Hazardous Waste Manager Evals
As the Assistant to the Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) Coordinator for Kuwait Detachment 56.7.3, CM3 Kapp provided unparalleled support to the HAZMAT Program. He coordinated with the EXELIS HAZMAT Inspection Team to dispose of more than 500 gallons and 36 types of hazardous waste. This included the cleaning, organizing, and labeling of 6 HAZMAT storage lockers and a total revision of the MSDS binder. His attention to detail resulted in a proper inventory and issue log of 56 different types of hazardous material and the generation of a local Environmental Handbook that streamlined local HAZMAT operations. These achievements prompted a grade of EXCELLENT from the EXELIS inspection team.
LED 152 HAZMAT PETTY OFFICERS ACCROSS 69 WORK CENTERS AND EXPEDITED 268 REQUISITIONS VALUED AT $600K. MANAGED AND TRACKED 557 LINE ITEMS AND PROVIDED EFFECTIVE TRAINING DURING THE COMMAND'S MONTHLY HAZMAT MEETINGS AND EMERGENCY SPILL DRILLS AND PROCEDURES, GREATLY ENHANCING THE COMMAND'S KNOWLEDGE ON SAFETY AND HAZMAT PROCEDURES.
Hazardous Waste Leading Petty Officer. ABH2 Michaels is a top performer and leader who stands head and shoulders above his peers. While working in Recycling, his ability and work ethic in collecting, sorting, and selling recyclable materials increased the Department's annual revenue to $30,000, up 70% over last year and garnered recognition from BUMED external inspection team. He assembled, packed and delivered 3,500 pounds of recycled batteries in less than three months, surpassing all previous years' goals. Assigned as the primary Hazardous Material Waste supervisor, ABH2 Michaels safely inspected, stored and transported over 200 containers of hazardous waste with zero mishaps. This resulted in decreased hazardous waste disposal and saved the command more than $10,000 in associated costs.
AS THE BASE HAZMAT COORDINATOR, PETTY OFFICER MICHAELS CONSTRUCTED A HAZMAT PROGRAM WHICH QUALIFIED 25 PERSONNEL IN HAZARDOUS MATERIAL DISPOSAL AND COLLECTIONS, UPDATED MORE THAN 45 MSDS SHEETS, AND MANAGED THE DEPARTMENT HAZMAT USER LIST.
Under his leadership, Petty Officer Kline greatly enhanced the Detachment's mission in Hazardous Materials Operations. During his tenure, Petty Officer Kline used his vast expertise as a HAZMAT expert for the Nassau County Police Department to greatly improve the Department's proficiency. Always taking the initiative, Petty Officer Kline coordinated with various civilian agencies from Department of Homeland Security to the New York State Fire Academy to provide the Navy with relevant and real world training such as Incident Command Systems, Terrorism Awareness, and Hazardous Materials Response. This training would later benefit the Navy's ability to instruct multi-national students during Operation TRADEWINDS. In addition, Petty Officer Kline revised an interactive training curriculum to benefit the Carribean Nation students on HAZMAT operations. Petty Officer Kline's winning combination of interactive classroom instruction and hands-on practice in aspects of HAZMAT such as Confined Space Operations, Chemical Identification, and Rope Rescue increased readiness and ensured a 100% graduation rate for over 250 students from various Carribean countries and secured their ability to successfully combat future disasters.
He ensured the highest level of accountability during the receipt, stowage, and transfer of over 12,000 gallons of hazardous material/waste generated in support of maintaining an elite submarine force.
Focused on streamlining standard operating procedures, he coordinated with NSA Bahrain Hazardous Material Center to decrease wait time for oil, petroleum, and lubricants. His initiative helped dramatically improve the program and increase compliance with proper disposal procedures, contributing to the 100% passing rate NSA Bahrain earned during its annual inspection.