Frederick J. Kenney

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Frederick J. Kenney
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Coast Guard
RankUS-O8 insignia.svg Rear Admiral
Commands heldUnited States Coast Guard Legal Division
AwardsNATO Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Legion of Merit

Frederick J. Kenney is a retired American Rear Admiral who was formally the Judge Advocate General of the United States Coast Guard, the highest-ranking attorney in the Coast Guard. In that role, he was responsible for over 180 uniformed and 90 civilian lawyers. He is currently the Director, Legal and External Affairs at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), London, United Kingdom.


Kenney is a graduate of Michigan State University and the University of San Francisco School of Law.[1] He was commissioned in 1981 through Officer Candidate School.[2] Some of his notable assignments include Chief of the Office of Maritime and International Law, Staff Judge Advocate of the First Coast Guard District, Judge of the Coast Guard Court of Criminal Appeals, and Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Pacific Area Tactical Law Enforcement Team.[3] He is also an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center.[4]


  1. ^ "Alumni Profiles". USF School of Law. Retrieved December 26, 2013.
  2. ^ "Norfolk Native Earns JAG Role". The Sun Chronicle. 7 Feb 2011. Retrieved 22 Oct 2013.
  3. ^ "Rear Admiral Frederick J. Kenney" (PDF). United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 22 Oct 2013.
  4. ^ "Frederick J. Kenney". Georgetown Law. Retrieved 22 Oct 2013.

Military offices
Preceded by
William D. Baumgartner
Judge Advocate General of the United States Coast Guard
2011 – 2014
Succeeded by
RDML Steven D. Poulin