Stephan King manages the Canadian Coast Guard’s international Capacity Building and Contingency Planning group. Stephan leads the development, implementation and conduct of the Coast Guard’s international partnership with nations seeking to increase their maritime security and safety capabilities.
Raised on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Stephan joined the Royal Canadian Navy after high school. He spent 34 years sailing on all coasts of Canada and many oceans of the world in a variety of appointments, including four years as a Commanding Officer of coastal defence vessels. Stephan served as the Vice Chief of NORAD’s Maritime Warning Division in Colorado, and led the Navy’s Concept Development and Innovation Sections in the Directorate of Naval Strategy in National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa. He transferred to the Canadian Coast Guard in August, 2018.
Stephan has completed the Joint Command and Staff Course and holds a Master’s Degree in Professional Communications from Royal Roads University, Victoria. Stephan resides in Ottawa with his wife, Cheryl, and their two adult children.