Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson yesterday hosted the Official Portrait Unveiling Ceremony in honor of former Secretary Michael Chertoff. Michael Chertoff served as the nation’s second Secretary of Homeland Security from February 15, 2005 – January 21, 2009.
Deputy Secretary Mayorkas, Secretary Johnson, Former Secretary Chertoff, and Mrs. Chertoff during the Official Portrait Unveiling Ceremony. Official DHS photo.
During the ceremony, Secretary Johnson praised Secretary Chertoff’s leadership of the Department at a critical time in its history and thanked him for his service both to the Department and to the Nation.
Former Secretary Chertoff receives a standing ovation following his remarks. Official DHS photo.
Former Secretary Chertoff addressed the audience - which included family, friends, former colleagues, and current DHS leadership and employees - and expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve and his appreciation for those who are continuing to serve the DHS mission.
Secretary Chertoff and his wife, Mrs. Meryl Chertoff, unveil his official portrait. Official DHS photo.
The official portrait, painted by Robert A. Anderson, is a tribute to Secretary Chertoff’s service to the Department and the Nation. The portrait will be placed in the hallway of the Office of the Secretary at DHS Headquarters in Washington.
Secretary Johnson and Former Secretary Chertoff talk after the portrait unveiling. Official DHS photo.