Roderick Allison is the Executive Assistant Administrator for the Office of Law Enforcement, Federal Air Marshal Service. During his tenure at TSA, he has established partnerships with federal, state and local leaders in support of the TSA mission.
Previously, Allison served as the Executive Assistant Administrator for the Office of Inspection since August 2012. He began his career with the Federal Air Marshal Service in 1998, when he joined the program while it was part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Civil Aviation Security Program. Subsequently, Allison accepted a position as criminal investigator with the Office of the Inspector General, U.S. Postal Service, where he received the Award for Excellence from the President’s Council on Integrity and Efficiency in recognition of an outstanding investigative achievement.
Following the events of September 11, 2001, Allison renewed his commitment to the Federal Air Marshal Service in 2002 as an assistant to the special agent in charge in the Washington field office. Since 2002, Allison has served with distinction in several leadership capacities within TSA and the Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service to include Executive Advisor to the Director, Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge, Field Operations Division and Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge of the Washington field office.
Allison’s professional career began in 1985 with 13 years in the U.S. Army. His supervisory and operational experience included assignments at the National Security Agency, Ft. Meade, Maryland; 7th Special Forces Group, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina; and an assignment within the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.
Allison earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina and a Master of Arts in Business and Organizational Security Management from Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. Allison has also attended executive development courses at Duke University, Harvard University, Office of Personnel Management Eastern Management Development Center and the Federal Executive Institute.