Austin Gould was named the Assistant Administrator for Requirements and Capabilities Analysis in June 2018.
Prior to joining TSA, Gould served 30 years in the U.S. Coast Guard, achieving the rank of Captain. As Boat Forces Capability Manager, he was responsible for the management of the Coast Guard’s fleet of 2,000 boats. Gould also supervised the Coast Guard Research and Development Center to improve the Coast Guard’s operational capabilities.
Gould served as the Commander of Coast Guard Sector Miami, the Coast Guard’s largest sector, and as the Chief of Staff for the Seventh Coast Guard District, also headquartered in Miami. He was responsible for search and rescue and law enforcement and for the safety and security of over 11 million cruise ship passengers traveling through the ports of Miami and Fort Lauderdale each year. He was second-in-command of the largest Coast Guard District, an area running from North Carolina south to the Gulf of Mexico including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Caribbean. In this role, he coordinated the unprecedented response during the 2017 hurricane season when Hurricanes Irma and Maria impacted the entire region.
Gould earned a bachelor’s degree in government from the Coast Guard Academy and a master of business administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University.