Capt. Allan Post
Executive Director of Waterfront Operations
Captain Allan Post has been with Texas A&M University at Galveston for four years as Waterfront Operations Director, Dive Safety Administrative Director, and Campus Emergency Response Coordinator. He currently serves as the interim director of the Center For Marine Training and Safety
Capt. Post is a 1997 graduate of the State University of New York Maritime College with Bachelor of Science degrees in Meteorology and Oceanography with concentrations in marine forecasting and weather routing for ships at sea. He holds numerous maritime licenses including a Master 1600 ton inland and Great Lakes motor or steam vessels license, a Master (Non-Navigating) Passenger Carrying Barges license, GMDSS operator/maintainer license and a Third Mate motor or steam vessels unlimited tonnage upon any ocean or sea licenses. He is a recent graduate of the Governor's Executive Development Program class 2013 with the Lyndon Johnson School of Public Affairs at the Univerisity of Texas at Austin.
Capt. Post’s certifications include Advanced Fire Fighting, Bulk Cargo Storage, Hazmat Handling and Storage, Inert Gas and Crude Oil Wash, First Aid and CPR with AED. He is an instructor for Texas Parks and Wildlife Safe Boating. Capt. Post is also a National Weather Service Skywarn weather spotter and FEMA Incident Command System Certified.
Capt. Post joins TAMUG from Star Fleet Entertainment Yachts in Kemah, Texas where he served as the Director of Operations and Development/ Port Captain. At Star Fleet he was in charge of a fast paced daily operations of charter boat and dinner cruise company which generated upward of $3 million a year in revenue. One of his proudest accomplishments at Star Fleet was leading the mitigation of the Star Fleet facilities prior to Hurricane Ike. Capt. Post contracted naval architects to design and install a hurricane mitigation system for the marina and company – a system that worked as designed with no operational loss during Hurricane Ike.
At TAMUG, Capt. Post is responsible for the daily management of waterfront operations including all research, training/teaching, recreational, outreach vessels and non-TAMUG vessels moored in the TAMUG Small Boat Basin and the Texas Clipper dock facility; vessel scheduling; booking and invoicing of boat trips. He is also in charge of the Dive Safety Program ensuring that all underwater evolutions are carried out in the safest manner possible in accordance with University Procedures and best industry practices. His latest role is that of Campus Emergency Response Coordinator. In that role he is responsible for the planning and practicing of campus wide emergency response as well as acting as the Incident Commander for campus emergencies.
Capt. Post is currently enrolled at TAMUG in the Master’s program for Maritime Administration and Logistics with an expected graduation in May of 2015. Capt. Post is a direct report to the TAMUG Chief Executive Officer and will work closely with the Waterfront Operations Board, Dive Safety Officer and Campus Health and Safety Director to carry out the mission of the University.