United States Coast Guard
Commander Shameen Ebony Anthanio-Williams is the Major Cutters Division Logistics Project Officer for the Coast Guard’s newest acquisition program, Heavy Polar Icebreaker (HPIB), a DHS Level 1 Acquisition. She is directly responsible for the planning and execution of logistics maintenance and supply support during the production and delivery phase of the HPIB program.
Previous to this assignment she served as the Acquisitions Project Manager for the Coast Guard’s $5.6B National Security Cutter program office. She was directly responsible for planning and executing future NSC production and delivery contract awards and directing a large scale ~$50M structural repair and maintenance project for cutters currently in sustainment. From July 2007 to March 2010, Commander Anthanio-Williams was the Coast Guard’s Industrial Program Manager. In this capacity she was responsible for Coast Guard wide organic depot-level maintenance and repair services provided by 400+ members at ten Integrated Support Commands (ISCs) and two Maintenance Logistics Commands (MLCs) throughout the continental United States; overseeing $70M worth of annual industrial activity. Industrial program capabilities include cutter dockside availabilities, small boat dry-docks; aids to navigation, buoy overhauls, facility repairs and disaster response.
A native of Bronx, New York, Commander Anthanio-Williams was awarded an appointment to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where she graduated and received her commission in May 2000. After serving aboard the USCGC MELLON as a Student Engineer, she was assigned to Marine Safety Office Sector Boston where she earned her marine safety officer designation as a marine vessel inspector, facilities inspector and port contingency planner.
Commander Anthanio-Williams has earned two degrees: a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a Master’s degree in Project Management from The George Washington University in Washington DC. She is a certified Project Management Professional and maintains various work certifications to include the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Level III Acquisition Program Manager. In her spare time, she is a children’s book author and has authored two books on Coast Guard Heroes; Little Erroll and Tulsa Girl.
Commander Anthanio-Williams now resides in Spencerville, MD with her husband Terence, a Coast Guard Naval Engineer, and three beautiful children; Savannah, Terence (TJ) and Isaac.