TRG would like to recognize our fellow team member, Jeremy Hood for his services in the US Coast Guard. Jeremy joined the Coast Guard 16 years ago. Since that time, he has been on countless missions, giving his all in his part to serve our country. When he’s needed, Jeremy leaves his seat as a Senior Structural designer in our Cumberland, RI office and heads to his appointed location for his Coast Guard duties. In recent years Jeremy has been called to support the cleanup efforts from the many hurricanes that have hit our nation.
On his latest deployment, he was sent to New Orleans, LA in support of hurricane operations on the Gulf Coast.
The Hurricane season of 2020 had a record-breaking number of storms that broke the previous record from 2005 and also broke the record for most hurricanes to hit US Land since 1916. Louisiana alone saw at least five storms this year, including Zeta, which in late October pulverized parts of New Orleans. In August, Hurricane Laura made landfall on the state’s coast as a Category 4 storm with 150-mile-per-hour winds, destroying office buildings, a sky bridge, trees and power lines. The storm was also responsible for at least six deaths in the state. The hurricanes that Jeremy was there to support were left over cleanup from Laura, Sally, Cristobal, Beta, and ongoing support for Delta, Zeta and Eta . It was the responsibility of Jeremy’s team as Team Surge Staffing to build the many types of teams, source members, and provide funding for the requests submitted from the ICP’s(Incident Command Posts) on scene. The teams included personnel with certain qualifications needed, i.e.…Search & Rescue for Air/Land, Security, Pollutions Control, Cleanup and Public safety are a few examples. Once these team requests were built, they then had to source the personnel with these certain types of qualification into the teams and get them on location where they are needed. Once the personnel on scene are no longer needed it was then Jeremy’s team’s responsibility to demobilize them and send them back to their Home Units.
In years prior Jeremy’s missions varied greatly from Detainee Operations and trials in Guantanamo Bay in 2007, to Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill -2010, Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and Hurricane Irma and Maria in 2017.
On behalf of all of us here at TRG we honor and thank you, Jeremy, for your great services to our country.