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United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security


United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
Agency overview
Agency executive Alejandro Mayorkas,
Deputy Secretary
Parent agency Department of Homeland Security
Website DHS Official site

The Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security is the chief operating officer of the United States Department of Homeland Security, with responsibility for managing day-to-day operations. The department has over 208,000 employees and an annual budget of more than $48.5 billion.[1]

If the Secretary of Homeland Security dies, resigns, or is otherwise unable to perform the functions and duties of the office, the Deputy Secretary is to serve as an Acting Secretary.[2]

The Deputy Secretary is appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.[2] The position of Deputy Secretary was created along with the creation of the Department of Homeland Security in 2002.[3] The Deputy Secretary is paid $168,000 annually.

List of Deputy Secretaries of Homeland Security

# Image Name Term Began Term Ended President(s) served under
1 Gordon R. England Gordon R. England 2003 2003 George W. Bush
2 James M. Loy James M. Loy,
Admiral, USA (Ret.)
2003 2005
3 Michael P. Jackson Michael P. Jackson 2005 2007
4 Paul A. Schneider Paul A. Schneider 2008 2009
Barack Obama
5 Jane Holl Lute Jane Holl Lute 2009 April 9, 2013
Rand Beers Rand Beers
April 9, 2013 September 6, 2013
Rafael Borras Rafael Borras
September 26, 2013 December 23, 2013
6 Michael P. Jackson Alejandro Mayorkas December 23, 2013 Incumbent


  1. ^ "Deputy Secretary Paul A. Schneider". Archived from the original on June 4, 2008. Retrieved June 9, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "US CODE: Title 6,113. Other officers". Retrieved September 25, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Search Results - THOMAS (Library of Congress)". Retrieved September 25, 2007. 
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