Chad Wolf Named Acting DHS Secretary
The United States Senate confirmed Chad F. Wolf to become the Under Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Strategy, Policy, and Plans (PLCY).
President Donald J. Trump nominated Wolf to the position in February 2019. Under Secretary Wolf has served at the Department in various senior leadership positions since its inception and he brings more than 20 years of experience in the government and private sector to the position.
“I want to thank the President for nominating me to this critical position and for the U.S. Senate for taking action. I have served the Department since inauguration day and am honored to serve as the first Under Secretary for Policy,” said Under Secretary Wolf. “I am continually inspired by the tireless and exemplary work of the men and women of the Office of Policy in support of the Department’s mission.”
Wolf has more than 20 years of policy development and management experience in both the public and private sectors. During the Trump Administration, he served as the Chief of Staff for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Deputy Chief of Staff and Chief of Staff for the Department. For his leadership and management of complex national issues, Wolf received the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Distinguished Service Medal. Shortly after the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, Wolf served as the Assistant Administrator of Transportation Security Policy in which he played a leading role in establishing the Transportation Security Administration.
Wolf served as Vice President and Senior Director at Wexler & Walker, a bipartisan public policy consultancy, and held staff positions in the U.S. Senate.
Wolf earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Southern Methodist University, and holds a Master’s Certificate in Government Contract Management from Villanova University.