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Offshore Safety and Survival Training

Margaret McMillan, founder and president of McMillan Offshore Survival Technology, has been involved in aquatics as a competitor, teacher, trainer and program innovator for many years. She is internationally recognized as an expert in the field of sea survival technology. Before forming her company Ms. McMillan was a professor and coordinator of womenís physical education and assistant dean of women. She earned her Masterís Degree in Education from the University of Texas and has done advanced study at the University of Southern California.

     Through her efforts, thousands of offshore oil workers, helicopter pilots, government employees, law enforcement officers, corporate executives, barge and dock personnel, power boat operators and air medics have been trained. In addition, Ms. McMillan has consulted with sea survival experts in the U.S. Coast Guard, Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, the U.K. Royal Navy, and the Russian government.

     As a result of her pioneering efforts in aquatic safety and survival at sea training programs, Ms. McMillan has been the recipient of the following awards and honors:

  • The U.S. Coast Guard Distinguished Service Award                          
  • The Gulf Coast Safety and Training Groupís highest honor, the Distinguished Leadership and Service Award,
  • National Cooperation in Aquatics, National Honor Award
  • U.S. Marine Safety Associationís first Annual Safety Award

     Ms. McMillan has contributed to improvements in workvests, life jackets, and inflatable life vests. She spearheaded the development of the Marine Survival Training Center at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and served as a consultant to that center. She was a founding member of the International Association for Sea Survival Training and is now an honorary lifetime member in that organization, as well as the U.S. Marine Safety Association.

     Recognizing the following individual that contributed to the development of this technology: 

Margaret McMillan


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