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Kevin K. McAleenan was officially sworn in as U.S. Customs and Border Protection Deputy Commissioner – the agency’s chief operating official – March 18 during a ceremony at CBP headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Secretary Jeh C. Johnson and CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske spoke of Deputy Commissioner McAleenan’s distinguished work as a public servant, and well as his dedication to and vision for the agency.
After taking the oath of office, Deputy Commissioner McAleenan addressed the audience and highlighted the talent and accomplishments of CBP’s global workforce.
“Our people are our heart and soul,” said Deputy Commissioner McAleenan. “I believe we have the best leadership team in the government and I know we have a frontline workforce that has never let us down, no matter what challenges they face. We’re attracting tremendous talent and investing in enhanced training for them to take us to the next level.”
Mr. McAleenan served as the acting Deputy Commissioner since March 30, 2013. He previously served since Dec. 31, 2011, as acting assistant commissioner of the CBP Office of Field Operations, leading the agency’s port security and facilitation operations. Prior to serving in these capacities, he held the position of deputy assistant commissioner, Office of Field Operations, between July 2010 and December 2011.
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