Us Coast Guard Veteran Glenn Wiltshire named new Deputy Director for Port Everglades

Glenn A. Wiltshire, a 30-year veteran with the US Coast Guard serving most recently as Captain of the Port New York/New Jersey, has been appointed the new Deputy Director for the Broward County Port Everglades Department, according to Port Everglades Port Director Phillip C. Allen.

‘Broward County conducted an extensive national search for the best possible candidate for this high-level port management position,’ Allen says. ‘We were looking for a person who could adapt quickly to the Port’s dynamic and diverse environment. Mr. Wiltshire’s military experience and knowledge of maritime operations will be a valuable asset to help Port Everglades reach its future development goals.’

Allen says Wiltshire will start his tenure at Port Everglades in late August, just as the Port kicks off the planning process for its new 5-year Master Plan and 10- and 20-year Vision Plans. Located in Greater Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades is already one of the nation’s fastest growing container cargo seaports, the world’s second busiest cruise homeport and South Florida’s regional seaport for refined petroleum products.

While Captain of the Port New York/New Jersey from 2004-2006, Wiltshire served as a member of the US Army Corps of Engineers-led Senior Partners Group overseeing the multi-year $2 billion harbor deepening project. He also served as the Chair of the New York-New Jersey Area Maritime Security Committee and was responsible for all maritime security efforts associated with the Republican National Convention in September 2004. Wiltshire’s experience also includes assisting with the development of policy recommendations to meet inter-modal transportation challenges within the US Department of Transportation.

Wiltshire’s other recent USCG service also includes serving as Chief of Staff for the Fourteenth Coast Guard District in Honolulu and as Executive Assistant to the Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Environmental Protection in Washington, DC.

A native of Little Falls, NJ, Wiltshire graduated from the United States Coast Guard Academy in 1976 and also received a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in 1982. He received numerous personal, unit, and team awards during his Coast Guard career.