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Peter Neffenger

Distinguished Fellow

Peter Neffenger

Peter Neffenger

Distinguished Fellow, Hume Center

Peter Neffenger was a Vice Admiral in the United States Coast Guard, serving as Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard since May 20, 2014. In 2015, he was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the administrator of the Transportation Security Administration. 

Since leaving TSA as his term expired with Barack Obama leaving office, Neffenger has become a distinguished fellow at both the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience and Northeastern University's Global Resilience Institute. Neffenger was a volunteer member of the Joe Biden presidential transition Agency Review Team to support transition efforts related to the Department of Homeland Security. Neffenger is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Smartmatic.

Neffenger earned a B.A. from Baldwin Wallace University. He holds an MPA from Harvard University, an M.A. in national security and strategic studies from the United States Naval War College, and an M.A. in business management from Central Michigan University.