Brad Williams served 33 years as a state law enforcement officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. During his career, Capt. Williams saw duty as a patrol officer, field training officer, large offshore patrol boat master, field supervisor, and field office commander and was involved in all aspects marine law enforcement operations. Read Full Bio


Asst. Commander Game Warden Cody Jones currently serves as the boating law administrator for the state of Texas. AC Jones is tasked with the oversight and supervision of the state’s Recreational Boating Safety Grant Program, Marine Safety Enforcement Officer Credentialing Program, Party Boat Operations Program, and Coastal Floating Cabins Permit Program as well as the oversight of state boating laws and administrative rules. In addition, AC Jones supervises the Maritime Tactical Operations Group (MTOG), which is a specialized unit comprised of specially trained, equipped and tactically proficient Game Wardens for Maritime Operations. Read Full Bio


Daryen Granata is a 21-year veteran in maritime law enforcement/search and rescue. In addition, he has been involved in the fire service for 26 years. He began his public safety career in the fire service in 1988. Granata then enlisted and was active duty in the United States Coast Guard from October 1995 to January 2000. He functioned as a federal boarding officer, boat coxswain and supervisor to a duty section that responded to maritime law enforcement and search and rescue along the Maine coast. Granata is still active in the fire service today as a lieutenant for Scarborough Maine Fire Department. Read Full Bio



Rob Goley recently retired after 20 years with the U.S. Coast Guard. An accomplished operator and respected leader with multiple command tours, Goley has received national recognition for his strong partnerships across all Department of Homeland Security components, as well as state and local agencies. During his service, he accumulated more than 4,000 hours operating a wide variety of vessels.  Read Full Bio


A 34-year veteran to maritime law enforcement, Brian L. Spillman began his career as a wildlife agent in Louisiana on August 3, 1981. He worked as a field agent for 12 years, specializing in boating safety with an emphasis on boating while intoxicated. He was on the first Louisiana DWI Task Force that focused on reducing boating crashes through strict enforcement of DWI laws. Read Full Bio


Hoyle E. Hodges served in the U.S. Army for 24 years before retiring January 1, 2004. He served multiple combat tours, overseas tours, and many assignments within the United States as well. He served in every leadership position from Private to Command Sergeant Major and received numerous awards and decorations. He retired as the Command Sergeant Major of the 2nd Battalion 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. Hoyle also served as the USCG Auxiliary, Flotilla 38 Public Information Officer from 2005 to 2007. Hoyle Hodges joined the Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission as the Marine Law Coordinator serving the marine law enforcement community and citizens of the state in April 2014. Read Full Bio


Captain David Larsen served as commander for the Maryland Natural Resources Police Special Operations Division, and he is currently assigned as the Superintendent’s Adjutant. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice with Summa Cum Laude and Program Distinction honors from Richard Stockton State University, in Pomona, New Jersey. After joining the Maryland Natural Resources Police in May of 1991, he worked in field operations until 2006, when he was transferred into the Special Operations Division of the Maryland Natural Resources Police.  Read Full Bio



In June 1977 after graduating high school, Santiago X. Ayala enlisted in the U.S. Army. His first duty station was assigned to 1/60th Go Devil Battalion Anchorage, Alaska. After a year and half, he was reassigned to Hunter Army Airfield, Savanna, Georgia where he proudly served as an Airborne Ranger for the 1/75th Ranger Battalion until July 1981.  Read Full Bio