MARSEC: Outstanding Experience
Bob J. Gobert, President
Bob J. Gobert is a retired U.S. Coast Guard (U.S.C.G.) Officer and the founder of MARSEC Corporation, a consulting firm specializing in maritime safety and security. Bob has over 30 years experience in maritime safety and security; serving over 21 years in the United States Coast Guard as a Marine Safety and Science Professional and the last eleven as President of MARSEC Corp.
Customers typically include federal agencies, port authorities, waterfront facilities, vessels, private security organizations, and Facility and Vessel Security Officers.
Bob has served as President of MARSEC Corp. since retiring from the U.S.C.G. in 2003. He has strived to give his customers solutions “now” for their peace of mind tomorrow. Assessments, plans, training, and reports submitted by MARSEC are routinely complimented by industry and compliance enforcement agencies.
MARSEC is currently comprised of personnel who have prior work experience through the U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Army, petrochemical industry, and local enforcement agencies. MARSEC consultants possess a core experience in maritime safety and security, environmental compliance and response, investigations, incident command, third party vessel examinations, and training. MARSEC has acquired agency approval on hundreds of jobs over the last six years such as Facility and Vessel Security Assessment Reports, Facility and Vessel Security Plans, plan amendments, TWIC re-designations, response plans, operation manuals, and Alternative Hull Examinations.
David E. Majors,Vice-President, Midwest Region Operations
David Majors is a native of Stockton, Illinois, where he joined the United States Coast Guard in 1976. David served in Duluth, MN, Morro Bay, CA, Michigan City, IN, Manistee, MI, New York, NY, and Chicago, IL, conducting search and rescue and ship operations, managing fleet construction and maintenance projects, performing Marine Inspections, and training Marine Inspectors. During his Coast Guard career David served primarily as a Senior Marine Inspector. Holding all three major qualifications; Machinery, Hull, and Drydock, he was typically assigned to those foreign and domestic vessel inspections requiring the highest degree of Inspection skills and knowledge. David also acted as the Public Affairs Officer for MSO (later MSU) Chicago over a period of four years. David received numerous awards during his Coast Guard career, including one Commendation Medal and three Achievement Medals. His expertise and management skills were instrumental in MSO Chicago placing within the top three commands (in their class) in three tries, including one first-place finish, in the Coast Guard’s annual Public Affairs competition. As a charter member of the Chicago “Christmas Ship” philanthropic event, his Public Affairs team attained national news coverage from all major TV networks for the event.
In 2006, David retired from the Coast Guard and joined MARSEC Corporation where he serves as the Vice-President, Midwest Region. Since that time, he has drafted over two undred Facility and Vessel Security Plans. He also routinely performs annual security audits, and is MARSEC’s primary creator of Maritime Security Exercise scripts. Finally, David is a qualified instructor for, and performs the bulk of maintenance on, MARSEC’s USCG/MARAD/DNV-Approved Vessel, Company, and Facility Security Officer Course and other MARSEC Corporation Courses derived from it, ensuring they remain current and vital instruction tools.
David and his wife Amy, have four children and six grandchildren. They make their home in LaPorte, Indiana.
Areas of expertise
- Maritime Safety and Security
- Vessel Inspections
- Public Affairs and Risk Communication
Robert L. Seale III, Vice-President Gulf Coast Operations
In December 2002, Rob retired from active duty service in the United States Coast Guard completing a highly successful career spanning more than 22 years. During his service, he attained the rank of Lieutenant and received numerous commendations and awards. These citations included the Coast Guard Commendation Medal (two awards) and the Coast Guard Achievement Medal, among many others. Rob has trained over one thousand Vessel and Facility Security Officers. While in the Coast Guard, he received extensive training and qualifications in the following areas:
· Marine Investigator, including:
o Marine Casualty Investigations,
o Marine Violation Investigations, and
o Suspension and Revocation Investigations;
·Port Operations Specialist, including:
o Pollution Response,
o Contingency Planning,
o Waterways Safety,
o Port Safety and Security; and
·12 years as Quartermaster (QM):
o As a QM, Rob served aboard two CG Cutters, serving as Chief of Operations aboard the USCGC CHINCOTEAGUE (WPB-1320),
o He had various specialty assignments including Search and Rescue Planning, Army Corps of Engineer Permit Review (for new installations along the Mississippi River – New Orleans District), and 8th CG District Aids to Navigation Positioning Trainer.
His experience upon retirement from the Coast Guard included 2-½ years as the Assistant Manager of C-Port Environmental Group (CPEG). CPEG was Edison Chouest Offshore’s regulatory and compliance arm for shoreside environmental and security matters.
Mary Jo Lally
Mary Jo is MARSEC’s quality assurance officer. She has over 15 years experience in quality control in the public sector.
Patrick Lally, Vice President