Captain Allan Post    

Allan-Post.jpgDeputy Superintendent, Texas A&M Maritime Academy,
Executive Director of Marine Education Support and Safety Operations,
Texas A&M University at Galveston
(409) 740-4477

Since 2009, Captain Allan F. Post has served the Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) as its Executive Director of Marine Education Support and Safety Operations. In 2019, he assumed additional responsibilities as the Deputy Superintendent of the Texas A&M Maritime Academy, reporting directly to the TAMUG Chief Operations Officer and Academy Superintendent.

As a member of the University and Academy leadership team, Captain Post directs a diverse team of professionals dedicated to maritime operations, overseeing the federal training ship, research and academic vessels, and the USCG-approved cadet licensing program. While at Texas A&M, he has guided several large construction projects, including shoreline stabilization following Hurricane Ike, the Clipper Pier service life extension, and marina construction.

He currently serves as the owner's representative supporting the construction of the forthcoming Lone Star State pier and shoreside infrastructure project on campus. Throughout his maritime education and operations career, Captain Post steered the team for four newbuild vessels, including large and small passenger vessels, and has overseen the refit of several others.

Starting with his appointment in 2019, Captain Post has been closely involved with the State Maritime Consortium, TAMU government relations, and the Texas Congressional delegation in their successful efforts to lobby for federal funding to construct a fleet of training ships and the related shoreside infrastructure needs.

In addition to his maritime responsibilities, Captain Post also leads the Galveston Campus' emergency operations, serving as its emergency management coordinator.  He successfully led the response efforts for the evacuation and reconstitution of Hurricanes Harvey and Laura and the historic 2021 ice storm. 

Captain Post is an alumnus of the State University of New York Maritime College with Bachelor of Science degrees in Meteorology and Oceanography (1997). 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, and a Third Mate unlimited tonnage upon oceans. He graduated from the University of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs Governor's Executive Development Program (2013) and the Texas A&M University Master of Maritime Business Administration program (2016).

In 2017, TAMUG bestowed Captain Post with the exclusive William Paul Ricker Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement of a Staff Member in honor of his extraordinary leadership at the Galveston Campus.

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