Edmond R. Morris, U.S.C.G. Ret.

Edmond R. Morris, U.S.C.G. Ret.

National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy Advisory Board

Mr. Morris is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, class of 1974.  He holds a M.A. degree in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University, and originally hails from Wadesboro, North Carolina.  Mr. Morris sailed as Operations Officer on two coastal buoy tenders.  He is currently the Port Security Officer for Sector St. Petersburg, responsible for the west coast of Florida.

Other relevant assignments and career activities include:

1985 - 1987 Secondment to the International Maritime Organization. Duties included cruise ship security in the Caribbean Basin following terrorist takeover of the S. S. ACHILLE LAURO.
1987 - 1991 Chief, Port Safety and Security School. Responsible for training all US Coast Guard personnel with Port Security duties, including Port Security Units deploying in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
1991 – 1994 Alternate Captain of the Port, Anchorage, Alaska.
2002 – 2004 Team leader for congressionally mandated Port Security Assessment Team following 911 terrorist attacks.
2004 - Current Port Security Specialist for Coast Guard Sector St. Petersburg, Fl with AOR from Tallahassee to Naples, FL.
2010 - Current USCG Sector Coordinator of 2012 RNC security activities.


Training & Certificates:

  • Counter Terrorism School, US A Military Police School
  • Dynamics of International Terrorism Course, USAF Special Operations School, Hurlburt Field, FL
  • ASIS certification: Certified Protection Professional
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Officer License: Master, Oceans NMT 3000 gross tons; Third Mate, Oceans, any gross tons.