Mack S. House, JR.

BIO 02/13/11

 

 

Mack S. House Jr. graduated from Durham High School, Durham North Carolina; in 1968 and as a result of the Vietnam War he was required to enlist in the United States Navy on the delayed entry program, which placed him in active duty soon after graduation. Mack served four years of active service and was Honorably Discharged in 1972. During his active service, he continued his diving, which he began in 1966, and became a diver in the Navy. His primary position during his enlistment, after extensive training, was “Crash and Salvage” on the U.S.S. Intrepid CVS-11. In 1973 Mack became involved in Emergency Medicine attending Rhode Island Junior College where he earned his first certification as an Emergency Medical Technician. In 1975 Mack attended Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte North Carolina and became certified as an Emergency Medical Technician and was soon promoted to Crew Chief. During the next two years, Mack assisted in several autopsies with the Medical Examiner and began studies in advanced Anatomy and Physiology. The desire to become a Registered Nurse prompted Mack to begin studies in the pre-requisite courses required for the Nursing Program; Mack completed all of the required courses and began the Associates Degree Nursing Program. In 1980 Mack had to withdraw from the Nursing program as a result of a serious illness his only brother had been diagnosed with. In 1982 Mack began working with the Charlotte Life Saving Crew and became involved in the recovery of drowned victims. It was at this point that Mack realized that his diving experiences were not adequate enough to accomplish what needed to be done. He continued his diving training in civilian courses and became certified as a Master Diver with two organizations. In 1984 Mack became involved in Law Enforcement being employed with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Department. In 1986 became certified by the state of North Carolina as a Law Enforcement Officer. In 1987 Mack continued his Law Enforcement as a Police Officer with the Matthews Police Department and became involved in crime scene investigations. Mack returned to the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Department in 1999 and was soon promoted to Supervisor of the Satellite Jail. In 2005 Mack returned to Law Enforcement with the Stanly County Sheriff’s Department and was soon promoted to Corporal. In March 2006, Mack attended and completed HOSPICE Education and Training from HOSPICE of Stanly County in Albemarle North Carolina.

In 1992 Mack began designing a two-manned submarine for use in Underwater Forensics. He did extensive research on the design, which complied with the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) standards and was also reviewed by American Rockwell International Under-seas Division. The submarines construction was completed in 1996. In 2009 Mack began designing a surface support vessel specifically designed for use in Forensic Crime Scene Investigations. This surface support vessel meets and exceeds all applicable OSHA and Coast Guard regulations. The vessel is designed to be all inclusive with regard to equipment, communications, on board camera and lighting in addition to several additional systems. The vessel complies with OSHA Commercial Scientific guidelines as well as those established by Chapmans Piloting. To further his education, Mack was accepted into the first Anesthesia Technician class, which included certification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, at Carolina's Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Mack graduated second in his class and became certified as an Anesthesia Technician through the American Society of Anesthesia Technicians and Technologist (ASATT).


After having logged more than 1,950 dives Mack began writing his first book in 1998, Underwater Forensics’ Research-Commercial Scientific Diving that was published in 2005. His second and third book wore a new title “Crime Scene Investigator Diver Technologist” or C.S.I.D.T. The new title was created as a result of the increased requirements and education that the “land based” CSI must meet. The diver, who is involved in crime scene investigations, must, as a minimum, adhere to these guidelines as well as all applicable O.S.H.A., N.O.A.A., Association of Diving Contractors (ADC), H.I.P.A.A. and departmental regulations.


The second book that Mack has written is the C.S.I.D.T. Log book, which complies with all applicable diver safety regulations and is designed as a court ready document, which may be used as and submitted into evidence. The C.S.I.D.T. Logbook is the only one of its kind on the market and has been designed with several “non-copy” safety features.


The third book, “C.S.I.D.T. Textbook and Diver Safety” is scheduled to be published July 2011. This book is very comprehensive and is extremely well written. It is certain to be one of the best books ever written on this subject.


As far as Mack being involved in the lecture circuit, he brings many years of experience and creativity. Mack is well versed in the elements of crime scene investigations and has adapted these techniques to the under water environment in a very unique way. His seminars are very thorough and since he has done several “voice over” commercials in Charlotte, his speaking ability is such that his audience never becomes bored or disinterested. Mack is very proactive and has a unique way of keeping his audience very interested and positive. Mack’s seminars have been approved by the North Carolina Department of Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and may also be approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing for continuing education points. The youngest audience Mack has ever talked with, as a group was a third grade class in Charlotte North Carolina. If you decide to attend one of his seminars you will walk away knowing a lot more than you did when you entered the room. It takes just a few minutes to realize that his goal is to help you understand each and every topic he covers, regardless of what it takes, which includes his taking plenty of time with you after the seminar has concluded. Upcoming seminars will be posted on this web site to keep you informed of a seminar scheduled in your area.