RADM James Rendon, USCG (RET.)
Rear Admiral Rendón has been with Seebald & Associates since 2020, performing maritime facility security assessments, plans, and audits in accordance with the U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Transportation Security Act regulations for the marine industry.
Rear Admiral Rendón has a wealth of maritime knowledge and experience, having completed a 40-year U.S. Coast Guard career, with his last assignment serving as the 41st Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard
Academy in New London, Connecticut. Prior to that assignment, he was Director, Joint Interagency Task Force West (JIATF West), the U.S. Pacific Command's executive agent for planning and conducting counter-transnational organized crime strategy in the Indo-Asia-Pacific.
Rear Admiral Rendón is a surface operations specialist having served as Commander, Sector Northern New England in Portland Maine, as well as, Chief of Response, Fifth Coast Guard District in Portsmouth, Virginia.
He is a cutterman with afloat tours as Deck Watch Officer aboard Durable, a 210-foot cutter home-ported in
Brownsville, Texas, Executive Officer aboard the Patrol Boat Ocracoke in Puerto Rico, and Commanding Officer of the Surface Effect Ship Petrel in Key West, Florida. Other operational assignments consist of staff advisor, Seventh Coast Guard District Intelligence and Law Enforcement Branch in Miami, Florida, Operations Officer for Group Key West, Florida, as well as Commander, Coast Guard Group Mayport in Northeast Florida.
Rear Admiral Rendón served as Aide de Camp to the 20th Commandant of the Coast Guard. He also completed a Congressional Fellowship in our nation’s Capital, where he worked for the House of
Representatives, Government Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources, followed by a two-year assignment as Drug Policy Advisor to the Speaker of the House.
A 1983 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, Rear Admiral Rendón holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois. He also completed study at the National War College, Class of 2005, where he earned a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy.