LCDR Jarrod DeWitz

United States
MBA International Management, Columbia Southern University
B.Sc. Logistics and Intermodal Transportation, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy


Third Mate License - Unlimited Gross Tonnage
Port State Control Officer
Flag State Inspector
ISO 9001 Lead Auditor


Lieutenant Commander Jarrod DeWitz is currently a lecturer at the World Maritime University, assigned on behalf of the U. S. Coast Guard. 

He previously served as a U.S. Flag state marine inspector at Sector Puget Sound; Seattle, Washington.  In this capacity, he conducted safety and security compliance inspections for a fleet of 500+ vessels.  During his time, he assumed liaison responsibilities with the Washington State Ferries, the largest U.S. ferry system, reviewing and addressing a multitude of safety and security issues.  Additionally, he oversaw new construction and major modification projects at numerous shipyards in the region, from barges to high speed craft and large passenger ferries.

In 2007, Lieutenant Commander DeWitz was assigned to U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters where he specialized in program policy for commercial compliance of domestic vessels.  His efforts to implement the 'Civilian Apprentice Marine Inspector' program established a foundation in which congressional recognition was received for improving the baseline competency of a U.S. Coast Guard marine inspector. He managed a highly prestigious National Environmental Award program attended by maritime industry leaders along with the U.S. Coast Guard Commandant. Additionally, Lieutenant Commander DeWitz was assigned to Marine Safety Office Miami in 2003 where he held positions including Assistant Chief of Port Operations, Field Office Supervisor, and Command Duty Officer.

Lieutenant Commander DeWitz is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York, earning a Bachelor of Science in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation.  He has also earned a Masters of Business Administration in International Management from Columbia Southern University.