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CMA Shipping
40th Annual Expo & Conference
April 1-3, 2025Hilton Stamford | Connecticut, USA

Rear Admiral Wayne R. Arguin Jr.
Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy (CG-5P) at U.S. Coast Guard


Rear Admiral Arguin serves as the Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, and is responsible for the development of national policy, standards, and programs promoting Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Stewardship. Three Directorates carry out the mission: Inspections and Compliance, Marine Transportation Systems, and Commercial Regulations and Standards. Programs include waterways management, navigation and boating safety, ports and facilities, merchant mariner credentialing, vessel documentation, marine casualty investigation, commercial vessel inspections, and port state control.

Prior to his current assignment, Rear Admiral Arguin served as the Director of Inspections and Compliance(CG-5PC) as well as Director of Emerging Policy(DCO-X). His previous operational assignments include Sector Commander, Sector New Orleans from 2016 to 2018.

A native of Millington, TN, Rear Admiral Arguin resides in Manassas, VA with his wife, Andrea.

Agenda Sessions

  • USCG Priorities