Sheehan Group-Pacific LLC (SGP) is a service disabled veteran-owned small business focused on energy, environmental, and development programs and projects in Hawai`i and the Pacific. SGP provides expert environmental consultancy, helping businesses and government develop solutions to challenges through established relationships built on trust and years of problem-solving experience.
Like paddlers in a canoe, we believe in moving forward together at SGP.
CEO Neil Sheehan is a retired U.S. Navy Captain with over 25 years of legal and program management experience, including 13 years on active duty in the US Navy, 11 years as a reserve officer, six years of contract support to the Navy and other DOD clients, and three years as a civilian employee at the US Pacific Fleet specializing in environmental programs in the Pacific.
While on active duty, Mr. Sheehan served as the senior environmental counsel to the Commander, US Pacific Fleet and received his LL.M in both environmental law and international law from George Washington University School of Law. He participated in Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and Eastern Exit, and had duties in over 50 countries across all seven continents.
He retired from the Naval Reserves, having last served at the U.S. Pacific Command as Assistant Staff Judge Advocate. Mr. Sheehan’s experience specializes in environmental programs and has numerous individual and campaign awards including the Defense Superior Service Medal, three Meritorious Service Medals, two Navy Commendation Medals, and three Navy Achievement Medals.
Mr. Sheehan led the environmental planning for a vast number of actions in the Pacific, including: Tandem Thrust Training Exercise in Guam and CNMI; the Marianas Range Complex EIS; the Marianas Training and Testing EIS; one Valiant Shield exercise in Guam; three Undersea Warfare Exercises (two in Hawaii and one in Guam); ICEX in the Arctic; the Hawaii Range Complex EIS; the Hawaii-SOCAL Range Complex EIS, and two Talisman Saber Exercises in Australia. He also helped developed Range Complex Management Plans for Hawaii, Guam/CNMI, and Japan. Mr. Sheehn was also the PACFLT environmental and legal lead in the recovery of the USS Greenville’s sinking of the Japanese fishing vessel the Ehime Maru, also acting as the interface with Consul General of Japan and the families of the deceased.
Most recently, Mr. Sheehan was a Vice President with HDR Engineering’s Honolulu office, having developed and managed the DOD’s regional programs and complex environmental projects in Hawaii, Guam, and Australia. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Pacific Historic Parks, which assists the parks at the USS Arizona, Diamond Head, Molokai, Guam, and Saipan. He is a past Adjunct Professor at Hawaii Pacific University, and lecturer at the Naval Justice School, the Naval War College, the University of Hawaii’s Richardson School of Law. He is a member of the Hawaii State Bar, and married with two teenage sons.