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Roderick Allison

Assistant Administrator for Inspection

Photo of Roderick AllisonRoderick Allison became the Assistant Administrator for Inspection in August 2012. As Assistant Administrator for Inspection, Allison oversees and ensures the security and integrity of TSA's operations and administration through a range of inspection services, special investigations, and a rigorous covert testing program.

Before becoming Assistant Administrator, Allison served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator/Deputy Director for the Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service. In this capacity, he served as senior advisor to the TSA Administrator and Deputy Administrator on matters affecting the strategic and operational direction of TSA's law enforcement and Federal Air Marshal Service operations. He directed the deployment of federal law enforcement assets, provided support to counterterrorism and investigative operations, and supported federal, state and local law enforcement agencies during incidents of national significance.

Prior to that, Allison was the Assistant Director for the FAMS' Office of Flight Operations where he managed the planning and deployment of all international and domestic missions for Federal Air Marshals. In addition, Allison was the Assistant Director for Security Services and Assessments where he oversaw the TSA Office of Security, Canine Training, Vulnerability Assessments and LEO Reimbursements.

Allison began his TSA career in 2002 as the Assistant to the Special Agent-in-Charge in the Washington Field Office of the Federal Air Marshal Service.

Prior to joining TSA, Allison worked as a Criminal Investigator with the United States Postal Service and held many assignments in a 13 year career with the United States Army. 

Allison earned a B.S. in Psychology from Fayetteville State University and an M.A. degree in Security Management from Webster University in St. Louis.

Latest revision: 23 January 2014