall Ships as well as for critical marine casualty responses. He also was instrumental in developing the area’s Port Security Committees; He was recognized for his incident management skills by being selected to the Coast Guard’s National Incident Management Team.
Personal Decorations: CG Commendation Medal, 5 Achievement Medals and Commandant Letter of Commendation and other awards demonstrating professional expertise.

EW #14299 has been President of a corporation that specializes in Maritime Transportation Security Act compliance, Incident Command System, vessel and facility inspections and audits, and training. MARSEC offices in Illinois and Louisiana.
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