Rear Admiral Mark Fedor assumed the duties of Director, Joint Interagency Task Force South in July 2022. JIATF-S conducts detection and monitoring (D&M) operations to facilitate the interdiction of illicit trafficking in support of national and partner nation security.
He most recently served as the Assistant Commandant for Resources (CG-8) and the Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. Coast Guard. In this capacity, he was responsible for all budgetary, financial, and resource management activities relating to the programs and operations of the Coast Guard. As a component of the Department of Homeland Security, the Coast Guard is comprised of a nearly 60,000 member active duty, reserve and civil servant workforce with an annual budget of $14 billion.
A career cutterman, he has nearly 12 years of sea-time with three command tours including the National Security Cutter JAMES (WMSL 754) in Charleston, S.C. During this command, JAMES earned the Hopley Yeaton award for operational excellence as well as the United States Interdiction Coordinator award for counter-narcotics operations in the Eastern Pacific. His previous operational assignments include being Commanding Officer of the cutter MOHAWK, Executive Officer on the cutter LEGARE, Commanding Officer of the patrol boat MONOMOY, Operations Officer onboard the cutter DURABLE, and First Lieutenant onboard the cutter DAUNTLESS.
His staff tours include being the Executive Assistant to Admiral Karl L. Schultz, the 26th Commandant of the Coast Guard. In that role, he was responsible for the strategic direction, planning, and daily activities of the Commandant’s staff. His previous staff assignments include being the Chief of Response for the Seventh Coast Guard District in Miami, FL, the Coast Guard’s Fiscal Year 2004 federal budget coordinator, a Congressional Fellow to the House of Representatives’ Government Reform Subcommittee for Drug Policy and the Appropriations Subcommittee for Transportation, as well as Special Assistant and Speechwriter to the 23rd Commandant of the Coast Guard.
He graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in Government. He earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government in 2001 and a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College in 2011.
RADM Fedor’s personal decorations include three Legion of Merits, four Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, four Coast Guard Achievement Medals and the Commandant’s Letter of Commendation.
RADM Fedor has been married to his wife Amy for 29 years and they have four children, Tyler (21), Will (20), and twins Megan and Drew (14).