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CPT Jon Helmick

Dr. Jon Helmick is Director of the Logistics and Intermodal Transportation Program at the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York.  He is also founder of the Academy’s Port and Intermodal Security Initiative.  He holds the rank of Captain in the U.S. Maritime Service.

Dr. Helmick is project chairman for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Congressionally-mandated development of national maritime security education and training standards and curricula under the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002.  He served as principal author of MARAD’s Report to Congress on implementation of Section 109 of the MTSA and led the team that developed three model maritime security courses for the U.N. International Maritime Organization.  He chairs the MARAD/USCG committee that developed and oversees the federal system of certification for vessel and facility security personnel.

Dr. Helmick holds a U.S. Coast Guard license as Master of Ocean Steam, Motor, Auxiliary Sail, and Sail Vessels of Any Gross Tons and has served as seaman, mate, and master aboard a wide variety of commercial vessels. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Business Administration at the University of Miami.  Dr. Helmick is a frequent presenter at major logistics, transportation, and security conferences.  He has twice testified before Congress and has served on the U.S. delegations to meetings of the International Maritime Organization and the International Labor Organization.  He serves on numerous boards, task forces, and committees within industry and governmental associations.

Dr. Helmick has received the U.S. Department of Transportation Gold Medal (Outstanding Achievement Award), the U.S. Maritime Administration Bronze Medal (Special Achievement Award), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security “Secretary’s Award for Excellence” for his work.

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