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Stephen P. Metruck

Executive Director


Stephen P. MetruckSteve Metruck is a retired U.S. Coast Guard Rear Admiral with 34 years military, governmental and international experience across a diverse range of operations and executive-level assignments. In his most recent post before arriving at the Port of Seattle, Steve was Commander of the Fifth District in Portsmouth, VA, where he had overall responsibility for the full range of Coast Guard missions carried out from central New Jersey to North Carolina.

Prior to serving the Fifth Coast Guard District, Steve was the Assistant Commandant for Resources and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the U.S. Coast Guard. During this assignment, he was responsible for all Coast Guard financial management and execution of the service’s $10 billion annual appropriation.

Following the attacks of 9/11, he served as the Commanding Officer of U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office San Diego, where he implemented new security strategies in one of the nation’s most strategic ports.

From 2005-2008, Steve was Commander of Sector Puget Sound where developed a close understanding of business, labor and environmental interests. Steve worked to increase the safety and environmental stewardship of Puget Sound by standing up the Joint Harbor Operations Center (JHOC) and Puget Sound
Harbor Safety Committee.

Throughout his career, Steve has maintained a strong record of advancing a diverse and safe workplace. Between 2011-2014, Steve served on the Coast Guard’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Task Force. As a member of the Coast Guard Academy’s Board of Trustees, he oversaw significant increases in the diversity of the student body.

He is a senior fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security. He has also served as a Congressional Fellow to U.S. Senator John F. Kerry and U.S. Coast Guard Liaison to the United Nations.


Bachelor's Degree in Ocean Engineering, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Master’s Degree in Public Administration, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government