We’d like to welcome new TSA Administrator David Pekoske! He was confirmed on August 3, 2017 by the U.S. Senate as TSA's seventh Administrator. Today is an exciting day for TSA as it marks Administrator Pekoske’s first official day on the job. Part of his first day was being ceremonially sworn in at TSA headquarters in Arlington, Virginia by Acting DHS Secretary Elaine Duke.
As TSA’s new Administrator, he now leads a workforce of approximately 60,000 employees, the security operations at nearly 450 airports throughout the United States, the Federal Air Marshal Service, and shared security for highways, railroads, ports, mass transit systems and pipelines.
Pekoske served as the 26th Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard in 2009, commanding the Coast Guard Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Forces West, where he lead all Coast Guard operations in the Western Hemisphere. He is a recognized expert in crisis management, strategic planning, and port and maritime security defense.
We look forward to the years ahead with our new administrator!