Former Coast Guard Officer David Pekoske Sworn in as New TSA Administrator

David Pekoske

David Pekoske, a former U.S. Coast Guard vice commandant, has sworn in as the seventh administrator at the Transportation Security Administration a week after his confirmation by the Senate on Aug. 3.

The oath-taking ceremony was held at the Department of Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, D.C, TSA announced Thursday.

“I am deeply honored to take on this role as the next TSA administrator and put my experience to use in protecting and securing our nation’s transportation system,” said Pekoske.

The administration announced its intent to nominate Pekoske for the position in June.

He now oversees a workforce of over 60,000 employees, security operations across approximately 450 airports, highways, railroads and ports as well as the Federal Air Marshal Service.

Pekoske’s recent works include his involvement in the government services industry in the areas of counterterrorism, intelligence and security.

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