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Marine Logistics Secretary

Gettysburg, PA
October 26, 2022

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Michael A. Sokolowski


U.S. Navy Veteran


Recognized expert in industrial hygiene, safety, occupational health, and environmental matters, demonstrated through a 30+ year career, designing, developing, implementing, and providing oversight of safety and occupational health programs. In-depth experience developing and executing training and programs for large scale operations and platforms with real-life occupational safety expertise. An authority on providing direction worldwide to the Department of the Navy (DON) Environmental and Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene and Safety programs. In depth experience and knowledge identifying and mitigating safety and health hazards and implementing risk management procedures in a full range of workplace environments and facilities. Extensive experience developing and implementing programs to increase the readiness level and reduce mishaps and exposures of U.S. military and civilian personnel, as well as the private sector. Recognized as an exceptionally keen and multi-talented problem solver who is a dynamic and magnetic leader with extraordinary diplomacy and communication skills. EXPERTISE

• Leadership: The energy, integrity, and persuasive communication skills required to direct initiatives with critical international impact.

• Budget and Planning: The analytical ability and judgment to allocate resources and develop and flawlessly execute an annual fiscal program that ensures the integrity of the company's critical assets.

• Program Management and Analysis: The front-line experience and perspective gained from developing and managing comprehensive safety, health, and environmental programs for the business sector, military industrial operations, as well as high visibility U.S. military campaigns.

• Training Development and Delivery: The vision, drive, and analytical skills needed to plan, develop, implement, and evaluate next generation safety, health, and industrial hygiene programs and strategies, while providing oversite of corporate policies, strategic initiatives, procedures, and government regulations.


Safety Health and Environmental (SHE) Manager, Combat Mission Systems, BAE Systems, Phoenix, AZ

(April 2019 – June 2022)

Managed the organization’s safety, health and environmental programs and procedures to safeguard employees and the surrounding community ensuring the facility’s compliance with all regulatory requirements. Conducted health program evaluations in industrial areas to identify, evaluate, recognize, and eliminate occupational health and environmental exposures or stressors arising in or from the workplace. Provided oversight and guidance to production management. Identified workplace hazards and conditions and conducted area evaluations to ensure that possible workplace hazards and exposures were mitigated. Provided guidance and requirements to ensure that engineering controls, machine guarding, job work-rotation plans, JSA’s and SHE training were implemented and evaluated annually.

Safety Health and Environmental (SHE) Training Manager, Platform and Services, BAE Systems, York, PA

(Aug 2016 – April 2019)

Provided guidance on issues related to SHE training across the Platform and Services sector. Worked closely with key stakeholders in the performance of their primary duties and responsibilities. Developed and implemented strategic and tactical objectives around SHE training and competencies. Developed new, and revised existing safety, health, and environmental policies and procedures to maintain compliance. Commanding Officer (O-6), 2nd Medical Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, Camp Lejeune, NC

(Sept 2013 – Nov 2015)

Mission to provide medical support to the II Marine Expeditionary Force during combat operations and to ensure the readiness of the medical personnel and equipment needed to deploy on short notice to meet warfighter needs in any environment. Coordinated global medical logistics planning and operations for highly mobile teams of health care professionals operating in urban, rural, and remote settings and delivering exceptional health care and emergency trauma life support services. Provided leadership, vision, and support for the over 700 Sailors and Marines assigned to the 2nd Medical Battalion, as well as for 600+ Health Service Augmentation Personnel (HSAPs) completing Pre- deployment Training Program (PTP) each year in preparation for Navy and Marine operational formations in South America, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, including Afghanistan and Iraq. Oversaw the management and performance of all 2nd Medical Battalion medical support programs, facilities, and activities, including training development and delivery, medical support for U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) activities, maintenance, motor pool and all safety and environmental operations.

Deputy Force Surgeon (O-6), Force Medical; Commander, Naval Forces Europe/Commander, Naval Forces Africa/Commander/U.S. Sixth Fleet (Naples, Italy) (Jul 2011 – Aug 2013) Oversaw the execution of health service operations; patient care and movement; medical planning; medical training design, delivery, and exercises; logistics; administrative functions; and crisis response planning for highly distributed U.S. Navy operations in the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and African Areas of Responsibilities (AORs). This included the overall medical and healthcare support for over 11,500 US Navy and civilian personnel and their dependents, including daily fleet medical operations. Senior Intelligence Officer/Acquisition Logistics Technology Lead (O-6), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Washington, D.C. (Feb 2009 – Jun 2010)

Provided unsurpassed intelligence support and directed the production and distribution of intelligence to senior Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Executive Officials and Senior Service Chiefs in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Led five analysts in support of Office of Secretary of Defense

(OSD) and Joint Staff Leadership with planning and policy formation. Served as the primary intelligence briefer for senior flag and general officers and DoD civilian equivalents regarding chemical, biological, radiological, and environmental exposure hazards to forward deployed military and civilian personnel. Served as the point man for intelligence support to the Office of Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff and Service Surgeons General in the planning stages of Operation Unified Response in the immediate aftermath of the devastating January 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

Senior intelligence Officer & Environmental Health Analyst (O-6), National Center for Medical Intelligence, Fort Detrick, MD (Oct 2006 – Feb 2009)

Planned, managed, and delivered DoD environmental health intelligence for 11 Asian countries. Prepared and produced finished intelligence on worldwide infectious disease occurrence, environmental health risk, civilian and military health care systems and infrastructure, and medical science and technology. Provided expert analysis support for joint U.S. military and humanitarian operations, national policy development, and a $1.1B DoD chemical/biological research program. Deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and served as the Operations Management Branch, Chief, Multinational Force, Iraq. Fostered key relationships with Joint Staff and Department of State, to include unprecedented use of DIA and non-DOD intelligence products. Director of Ancillary Services (O-5) U. S. Naval Hospital Keflavik, Iceland (May 2003 –Sept 2006) Provided administrative leadership of five departments, including Industrial Hygiene, Preventive Medicine, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy and Immunizations, and the Medical Laboratory. Designed, implemented, and managed health, exercise, and education maintenance programs for active-duty service members and their dependents. Designed and executed multiple training programs and exercises for medical professionals assign to Hospital Keflavik, including Chemical-Biological Warfare training and competitions. Officer in Charge, Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Services (O-5) 3rd Force Service Support Group, Okinawa, Japan (April 2000 – May 2003)

Directly responsible for safety and health of 5200 Marines and Sailors assigned to 3rd FSSG and provided guidance to 40 battalion safety and environmental managers to ensure compliance with safety objectives and policies. Consultant to Flag and Commanding Officers, and Host Nation officials throughout the Western Pacific during period of heightened international visibility. EDUCATION

• Master of Science, Environmental Health (Emphasis in Industrial Hygiene), Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523

• Master of Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA 17013

• Master of Arts, National Security and Strategic Studies, U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI 02841

• Bachelor of Science, Occupational Health & Fire Science Technology, Madonna University, Livonia, MI 48250

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