Senior Chief Marine Science Technician
Trevor Hughes was born and raised in Portland, ME where he spent most of his youth sailing around the islands of Casco Bay. After a few years of studying geology in northern Nova Scotia, he enlisted in the Coast Guard where his career led him to complete a BS in Environmental Science from American Military University.
In his current position, Trevor’s primary responsibility is to train officers along with enlisted members of the Coast Guard on policies and procedures pertaining to the execution of the Coast Guard’s marine safety mission. As the Senior Chief responsible for the training and development of all Coast Guard waterway managers, pollution responders, and federal on-scene coordinators, he has a unique opportunity to influence the next generation of environmental leaders and advocates. On occasion, Trevor also travels overseas to provide incident
management training to our partners within the international maritime community.
During his 14 years of active duty, Trevor has traveled to seven different countries, including Antarctica, and has been able to find a niche within the environmental response field. He has served in the Coast Guard’s incident command structure during response operations for Deepwater Horizon oil spill of national significance, the Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, as well as numerous local responses. Additionally, he was the Safety Officer during the Coast Guard’s response to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.