About the Expert
Captain Michael "Todd" Trimpert, U.S. Coast Guard, most recently served as a sector commander on the southern Oregon coast. His previous assignments include serving twice with coast guard forces in Alaska and the U.S. Arctic and with the joint force at the U.S. European Command in Stuttgart, Germany. Trimpert has served as a national security fellow at the RAND Corporation. He graduated from international leader programs at the George C. Marshall Center and the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. He holds a BS from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.