David P. Pekoske was confirmed on Aug. 3, 2017, by the U.S. Senate as TSA's seventh Administrator. Today, Administrator Pekoske kicked-off his tenure with a busy first 24 hours on the job. Learn more about our new Administrator below and check-out some behind the scenes photos from his first day.
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.
Part of his first day was being ceremonially sworn in at Department of Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, D.C.
“Administrator Pekoske has unmatched experience in strategy development, innovation, team building, and organizational management,” said Deputy Administrator Gowadia. “I am confident that TSA, the men and women who serve the American people here, will be successful under his leadership.”
Before joining TSA, Pekoske was an executive in the government services industry where he led teams that provided counterterrorism, security and intelligence support services to government agencies.
Most notably, Pekoske served as the 26th Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, commanding the Coast Guard Pacific Area and Coast Guard Defense Forces West, where he led all Coast Guard operations in the Western Hemisphere. He is a recognized expert in crisis management, strategic planning, and port and maritime security. Read Administrator Pekoske’s full bio here: https://www.tsa.gov/leader-bios/administrator