Rear Admiral Paul E. Busick U. S. Coast Guard (Retired)

Rear Admiral (Ret.) Paul E. Busick is a native of Lindenhurst, New York, and a graduate of the U. S. Coast Guard Academy. He holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Administration from Purdue University and is a graduate of the National War College in Washington, DC.

Rear Admiral Busick is an aviator and has commanded the Coast Guard Air Station in San Francisco, California, and the Aviation Training Center, in Mobile, Alabama. He has served as Deputy Chief of the Office of Law Enforcement and Defense Operations, U. S. Coast Guard Headquarters. Following his promotion to Rear Admiral, he was appointed as Director, Office of Intelligence and Security, U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT). He served as the Secretary of Transportation’s National Security Advisor with policy responsibility for security measures in all modes of transportation. In 1996, he joined the National Security Council as a Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Gulf War Illnesses. Admiral Busick left active service in June 1998.

In October 1998, Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. named Admiral Busick as President and Executive Director of North Carolina’s Global TransPark Authority.

In April 2000, he was appointed to a Presidential Oversight Board for certain DOD investigations.

Rear Admiral Busick’s military awards include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit. He was awarded the DOT Distinguished Service Award and the FAA Extraordinary Service Medal, its highest accolade for contributions to civil aviation.

Rear Admiral Busick is married to Sarah Mullikin of West Lafayette, Indiana. He has three sons, Paul, Jr., Don, and Thomas.