SOURCE: O'Brien's Response Management

O'Brien's Response Management

May 25, 2011 19:11 ET

US Coast Guard Former National Strike Force Commander to Join O'Brien's Response Management

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - May 25, 2011) - O'Brien's Response Management is pleased to announce that Captain Roderick Walker, United States Coast Guard (Retired), is joining O'Brien's as Manager, Consulting Services.

Walker joins O'Brien's after 30 years on active duty in the US Coast Guard where he served in numerous challenging positions of increasing authority and responsibility. Walker most recently served as Commander, National Strike Force/Commanding Officer, National Strike Force Coordination Center, where he was in charge of supervising, equipping, training and deploying more than 200 incident management response experts to oil and/or hazardous materials spill incidents, national special security events and natural disasters world-wide. Walker recently served as Chief of Staff to the Federal On-Scene Coordinator during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Other roles filled by Walker include Deputy Commander/Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, Sector San Diego, CA; where he guided search and rescue, maritime law enforcement, commercial vessel safety, port security, federal maritime security, and federal on-scene coordination for pollution response in a military strategic port. He also served as Executive Officer, Marine Safety Office, Port Arthur, TX where he executed maritime safety, security and waterways management oversight activities for a port that is home to 25% of the nation's oil refineries and 80 petrochemical and liquefied natural gas facilities, amongst other positions.

A 1981 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, where he earned a Bachelor's Degree, Walker's career also included multiple Coast Guard field and staff tours including assistant department head, contingency planner, department head, branch and section chief. Walker later earned a Master's Degree from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, CA.

"Roderick Walker is joining O'Brien's at a time of increased demand on preparation, planning and compliance for the marine and petrochemical industry. Application of his experience and expertise in plans, training, exercises and actual responses as he manages our consulting group will provide great benefits for our clients," said Tim Perkins, CEO of O'Brien's Response Management. "We're very pleased to have Roderick join a company that above all, prides itself on a culture of service to its clients," Perkins added.

O'Brien's Response Management is a leading provider of crisis and emergency response services that helps clients achieve maximum resiliency by enabling them to Prepare, Respond, Communicate and Recover.

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