Deputy Chief, Emergency Response Division, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Mr. Dix is currently the Deputy Chief of the Emergency Response Division in NOAA’s National Ocean Service. He retired from the U. S. Coast Guard having served at Marine Safety Office Puget Sound as Chief of Operations and its last Executive Officer; he became a plankowner and the first Deputy Commander of Sector Seattle.
Prior tours in the Coast Guard include deputy Marine Safety branch chief at Training Center Yorktown, Chief of Port Safety at Marine Safety Office San Francisco Bay, chemistry instructor at the Coast Guard Academy, and inspector at Marine Safety Office Hampton Roads. He holds a BS in Chemistry from Colorado State University, an MA in Chemistry and an MBA from the College of William & Mary, and is a Certified Emergency Manager.