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Naval Engineer

Engineer  / Naval Architect

Hubert L Hood Jr.

36 year veteran of US Coast Guard Service serving in enlisted, warrant officer, and commissioned officer positions at various US Coast Guard installations, ashore and afloat.  During career, served in positions of increasing leadership and responsibility.  Eleven years enlisted to E7, three years as CWO and 22 years commissioned service at over 16 different naval engineering and training assignments on East, West, and Gulf Coasts and Hawaii. One Commanding Officer tour, three Engineer Officer Afloat tours, Chief USCG Engineering Schools, culminating in assignment as Deputy Chief of Naval Engineering, USCG Maintenance and Logistics Command, Atlantic.

Vice President, Engineering and Logistics Division

5/2008 - Present  Phoenix Group of VA, Inc. Chesapeake, VA
§  Manager of division performing AIT work installing the Damage Control Inventory Management and Stowage System on board US Navy aircraft carriers and destroyers in accordance with NAVSEAINST 9090.310(series).  Completed installations on 1 aircraft carrier (CVN), 12 destroyers (DDG), and 1 Guided Missile Frigate (FFG).  The CVN installation is a $1.5 million, nine month effort and the DDG installation is a $400,000 three month effort.   The FFG install is a $350,000 two month effort.  The aircraft carrier installation was accomplished at Northrop Grumman’s Newport News, VA yard. DDG and FFG installations were at various yards in San Diego, CA and Pearl Harbor, HI.   Worked closely with the Program Manager, local project manager and yard staff.   Complied with SHIPMAIN, RMMCO, and AIT requirements as well as government and private yard’s regulations and processes for quality and safety.  Also, provided services to US Coast Guard in logistics management systems specifically CM Plus and Vessel Logistics System.  Manager of  $6M Navy Munitions and CNIC Contract for emergency equipment with $1.3M I task orders.  Managed company’s products manufacturing division manufacturing specialized Damage Control training devices, SCBA cabinets, etc.  Assisted with preparation of numerous responses to RFQs from SEAPORTe, FedBiz, GSA Fed bid and as team member representing SDVOSB with major defense contractors.    Ethics and Compliance Officer.

Engineering Technical Services and Training Program Manager

9/2003 - 5/2008  The Sigmon Group, LLC Chesapeake, VA (Bought out by Phoenix Group of VA, Inc)
§  Lead team that documented US Coast Guard processes for surface, air, and C4ISR asset maintenance, modernization, supply support, training support, and configuration management.  Produced reengineering recommendations for use by legacy Coast Guard and Deepwater Program Integrator, many of which have been adopted.  Subject Matter Expert for prime contractor in the area of US Coast Guard processes, logistics and support policies, and Deepwater operations. Conducted a study of Civilian Mariner Employment processes and methods for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to determine why they were having problems filling positions due to medical screening.  Collected practices from other similar organizations, such as US Coast Guard, National Science Foundation, Military Sealift Command, etc. to determine the differences in methodologies and provided recommendations for changes to NOAA’s policies.  Provided support to US Navy Seabees in managing CBRD and Expeditionary Gear using the CBR OSIMS item management software program.  Provided support in assembling, performing preventive maintenance and kitting gear for personnel deploying CONUS and overseas.  Prepared proposals that were successful in winning government contracts worth approximately $1M.  Provided support to US Coast Guard Engineering Logistics Center Inventory Control and Compliance Program sending teams nationwide to US Coast Guard cutters and stations to pull and return stagnant inventory items to the Supply Center.  Manager of division performing AIT work installing the Damage Control Inventory Management and Stowage System on board US Navy Aircraft Carriers and Destroyers in accordance with NAVSEAINST 9090.310(series).  Completed installation on 3 aircraft carriers and 4 destroyers.  Also, served on teams preparing proposals for SEAPORTe and MOBIS contract vehicles.  As Business Group Manager, tracked contract profitability and ensured achievement of required profit margins and meeting performance milestones.  Established numerous partnerships with other companies to improve company's likelihood of success when bidding government contracts.

Asst. Project Manager, Deepwater Business Process Reengineering Team

6/2002 - 9/2003  The Sigmon Group, LLC, Chesapeake, VA
§   Managed a team mapping logistics support processes and business process reengineering in support of the US Coast Guard Deepwater Recapitalization Contract.  Produced process flow maps and documentation for the processes of surface, air, and C4ISR asset maintenance and modernization, configuration management, training, crew support, supply support.  This information was used in reengineering existing processes to support the new surface, air, and C4ISR assets being procured for the US Coast Guard.  Prepared proposals for three US Coast Guard Training Projects that were successful in being awarded to TSG.

Deputy Chief of Naval Engineering Branch

7/2000 - 6/2002  US Coast Guard Maintenance and Logistics Command, Atlantic, Norfolk, VA
§   Managed a division of 120 military and civilian personnel and 6 field offices providing intermediate and depot level HM&E and MK92/76MM Weapons Systems maintenance support, preventive and corrective maintenance, type desk, and port engineering services to cutters and boats of the Coast Guard Atlantic Area.  Executed a budget ranging from $55M to $70M.  Explored new contracting methods using on line reverse auctions as well as performance based contracts as well as streamlined acquisition processes and invitations for bids.  Recommended the inspection of aging cutters that led to retirement of some assets and expanded repair efforts for others to restore seaworthiness.  Recommended and approved web content for both intranet and internet sites.   Managed the division’s quality management board, recommended, reviewed, and approved process improvements.  Participated in numerous Fleet Logistics System (FLS) meetings during the initial phases of FLS implementation.   Worked with counterpart at MLC Pac to find common requirements in an effort to reduce the customization of FLS between MLCs.    Received Meritorious Service Medal for performance in this position.

Commanding Officer

7/1997 - 7/2000  US Coast Guard Naval Engineering Support Unit, New Orleans, LA
§  Directed a staff of approximately 43 personnel at four command units in planning and executing major maintenance availabilities for 50 Coast Guard cutters ranging from 65’ to 210’ covering 26 states.  Command consisted of 8 port engineers and 35 technicians planning and executing shipyard availabilities and preventive maintenance.  Served as MLC Lant’s Deepwater Program Surface Asset Deliverable Reviewer reviewing and commenting on contractor submittals in response to the Integrated Deepwater System replacement project for Coast Guard ships and patrol boats. Opened new Maintenance Augmentation Team facilities at Mobile AL and Galveston TX, negotiating and designing office and shop facilities and determining equipment requirements to support the new 175’ and 225’ buoy tenders.  Trained port engineers in inspection of welds, coatings, dry-docks and marine railways, and weight handling systems, etc.  Evaluated conditions of ships, made and approved repair recommendations, and directed repair efforts.  Received USCG Meritorious Service Medal for performance.

  Chief, Alternative Development and Delivery Branch

2/1996 - 6/1997  US Coast Guard Training Center, Yorktown, VA
§ Stood up USCG’s first Performance Technology Center and managed the Alternative Development and Delivery branch in development and delivery of training products for Coast Guard personnel via World Wide Web, distance learning, computer based training, and other emerging technologies.  Produced first electronic workbooks for Coast Guard personnel, began creation of web based training, and conducted Harliss Front End Analyses for CG headquarters programs to find solutions for performance gaps.

Chief, Engineering and Weapons Schools Branch

7/1992 - 7/1996  US Coast Guard, Yorktown, VA
§   Managed the US Coast Guard's enlisted Naval Engineering and Weapons Systems Schools and its staff of 120 military and civilian personnel.  The branch delivered resident training in electricity, electronics, operation and maintenance of diesel, gas, and gas turbine engines, hydraulics, control systems, controllable pitch propeller systems, waste heat, evaporators, boilers, welding, shipboard damage control, carpentry, MK92 fire control system, 76 and 26 mm guns, machine guns, and small arms.

Executive Officer/Port Engineer

6/1990 - 6/1992  US Coast Guard, Portsmouth VA,
§   As executive officer, oversaw operation of field maintenance activity delivering maintenance and repairs to 6 Bear Class WMECs and other ships in the area by providing preventive maintenance and planning and executing shipyard availabilities in both private and government yards.  Managed staff of approx. 70 personnel.  As port engineer directly responsible for managing depot level maintenance for 6 270' US Coast Guard medium endurance cutters. Prepared and managed repairs delivered during dockside and drydock repair periods at private and government yards.  Executed emergency drydock repair of transiting 378” High Endurance Cutter following collision with whale.


7/1988 - 6/1990  US Coast Guard, Klamath Falls, OR
§ Duty under instruction - Full time student at Oregon Institute of Technology in Manufacturing Engineering Technology.

Chief Engineer, USCGC Jarvis, WHEC 725

7/1986 - 7/1988  US Coast Guard, Honolulu, HI
§   Responsible for all aspects of hull, mechanical and electrical operation, maintenance, and repair of USCGC Jarvis, a 3300LT displacement high endurance cutter. Major equipment included Pratt and Whitney gas turbines, Fairbanks Morse and Electromotive diesel engines, controllable pitch propeller systems, davits, steering systems, HVAC, evaporators, as well as all non-sensor and non-armament systems.  Prepared maintenance requests (CSMPs) for major maintenance periods and oversaw repairs and maintenance during those maintenance periods ensuring that repairs met specifications and quality requirements.  Prepared engineering maintenance and operation budget requests and managed the engineering department budget.  Supervised department of 55 personnel.

Port Engineer

6/1982 - 7/1986  US Coast Guard Fifth District Naval Engineering Division, Portsmouth, VA
§ Aids To Navigation Cutter Port Engineer responsible for oversight of maintenance of 13 cutters 65-180' in length in 4 states.  Systems supported included hydraulic, propulsion, electrical, and auxiliary systems.   Responded to casualty repair requests to keep cutters and systems operational.   Also, took over support of newly overhauled 180’ buoy tenders with propulsion, electrical generator and weight handling system issues.  Diagnosed main motor and ship’s service generator problems and provided needed support to keep these systems operational until a permanent repair could be made.   Determined operational parameters that prevented excessive damage and extended operational hours.   Analyzed problems with weight handling system that were causing wire rope damage and hydraulic control problems.  Determined required changes that resulted in replacing sheaves in blocks, and in redesigning control valves to smooth out operation of the system.   Prepared specifications and government estimates for repair and executed dockside and drydock contracts in private and government yards. 

Chief Engineer

6/1980 - 7/1982  USCGC Reliance, WMEC 615, US Coast Guard, Yorktown, VA
§ Chief Engineer of USCGC Reliance, a 210' medium endurance Coast Guard Cutter. Responsible for all aspects of hull, mechanical, and electrical maintenance and damage control.  Managed engineering department of 28 personnel.  Major equipment included General Electric and Caterpiller diesel engines, Lufkin reduction gears, and KaMeWa controllable pitch propeller system as well as all auxiliaries and small boats.

Officer Candidate

1/1980- 5/1980  Attended Officer Indoctrination School at USCG Officer Candidate School
Chief Engineer
§ 6/1979-12-1979, USCGC Red Oak, a 175' coastal buoy tender. Responsible for all hull, mechanical and electrical operation and maintenance.
Main Propulsion Assistant
§ 6/1977-6/1979,  USCGC Vigorous a 210' medium endurance cutter.  Responsible for all hull, mechanical and electrical maintenance and equipment and system operation and served as Damage Control Assistant responsible for the damage control readiness of the ship.
Machinery Technician
§ 6/1974-5/1977 Chief Machinery Technician, instructor, diesel engine overhaul, air conditioning and refrigeration, electricity.  Delivered basic engineering training to nonrated Coast Guard personnel entering the Machinery Technician Rating.
Machinery Technician
  • 6/1972-5/1974 Machinery Technician First Class, USCGC Ingham WHEC 35, Portsmouth VA. 
    • Main Propulsion Division responsible for 400 PSI steam propulsion plant and auxiliaries.  
  • 5/1969-5/1972 Machinist Mate, USCG Training Center, Cape May, NJ
    • Trained recruits in seamanship and small boat operations
    • Coxswain/Boat Engineer for ten 30’ Search and Rescue Utility Boats
Machinery Technician
9/1966-4/1969 Machinist Mate, USCGC Minnetonka
  • Operated and maintained 600lb steam turbines, evaporators, and associated equipment on board a 255' high endurance cutter.


5/1990  Oregon Institute Of Technology, Klamath Falls, OR
§ AS Manufacturing Engineering Technology
5/1980  USCG Officer Candidate School, Yorktown, VA
§ Officer Indoctrination School, transition from Chief Warrant Officer to Lieutenant Junior Grade
§ USN Air Conditioning and Refrigeration "C"  School 2/1970  
§ USN Machinist Mate School, Waukegan, IL 9/1966
§ USN Refrigeration and Air Conditioning School 1972
§ USN Damage Control Assistant School 1977
§ USCG Instructor School  1969
§ USCG Advanced Hydraulics School 1980
§ USCG Woodward Governor Operation and Maintenance School 1980
§ USCG Controllable Pitch Propeller School 1980
§ USCG Civilian Personnel Management School 2000
§ USCG Engineering Officer/Main Propulsion Assistant School 1980
§ USCG ALCO 251 Diesel Engine School 1977
§ USCG WMEC Waste Heat Recovery System School 1990
§ USCG Flash Type Evaporator School 1990
§ USCG 270 WMEC Main Propulsion Control and Monitoring System 1990
§ USCG Fairbanks Morse FD 38 1/8 Diesel Engine School 1986
§ Electromotive EMD 645 Diesel Engine School 1983
§ USCG Pratt Whitney FT4 Gas Turbine Operation and Maintenance School 1986
§ USCG Dockmaster Course 1991
§ Harliss Front End Evaluation Course 1997
§ Others include: USCG Leadership and Management, Drug and Alcohol Awareness for Managers, Sexual Harassment Awareness, Fire Fighting,  Business Law
Personal Awards
§ USCG Meritorious Service Medal (2)
§ USCG Commendation Medal (3)
§ USCG Achievement Medal (3)
§ USCG Meritorious Team Commendation (3)
§ Good Conduct Medal
§ Combat Action Ribbon
§ Republic of Viet Nam Campaign Medal
§ Republic of Viet Nam Civil Action Ribbon
§ Viet Nam Service Medal
§ Humanitarian Service Medal
§ Viet Nam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation Ribbon
§ National Defense
§ Expert Rifle
§ Pistol Sharpshooter
§ USCG Sea Service Ribbon w/3 bronze stars
§ USCG Unit Commendation
§ USCG Meritorious Unit Commendation (3)
§ USCG “E” Ribbon
§ USCG Bicentennial Unit Commendation Ribbon
2015-2016 American Society Of Naval Engineers, Tidewater Section Chairman
2014-2015 American Society Of Naval Engineers, Tidewater Section Vice Chairman
2014 American Society Of Naval Engineers, Multi Agency Craft Conference Chairman
2013 American Society of Naval Engineers, MEGA Symposium Rust Exhibits Chairman
2011-2015 National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Virginia MS150 Bike Fund Raiser Support and Gear Coordinator
2013-2015 American Diabetes Association, Tour de Cure, Suffolk Support and Gear Coordinator
Chesapeake, VA,
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