NBAA Applauds TSA Administrator John Pistole’s Distinguished Public Service

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Washington, DC, Oct. 16, 2014 –  The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today praised John S. Pistole, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), for his distinguished public service and steadfast support in maintaining aviation security, while preserving the flexibility that is a hallmark of business aviation.

NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said, “John has always represented the very best in public service, and has been a strong and steady hand at the helm of the TSA during very challenging times. His risk-based approach to terrorism has enhanced security, while preserving mobility.”

Pistole announced his plans earlier today to leave public service, effective at the end of the year. He has served in the federal government for more than 31 years, including four and a half years at the TSA and 26 years at the FBI.

“John has a clear understanding of the important role business aviation plays in our nation’s transportation system and economy,” Bolen added. “It is an understanding he demonstrated throughout his tenure at TSA, and twice when he served as a featured speaker at the 2010 and 2013 NBAA conventions. We are grateful to John for his service to the country, and we wish him the best.”

In its announcement today, the TSA indicated that the administrator is expected to be named to a position in academia beginning in early 2015.

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