LCDR Enrique L. Quinones, USCG, CEM

Region 5 & 6 Federal Lead
Mobile Detection Deployment Program
Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Lieutenant Commander Enrique Quinones is currently assigned as a Coast Guard Detailee to the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) Mobile Detection Deployment Program (MDDP). In this role, he serves as the MDDP Federal Lead for Regions 5 and 6, responsible for ensuring the deployment of over $5M worth of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) detection equipment for steady state and enhance steady state operations throughout 16 western U.S. states and territories.

Previous tours include serving as the Command Center Chief at Coast Guard Sector Maryland-National Capital Region (MD-NCR), Maritime Security Preparedness Planner at the Coast Guard Headquarters Maritime Security Response Office (CG-MSR), Deputy Incident Management Division Chief at Coast Guard Sector New York, and Deck Watch Officer aboard the Coast Guard Cutter GALLATIN homeported in Charleston, SC.

Lieutenant Commander Quinones holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, a Master of Science in Emergency Management from Adelphi University, and is designated as a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM). Decorations include the Response Operations Ashore Insignia, Prevention Operations Ashore Insignia, Boat Forces Operations Insignia, Coast Guard Commendation Medal (2 awards), Coast Guard Achievement Medal (2 awards) and various service and unit awards.

Lieutenant Commander Quinones hails from Charleston, SC and is married to his wife Stefany. They have one daughter, Lyla, who is 1.