Bennis will run DOT's land, sea security efforts

Bennis will run DOT's land, sea security efforts

Rear Adm. Richard E. Bennis, who led the Coast Guard response to the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, is the new associate undersecretary of Transportation for maritime and land security. He will direct Transportation Security Administration activities at the nation's seaports and in land transport.

Bennis for 30 years held various Coast Guard headquarters and field assignments and was captain at the nation's three largest East Coast ports. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Rhode Island and a master's in energy and environmental policy from Harvard University.

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