TSA Names Federal Security Director for Palm Beach International Airport

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Pete Garcia as the Federal Security Director (FSD) for Palm Beach (Fla.) International Airport.


WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today named Pete Garcia as the Federal Security Director (FSD) for Palm Beach (Fla.) International Airport. Garcia has served as Deputy FSD at St. Petersburg-Clearwater and more recently as Acting FSD for Sarasota-Bradenton and St. Petersburg-Clearwater International airports in Florida.

"We have a strong leadership team at TSA and Pete will be a great addition as we continue to evolve into the next generation of aviation security," said Dario Compain, South East Area Director for TSA. "In Sarasota, Pete has done a tremendous job guiding his staff and working with stakeholders. His experience in aviation security will be a great asset to the Palm Beach community."

Prior to joining TSA, Garcia served four years in the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), where he was a Civil Aviation Security Field Unit Manager for Miami International, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, West Palm Beach and Key West International airports, and was a Special Agent at the FAA Field Office in Miami. He also served four years active duty in the United States Marine Corps as a member of the Presidential Honor Guard.

Garcia graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with honors and holds a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice.

He replaces Acting Federal Security Director David Beecroft, who will resume his position as TSA's FSD at Nashville (Tenn.) International Airport.

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