Marine Science Officer
LT Jessica Ellen Hill served as the Marine Science Officer on Healy from mid-summer 2004 until her tragic death on Aug 17, 2006. Jessica and BM2 Steven Duque perished while conducting a routine SCUBA dive from the ice at 77 12.3 N 177 35.8W. Jessica’s sense of humor and ever present smile will be missed by all. Jessica was the Marine Science Officer (MSO) onboard Healy. She acted as the onboard Liaison between the science personnel and the Healy command. She also coordinated the on-load of science gear and also served as Healy's dive officer.