Brett Gunter was named the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Training and Development in October 2014. In this capacity, he oversees TSA’s technical, leadership and workforce training and engagement programs for more than 50,000 employees at approximately 440 airports nationwide.
During his tenure at TSA, Gunter has held a number of leadership positions. As the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Training and Development, he oversaw consolidation of agency training operations and creation of the TSA Academy. In his role as the Director for the Office of Flight Operations in the Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service, Gunter supervised the deployments of Federal Air Marshals worldwide and provided overall direction for TSA operations, incident management, emergency preparedness and continuity of operations. Prior to that appointment, he was responsible for an extensive portfolio of security programs, including the initial training development and deployment of passenger screening canines, as the Director for the Office of Security Services and Assessments. He also served four years as the Deputy Assistant Director for the Office of Personnel and Training and initiated and managed accreditation of TSA’s law enforcement training programs.
Before joining TSA, Gunter worked in the private sector for 14 years directing international security operations and training foreign military personnel for senior government officials. His military service includes assignments at SEAL Team Six, SEAL Team Five and Underwater Demolition Team Eleven.
Gunter earned his Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, with a concentration in transportation systems. In addition, he has completed executive development courses at the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, the Darden School of Business of the University of Virginia and the Federal Executive Institute.