Salim Carlos Abddeen
Salim Carlos Abddeen was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Boys and Girls High School and has an Associate Degree for Central Texas College. Salim joined the United States Army in 1978 as a Homing all Weather Killer (HAWK) missile system engineering technician and later became a HAWK Master Mechanic. From 1987 until 1993, he performed collateral duties as an Equal Opportunity Representative. May 1996 until December 1997, he was the Senior PATRIOT System Evaluator and Senior PATRIOT Instructor/Writer.
In 1986, during the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge Free and Accepted Masons of Massachusetts Grand Lodge session, Salim Abddeen became the youngest Worshipful Master that year at age 26. He led Feagins Lodge #17 for two terms. In 1994, Salim became the European Special Deputy for Texas Royal Arch Mason. He also was the Excellent High Priest for Mount Sinai Royal Arch Chapter #42 (Texas) and the Thrice Potent Master of the Lodge of Perfection, Gustave M. Solomons #101(Scottish Rite).
In January 1994, he attended the Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute, made the commandants list, and became an Equal Opportunity Advisor for organizations up to 10,000 people. Salim managed the Equal Opportunity program for the Third Infantry Division Support Command, Kitzingen, Germany; the First Infantry Division Support Command, Kitzingen, Germany; and the Sixth Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas from May 1994 to May 1996 and December 1997 to February 2000 respectively.
From August 2002 until July 2007, Salim served as Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Diversity Management Specialist for NOAA’s National Weather Service. He also was a collateral duty NOAA EEO Counselor, NOAA MBTI Facilitator, and a member of the NOAA ADR Cadre. From July 2007 until August 2009, Salim was the EEO Specialist for Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) Miami Field Office, Miami Air & Marine Branch, and Miami Sector covering all South Florida.
Currently, Salim is the Manager for NOAA’s Office of Marine and Aviation Operations’ (OMAO) Office of EEO and Diversity and serves as senior advisor to the directors, managers, supervisors, NOAA Corps, and employees for OMAO regarding EEO and Diversity. He is the treasurer for NOAA Chapter of Blacks in Government and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 15. He is married with five children ages 32, 29, 24, 19, and 3 years old; he has three grandchildren.