Mr. Tom Chaleki was appointed the Chief Readiness Support Officer in March 2018 by the Under Secretary for Management. In this role, he oversees a portfolio that spans $29 billion in personal property and 106 million square feet of real estate. He is the DHS senior real property officer, senior aviation management officer, chair of the DHS Aviation Governance Board, chief logistician, senior environmental officer, and member of the DHS Acquisition Review Board.
He entered the Senior Executive Service in July 2012 when he was selected as the Deputy Chief Readiness Support Officer at DHS in charge of the Affordability and Integration Office. As Deputy CRSO he was responsible for leading integration of mission support functions across the DHS components as a means to help the Department achieve affordable readiness in the areas of asset management and real property, logistics integration, personal property, aircraft, transportation, motor vehicles, ships and boats, and security.
From 2009 to 2012, he was the Deputy, Mission Support Integration Office at Coast Guard Headquarters where he was responsible for the integration of all planning, programming, communications, reorganizations and change management across the entire Coast Guard mission support enterprise. He also led the Mission Support Planning & Integration Team, which planned and implemented a new organizational structure and established new logistics business processes for a 14,000 person Coast Guard mission support organization. Previously he was the Chief of Shore Facility Capital Asset Management at Coast Guard Headquarters Civil Engineering and was responsible for the planning and policies for all Coast Guard facilities.
He retired from the Air Force Reserve in 2013. His past assignments include Deputy Mission Support Group Commander at the 459 Air Refueling Wing, Andrews AFB and command of two Air Force Reserve Civil Engineering Squadrons at Andrews AFB and Dover AFB.
In 2008 he was recognized with the Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Silver Medal for his leadership with the Coast Guard's modernization initiative. In 2012 he was awarded the Superior Achievement Award from the U.S. Coast Guard. He has also received the AF Meritorious Service Medal and AF Commendation Medal. He holds a bachelor's degree with a major in architecture from Columbia University in New York City; is a graduate of the Naval War College; and holds an M.S. in Strategic Resourcing from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces where he was a Distinguished Graduate.