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Federal agency administrator

John S. Pistole, federal agency administrator. Recipient Presidential Rank award for Distinguished Executive, 2005, Edward H. Levy award for Outstanding Professionalism & Exemplary Integrity, 2007.


Pistole, John S. was born in 1956.


Bachelor, Anderson University, 1978. Juris Doctor, Indiana University Law School, 1981.


Private practice, Anderson, Indiana, 1981—1983. Special agent Minneapolis division Federal Bureau of Investigation, 1983—1985, special agent New York division, 1985—1990, supervisor organized crime section Washington, 1990—1994, field supervisor white collar crime and civil rights squad, undercover coordinator Indianapolis, 1994—1999, assistant special agent in charge Boston, 1999—2001, inspector Washington, 2001—2002, deputy assistant director counterterrorism division, 2002—2003, assistant director counterterrorism division, 2003, executive assistant director, counterterrorism and counterintelligence, 2003—2004, deputy director, 2004—2010. Assistant secretary, administrator Transportation Security Administration (TSA) United States Department Homeland Security, since 2010.

Instructor International Law Enforcement Academy, Budapest, Hungary, 1995—1996. Federal Bureau of Investigation representative state department delegation, Sofia, Bulgaria. Director Blue Team information society working group, 2001.


Married; 2 children.