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John S. Pistole, the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) longest-serving administrator, will retire effective Dec. 31, 2014. His career included 31 years in the federal government, including four and a half years at TSA and 26 years at the FBI.
Pistole is expected to be named to a position in academia beginning in early 2015.
Pistole was nominated for the TSA Administrator position by President Obama in May 2010. He received unanimous confirmation by the United States Senate, assuming his new role in June 2010. Pistole joined the FBI in 1983 after practicing law for two years.