DomesticPreparedness met with Rear Admiral David P. Pekoske, USCG, Assistant Commandant for Operations, and Rear Admiral Brian M. Salerno, USCG, Director of Inspection and Compliance, U.S. Coast Guard.
Two Coast Guard senior leaders discuss the service’s new Strategy for Maritime Safety, Security, and Stewardship, focusing primarily on the maritime-security issue and various related enhancements to legal regimes and operational capabilities.
John F. Morton
John F. Morton is the Strategic Advisor for DomPrep. He is also the Homeland Security Team Lead for the Project on National Security Reform (PNSR). A member of the DomPrep team since its founding, he has served as managing editor for writer assignments and interviewer for scores of DomPrep audio interviews.
David P. Pekoske
Rear Admiral David P. Pekoske, the Coast Guard’s assistant commandant for operations, is responsible for a broad range of Coast Guard programs essential to public safety and to the nation’s homeland defense. A 1977 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, Pekoske previously served as commander, First Coast Guard District, and commander, Maritime Defense Command One, in which post he was responsible for all Coast Guard missions in the Northeast region of the United States.
Brian M. Salerno
Rear Admiral Brian M. Salerno, USCG, is the Coast Guard’s director of Inspection & Compliance, and in that post has oversight responsibility for, among other branches and agencies, the offices of Boating Safety, Port & Facility Activities, the National Maritime Center, and the National Vessel Documentation Center. A graduate of Stonehill College, he received his commission after graduating from the Coast Guard Officer Candidate School in December 1976. His previous assignments included duty as marine safety advisor to the Panama Canal Authority and as federal maritime security coordinator.