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Rear Admiral Stephen P. Metruck

Rear Admiral Stephen P. Metruck, USCG (Ret.), is a member of the Global Resilience Institute’s Post-Disaster Assessment and Advisory Team.

Metruck served as Commander of the Coast Guard’s Fifth District, with overall responsibility for Mid-Atlantic maritime safety and security missions. Previously Metruck held the post of Assistant Commandant for Resources/Chief Financial Officer, and oversaw all Coast Guard financial management and resource activities.

For three years following the attacks of 9/11, Metruck served as the Commanding Officer of the Marine Safety Office in San Diego, California where he implemented security strategies in one of the nation’s most strategic ports. He was later assigned as Commander of Sector Seattle serving as Federal Maritime Security Coordinator, Federal On Scene Coordinator for oil spills and hazardous substances, Captain of the Port, and Officer in Charge Marine Inspection for all of Puget Sound, one of the nation’s most challenging port complexes and area of responsibility. Rear Admiral Metruck then served as the Chief of Staff for the Eleventh Coast Guard District overseeing 48 units and over 2,600 active duty, reserve, and civilian employees carryout all Coast Guard missions across 3.3 million square miles of waterways encompassing the states of California, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, and the offshore waters of Mexico and Central America. He has also served in special assignments as a Congressional Fellow to Senator John F. Kerry of Massachusetts and U.S. Coast Guard Liaison to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York City.

From 2004 to 2005 Metruck was a Military Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.

Metruck received his B.S. in Ocean Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy; a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government. His decorations include; Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, Department of Transportation 9-11 Medal, Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and La Condecoracion a la Distincion Naval given by La Secretaria de Marina Armada de Mexico.

GRI’s Post-Disaster Assessment and Advisory Team is a group of experts with deep operational experience in disaster response. Working in ways analogous to National Transportation Safety Board teams, GRI’s team conducts extensive analysis and in-depth interviews about the disaster, the response and recovery efforts.