Paul Fujimura was named Assistant Administrator for the Office of Global Strategies in May 2013. He leads a workforce located in more than 20 offices around the world and is responsible for collaboratively working with international partners to secure the global transportation network as TSA continues to grow as a risk-based, intelligence-driven counterterrorism agency.
Prior to assuming his current duties, Fujimura served as Senior Advisor for Foreign Policy and International Relations in the Office of Global Strategies International Operations Directorate. In addition, Fujimura served in Office of Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing where he ensured the Infrastructure Modernization Program aligned with TSA and Department of Homeland Security policy priorities.
Fujimura joined TSA in 2010, after five years at Department of Homeland Security 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 for the State Department 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, Russia.
Fujimura began his career in public service with U.S. Navy. In 1988 he became a naval flight officer and received initial training on the A-6E intruder attack aircraft. He was then assigned to VA-115, Attack Squadron 115, in Atsugi, Japan, and made two deployments to the Persian Gulf on the aircraft carrier USS Midway, 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.