Federal Air Marshal Service selects Michael R. Novak as Deputy Director

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National Press Release
Monday, September 14, 2009

WASHINGTON - The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the selection of Michael R. Novak as Deputy Assistant Administrator/Deputy Director for the Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (OLE/FAMS), effective Sept. 13, 2009.

Novak most recently served as Assistant Director for the Office of Training and Workforce Programs with OLE/FAMS, a position he has held since January 2008. Prior to that, he was the OLE/FAMS Chief of Staff. Novak joined the Federal Air Marshal Service in October 2003.

"Mike Novak brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the position of Deputy Director of the Federal Air Marshal Service," said OLE/FAMS Director Robert Bray. "With over 26 years of experience in federal law enforcement, he is a valuable addition to the Senior Leadership Team."

Prior to joining TSA's Federal Air Marshal Service, Novak served for over 20 years with the United States Secret Service. Joining the Secret Service in 1983 as a Special Agent, he worked numerous assignments in both investigations and protection. During his career with the Secret Service, he progressed to a variety of supervisory and managerial positions, including Deputy Special Agent in Charge of the Presidential Protective Division.

Novak holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Michigan State University (East Lansing), and completed the Eastern Management Development Center's Executive Development Seminar (Shepherdstown, W.Va.).

For more information on the Federal Air Marshal Service, please visit www.tsa.gov.