President Trump has nominated Kevin K. McAleenan to serve as Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Department of Homeland Security. Mr. McAleenan has served as the Deputy Commissioner since 2014 and currently functions as the agency’s Chief Operating Officer and senior career official.
Under Mr. McAleenan’s leadership, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has developed strategies that protect the Nation’s borders from terrorism, and attack transnational criminal networks, while ensuring the flow of legal commerce and travel.
Mr. McAleenan previously held several leadership positions at CBP—including launching its Office of Antiterrorism—and one of its legacy agencies.
In 2015, Mr. McAleenan received a Presidential Rank Award, which is the Nation’s highest civil service award.
He received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College.