Accomplishments

This is a list of just some of the awards I have received over the years.  I have volunteered most of my life for several organizations and am in a constant state of learning.  Because of this, I have received a tremendous number of certificates, awards, and certifications; some which are listed below.

The President’s Volunteer Service Award

About the Award

America has a long and proud tradition of volunteer service. Now, more than ever, volunteers are renewing their commitment to help others and making new connections that bring us closer together as families, as neighbors, as communities and as a nation.

Gold PVSA Pin

The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation (the Council) was established in 2003 to recognize the valuable contributions volunteers are making in our communities and encourage more people to serve.

The Council created the President’s Volunteer Service Award program as a way to thank and honor Americans who, by their demonstrated commitment and example, inspire others to engage in volunteer service. The program continues as an initiative of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).

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United States Patents

Recorded United States Patents while working at AT&T in their research division.  Most of this activities involved researching how to get cable modems to work above 33 MB/s.  The patents support our very popular Fast Channel technology which is part of DOCSIS standards.

This technology is the core reasons why cable modems can go above 100 MB and is still a core technology used in home broadband technology today.

Sep, 19 2002Tunneling system for a cable data service.US20020133618
Sep, 19 2002Cable data service method.US20020132629
Sep, 19 2002Transmit and receive system for a cable data service.US20020131403
Jan, 31 2006Cable data service method.US6993353
Jan, 31 2006Transmit and receive system for cable data service.US6993050
Jan, 12 2006Transmit and receive system for a cable data service.US20060007929
Apr, 1 2008Cable data service method / Methode de distribution des donnees par cable.CA2372415
Nov, 26 2009Transmit and Receive Method for a Data Service.US20090290543
Oct, 21 2010Receive Device for a Cable Data Service.US20100265942
Aug, 19 2010Method, System, and Device for Sending Data in a Cable Data Service.US20100208751
Aug, 16 2011Receive device for a cable data service.US8000331
Oct, 27 2011Transmit and receive method for a data service.US20110261737
Aug, 2 2011Method, system, and device for sending data in a cable data service.US7990977
June 26, 2018Data service including channel groupUS10009190
March 20, 2018Metathesis catalysts and reactions using the catalystsUS9919299

US Coast Guard Aux Awards

TJ Totland USCG aux

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCG Aux) is the uniformed auxiliary service of the United States Coast Guard (USCG). Congress established the USCG Aux on June 23, 1939, as the United States Coast Guard Reserve.

On February 19, 1941, it was re-designated the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. The Auxiliary exists to support all USCG missions except roles that require “direct” law enforcement or military engagement. As of 2018, there were approximately 24,000 members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

I have over 21 years of service in the USCG aux with 10 letters of commendation.  During this time, I have spend over 10 years at the U.S. National level where I managed teams of developers who designed, built, and supported over 20 government websites.  I have had many leadership positions over the years reaching the position of Division Chief (equivalent to a full Commander).

Below is a brief summary of my positions, awards, ranks, and activities.

YearAward Insignia / Medal
1993Appointed Flotilla Staff OfficerA1a-FSO.png
1993Letter of Commendation 
1997Appointed to Division Staff OfficerA2a-SO.png
1998Appointed to Assistant District Staff Officer – District WebmasterA3a-ADSO.png
1999Letter of Commendation 
1999Public Affairs Award for Excellence 
1999Appointed to National Staff – Branch Chief – Boating Department WebmasterA4a-DSO.png
1999
2006
2009
2013
Coast Guard Unit CommendationCoast Guard Unit Commendation
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2002Letter of Commendation 
2003Coast Guard Special Operations Ribbon
2004SECRETARY AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTSecretary's Outstanding Unit Award
2003Homeland Security Founding MemberImage result for homeland security
2004Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation
2005Letter of Commendation 
2006Appointed to National Staff – Branch Chief – Public Affairs WebmasterA4a-DSO.png
2006THE PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION
2006Letter of Commendation 
2006Appointed to National Staff – Division Chief – Public Affairs WebmasterA5a-DDO-DVC.png
2006Public Affairs Award for Excellence 
2007
2012
Auxiliary Commandant’s Letter of Commendation
2007CG Meritorious Team Commendation 
2007
2008
2011
2013
Auxiliary Sustained Service Award
2007Public Affairs Award for Excellence 
2008
2010
CGAux Achievement Medal 
2009Letter of Commendation 
2012Letter of Commendation 
2012Public Affairs Award for Excellence 
2013Letter of Commendation 
2013Retirement after 21 Years 

Technical Advisory Committee

I was appointed to the Tinton Falls Technical Advisory Committee from 2009 to 2011 by the Mayor and Borough of Tinton Falls.

The Technical Advisory Committee was established in August 2006 by Borough Ordinance No.06-1193. The Committee meets at Borough Hall and consists of volunteers, appointed by Mayor and Council, whose purpose is to provide expert advice to the administration on technological issues. (The first official meeting was held on October 19th, 2006).

During my service to the Borough Tinton Falls, I have advised the Mayor and Council on topics including technology on the new Borough Hall, Solar power and Wind technology, Green Initiatives, and other technologies. The committee was released in 2011 until needed again.