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                          Captain Kirsten R. Trego
Deputy Director, Emergency Management








CAPT Trego currently serves as Deputy Director, Emergency Management at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, where she is responsible for establishing, developing, and implementing policies, strategies, and goals to meet Coast Guard’s Incident Response Mission. She provides strategic programmatic oversight for the Offices of Search and Rescue, Emergency Management and Disaster Response, and Marine Environmental Response. 

Previously, CAPT Trego served as the Executive Director of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research, a 15 agency member committee, chaired by the U.S. Coast Guard that coordinates a comprehensive program of oil pollution research, technology development, and demonstration among the federal agencies.

Captain Trego is qualified as a permanent Marine Safety Professional. Her prior assignments include Senior Reserve Officer (SRO) at Sector Delaware Bay, SRO at the Atlantic Strike Team, Supervisor of Marine Safety Detachment Coram, and Chief of Waterways and Waterfront Facilities at Marine Safety Office/Group Philadelphia.  She also served as a Deputy Incident Commander for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster overseeing response efforts across the Gulf of Mexico.

A native of Arlington, VA, she graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marine Affairs in 1993.  She also holds a Master of Marine Policy degree from the University of Delaware.