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Bryson Jacobs, M.S., Lieutenant Commander, USCG

Bryson JacobsLCDR Bryson Jacobs received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the Coast Guard Academy in 2007. He served as the Electronics and Electrical Systems Assistant, Damage Control Assistant, and Auxiliary Machinery Division Officer aboard CGC Healy before attending graduate school at the University of Maryland in College Park, from which he received a Master of Science in Fire Protection Engineering. LCDR Jacobs also served as a staff engineer at the Coast Guard Marine Safety Center, was a participant of the Merchant Marine Industry Training Program at NASSCO Shipyard in San Diego, California, and performed the duties of a Commercial Vessel Marine Inspector and Port State Control Supervisor at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles – Long Beach. LCDR Jacobs is a registered Professional Engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia. His academic research areas of interest are renewable energy harvesting from diffuse natural sources, minimal impact water collection and treatment in arid climates, and optimal resource management for lightweight fire suppression systems.


  • M.S., Fire Protection Engineering, A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
  • B.S., Civil Engineering with High Honors, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut

Courses Taught

  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Ships and Maritime Systems


  • Captain Charles A. McAllister Memorial Award, May 2007
  • Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Award for Proficiency in Civil Engineering, May 2007
  • The Moles, an association of individuals engaged in heavy construction, Student Award, November 2006

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers
  • Fire Protection Engineering Honorary Society of the Salamander

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