LT Vincente Carreon is a technical advisor for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Outer Continental Shelf National Center of Expertise (OCSNCOE) in Morgan City, LA. He is a subject matter expert in the areas of Offshore Supply Vessels (OSVs), Industrial Vessels, and Dive Support Vessels. LT Carreon assists with creation and review of Coast Guard policy, regulations and standards related to the OCS. He also develops inspector qualification standards for OSVs.
Prior to the NCOE, LT Carreon was selected to participate in the USCG’s Merchant Marine Industry Training (MMIT) program where he completed a six month executive management internship with a global classification society and offshore crane inspection organization. Areas of focus for the internship included Safety Management/Document of Compliance audits, execution of the Alternate Compliance Program for our nation’s OSV fleet and training & certification standards for offshore crane operators and technicians.
LT Carreon’s Marine Inspections tours include Flag State Control Branch Chief at Sector Corpus Christi and Apprentice Marine Inspector at Marine Safety Unit Morgan City (including service in the OCS Inspections Branch as a Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit and Production Facility Inspector). Operational tours as an Avionics Electrical Technician include HU-25 Falcon Sensor System Operator conducting search and rescue/counter narcotic operations at Air Station Corpus Christi and Command Suite Operator for Department and agency executive travel at Air Station Washington D.C.
LT Carreon is a 2002 U.S. Coast Guard Recruit Basic Training graduate and a 2012 graduate of U.S. Coast Guard Officer Candidate School, holding an Associates in Applied Electronic Studies from Thomas Edison State University. His personal awards include the Coast Guard Commendation medal (2), Coast Guard Achievement medal (3) and numerous other personal, team, and unit awards.
LT Carreon is originally from Boise, Idaho and currently lives in Houma, Louisiana with his wife and four kids.