This is Murphy’s first job as a “civilian” following a 30-year career in the United States Coast Guard,
His most recent assignment was Commanding Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Yard, Baltimore, MD. Captain Murphy’s prior assignments include staff tours at Coast Guard Headquarters, Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Civil Engineering Unit in Miami, FL, two additional staff tours at the Coast Guard Yard, and Executive Officer of the Coast Guard’s Civil Engineering Unit in Oakland, CA.
Captain Murphy graduated from the Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering. He is a graduate of the National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces with a Masters Degree in National Resource Strategy. He also holds a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois, and is a Department of Homeland Security Level III Acquisition Program Manager.
Chris Bollinger, Executive Vice President of New Construction of Bollinger Shipyards said, “I am excited to welcome Rich into the Bollinger family. His extensive Coast Guard experience, in-depth understanding of government needs and requirements, and proven leadership abilities will help Bollinger continue to deliver the most capable Coast Guard, Naval, and other government vessels in the world today.”
Bollinger Shipyards, Inc. (www.bollingershipyards.com) designs and builds fast military patrol boats such as the USCG’s Fast Response Cutter, ocean-going double hull barges, offshore oil field support vessels, tug boats, rigs, liftboats, inland waterways push boats, barges, and other steel and aluminum products from its new construction shipyards.
Bollinger has 10 shipyards and all are strategically located between New Orleans and Houston with direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and the Intracoastal Waterway. Bollinger is the largest vessel repair company in the Gulf of Mexico region with a total of 28 dry-docks in Louisiana and Texas.