Coast Guard Officer Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force
Captain (N) Douglas
Archer enlisted into the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (Coast Guard) in
1989, graduated from the Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth in 1991,
attained his present rank in 2014 and is currently the Commanding Officer of
the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard.
During his career to
date, Captain Archer has enjoyed numerous postings to both operational and
staff positions within the Defence Force and has commanded TTCG Patrol Vessels
during his tenure. He has received the Efficiency Decoration for 18 years
Commissioned Service, the Humanitarian Medal for service in Grenada and the
General Service Medal to name a few. He is a Port Facility Ship and Company
Security Officer, a trained Marine Surveyor with a MSc in Marine Surveying, and
holds certification in human resource management, mediation and conflict resolution.
Though he considers all
of his postings as pivotal points in his life, the three top career
achievements involve firstly his posting as the Aide de Camp to His Excellency
George Maxwell Richards (deceased), former President of the Republic of Trinidad
and Tobago and the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces. His second career
achievement involved his prior posting as the Defence Attaché, resident in
Venezuela and accredited to Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. His third
career achievement is his current posting as the Commanding Officer of the
Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, a posting that amply demonstrates his
dedication to duty.
He is an avid soccer
and basketball fan; however, he ranks as one of his personal achievements, his
marriage to his wife Shellanne which produced his daughter and son.