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Friday, April 26, 2019

Professional Speaker Series Featuring LCDR Barbara Wilk

11:30 AM - 01:00 PM Central Standard Time

Norfolk Yacht & Country Club
7001 Hampton Boulevard Regency Room
Norfolk , VA , 23505

You are cordially invited to attend the Women's Transportation Seminar (WTS) Hampton Roads Chapter Professional Speaker Series Luncheon featuring LCDR Barbara Wilk, Assessor in the Coast Guard’s International Port Security Program.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 

Please join us for our May Speaker Series Luncheon featuring LCDR Barbara Wilk, Assessor in the Coast Guard’s International Port Security Program

Registration and networking starts at 11:30 am, the program begins at 12 noon.

LCDR Barbara Wilk

Lieutenant Commander Barbara Wilk is an assessor for the International Port Security Program at the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area in Portsmouth, Virginia. Serving as the Head of Delegation for Coast Guard teams, she conducts assessments of foreign ports to determine the effectiveness of anti-terrorism measures and implementation of international port security standards by U.S. maritime trading partners.

LCDR Wilk graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 2001with a Bachelor of Science in Government. Her early assignments were in Portsmouth, New Hampshire aboard the Coast Guard RELIANCE as a Deck Watch officer and then the U.S. Coast Guard First District, Boston, Massachusetts as a Fisheries and Intelligence Officer.

From June 2005 to July 2008, LCDR Wilk was assigned to Sector New Orleans as Chief, Administration and Personnel Division and as Assistant Chief, Port State Control Division. During her tour, she served as the Logistics Section Chief during hurricanes Katrina and Rita. As an inspector, she participated in the response for the oil spill resulting from the collision between the foreign tanker TINTOMARA and the towing vessel MEL OLIVER.

From July 2008 to June 2011, LCDR Wilk was assigned as an Investigating Officer at Marine Safety Unit Morgan City. During this assignment, she was one of two Coast Guard investigators conducting on-scene interviews of survivors following the explosion on the mobile offshore drilling unit, DEEPWATER HORIZON, providing the foundation for the Commandant convened Marine Board of Investigation.

LCDR Wilk’s military awards include five Coast Guard Commendation Medals, one Coast Guard Achievement Medal, three Meritorious Team Awards and the Humanitarian Service Medal. LCDR Wilk hails from Rehoboth, Massachusetts and currently resides in Chesapeake, VA.

*Students who are currently pursuing a degree in engineering, surveying or other highway industry fields from a university, college or technical school may attend for free! Simply email us at wts.hrc@gmail.com to let us know to expect you.

$20 members/$35 Non-members*

Free for students**


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**Students who are currently pursuing a degree inengineering, surveying or other highway industry fields from a university, college or technical school may attend for free! Simply email us at wts.hrc@gmail.com 

to let us know to expect you.

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