Aaron Roth was named Deputy Executive Assistant Administrator for Operations Support in November 2018. In this role, he supports the Executive Assistant Administrator in implementing processes that strengthen operations support services and enhance TSA’s global strategies, security policy, intelligence and analysis, and requirements and capabilities analysis efforts.
Most recently, Roth served as Chief of Staff for Operations Support where he supported the operational components in TSA, providing direction and ensuring coordination amongst the offices of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service, Global Strategies, Intelligence and Analysis, Security Operations, Security Policy and Industry Engagement, and Requirements and Capabilities Analysis.
Prior to joining TSA, Roth was the Director of the Commandant’s Advisory Group in Washington, DC, serving as a personal advisor to the Commandant on emerging strategies and policy issues, including the Arctic, Western Hemisphere affairs, cyber security, and climate change.
Roth previously served as the operations officer of the Maritime Security Response Team, the Coast Guard’s high-risk law enforcement and counterterrorism unit. While at the MSRT, he also served as the service’s liaison to the FBI’s Hostage Rescue Team. He has also been the commanding officer of a patrol boat in Key West, and held staff assignments in the Chief of Staff’s office during the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security and the Commandant’s Strategic Analysis Directorate.
Roth was a military fellow at the Center for Strategic & International Studies, where he focused on national security and counterterrorism, the Arctic and Asia and the Pacific Rim. He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with high honors and was the distinguished graduate from George Mason University’s Public Policy and Public Administration master’s program.