Donald B. Hutton served as an executive staff member for the New York State Thruway Authority and New
York State Canal Corporation. He worked progressively for several law enforcement agencies; with the New
York State Office of Inspector General as executive deputy inspector general, as a Delaware & Hudson Railroad Police Department
special agent, as a United States Department of Veteran Affairs police officer, and as a United States Customs Service Inspector.
Donald B. Hutton served in the United States Coast Guard as a reservist
from 1976 until 1992 in the following capacities: as a boatswains mate, a pollution investigator, a special
agent in intelligence, and in mobilization/augmentation administration. In 1992, Donald Hutton received
and honorable discharge as a Boatswain Mate Second Class (BM2)
He has a
master's degree from the State University of New York College at Buffalo. In 1994, he served on the
National Assessment of Educational Progress Panel (NAEP), also known as the "nation's report card” in 2001,
he was elected to serve on the Board of Trustees for Daeman College in Amherst New York.
Donald Hutton is also the author of numerous articles and books. He co-authored with
Anna Mydlarz Guide to Homeland Security Careers and Guide to Law Enforcement Careers.
He also wrote Guide to Military Careers, and in 2000 published a suspense thriller, A Deep Blue Sounding
Dark Voyage with the U.S. Coast Guard. According to the book description of A
Deep Blue Sounding Dark Voyage with the U.S. Coast Guard, “The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Cape Solace mysteriously
sinks while on patrol off the coast of Florida, taking 26 crewmembers to a deep water grave. At the same
time, Coast Guard Intelligence Agent Brad Thomas surfaces from a deep cover sting operation in New York City netting two “coasties”
involved in smuggling for the mob.” According to John Wallace, author of POW-83,
“This riveting book will alter America's view of the Coast Guard. Don Hutton is a writer of genuine purpose and