As Commanding Officer, Captain Kaminski serves as Officer in Charge, Marine Inspection, ensuring U.S. commercial vessel and foreign cruise ship compliance w/U.S. regulations and international conventions throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In addition, he oversees the International Port Security Program's efforts to meet the congressional mandate to assess anti-terrorism measures and verify implementation of the International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code at ports in 83 countries.
Prior to his current assignment, he served as Chief of the Vessel and Facility Operating Standards Division within the Office of Operating and Environmental Standards at Coast Guard Headquarters where he coordinated with classification societies, professional mariners, and industry organizations to develop regulations for vessels, facilities and offshore platforms. He also served as the Designated Federal Officer for the National Offshore and Towing Safety Advisory Committees and as Coast Guard liaison to the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. As Deputy Commander of Coast Guard Sector Ohio Valley from 2011-2014, Captain Kaminski served as Alternate Captain of the Port, Officer in Charge of Marine Inspection, Federal Maritime Security Coordinator, Federal on Scene Coordinator, and as Search and Rescue Mission Coordinator for over 3,000 miles of commercially navigable Western Rivers spanning 10 states.