Captain Stuart Thomas, KB1HQS



I am an Eagle Scout with over 20 years of experience operating in the adventure and maritime industries.



Anne Arundel Community College; Arnold, MD  Mechatronics Certification

University of Texas State; San Marcos, TX  BSc Physical Geography & Environmental Management

SEA Semester, Sea Education Association: Class 166. Woods Hole, MA


Outdoor Educator:

Park Ranger (City of San Marcos, Texas)

SCUBA Diving Instructor (PADI) with ten instructor specialities

Experiential marine science instructor at Sea Camp in Big Pine Key, Florida

Boat Captain/Guide at the Boy Scout High Adventure Sea Base in the Florida Keys


Certifications and Experience:

USCG Commercial Captain’s License (OUPV)

Maine Association for Search and Rescue Certified Search Team Member

10 years experience in boat building, repairing, and offshore yacht deliveries (20K+ nautical miles offshore)

Served as First Mate onboard the private yacht S/V Belvedere

Marine systems/electrician with the following FCC Licenses:

  • Marine Radio Operator Permit
  • General Radiotelephone Operator License (GROL)
  • GMDSS Maintainer License
  • Amateur Radio (Extra) License

ARRL Volunteer Examiner

National Weather Service SKYWARN Spotter

Attended Overland Experts Vehicle Off-Road Recovery and ADSI Car Control Clinics

Generac Air Cooled Generator Technician

Advanced Welding & Small Engine Repair Experience

Completed courses though the Department of Homeland Security including:

  • Emergency Manager: An Orientation to the Position (IS-00001.a)
  • A Citizen’s Guide to Disaster Assistance (IS-00007)
  • Animals in Disaster: Awareness and Preparedness (IS-00010.a)
  • Household Hazardous Materials   (IS-00055.a)
  • CERT Independent Study (IS-317)


Medical Training:

 Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Wilderness First Aid (WFA), Wilderness Medical Associates

Wilderness First Responder (WFR), Wilderness Medical Institute

American Red Cross First Aid/CPR (Human/Dog/Cat)

Professional Association Dive Instructor (PADI) Rescue Diver

Tactical Emergency Medicine: Sig Academy, Deployment Medicine International, and Tactical Development Group