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LCDR Judson Wheeler
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Engineering Department
15 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320
(860) 701-6521
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Instructor
Department of Engineering
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

LCDR Judson Wheeler graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Upon graduation, LCDR Wheeler served as Damage Control Assistant and Deck Watch Officer on USCGC Mohawk (WMEC 713) out of Key West, Florida. In 2006, LCDR Wheeler served as the Navigator and Senior Deck Watch Officer on USS Howard (DDG 83) out of San Diego, California. 

In 2008, LCDR Wheeler was selected for post graduate study under the Marine Safety Directorate and attended the University of New Orleans where he earned a Master of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. 

Following graduate school in 2010, LCDR Wheeler was assigned to the Coast Guard Marine Safety Center (MSC) in Washington, D.C. As a MSC staff engineer, he reviewed and approved vessel design plans for small U.S. commercial passenger vessels and as the Assistant Chief of the Tank Vessel and Offshore Division he approved engineering plans for mobile offshore drilling units, offshore supply vessels, barges and related U.S. assets. Additionally, he served on the MSC’s Salvage Engineering Response Team (SERT), a group of engineers that provide vessel salvage engineering support to Coast Guard field units. 

In 2013, LCDR Wheeler transferred to Sector New Orleans’ Prevention Department. As the Assistant Chief of Port State Control, he supervised one of the largest and most diverse inspection offices in the country, conducting 1,200+ vessel examinations per year in a port that manages the movement of 5,000+ foreign vessels in and out of port each year. 

LCDR Wheeler reported to the Coast Guard Academy in June 2016.  

  • M.S.E., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering., University of New Orleans, 2010
  • B.S., Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, May 2004

Courses Taught:
  • Marine Casualty Response
  • Ship and Maritime Systems
  • Principles of Ship Design