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Pat Lynch
Pat Lynch
Vice President - Response Plans Services
Pat has 12 years of experience in oil spill response, response planning, and state regulatory processes. His areas of expertise are spill response management, drill design, and contingency planning.

Pat served in the U.S. Army for 23 years, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1996. He was a transportation and logistics specialist. Tours included 7 years in Europe, duty with the Multinational Force and Observers, a peace-keeping force on the Israeli/Egyptian border, the United Nations Mission in Haiti, and as the operations, plans and training officer for the division support Command, 1st Cavalry Division, in Saudi Arabia and Iraq during Desert Storm.

Pat started with the Texas General Land Office’s Oil Spill Prevention and Response Division in May of 1996 and served for 8 years as the Director of Training and Readiness. During this time he designed a number of large drills and workshops and was the State’s primary planner for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Spill of National Significance held in New Orleans in 2002. In 2004, Pat was selected to become the program’s Director for the South Texas Coastal Zone. In this office he was responsible for three offices and an area spanning 240 miles of the Texas coast. His personnel responded to reported spills around the clock, and conducted hundreds of patrols and audits to enforce the oil spill rules and regulations of the State of Texas. In this position, he was designated as the State On-Scene-Coordinator for South Texas.

Pat has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Henderson State College in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, and is a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas.