Capt Raymond Seebald, USCG (ret.)
Executive Vice President
Captain Raymond Seebald is a recognized expert in maritime port safety, security, environmental preparedness, prevention and response. CAPT Seebald holds a bachelor's degree from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a master's in Environmental Chemistry from the University of Maryland.
Throughout CAPT Seebald’s 30 years of Coast Guard experience, his varied assignments have included the establishment of a new United Nations office in Curacao, where he developed national contingency plans for the countries and islands comprising the wider Caribbean, and service as a military Aide to the White House during both the Reagan and Bush Administrations.
CAPT Seebald, in the role of primary American military consultant to the Panamanian government as they assumed control of the the Panama Canal, advised on a number of sensitive security issues and assisted in the review of canal safety and security.
While stationed at the Coast Guard's regional office in Honolulu, HI, CAPT Seebald supervised the deployment of pollution prevention strategies in the Pacific Basin, led led emergency response teams in the Caribbean after Hurricane Hugo, and participated in similar operations in the wake of Hurricane Iniki in HI and Hurricane Frederick in Mobile, AL.
As Captain of the Port in Chicago, IL and Savannah, GA, as well as Alternate Captain of the Port in San Juan, Puerto Rico, he was responsible for safety and security within the vessels, ports and waterways, including developing and deploying more restrictive post-9/11 vessel and port facility security requirements.
He has received two Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medals, as well as numerous other awards. He is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Papamiento and Samoan.
CAPT Seebald has been conducting audits, training, drills and exercises since the initial implementation of the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA). Following his retirement in 2003, he has been the lead preparer of Security Plans and Assessments for Seebald and Associates International.