Field Operations

Norman (Norm) Robinson

Norman (Norm) Robinson

Norm Robinson is the Assistant Administrator for the Field Operations Division within 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.

Robinson 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. Robinson 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

Prior to this assignment, Robinson served as the Assistant Administrator for Flight Operations within LE/FAMS. In this role, he was charged with the management and operations of the Transportation Security Operations Center, the Systems Operations Control Section, the Insider Threat Program, the Joint and MANPAD Vulnerability Assessment Program and the Flight Programs Branch.

Robinson joined the Federal Air Marshal Service in May 2002. He has served in the Boston Field Office, the Systems Operation Control Division-Mission Operations Center, the Transportation Security Operations Center and as the Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge of the Las Vegas Field Office. During Robinson’s Federal Air Marshal career, he supervised the training of the Royal Thai Air Commandos Air Marshal program in Thailand, was the Supervisory Air Marshal on the ground in Cyprus for the emergency evacuation of American citizens from Lebanon, and has deployed for hurricane emergency evacuation operations. 

Robinson has more than 36 years of continually increasing leadership and aviation management experience. Robinson’s professional career began when he joined the U.S. Army in October 1984. Robinson’s management experience continued out of uniform by being selected as the Aviation Operations Officer at Michael Army Airfield, U.S. Army, Dugway Proving Ground. While at Dugway, he managed aircraft and flight operations for Dugway’s research and development test mission. In June 1998, Robinson was selected for a political appointment by the Tooele County Commission in Utah as the Director of the County’s Airports Department, charged with the management of an administrative staff, an operations staff, a fire department and a contract police department, and served as a member of the County’s SWAT Team as the team sniper. Robinson’s most recent assignment in the U.S. Army Reserve was as a special operations trainer and battalion sniper team leader.

Robinson is the recipient of five Federal Aviation Administration Pilot Awards, the Meritorious Service Medal, four Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, and The South West Asia Service Medal with three Battle Stars, and is a member of the Transportation Security Executive Service.