President Obama recently announced his intention to nominate R. Gil Kerlikowske for Commissioner of Customs, Department of Homeland Security. From the official White House news release:
R. Gil Kerlikowske is Director of National Drug Control in the Office of National Drug Control Policy at the White House, a position he has held since 2009. From 2000 to 2009, he served as Chief of Police in Seattle, Washington. From 1998 to 2000, he was Deputy Director of the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services at the U.S. Department of Justice. From 1994 to 1999, he was Police Commissioner of Buffalo, New York. He began his law enforcement career serving in the St. Petersburg, Florida Police Department from 1972 to 1987. Mr. Kerlikowske served on active duty in the U.S. Army from 1970 to 1972, and in the Army Reserve from 1972 to 1976. He received a B.A. and an M.A. as well as an D.H.L. from the University of South Florida.