Acting Deputy is now Commissioner of CBP
President Trump chooses Kevin K. McAleenan to be the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. According to American Shipper, “It is the first time in recent memory anyone in active service at the former Customs Service or CBP (created in 2003) has been nominated for the commissioner position during the modern era.”
Kevin K. McAleenan became Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection January 20, 2017. As the agency’s chief executive, Mr. McAleenan oversees 60,000 employees, manages a budget of over $13 billion, and ensures the effective operations of CBP’s efforts to protect national security while promoting economic prosperity and security. Mr. McAleenan directs CBP’s three core missions, counterterrorism, border security, and trade enforcement, while facilitating $4 Trillion in trade and facilitating travel of over 365 million people through ports of entry. He oversees the largest law enforcement agency and the second-largest revenue collecting source in the federal government.