George Sabol

Profile Updated: March 27, 2020
George Sabol
George Sabol


George Sabol


George Sabol


Yes! Attending Reunion
Spouse/Partner: Lesley Anne Sabol
Family: (George) Anthony Sabol
Mario Lopez
Sergio Lopez
Francesca (Lopez) Wheeler
Yuri Sabol
Jascha More…Sabol
Current Homestead:

Hammond, OR

Past Locations:

Minot, ND
Vergennes, VT
Warrenton, OR
Astoria, OR
Oneonta, NY
Astoria, OR
Beach Lake, PA
Astoria, OR
Bainbridge, WA
Hudson, NH
Coos Bay, OR
Briar, WA
Seaside, OR
Boston, MA
Littleton, MA
Portsmouth, VA
Mahanoy City, PA

Exit from the Guard:


Exit Rank/Rate/Status:


Current Job/Duties:

semi retirement (substitute teacher)

Past Jobs/Duties:

Job Corps Center Director
Jackson Pierce, Inc., Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center, Minot, ND (February 2017 – July 2017)
CHP International, Northlands Job Corps Center, Vergennes, VT (January 2015 – November 2016)
Provided leadership and direction for all aspects of the operations for each state’s only Job Corps Center. Cultivated and maintained a safe and secure environment with quality services conducive to learning for over 200 program participants. Supervised nine direct reports including Finance and Administrative Director and approximately 100 staff. Completed on-Center and remote Outreach and Admissions/Career Transitions contracts. Monitored and preserved program integrity and provided a cohesive workforce of knowledgeable, experienced employees to provide quality support services in a timely, caring, and cost-effective manner. Developed and maintained favorable community relations and routinely presented information at a variety of municipal meetings.
 Improved Outcome Measurement Standard national ranking from 120 (out of 125) up to 31 (Northlands).

Executive Director (Agency CEO)
Clatsop Community Action, Astoria, OR (2007 – 2014)
Led agency day-to-day operations through sound policy making, public relations interactions, fundraising activities, grant-writing, procedural overview, personnel supervision, and administrative procedures. Served low-income residents of Clatsop County, Oregon. Operated the (county-wide) Regional Food Bank, Personal Care Pantry, Energy Assistance Program, Continuum of Care (state and federal) rental assistance programs, and a veterans’ families support program. Operated 22 low-income housing units. Provided case management services in conjunction with all assistance services; provided basic job skills counseling and referral services. Supervised ten people and routinely supervised an average of 25 volunteers. Wrote grants and orchestrated fundraising activities (two million dollars annually) to mobilize resources to provide services to help people meet basic living needs.
 Facilitated and wrote first-ever agency Strategic Plan with Board of Directors.
 Initiated website; work accomplishments shown in annual reports -
 Acquired HUD Permanent Housing grant for six leased units; renewed two grants annually.
 Coordinated Veterans Stand Down event annually which served five counties in Oregon and Washington.
 Brought a multitude of agencies and personnel together and initiated the first ever (held annually since) county-wide Project Homeless Connect.
 Raised funds, acquired land, oversaw construction of $1.6 million new Regional Food Bank facility
 Initiated the Personal Care Pantry (basic necessities) in our office.
 Took over operations of Energy Assistance Program for the county.
 Initiated a veterans’ families support program ($200,000 annually).
 Selected as Rural Oregon Continuum of Care board member.
 Wrote county’s Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness.
 Vice Chair - Clatsop County Long Term Disaster Recovery Committee and Northwest Oregon Community Development Collaborative.

Job Corps Social Development Director
Chugach Industries, Oneonta Job Corps Academy, Oneonta, NY (2006 – 2007)
Career Systems Development Corp., Delaware Valley Job Corps Center, Callicoon, NY (2000 – 2002)
Led diversified team of 60 people. Managed $500,000 annual budget. Administered safety, security, transportation, residential, recreation, solo parent dormitory, social skills training programs, and student government programs. Routinely acted as Center Duty Officer after core working hours and all weekends.
 Assisted with transitioning contract take-over as Corporate Transition Team member (Oneonta).
 Acted as Center Director (CD) for three consecutive months (Oneonta).
 Reduced staff turnover from 48% to 25% (half attributed to upward mobility) (Delaware Valley).
 Initiated region’s only Career Transitional Independent Living dormitory (men and women sharing the same dormitory wing) (Delaware Valley).
 Selected as Corporate Assessment Team member (Career Systems Development).
 Established and implemented organizational restructuring to accommodate evolving business requirements.
 Directed numerous social enrichment programs including residential living (individual and solo-parent), independent living, behavioral management, counseling, recreation, social skills, and youth-leadership.

Job Corps Vocational Skills Training (VST) Supervisor
Management and Training Corporation, Tongue Point Job Corps Center, Astoria, OR (2005 – 2006)
Supervised Cement Mason, Plastering, Painting, Architectural Metal and Glass, Electrical, Facility Maintenance, and two Carpentry union instructors. Supervised Landscaping and Welding MTC instructors. Managed class scheduling and training achievement record keeping. Planned, coordinated, and oversaw the execution of annual vocational skills training plan construction projects. Administered annual $162,000 VST project budget.
 Selected and Certified as Corporate Program Assessor.
 Completed Management Development Program (graduated with honors).

Job Corps Career Transition Specialist
Management and Training Corporation, Tongue Point Job Corps Center, Astoria, OR (2003 – 2005)
Taught, assisted, and facilitated acquiring transitional services (such as housing, transportation, budgeting, etc.) for students seeking further education or employment once they completed the Job Corps vocational training program. Taught job seeking skills, career planning, resume writing, cover letter writing, establishing portfolios, obtaining references, and interviewing skills. Facilitated individual transitional plans for job development. Contacted and cultivated prospective employer relationships to facilitate job development.
 Selected for MTC Management Development Program.

Job Corps Safety and Security Manager
Management and Training Corporation, Tongue Point Job Corps Center, Astoria, OR (1996 – 2000)
Provided leadership and management through a team of twenty people. Administered the safety, loss control, risk assessment, security, student legal service, tort claim, and transportation programs, including training staff regarding the safety program. Designed and initiated a lockout/tag out program, a forklift operator training program for staff and students, and an innovative staff and student safety incentive program. Worked with local Chamber of Commerce, Chiefs of Police, Rotary Club, and other governmental agencies regarding Job Corps public relations issues and concerns. Completed Job Corps National Training Institute Managing the Job Corps Programs course and Safety/Security Manager course. Taught Safety/Security Manager course at Job Corps National Training Institute. Qualified as a Corporate Assessment Team member. Occasionally acted as Center Director for vacation and other absence periods.
 Selected as a Corporate Assessment Team member.
 Selected Manager of the Year for 1998.

Deputy Law Enforcement Branch Chief -- US Coast Guard District 13, Seattle, WA (1994 – 1996)
Supervised 52 law enforcement specialists, intelligence specialists, criminal investigators, and port security experts to help distribute/allocate resources and assets for all the organization’s law enforcement activities throughout the entire Pacific Northwest. Provided law enforcement guidance to on-scene Coast Guard Commanding Officers. Coordinated inter-agency security measures for both the Russian President Yeltsin and Malaysian Prime Minister visits to Seattle. Oversaw enforcement efforts along Canadian border throughout controversial salmon fisheries.
 Awarded fourth USCG Personal Commendation Medal.

District Waterways Manager -- US Coast Guard District 1, Boston, MA (1990 – 1994)
Led five middle managers accountable for waterways management, safety, and program planning and administration of entire northeastern United States. Completed a study of every waterway (600) in northeastern United States which resulted in initiating over 3,000 aids to navigation improvements valued at over $20 million.
 Awarded third USCG Personal Commendation Medal.

Group Engineering Officer -- US Coast Guard Group North Bend, North Bend, OR (1987 – 1990)
Guided a 26-member diversified team of technicians to carry out civil, naval, and telecommunications engineering program. Designed, constructed, outfitted, altered, maintained and repaired 12 communications sites, 90 houses, eight shore marine facilities and equipment, two aviation facility complexes, 30 boats, and five lighthouses. Initiated $14 million of acquisition, construction and improvement (AC&I) projects. Served as the technical representative for a several million-dollar boat maintenance contract and civil engineering projects. Completed over four million dollars of self-help (team) projects which saved the government over two million dollars.
 Awarded second USCG Personal Commendation Medal.

Assistant District Planning Officer -- US Coast Guard District 13, Seattle, WA (1986 – 1987)
Administered multi-million-dollar shore facility acquisitions, construction and improvement (AC&I) project executions, personnel resource allocations, and annual $150 million budget distribution for organization’s entire Pacific Northwest region. Assisted with Coast Guard-wide personnel realignment project. Wrote proposals for over $200 million of AC&I facility improvement projects including the proposal to establish an aviation detachment facility in Newport, Oregon.

Commanding Officer -- US Coast Guard Base Astoria, Astoria, OR (1983 – 1986)
Led team of 20 military and civilian government employees to complete a million dollar shoreside buoy maintenance program for the entire Pacific Northwest. Initiated and completed over three million dollars of facility improvement projects. Oversaw transition to contractor completing functions and acted as government’s Contracting Office’s Technical Representative for million dollar contract after the transition.
 Awarded USCG Personal Commendation Medal.

Industrial Base Operations Officer -- USCG Support Center Boston, Boston, MA (1979 – 1983)
Supervised 46 people. Managed operations, security, safety, education and maintenance programs for a 20-acre, multi-million dollar waterfront industrial complex/facility. Administered $200,000 annual budget. Coordinated all shoreside logistical support for home-based and routine visiting ships. Oversaw more than a million dollars of civil engineering projects. Served as Public Relations Officer.

Communications Officer -- US Coast Guard Cutter Ingham, Portsmouth, VA (1978 – 1979)
Supervised 35 people. Managed operations, communications security, recreation, deck maintenance, and public relations programs for a Coast Guard High Endurance Cutter. Administered $50,000 budget. Chaired the Human Relations and Morale, Recreation, and Welfare Committees. Served as Public Information Officer

Stories - Lies - Idle Boasts:

In July of 1979, I led a boarding team to seize a vessel off the coast of Columbia which rammed into our vessel (INGHAM) in order to avoid boarding since the F/V was transporting 20 tons of MJ. After the boarding, in pretty extreme weather, I was washed down the side of the seized vessel. My left foot behind my neck touching my right ear may have been a great yoga position but it did not fair well with my knee, ligaments, and leg bones...Needless to say, my nautical career ended and I started commanding desks...Bilateral knee, hip, and shoulder replacements over the years all validate life is great since things could have turned out much worse.

Academy Memories:

Vic Smyth's left hook is still the fastest I have ever witnessed...on numerous occasions, on many non-expecting, yet much-deserving rogues.
My oldest son somehow inherited Jeff Brager's need for speed.
Rugby (after) games...

Posted: Mar 27, 2020 at 4:34 PM
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