Jason Desantis

Response Manager
NRC Compliance – US Domestic

20+ Years Industry Experience

Meet Jason Desantis

As the Regional Manager for Southeastern United States, Jason serves as the client services representative, as well as the point-person in the Operations Section for all NRC client incidents within the region. His operational responsibilities also include additional domestic and international response management.

A seasoned expert in the planning, response and management of oil-spills and other large scale emergencies, working within the framework of the National Incident Management System, he is also an experienced ship captain, having skippered a 212 gross ton OSRV/OSV based in Miami, Florida, and has extensive training in vessel and cargo operations including dangerous liquids and chemicals.

Jason’s Operations Management experience in the management of spill related operations spans 4 USCG Sectors and 36 counties. His extensive response resume includes the Deepwater Horizon Response where he was the Deputy Operations Section Chief to the Florida Peninsula Command Post in Miami, Florida.

He is also a leader in the concept, design, fabrication, testing of customized equipment and the chief inventor and of a Patent Pending Alternative Technology Recovery Device, approved and accepted by the USCG as a new viable skimming system.


Areas of Expertise:

  • Emergency Response
  • Marine OSRO services
  • Incident Management System
  • Resource Management


Education and Specialized Certifications:

  • University of Central Florida/Brevard Community College, Cocoa, FL., General Studies, Honors
  • U.S.C.G. Master upon Oceans 1600 Gross Tons (Domestic), 3000 Gross Tons (I.T.C.): 5th Issue
  • Also Master of Towing Vessels upon Oceans and Western Rivers
  • Able Seaman Unlimited
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • Basic and Advanced Shipboard Firefighting
  • Radar Observed Unlimited
  • A.R.P.A.
  • Bridge Resource Management
  • G.M.D.S.S. Radio Operator
  • Tankerman P.I.C.D.L.
  • Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response Training
  • Coastal Oil Spill Control Certification
  • USCG Basic Safety Training
  • Medical Care Provider-Person in Charge
  • Drug & Alcohol Awareness Training
  • Vessel/Ship Security Officer
  • Company Security Officer
  • Port Facility Officer
  • U.S. Navy Anti-Terrorism Level 1 Training
  • S.T.C.W. 1995 compliant
  • Master 25 Gross Tons w/ Commercial Assistance Towing Endorsement: January, 1996
  • Able-Body Seaman Special O.S.V.: January, 1996
  • OUPV: December, 1995
  • Open Water Diver Certification
  • ICS/NIMS compliant 100, 200, 300, 410, 700, OSC


Professional Associations:

  • Rotary International
  • Propeller Club of the United States
  • Coastal Conservation Association
  • Darcy Akers Scholarship Fund
  • American Waterways Operators
  • Spill Control Association of America
  • Regional Response Team(s)
  • Area Contingency Planning Committee(s)
  • Marine Industries Association