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Director of International Affairs & Foreign Policy (CG-DCO-I)

Mission Statement

Advance foreign policy, national security, and enhance U.S. Coast Guard operations through meaningful international engagements, partnerships, and security cooperation to promote global maritime governance.


  • The Director
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    Ms. Kelli Seybolt
    Director of International Affairs and Foreign Policy

    Ms Seybolt is a 20 plus year member of the Federal Civil Service with broad experience in public, interagency, and international affairs. She served as a senior advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space Plans and Policy in the Pentagon.
    As the Chief for International Space Cooperation within the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs, Ms. Seybolt led negotiations of a ~$6B Memorandum of Understanding for the joint acquisition of the Wideband Global Satellite communications system.
    She was promoted into the Senior Executive Service in 2010 and assumed the position of the Director of Strategy, Operations and Resources, International Affairs, Pentagon. In this capacity she was responsible for the development and execution of the AF Global Partnership Strategy and the first ever Air Force Security Cooperation Engagement Strategy providing strategic direction for building international partnerships.