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Scott McShaffrey
Scott McShaffrey

Scott McShaffrey serves as the Assistant Administrator for Field Operations for the Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (LE/FAMS). He provides executive level leadership to headquarters and the field, including three regions, 20 LE/FAMS field offices, the Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response Program, and senior-level training staff detailed to the TSA Academy, the LE/FAMS Law Enforcement Training Center, and the TSA Canine Training Center.

McShaffrey is a senior advisor to the Director and Deputy Director of LE/FAMS on law enforcement and security operations. He provides strategic direction to field executives and executes domestic and international law enforcement operations. McShaffrey also ensures executives and field leadership are prepared for emergencies and manages emergency response activities including incident response, continuity of operations, devolution, and uninterrupted service of physical and personnel security programs as well as emergency support functions for public safety and security activities across the nation’s transportation system.        

McShaffrey’s career as a Federal Air Marshal/Civil Aviation Security Inspector began in 1992 with the Federal Aviation Administration where he held multiple supervisory roles and deployed to almost 40 countries. Post September 11, 2001, he held multiple senior level positions including the Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (SAC) of the System Operations Control Division, SAC of the Mission Operations Division, SAC of the Newark Field Office, Deputy Assistant Director (DAD) of Field Operations, and DAD of Flight Operations. He created the Threat Assessment Division in Security Operations and led Field Operations, which included seven regions, Federal Security Directors, and a workforce of more than 50,000 officers. He held both the Deputy Assistant Administrator and Assistant Administrator positions in TSA’s Office of Professional Responsibility before returning to LE/FAMS in 2016.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware and is a graduate of the Harvard National Preparedness Leadership Initiative and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security Executive Leaders Program. He has served as a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2007.