Stephen Metruck

Stephen Metruck is the Executive Director for the Port of the Seattle and is responsible for both the seaport and the airport. He was previously a Washington, DC-based consultant specializing in homeland and international security.

A retired Coast Guard Rear Admiral, he has 34 years of military, governmental and international experience across a diverse range of operations and executive-level assignments. Rear Admiral Metruck’s last Coast Guard position was as Commander of the Fifth District headquartered in Portsmouth, Virginia. In this capacity, he had overall responsibility for the full range of Coast Guard missions carried out in the mid-Atlantic region from central New Jersey through North Carolina. Prior to this assignment, he was the service’s Assistant Commandant for Resources and Chief Financial Officer.

Following the attacks of 9/11, Rear Admiral Metruck served as the Commanding Officer of the Marine Safety Office in San Diego, California where he implemented security strategies in one of the nation's most strategic ports. He also served as the Commander of Seattle, Washington and the Chief of Staff for the Eleventh Coast Guard District headquartered in Alameda, California. His special assignments included Coast Guard Liaison to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York City and a Congressional Fellow.

Rear Admiral Metruck is currently a member of the Pacific Council on International Policy and a Member of the Defense Science Board’s Task Force on Homeland Defense.

A native of Massena, New York, Rear Admiral Metruck holds a baccalaureate degree in Ocean Engineering from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.