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Washington, DC, June 23, 2015 – National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) President and CEO Ed Bolen today welcomed the confirmation of U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Peter V. Neffenger as the sixth administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
“Vice Admiral Neffenger has three decades of Coast Guard service, giving him a solid perspective on balancing the nation’s security requirements with the interests of the general public, including the need to preserve unencumbered access to the nation’s airports and airspace,” Bolen noted.
Nominated by President Obama in April 2015 to lead the TSA, Neffenger previously served in several leadership positions with the Coast Guard, including as deputy commandant for operations, director of strategic management and doctrine, and deputy national incident commander for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. He was named USCG vice commandant in May 2014.
The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Neffenger as TSA administrator in an 81-1 vote. His confirmation follows the October 2014 retirement of previous TSA Administrator John Pistole.
“NBAA looks forward to continuing our work with the TSA on efforts to improve and enhance the security of our nation’s aviation system, while also ensuring that the freedom and mobility provided by our industry remain uncompromised,” Bolen added.
Neffenger is the second TSA administrator to be appointed from the Coast Guard, following USCG Adm. James Loy’s service as the agency’s first administrator from 2002 to 2003.
Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents more than 10,000 companies and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.
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