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John Pistole Announces Retirement from TSA

John-PistoleJohn Pistole is set to retire from the Transportation Security Administration on Dec. 31 after more than 30 years of government service.

He will take on a new role in academia beginning 2015, the TSA said Thursday.

“I could not be more proud of all that our employees have accomplished together, particularly what they have done to help enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of transportation security while improving the passenger screening experience,” Pistole said.

Pistole previously worked for the FBI for 26 years before he joined TSA in June 2010 as administrator.

He also practiced law for two years before taking a position in the federal government.

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