Scott D. Genovese

Global Maritime Operational Threat Response Coordination Center
Dept. of Homeland Security/U.S. Coast Guard


Mr. Genovese joined the Global Maritime Operational Threat Response Coordination Center (GMCC) in 2010 and assumed his present position as Director in 2014. The GMCC is the Department’s Executive Secretariat for the National Maritime Operational Threat Response Plan (MOTR) and is responsible to the Department for Federal agency coordination during the response to threats against the United States and its interests in the maritime approaches and maritime domain. Since 2006, the MOTR Plan has been used thousands of times to ensure interagency response coordination to the full range of maritime security threats, including suspected maritime terrorism, piracy, drug and migrant smuggling, suspected weapons of mass destruction, fisheries violations and maritime cyber threats.

Mr. Genovese retired from active duty in the U. S. Coast Guard in 2009. As a senior officer he commanded major Coast Guard Cutters assigned to U.S. Navy and allied forces during Operations Noble Anvil (1999) and Iraqi Freedom (2003).

In 2005, he led the Department of Homeland Security’s maritime threat response plan development team and is a co-author of the final Maritime Operational Threat Response Plan.

Mr. Genovese received a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1979, and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Averett University. His military decorations include two Legion of Merit Medals, the Bronze Star Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and four Coast Guard Commendation Medals.