Vice Admiral Pekoske has extensive experience in government service, maritime safety and security, private sector executive management and non-profit governance.
He is currently the National Security Group President at A-T Solutions, Inc., a global provider of security solutions to national and local governments. These solutions include audits and assessments, training, exercise support, expert consulting and cross-border risk management software.
Vice Admiral Pekoske is a graduate of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy. He served on active duty in the Coast Guard for over 30 years, retiring as the Vice Commandant of the Coast Guard in 2010. In that position he was also the Component Acquisition Executive and the senior leadership sponsor for the Coast Guard’s innovation program. As a flag officer, he commanded the Coast Guard’s Pacific Area, the First Coast Guard District (New England, New York and northern New Jersey) and was the Assistant Commandant for Operations at Coast Guard Headquarters.
He has a Master of Public Administration degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Vice Admiral Pekoske is currently a member of the adjunct faculty at American University where he teaches public policy in the Key Executive Master of Public Administration Program. He was member of the Board of Trustees for the U. S. Coast Guard Academy from 2006-2008.
Vice Admiral Pekoske is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the InfraGard National Members Alliance. InfraGard is a public-private sector partnership with over 30,000 members. It is sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and enables information sharing in the protection of United States critical infrastructure. He is a member of the Naval Studies Board of The National Academies. The Naval Studies Board is a source of independent, long-range, scientific and technical planning advice for the Naval Forces. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs and the National Security Advisory Council of the U. S. Global Leadership Coalition.