Paul Fujimura joined TSA Security Operations as the Assistant Administrator for International Operations in March 2019. He oversees the day-to-day operations of TSA’s international mission with a focus on adaptive security in aviation operations (passenger and cargo), regulatory compliance and other specialized programs. Fujimura leads a workforce located in more than two dozen offices around the world and is responsible for collaborating with domestic and international partners to secure the global transportation network.
Prior to assuming his current role, Fujimura served as TSA Assistant Administrator for the former Office of Global Strategies from May 2013 to March 2019.
Fujimura joined TSA in 2010, after five years at the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of International Affairs where he served as Chief of Staff and Director for Asia/Pacific Policy. Before his role at DHS, Fujimura served as Regional Affairs Officer for Asia in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism. In that capacity, he provided policy oversight of U.S. counterterrorism plans and initiatives. As a foreign service officer, Fujimura was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Moscow.
Fujimura began his career in public service with the U.S. Navy. In 1988, he became a naval flight officer and received initial training on the A-6 Intruder attack aircraft. He was then assigned to Attack Squadron 115 (VA-115) based in Atsugi, Japan, and made two deployments to the Persian Gulf on the aircraft carrier USS Midway (CV-41), flying 38 combat missions in Operation Desert Storm. Fujimura taught political science at the U.S. Naval Academy from 1993 to 1997.
Fujimura is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and a distinguished graduate of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.