Mickey Lalor is the director of crisis management at WorldAware. Prior to joining the company, Lalor retired from the U.S. Coast Guard where he served for 26 years, specializing in response operations such as maritime law enforcement, search and rescue, port security, and contingency planning/preparedness. He was the Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard Station in South Padre Island, Texas, along the US-Mexico maritime border, served a two-year special assignment in the White House Situation Room, and deployed routinely to Central and South America, the Middle East and the Caribbean Sea.