William Tharpe Roberts is a U.S. Military Veteran based out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

William was employed with the military for 13 years, working as a Marine Science Technician and as a member of the Coastguard. William specialized in Law Enforcement and Pollution Response and received an Honorable Discharge. William’s education, prior to his enlistment in the military, consisted of Law Enforcement training and extensive training on computer programs and systems such as HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.

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During his time as a Marine Science Technician with the U.S. Military, William had a number of important duties that preserved the safety of the sea and all those who traveled upon it. These duties consisted of:

  • Marine Casualty Investigations (all incidents that resulted in loss of life, serious injury, oil spills, hazmat spills, or high levels of property damage)
  • Container Inspections
  • Waterway Management
  • Disaster Response (including the Deepwater Horizon Spill and several catastrophic weather events)
  • Explosives handling
  • Commercial Vessel Inspections
  • Waterfront Facility Safety and Security Inspections
  • Pollution Response and Prevention
  • Managed Multi-Agency Responses and Notifications
  • Provided Oversight During Cleanup of Oil and Hazmat Spills
  • Contingency Plan Creation to protect sensitive wildlife areas from potential future spill
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The Deepwater Horizon oil spill is the largest marine oil spill in the history of the petroleum industry.

Ultimately, William Tharpe Roberts’ duties during his time with the U.S. Military kept others safe. Working as part of a high-functioning, tightly-knit team of skilled individuals, William was able to quickly and appropriately react during times of crisis and effectively resole issues as they arose. Often working in dangerous conditions for long hours, William put himself at risk to preserve the safety of others and create a maritime environment where civilians and his co-workers alike could operate without fear of harm.

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