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RADM Steve Andersen, USCG (retired) Named FMC General Counsel

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Chairman Michael A. Khouri today announced the selection of RADM Steve Andersen, USCG (retired) as the General Counsel of the Federal Maritime Commission. Also announced today is the appointment of Andersen to the Senior Executive Service.

Prior to joining the Federal Maritime Commission, Andersen served as the General Counsel and Judge Advocate General of the United States Coast Guard where he held the rank of Rear Admiral.  In that role, Andersen provided legal advice to the senior Coast Guard leadership, led the legal efforts of the Coast Guard, and chaired the Marine Safety and Security Council.

In his capacity as General Counsel to the Commission, Andersen will provide advice and recommendations to the Chairman and Commissioners on legal, regulatory, and policy matters.  He will also be responsible for supervising the work of attorneys assigned to the Office of General Counsel and will serve as a member of the agency’s Senior Management Team.

Andersen graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1985 and George Mason University School of Law in 1997. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar.

Over the course of his career as a Coast Guard officer, Anderson held a number of key legal and operational positions including Director of Intelligence, Commanding Officer Legal Service Command, Commanding Officer Coast Guard Base Portsmouth, and Commanding Officer of two different Coast Guard cutters.  Among other recognitions, he was awarded the ABA Outstanding Career Judge Advocate Award and the Bronze Star Medal.

Chairman Khouri said, “My fellow Commissioners and I are pleased that RADM Andersen, USCG (retired) has accepted our invitation to join the FMC senior management team. He brings a wealth of experience in law, management, and maritime affairs to his new assignment. He will be an asset and valued contributor as we pursue the Commission’s objective to ensure competition and integrity for America’s ocean supply chain.”