Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, while currently serving as acting Homeland Security secretary, has designated John P. Sanders, CBP’s chief operating officer, to oversee the duties of commissioner.
McAleenan said CBP will be in good hands under Sanders’ management, adding “he has provided strategic direction and oversight to critical enterprise services and operations support functions across the agency.”
As COO, Sanders (pictured above) has participated on several boards and committees dealing with matters involving CBP. He also has served as a principal representative and consultant for CBP at interagency and international meetings and leads efforts to partner with industry and other stakeholders to help drive innovation across the agency.
Before joining CBP, he served as the Transportation Security Administration’s chief technology officer and oversaw the development and implementation of risk-based analyses to enhance transportation security. He also helped lead the development of TSA PreCheck.
Acting CBP commissioner resigns
John Sanders, who had led U.S. Customs and Border Protection in an acting role since mid-April, will depart the agency on July 5.
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