Coast Guard Vet David Pekoske to Be Nominated TSA Chief

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David Pekoske

David Pekoske, a 33-year veteran of the U.S. Coast Guard and an adjunct faculty member at American University, will be nominated by President Donald Trump as administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.

Pekoske will bring to TSA his operational and command experience from the U.S. Coast Guard, where served as vice commandant prior to his retirement in 2010, the White House said Monday.

He also served as second-in-command and chief operating officer as well as commander of the Pacific Area and Defense Forces West.

After he completed his military career, Pekoske joined defense company A-T Solutions as a group president before it was acquired by PAE in 2015.

He went on to serve as PAE’s vice president for national programs.

Pekoske chairs the InfraGard National Members Alliance’s board of directors and is a member of The National Academies’ Naval Studies Board; the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs’ board of advisers; and Heroes Linked’s advisory board.

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