WASHINGTON, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Paul Armes as the Federal Security Director for Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.
"Paul has demonstrated a commitment to the community of Phoenix and the TSA," said Dennis Clark , the Western Area Director in Washington, D.C. "He is a skilled and experienced professional who will continue to serve Sky Harbor in an exemplary fashion."
Armes has been Deputy Federal Security Director for Sky Harbor since December 2002 . Previously, he worked for the TSA at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., and in an interim assignment to federalize Myrtle Beach (S.C.) International Airport.
Before joining TSA in June 2002 , Armes served for 30 years in the U.S.Marine Corps, retiring as a colonel. His assignments with the Marines included Chief of Staff for the largest Marine operational force in the world; commander of a Marine Expeditionary Unit; commander of a Marine regiment; senior staff officer at the U.S. Marine Corps headquarters, Washington D.C.; and in several air-ground task forces in both sea and air deployments to over a dozen countries.
Armes received his master's degree from Pepperdine University and was an honors graduate of Western Carolina University.
The position of federal security director was created by the Aviation and Transportation Security Act signed by President Bush on November 19, 2001 .
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SOURCE Transportation Security Administration
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