About Frank – Jack of all Trades, Master of Many
Recreational Boating 49 years, US Navy (25 years), Hatch Captain, Naval Expeditionary Force, Maritime Prepositioned Ship (MPS) Cargo, Officer of the Deck, Weapons Officer, Communications Officer, Ocean Navigation, Shipboard Firefighter, Damage Control Leader, Small Boat Cox’n, Chief Aviation Boatswain’s Mate, Shipboard Safety Program, Shipboard Security Program, Hazardous/Explosive Materials Instructor, International Captain’s Endorsement (Singapore), ASA 100-200-300 series, MARS Operator, Celestial Navigation, National Registry Paramedic (Independent Duty, Instructor), Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Swiftwater Boat Operations, USCG Safe Boating Course, USCG 100 Ton Master (w/ 200 ton Sail Endorsement).
Ocean racing crew onboard 80’ Swan (bow); 110’ trimaran (helm, bow)
Blue water experience includes: Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean Sea, South Pacific (Tasman Sea, Coral Sea, S. China Sea, Java Sea), Indian Ocean. Coastal throughout.
OtherBorn in 1957 in Columbia, SC Boating since he could walk, possible crawl Boy Scout which qualities endure Licensed to drive an ambulance before he was licensed to drive a car at age 14 Paramedic for 40 years (nice to have in the middle of the ocean) Volunteer chief at the Great Falls VA fire department for the last 5 years Graduated college at age 15, first time around Over 2000 sport and technical dives, former instructor 20+ years IT consultant, including international; CIO for three organizations Board member for World Police and Fire Game, Fairfax County VA 2015 Board governor of Maryland Yacht Club Speaks several languages Extensive training and experience in survival and emergency situations Interest/Hobbies/Etc.: Skiing, pilot, policeman, PC gamer, musician, expert marksman, dog lover, mountain climbing, instructor, sky diving