CDR Kirsten Trego
Senior Reserve Officer
Commander Trego currently serves as the Senior Reserve Officer at Sector Delaware Bay, in Philadelphia, PA as of 1 October 2016. She oversees the readiness and performance of the Sector Delaware Bay Reserve forces to execute all Coast Guard missions in the eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware region.
Prior to serving as Senior Reserve Officer, Commander Trego spent two years on active duty at Coast Guard Headquarters, Washington, DC, leading the implementation of the Commandant’s Arctic Strategy. There, she coordinated cross-programmatic initiatives and worked closely with the White House Arctic Executive Steering Committee, the Arctic Council, National Security Council and the numerous federal agencies to advance the nation’s strategic priorities in the Arctic.
In her civilian capacity, Commander Trego is the Executive Director of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research (ICCOPR), 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.
A native of Arlington, VA, she graduated from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marine Affairs in 1993. She also holds a Master of Marine Policy degree from the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment at the University of Delaware in Newark, DE.
Commander Trego is qualified as a permanent Marine Safety Professional. Her previous assignments include a mix of active duty and reserve positions, including assignments as the Senior Reserve Officer 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.
Commander Trego is the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, a Coast Guard Achievement Medal and several other personal and unit awards.