Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Peter Raneri joined the faculty of the World Maritime University in June 2018 where he is on secondment from the United States Coast Guard until the summer of 2020. He has served in the U.S. Coast Guard since 2003 during which time his primary mission focus has been on the inspection and investigation of US and foreign flagged commercial ships to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and international standards for the construction, repair, and maintenance of vital shipboard equipment, hull structure, documentation and crew competencies. While on faculty LCDR Raneri will be assigned to WMU’s Maritime Safety and Environmental Administration (MSEA) specialization as a guest lecturer and liaison officer. Prior to his arrival at the World Maritime University Lieutenant Commander Raneri served as Investigations Division Chief for Coast Guard Sector North Carolina where he led his team in conducting hundreds of marine accident investigations and alleged acts of merchant mariner misconduct, negligence and drug use cases throughout the state of North Carolina. From June 2013 to June 2016 he was assigned as the Assistant Chief of Inspections for Coast Guard Activities Far East Japan where he meticulously managed limited marine inspector resources in Japan and Singapore to meet dynamic commercial shipping needs and facilitate the inspection of over 450 U.S. flagged cargo ships and Naval Military Sealift vessels throughout the vast Indo-Asia-Pacific region. During this period he oversaw responses to hundreds of technical and regulatory inspection and investigation inquiries, and was a keynote speaker at international shipping conferences in China, Japan, Korea and Singapore. Before his time in Japan, LCDR Raneri completed a four year assignment at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River in Portland, Oregon where he split time as the Investigations Division Chief, Port State Control Branch Chief and as resident Marine Inspector at the largest shipyard/commercial dry-dock on the west coast of the United States. In these roles he meticulously coordinated hundreds of vessel call out inspections for domestic vessel dry dock periods and ship conversion projects, led a unit level formal board of investigation of a foreign deep draft vessel collision in the Columbia River, and was responsible for the screening and examination of foreign vessel arrivals for one of the busiest foreign vessel arrival ports in the U.S. LCDR Raneri has completed additional operational tours of duty as the Assistant Supervisor at Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Coram, New York, Marine Safety Detachment Port Canaveral, Florida and aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter SITKINAK, a 110 foot patrol boat homeported in Miami, Florida. A native of Johnstown New York, Lieutenant Commander Raneri earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Springfield College in 2001 and completed a Master of Science Degree in Homeland Security Management from Long Island University in 2010. In 2012, LCDR Raneri graduated from the United States Marine Corp’s Command and Staff College to fulfill his requirement for Joint Professional Military Education.