Peter Neffenger

Peter Neffenger
Peter Neffenger
Administrator, Transportation Security Administration (TSA)

Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Transportation Security Administration’s sixth administrator in June 2015. He leads a workforce of nearly 60,000 employees, including the Federal Air Marshal Service, and is responsible for security operations at nearly 450 airports throughout the United States and shared security for highways, railroads, ports, mass transit systems and pipelines. Under his leadership, TSA is continuing to evolve as a risk-based, intelligence-driven, professional counterterrorism agency dedicated to protecting the U.S. transportation systems. Before joining TSA, Neffenger served as the 29th Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, a position he held since May 2014. Prior to this, Neffenger served as the Coast Guard’s Deputy Commandant for Operations, where he directed strategy, policy, resources and doctrine for the employment of Coast Guard forces globally. He is a recognized expert in crisis management, and most notably served as the Deputy National Incident Commander for the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the largest and most complex in U.S. history. Neffenger has had extensive operational and command experience throughout his career, which began with his commissioning in 1982 through the Coast Guard Officer Candidate School.