Mark V. Lonsdale United States Navy Diver

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United States Navy Diver

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9781930536272: United States Navy Diver

This illustrated reference book is the most comprehensive overview of United States Navy Divers available to the public today. An elaborate, oversized, hard-cover book, packed with full-color photos from the highlights of diving history, navy diving equipment, diver training, and organization to the present day global war on terrorism; it deserves a place of honor on your bookshelf! Although United States Navy Diver; Performance Under Pressure primarily documents navy diving today; the divers, scientists and engineers of the US Navy Diving Program have spent over a century pushing the limits of human endurance and technology to improve both diver safety and operational capabilities. This is their story, their photos and their experiences. Readers will absorb the text and photographs with a feeling of pride and appreciation for those who have proudly served our nation as Navy Divers.

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Foreword written by Captain Mark Helmkamp, Supervisor of Diving, United States Navy

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Mark Lonsdale is the Training Director for the Specialized Tactical Training Unit, a former deep saturation diver, and the author of several books related to diving and special operations. His responsibilities at STTU encompass most aspects of law enforcement and military special operations training, including program development and training of dive teams, primarily in the areas of search & recovery, dignitary protection, narcotics interdiction and maritime operations. In addition, for the past fourteen years Mark has served as a diver, diving supervisor and Training Officer for the LA Sheriff's SEB Marine Company Dive Team, the reserve component of the Emergency Services Detail (ESD). He is also a member of the Sheriff’s Diving Control Board, a co-author of the Sheriff’s Diving Guidelines, and has received numerous letters of commendation for hazardous operations, including the recovery of three victims from flooded mines in 2001, and another three from 260 feet in a deep mountain lake following a fatal boat accident. Mark has assisted the US military with other hazardous operations, both diving and non-diving, and donated his time as a lecturer and Diving Instructor-Trainer in the UCLA Underwater Kinesiology Program under renowned Diving Physiologist Dr Glen Egstrom. Before entering the military, Mark was a member of the national judo team and had worked as a civil marine construction diver, and then after as a deep saturation diver in the North Sea where he racked up several thousand hours at depths down to 500 fsw. Since the tragic events of 9-11, Mark has been actively involved in the training of US military and coalition special forces for deployment in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. His Sheriff’s dive team has also been involved in Homeland Security focused on shipping and port facility security and underwater search operations.

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