Captain Mark Hensley
A 1970 graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, Mark has sailed as Master/Pilot on coastwise and foreign voyages for more than 10 years on vessels up to 265 M D.W.T. (VLCC Class). Mark teaches STCW Basic Training and Lifeboatman courses.
Captain James Orsini
A graduate of the California Maritime Academy, Jim is the lead instructor at the modern, environmentally-clean Fire Fighting facility, located on Treasure Island, San Francisco Bay. Captain Orsini has more than 25 years of experience teaching marine fire fighting, and is an expert in the techniques of preventing and extinguishing shipboard fires.
Commander John M. Ostrander
John has over 26 years of experience in increasingly responsible positions planning and executing complex military exercises as well as leading commercial software systems engineering projects of up to $150 million. His extensive transportation and government procurement experience was a critical asset in successfully executing multiple successful foreign deployments. He has a unique ability to evaluate site conditions and unique physical parameters, and he is sensitive to global and local cultural and business environments. His background includes service with both the US Coast Guard and the US Navy.
Commander Ostrander's reserve assignments included the following: 1) Joint unit - Military Traffic Management Command 102; 2) Supply units - Aviation Supply Office 202 (now the Naval Inventory Control Point - Aviation) and Commanding Officer of the Fleet Industrial Supply Center Yokosuka Unit 222; 3) Line units – COMNAVSURFLANT and COMNAVFORJAPAN; and 4) Expeditionary units - Logistics Officer of Harbor Defense Command Unit 111 and Executive Officer of Strategic Automated Logistics Transmission System Unit 104.
His exercise experience has taken him to the shores of many nations on three continents including: The United Kingdom, Norway, Japan, Republic of Korea, and Hawaii.
He has been involved in providing maritime security consulting services to both governmental agencies and private industry. He is the primary Maritime Security course developer in the Sponsored Projects and Extended Learning Department, as well as an instructor. In addition to his Maritime Security duties at Cal Maritime, John is a part-time Certificated Flight Instructor.
David provides instruction in CPR and First Aid. He is an expert paramedic with extensive experience in first aid and disaster preparedness. He has been responsible for the First Aid Training Program conducted for the San Francisco Bar Pilots and will also provide training in our STCW Basic Safety Training and Elementary First Aid course.
Bruce G. Clark, P.G., R.E.A.
Captain, USCGR (ret)
Captain Bruce G. Clark has served as Director of Maritime Security at the California Maritime Academy since July 15, 2005. He previously served nine years as Vice President for Operations at CEI MARITIME, a subsidiary of CHOW ENGINEERING, INC. in Oakland, CA. Bruce's civilian experience includes over 25 years as an engineering professional with an emphasis on engineering and construction design/build, structural infrastructure and environmental remediation and mitigation projects throughout the United States. His 26 years of active duty and reserve component military experience with the US Coast Guard, while jointly attached to the US Navy for 8 years, includes field level, senior supervisory, command, and command staff assignments in marine safety, environmental protection, and port security/harbor defense missions both inside and outside of the continental United States. His civilian activities and responsibilities since February 2003 included program development for the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo, CA, on the design, management and support of CMA's MARSECON 04 maritime security conference and MARSEC-TiP 04 vessel security exercise demonstration project, both conducted in 2004. This program included a series of workshops offered in a train the trainer” setting that explore various means and methods of attaining MTSA and ISPS Code requirements, while also balancing cost and continuity of business issues. Most recently at CMA, Bruce was the project officer for logistical management and execution of the TSA/USCG PortSTEP maritime security exercise conducted in August of 2005 in San Francisco Bay as the first test of a national program to validate Area Maritime Security Plans in 40 critical U.S. ports. Bruce is the instructor for the CMA Facility Security Officer and Vessel Security Officer courses.
Captain Michael E. Noonan
Michael graduated from California Maritime Academy (CMA) in 1973. He is currently licensed as Master, Any Gross Tons, Oceans, with Unlimited Radar Observer and ARPA. He has thirty years experience on crude and product tankers, breakbulk, bulk carriers, underway replenishment, and research vessels, with sixteen years as Master. Michael provides instruction in Radar Plotting, ARPA, Bridge Resource Management and undergraduate watchkeeping courses. He is an Adjunct faculty member in the Maritime Transportation Department, California Maritime Academy. He has attended the Train the Trainer course at Star Center, Dania, FL and Strategies for Leading, Learning, and Collaboration Training Course at California Maritime Academy and is U.S. Coast Guard certified as a Radar/ARPA and Bridge Resource Management Instructor. Captain Noonan has extensive experience in ship simulator operation and scenario design and implementation as well as in instruction for ship simulator classes.