Assistant Administrator for Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service
Roderick Allison was named Assistant Administrator for the Office of Law Enforcement and Director of the Federal Air Marshal Service in May 2014. Previously, Allison served as the TSA Assistant Administrator for the Office of Inspection since August 2012. He began his career with the Federal Air Marshal Service in 1998, when he joined the program while it was part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Civil Aviation Security Program. Subsequently, Allison accepted a position as criminal investigator with the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service, where he received the Tom Fox Excellence Award from the Executive Council on Integrity and Efficiency.
Following the events of September 11, 2001, Allison renewed his commitment to the Federal Air Marshal Service in 2002 as an assistant to the special agent in charge in the Washington field office. Since 2002, Allison has served with distinction in several leadership capacities within TSA and the Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service to include Executive Advisor to the Director; Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge, Field Operations Division; and Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge of the Washington field office.
Allison’s professional career began in 1985 with 13 years in the U.S. Army. His supervisory and operational experience included assignments at the National Security Agency, Ft. Meade, Maryland; 7th Special Forces Group, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; and an assignment within the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.
Allison earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina and a master’s in security management from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. Allison has also attended executive development courses at Duke University, Harvard University, Office of Personnel Management Eastern Management Development Center and the Federal Executive Institute.