Rear Admiral Mary Landry is the inaugural Director of Incident Management and Preparedness at Coast Guard Headquarters. In this role she is responsible for establishing, developing, and implementing all hazards incident management goals, strategies, polices, and doctrine to meet Coast Guard responsibilities in incident preparedness and response.
Rear Admiral Landry retired from the Coast Guard in 2011. She served as Director of Governmental and Public Affairs and as Commander of the Eighth Coast Guard District and Commander of Task Force 189.8, headquartered in New Orleans.
As District Commander, she was responsible for more than 1,200 miles of coastline and 10,300 miles of inland waterways, including the Mississippi, Tennessee, and Ohio Rivers. During her tenure, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and the 2011 Mississippi River Valley floods occurred.
She managed the Coast Guard response to both of these disasters. She has received the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Service Medal, and an honorary Doctoral Degree for Hilbert College.