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Paul Hankins

Paul Hankins

Director, Salvage Operations & Ocean Engineering, US Navy
Paul Hankins has over 30 years of experience in the marine industry and has participated in countless national level salvage and oil spill response operations and exercises. He has held positions with the Navy Supervisor of Salvage; with SERVS Alyeska in Valdez, Alaska; as Deputy Director of Maritime and Land Security at the U.S. Transportation Security Administration; and as president of the joint venture Donjon-SMIT, one of the five Salvage and Marine Fire Fighting Resource Provider networks, from 2005 to 2011. He is currently serving as Director of Salvage Operations and Ocean Engineering. Hankins graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981 with a Bachelors of Science in Naval Architecture and subsequently earned a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from George Washington University in 1991. Listen in as he talks about salvage, response and everything in between.