MERPAC Seeks Applicants

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Coast Guard is actively seeking applications for appointment to the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC). MERPAC gives advice and makes recommendations to the Coast Guard on matters pertinent to all personnel in the maritime industry, such as training, licensing, and certification and the on-going reorganization at the National Maritime Center.  Travel costs for attending the committee meetings are covered by the Coast Guard. 

Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. EDT on July 15, 2009.  A copy of the application form, as well as this notice, is available in our online docket, USCG–2009–0325, at www.regulations.gov. Send your completed application, along with a personal resume, to the Assistant DFO at the street address above. For further information contact Mr. Mark Gould, Assistant to DFO of MERPAC; telephone 202–372–1409 or email mark.c.gould@uscg.mil.


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