The Transportation Security Administration recently announced Roderick Allison has been named the Agency’s Assistant Administrator for the Office of Inspection.

Allison will oversee the security and integrity of TSA’s operations through a range of inspection services, special investigations, and a rigorous covert testing program.

"Rod’s expertise in the field of investigations makes him a highly effective leader for this vital organization within TSA," said TSA Administrator John S. Pistole in a press release. "His tenure and experience at TSA positioned him to drive the Office of Inspection forward as we continue strengthening our commitment to the agency’s guiding principles of hard work, professionalism and integrity."

Most recently, Allison served as Deputy Assistant Administrator/Deputy Director of the Office of Law Enforcement, Federal Air Marshal Service.

In this role, he directed the deployment of federal law enforcement assets, provided support to counter terrorism and investigative operations, and supported federal, state and local law enforcement agencies during national incidents.

In 2002, Allison joined TSA as the Assistant to the Special Agent in Charge in the Washington Field Office. Since then he has served as the Assistant Director for Security Services and Assessments, and as the Assistant Director in flight operations.

Before joining TSA, Allison worked as a Criminal Investigator with the United States Postal Service and held multiple assignments during a 13 year career with the United States Army.