Assistant Administrator - TSA-Investigations
Kimberley Thompson became Assistant Administrator of TSA Investigations in July of 2022. In this role, she oversees all investigations into allegations of criminal activity and acts of non-criminal misconduct impacting TSA personnel and operations.
Thompson started her law enforcement career with the Dallas Police Department, serving her community as a patrol officer and a member of a specialized street-crime unit. The horrific events of 9/11 tapped into Thompson’s military upbringing and inspired her to seek federal employment in an effort to expand her service to our nation.
In 2003, Thompson joined TSA as a Federal Air Marshal (FAM) assigned to the Chicago Field Office. She has held a variety of positions at TSA, serving as a mission status FAM in the Chicago and New York field offices, as a legal and investigative training instructor at the FAMS Training Division, and as the FAMS public affairs officer on the Director’s staff.
In 2020, Thompson was assigned to oversee the newly formed FAMS Law Enforcement Assessment Section consisting of the Joint Vulnerabilities Assessment and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) units. She provided strategic guidance and direction to build operational response capability to protect facilities and assets that are high-risk potential targets from UAS.
Additional senior-level positions at TSA in which Thompson has served include but are not limited to: Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC) within the Law Enforcement/Information Coordination Section, ASAC and Supervisory Federal Air Marshal at the Washington Field Office, ASAC at the Boston Field Office, a detail assignment with the DHS Chief Readiness Support Office, an Executive Director detail with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and the Acting Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge of the Transportation Security Operations Center.
Thompson holds a master’s degree in administrative science from Fairleigh Dickenson University and a bachelor’s degree in law enforcement-police science from Sam Houston State University. She is a graduate of the TSA Senior Leadership Development Program and the Department of Homeland Security Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program.