President Donald Trump has picked Chad Wolf, the acting Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Strategy, Policy, and Plans, as the next acting Secretary of Homeland Security.
White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told reporters on Friday that current acting secretary of Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Kevin McAleenan, will leave after Veterans Day and Wolf will serve as acting secretary in the interim.
Gidley declined to say who the president will nominate to lead the department on a permanent basis.
Wolf was nominated by Trump to his current position in February and was the chief of staff of DHS under Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen until her resignation in April.
Wolf graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in History from Southern Methodist University. He earned his Masters certificate in Government Contract Management from Villanova University.
McAleenan resigned in October, saying he wants to spend more time with his family.
Trump praised McAleenan in a statement on Twitter for having “done an outstanding job as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security.”
“We have worked well together with Border Crossings being way down,” the president wrote.
Kevin McAleenan has done an outstanding job as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security. We have worked well together with Border Crossings being way down. Kevin now, after many years in Government, wants to spend more time with his family and go to the private sector….
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