Captain Scott Smith is the Acting Director, Marine Transportation Systems. His directorate is responsible for a wide variety of navigation safety and security functions including Aids to Navigation, Domestic and Polar Ice Operations, Waterways Management, Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning, and permitting for Bridges that span navigable waters.

Captain Smith’s previous assignments include over 13 years of sea-time and service as Commanding Officer of three Coast Guard Cutters, the USCGC ANACAPA in Petersburg, Alaska, the USCGC BRISTOL BAY AND CG BARGE 12001 in Detroit, Michigan, and most recently the USCGC MACKINAW (WLBB 30), our nation’s largest and most technologically advanced domestic icebreaker homeport in Cheboygan, Michigan. His staff tours include assignments as operations officer for waterways management branch in the Ninth Coast Guard District (Great Lakes), two Afloat Training Group Coast Guard Liaison positions, including standing up a new command in Everett, Washington. and several tours at Coast Guard Headquarters, including Medium Endurance and Patrol Boat Program Manager in the Office of Cutter Forces, Aids to Navigation Program Manager in the Office of Navigation Systems, and Deputy Director for the Office of Marine Transportation Systems at Coast Guard Headquarters.

Captain Smith is a 1990 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.