NBAA Welcomes Nomination of Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger as TSA Administrator

Washington, DC, April 30, 2015 – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today welcomed the announcement on April 28 that President Obama has nominated Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger as the sixth administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Neffenger has served as vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard since May 2014.

“NBAA thanks the president for nominating Vice Adm. Peter Neffenger as TSA administrator,” Bolen said. “In his more than 30 years of service in the Coast Guard, he has held numerous posts where he has been responsible for securing the nation’s transportation infrastructure, while working with the public to promote free and open commerce.”

Neffenger joined the Coast Guard in 1981 and has held several leadership roles, including deputy commandant for operations, director of strategic management and doctrine, and deputy national incident commander for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The last TSA administrator to be appointed from the Coast Guard was Adm. James Loy, who led the newly created agency from 2002 to 2003. Neffenger’s nomination would replace John Pistole, the previous TSA administrator, who retired from public service in October 2014.

“We anticipate that Neffenger will bring the same risk-based approach to transportation security that Loy did and will continue the great work and effective leadership of former administrator John Pistole,” said Bolen. “We look forward to working with him in the months ahead.”


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