Alexandria, VA (June 6, 2017) – Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate David P. Pekoske to be an Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration. The following statement may be attributed to Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO.
“Leadership at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is critical to the safe facilitation of travel. Mr. Pekoske’s experience as the Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Chief Operating Officer, Component Acquisition Executive and senior leadership sponsor for the Coast Guard’s innovation program make him an excellent choice to be the next administrator.
There are many challenges facing aviation security and we commend Mr. Pekoske on his willingness to serve. We look forward to his confirmation process and urge the Senate to quickly confirm Mr. Pekoske as the next TSA Administrator.”
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