Frederick J. Kenney
Judge Advocate General, U.S. Coast Guard, Adjunct Professor of Law
Rear Admiral Kenney serves as Judge Advocate General and Chief Counsel of the Coast Guard, responsible for the delivery of all legal services in support...Continue Reading
Rear Admiral Kenney serves as Judge Advocate General and Chief Counsel of the Coast Guard, responsible for the delivery of all legal services in support of the Coast Guard’s missions, its units and its people. He leads a dedicated, agile corps of legal professionals, including 194 military attorneys, 92 civilian attorneys and 87 legal support personnel. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he served as editor-in-chief of the USF Maritime Law Journal. Some of Rear Admiral Kenney’s other legal assignments include duty as Chief of the Office of Maritime and International Law, Washington, DC, where he headed the United States delegation to the International Maritime Organization’s Legal Committee, and served as the Chairman of the Drafting Committee for the International Ballast Water Convention; Staff Judge Advocate, First Coast Guard District, Boston, MA; and Coast Guard Liaison Officer to the Office of Oceans Affairs, U.S. Department of State, Operational assignments include service as Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Pacific Area Tactical Law Enforcement Team, San Diego, CA and First Lieutenant and Operations Officer aboard Coast Guard Cutter WESTWIND, a polar icebreaker. Rear Admiral Kenney’s has numerous decorations, including the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal and the NATO Medal. Non-military awards include the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Gold Medal, the Department of State Superior Honor Award, and the Department of Justice Certificate of Commendation.