Captain Robert G Allee-Captain Allee joined Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy as an advanced class instructor after retiring from his post as Commandant of Midshipmen at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in New York. Currently serving as the Director of Bridge Simulations, Capt. Allee is involved with tailored course development and simulator enhancement. Previous to his position as Commandant, Captain Allee had a distinguished career of 31 years in the United States Navy and Merchant Marine. While serving as a Naval Surface Warfare Officer he commanded two combatant ships and a squadron of logistics ships. He retired as a senior ranking Captain. While in the Merchant Marine, Captain Allee served with the Military Sealift Command, then at the United States Merchant Marine Academy as a Professor of Marine Transportation and as Master of the Academy's Training Ship. He is a graduate of the USMMA Kings Point NY and the Navy Postgraduate School at Monterey Ca. with a major in computer systems management.
Captain Nitin Nayyar-Captain Nitin Nayyar has been in command of Large LNG tankers and VLGC’s since 2006 & served in the Oil/Gas industry plus on a wide range of other types of ships on different runs around the world for over sixteen years. He has worked ashore as ISM / ISPS & ISO Auditor and carried out various Audits and Pre- vetting inspections independently. Captain Nitin is also approved Flag state inspector for Panama and Belize flag states.
William Muth-Chief Bill Muth has 44 years of hands-on, in-depth experience and responsibility in managing engineering organizations involved in overhaul, maintenance and operation of shipboard and shore-based facilities. His previous careers include; an assignment as Combined Fleet Forces Command (CFFC) Port Engineer for two naval ships; USS Carr (FFG52) and USS Kauffman (FFG59). He served as Regional Maintenance Commander and ship Commanding Officer's primary representative for all of ship maintenance and modernization. He was a key member of the RMC Core Maintenance Team, consisting of the Commanding Officer, the Port Engineer, the ship's Ship Material & Maintenance Officer, the depot Naval Supervisory Activity project manager, the intermediate maintenance facility Ship Superintendent and for private sector depot work under the multi-ship / multi-option contracts, a representative from the prime contractor. As a licensed and experienced marine engineer, Chief Muth acted as subject matter expert and technical specialist in ships and ship systems/equipment and it familiar with both operations and maintenance requirements for assigned ships. He is a graduate with a BS from the University of the State of New York, Albany, and Troy State University and received a masters degree in management.
Ed Horton-Master Chief Ed Horton retired from the U.S. Navy in June 2010 after 30 years of service, He served as leading chief petty officer on the USS WASP LHD-1. Prior to retirement Ed was the Leading Chief Petty Officer of TOPSIDE warfare at AFLOAT Training Group in Norfolk, VA. His primary duty was senior assessor of navigation for all Atlantic Fleet ships and Coast Guard Cutters. He holds a merchant mariner license and an associate’s degree in Administrative Management from Excellsior College
James (Doc) Miller-Doc Miller retired from the U.S. Navy after 24 years of distinguished service. He served as an Independent Duty Hospital Corpsman for over 15 years. His last Command was Beach Group Two, Little Creek Va. He served as Command Senior Chief as well as the Senior Medical Representative for the group. After retirement Doc served as a Correctional Health Technician at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail in Suffolk, Va. After 16 years of service he retired from the jail and join the M.A.M.A. staff. His Military awards include the Purple Heart, Two Navy Commendations with combat "V", Navy Achievement Medal, the Combat Action Ribbon, and various other unit and campaign awards.
Michael O'Neal-Michael joined Mid Atlantic Maritime Academy after serving a sea tour in the NOAA Commissioned Corps, America's seventh and smallest uniformed service. After graduating from NOAA Basic Officer Training Class 110 at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, he was assigned as a junior officer aboard NOAA Ship THOMAS JEFFERON, where he was qualified Officer of the Deck underway, as well as Small Boat Crewman, Limited Duty Hydrographer in Charge, and Shipboard Rescue Swimmer. He teaches many of the lower level deck courses as well as radar courses, and supervises the operation and maintainence of the school's computer networks and simulators. He is also a FAA certified Commercial Multi-Engine Airplane pilot, an active U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarist, and a published novelist as well.
George Raab-George retired from the U.S. Navy in 2001 where he served as leading Quartermaster and Assistant Navigator while on board USS Frank Cable AS-40, USS Arkansas CGN-41, USS Moinester FF-1097, USS Hawes FFG-53. From 1996 to his retirement he was the leading instructor for all navigation courses at FTC Norfolk. Raab was involved with the curriculum development for the navy's electronic courses as well as the subject matter expert in celestial and terrestrial navigation. As an instructor for Command Display and Control Operator (COMDAC) Course, he assisted USCG in developing the Command Display and Control Operator (COMDAC) Course. Ship assist and training visits to all USCG platforms. Consult to Center Surface Combat Systems (CSCS) and Navigator of the Navy Office in direction of training for the US Navy’s current Voyage Management System Operator Course. He developed all simulations for the current Voyage Management Systems Operator Course and conducted Executive Level Training to waterfront Commanding Officers and Navigators in Voyage Management System. Coordinates and schedules outsourced instruction from various navy departments. (NGA, ATGLant, and Weather (METOC) Centers)
Caroline Sturgeon-Caroline holds a 2nd Mate Unlimited upon Oceans, and 1600 Gross Tons Master License. Her vast training and experiences includes Licensed GMDSS Operator, Tankerman PIC, Material Handling Equipment Instructor, EMT, Marine Fast Rescue Boat, Advanced Training Inert Gas Systems / Crude Oil Wash, Ordnance Hazard Awareness, Explosive Cargo Handling & Stowage. She teaches many of the Operational Courses as well as First Aid / CPR and Medical Care Provider. Caroline is a graduate of the State University of New York maritime school. She graduated from the State University of New York with a Marine Environmental Science Degree. Her concentration was in Oceanography.
Richard Weyandt-Captain Richard Weyandt joined Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy as an advanced course instructor in 2006. Capt. Weyandt is involved with course development within his area of expertise enhancement projects within M.A.M.A. Previous to his work with M.A.M.A. Captain Weyandt had 25 years of sea service, and spent a total of 35 years total in the transportation industry.
Frank Salabarria--A valued member of our Engineering Department, Frank brings over fifteen years of a highly diverse Navy engineering background. Frank has worked in nuclear, conventional high pressure steam, and diesel propulsion platforms, with expertise in industrial refrigeration, chilled water, and cryogenic systems. Frank also has extensive training and curriculum development experience, and is working to write student publications and courses to expand the scope of Engineering courses offered by Mid-Atlantic Maritime
Jason Smith-As an instructor in our engineering department, Jason Smith brings his expansive insights from 24 years in the U.S. Navy. He served as both a steam engineer and deck equipment/hydraulics engineer early in his career. At the height of his successful career, he was a Craftmaster and instructor for the Navy’s amphibious hovercraft. He has been employed as an engineer instructor with MAMA since November 2010 teaching fireman/oiler/watertender, designated duty engineer, and principles of marine propulsion classes. Jason has a BA from Excelsior University, and an Associate’s Degree in Applied Marine Science, Coastline Community College.
Marshall C. Adams-A retired Quartermaster, Marshall gained an enormous amount of experience directly supervising and training over 800 diverse military personnel in the areas of navigation and shiphandling, as well as general military training and development. He possesses a Master License (200 Gross tons Domestic Tonnage/500 gross tons ITC Tonnage), as well as extensive experience in the fields of Maritime Distress and Safety Systems, ARPA, and Celestial Navigation.
Matthew S. Beers-With over 10 years military experience, Matthew was responsible for directing Fire and Emergency Services training program for over 15,000 fire fighting personnel annually at the U.S. Navy’s largest firefighting training facility. In addition, he was responsible for curriculum assessment, and managing all training logistics including equipment and material acquisition, scheduling, testing, certification and evaluation. During his military career, he qualified as a Structure Chief in all four high-risk courses and qualified as a Field Safety Chief as well.
Adrian Batchelor-As the Department Head for the Center for Naval Engineering/Surface WarfareOfficer’s School. Adrian was responsible for the administration and instruction of U.S., Foreign, and Military Sealift Command personnel in theory, operation, and maintenance of engineering systems. He has extensive experience in gas turbine main propulsion and support systems, shipboard auxiliary systems and electrical generation and distribution.
Allan W. Pedtke-With more than a decade of fire fighting and training experience, Allan has been responsible for training ship’s Damage Control Training Teams and other personnel in combating amyriad of casualties ranging in scope from main Space Fires to CBR attacks. In addition, he conducted afloat training for the Atlantic Fleet ships and Atlantic area Coast Guard as well as conducting pre-deployment training and was responsible for the evaluation of crew proficiency in all warfare areas.
Peter Frede-During a military area which spanned more than two decades, Peter gained extensive experience in training, supervising, motivating, and leading personnel. After leaving the service, he added to his rich background by spending more than seven years as an instructor at the United States Merchant Marine Academy, training instructors from foreign maritime academies on improving their training systems.