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Mr. Gary Rasicot

Special Assistance to VCG

U.S. Coast Guard

Mr. Gary Rasicot assumed the duties as the Deputy Commandant for Mission Support-Deputy for Personnel Readiness (DCMS-DPR) in September of 2018. He maintains oversight and functionality of the Coast Guard's human resources, force readiness and Academy activities. 


Prior to coming to DCMS-DPR, Mr. Rasicot served as the Deputy, Assistant Commandant for Human Resources where he implemented the vision for human capital management; to recruit, develop and retain a diverse, proficient and effective workforce meeting the current and future needs of the Coast Guard. In his previous Senior Executive Service position Mr. Rasicot served as the TSA Chief of Operations. In his previous Senior Executive Service position with the Coast Guard, Mr. Rasicot served as the Director of Marine Transportation Systems. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Global Maritime Operational Threat Response (MOTR) Coordination Center at DHS. As the nation’s primary coordinator of the MOTR process, he was responsible for facilitating the development of interagency approved U.S. Government courses of action in response to threats against the United States and its interests in the maritime domain. Prior to his appointment to the Senior Executive Service, Mr. Rasicot was President and Chief Executive Officer of SureShip, Inc., a national company providing end-to-end e-commerce, inventory management and fulfillment services for major corporations, non-profits and entrepreneurs.


Mr. Rasicot served as an active duty Coast Guard officer for 24 years. His military assignments included Chief, Coast Guard Drug Interdiction Program; Liaison Officer to the Joint Staff Counternarcotic Division; Commanding Officer, USCGC MOHAWK; Director for Maritime Security Policy, Homeland Security Council at the White House; and Chief of the Coast Guard Office of Counterterrorism and Special Missions. Mr. Rasicot’s final active duty assignment was Deputy Commander, U.S. Deployable Operations Group, where he was responsible for the establishment of the Coast Guard’s single point of control for the staffing, training, and logistics support for deployable capabilities. In his role as Deputy Commander, Mr. Rasicot oversaw the consolidation and daily operations of 27 field units comprised of 3,000 persons.


Mr. Rasicot is a 1984 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Maryland.