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Chief Marine Science Technician Jessica L. Snyder

Chief Marine Science Technician Jessica L. SnyderChief Marine Science Technician Jessica L. Snyder recently returned from a Title 10 deployment with the Redeployment Assistance Inspection Detachment (RAID) serving in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait. Chief Petty Officer Snyder served as a Container and Hazmat Inspector deploying to Forward Operating Bases throughout CENTCOM. In this position she provided technical expertise to the U.S. Army 595th Transportation Brigade in the redeployment of containers and equipment containing hazardous materials. As a reservist at Sector New York, Petty Officer Snyder currently serves as a Facility and Container Inspector in the Safety and Security Operations Department.

Previously, Chief Petty Officer Snyder volunteered for an 8 month deployment in support of Operation Deepwater Horizon. She served as the Lead Petty Officer on a Contract Monitoring Team and Emergency Response Team. She provided monitoring of clean up operations along the Mississippi coastline and barrier islands. She has attended numerous training schools including Marine Science Technician “A” School, Seaport Security Antiterrorism Training School, Explosive Handling Supervisor School, CITAT Defense Transportation Assistance Course, U.S. Army Combat Lifesaver Course, and U.S. Army A-25 Training Course. Chief Petty Officer Snyder has obtained Marine Safety qualifications as a Facility Inspector and a Container Inspector.

Chief Petty Officer Snyder is an Honor Graduate of Monmouth University holding a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. She is currently attending American Military University pursuing a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy and Management. In her civilian career, she is a Hazardous Materials Investigator with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

Chief Petty Officer Snyder’s awards include the Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Coast Guard Unit Commendation, Coast Guard Reserve Good Conduct, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Coast Guard Special Operations Service Ribbon, Coast Guard Overseas Service Ribbon, two Armed Forces Reserve Medals, Nomination for the Douglas Munro Inspirational Leadership Award in 2011, Redeployment Assistance Inspection Detachment Sailor of the Quarter in January 2012, Coast Guard 5th District Sailor of the Year Award for 2011, and selection as the Coast Guard Reserve Person of the Year for 2011.

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