John Pistole

John S. Pistole

Former Administrator, Transportation Security Administration and formerDeputy Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation

John S. Pistole is the former administrator of the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and a former deputy director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He is currently the president of Anderson University where he earned his bachelor’s degree from in 1978. Pistole went on to earn a juris doctorate from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law before going into practice for two years. Pistole began a career with the FBI in 1983 before he rose through the ranks and was appointed deputy director in 2004. In March 2006, the FBI honored Pistole with the 2005 Presidential Rank of Distinguished Executive. President Barack Obama appointed Pistole as head of the Transportation Security Administration in the spring of 2010 and his appointment was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 25.Pistole was recognized as one of several outstanding alumni of institutions within the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).