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Captain Ted Lindstrom (USCG Retired)

Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security (PWCS) Program Manager

U.S. Coast Guard Thirteenth District


Ted Lindstrom currently serves as the Ports, Waterways, and Coastal Security (PWCS) Program Manager for the Thirteenth Coast Guard District in Seattle, WA.  He Oversees the District’s PWCS program and has a fundamental role in coordination, management, implementation, execution, and evaluation of Coast Guard security operations.  Ted maintains an in-depth knowledge and expertise in a variety of laws, policies and procedures applicable to the maritime law enforcement and maritime homeland security missions.  He oversees security support to critical infrastructure, key port facilities, U.S. Navy high value units and prioritizes PWCS activities, ensuring compliance with established doctrine.

Ted graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a degree in Marine Science in 1978.  He completed 30 years of service with the Coast Guard with a career focus on surface operations.  He served on seven cutters stationed on the west coast ranging in size from 82 ft to 420 ft; commanding five of these units.  His afloat assignments covered all of the major Coast Guard offshore missions; living marine resource protection, counter drug and migrant operations, search and rescue, and ice breaking.  Assignments ashore include Chief of Cutter Facility Branch at CG Headquarters, Chief of Operations for District 11, Chief of Enforcement and Response for District Thirteen; and Operations Officer of the Vessel Traffic System in Valdez, AK.  In 1989, Captain Lindström completed his Masters of Science degree in Operations Research at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.  From 1989 to 1993, he taught at the Coast Guard Academy as an Associate Professor in the Mathematics Department.  In 2014, Ted completed his Masters of Arts in Homeland Security from the Center for Homeland Defense and Security based at the Naval Postgraduate School.