David M. Kohl is the Executive Assistant Administrator/Director of the Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (LE/FAMS). He provides executive level leadership to all components of LE/FAMS and serves as a senior advisor to TSA’s Administrator and Deputy Administrator on law enforcement and security operations matters.
Kohl began his service with LE/FAMS as a mission-status Federal Air Marshal at the Washington field office shortly after the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Since then, he has served as a Supervisory Federal Marshal at the Washington office, Assistant Federal Security Director for Law Enforcement at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Deputy Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge of the Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response Program, Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge of the Chicago field office, and Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (SAC) of the Chicago office. Kohl has actively led efforts to improve LE/FAMS’ contributions to transportation security and quality of life of its personnel by participating in multiple working groups, the mentoring program, and the SAC Advisory Council.
Prior to joining LE/FAMS, Kohl served as a law enforcement officer in the Foreign Missions Branch of the U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division from 1991 to 1997 and as a sergeant from 1997 to 2002, where he supervised White House personnel and mentored and trained new employees.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in management from National Louis University and has served as a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2014.