In a “Private Sector Update” e-mailed to subscribers on March 31, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security said that President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate Kevin K. McAleenan to be Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
Currently serving as CBP’s Acting Commissioner and as its Deputy Commissioner since 2014, Kevin has had a stellar career protecting our Nation. Under his leadership, CBP has developed strategies that protect the Nation’s borders from terrorism and transnational criminal networks while ensuring the flow of legal commerce and travel. Kevin previously held several leadership positions at CBP—including launching its Office of Antiterrorism. In 2015, Kevin received a Presidential Rank Award, which is the Nation’s highest civil service award, for spearheading the development and implementation of a comprehensive counterterrorism strategy in the realm of border security after Sept. 11, 2001. He’s been a member of the Senior Executive Service since 2005 and began his career with the U.S. Customs Service in 2001. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College.
Once formally nominated, Mr. McAleenan must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.