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Troy Holcombe Recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Marine Geology

Regarded for his work ethic and his passion for his line of work, Dr. Holcombe came to prominence early in his career working for the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office as a research oceanographer
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Among Dr. Holcombe's more noteworthy achievements includes leading a long-term multi-agency program resulting in Bathymetric Charts of the Great Lakes.

    COLLEGE STATION, TX, May 19, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Troy Holcombe has been included in various Marquis Who's Who volumes. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

A marine geologist with more than five decades of professional experience, Dr. Holcombe demonstrates excellence as a research scientist affiliated with the department of oceanography, Texas A&M University, a role that he has held since joining the department in 2002. Regarded for his work ethic and his passion for his line of work, he came to prominence early in his career working for the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office as a research oceanographer. Additional noteworthy roles include head of the geology branch at the Naval Ocean Research and Development Laboratory of the Naval Research Laboratories, chief of the marine geology and geophysics division of the National Geophysical Data Center of the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, and research associate for the Cooperative Institute of Research and Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado. In recognition of his professional excellence in his career, Dr. Holcombe was selected for inclusion in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in the World, and Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America.

To prepare for a career in marine geology, Dr. Holcombe attended Hardin-Simmons University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in 1961. Thereafter, he achieved a Master of Arts in geology at the University of Missouri, and a Ph.D. in marine geology from Columbia University in 1972. He has remained at the top of his career by affiliating with a number of professional organizations including the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Geological Society of America and the International Association of Great Lakes Research. Considered an expert in his work, Dr. Holcombe has taken on various civic projects in his career that have allowed him to share his insights and experiences with other likeminded professionals. Included in this work was the publication of a number of book chapters and professional articles. Among Dr. Holcombe's more noteworthy achievements includes leading a long-term multi-agency program resulting in Bathymetric Charts of the Great Lakes; and his work on the editorial boards of the IOC (Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission) International Bathymetric Charts of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, the Western Indian Ocean, the Central Eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean. He also co-authored a landmark paper on the geology of the Caribbean, entitled "Evidence for Sea-Floor Spreading in the
Cayman Trough." Dr. Holcombe also co-authored the "Geologic-Tectonic Map of the Caribbean Region," published by the U. S. Geological Survey, and he contributed the Caribbean portion of the "Geologic Map of North America," compiled by the Geological Society of America and also published by the U. S. Geological Survey. Looking ahead to the future, Dr. Holcombe intends to continue with several projects working with professors and students in the department of oceanography at Texas A&M University, primarily on aspects of the geology of the northwestern Gulf of Mexico.

About Marquis Who's Who :
Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at www.marquiswhoswho.com.

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