United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security

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United States Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
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Claire Grady official photo (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Claire Grady
Acting

since April 16, 2018
United States Department of Homeland Security
StyleMadam Deputy Secretary (informal)
The Honorable
(formal address in writing)
StatusChief operating officer
Reports toSecretary of Homeland Security
AppointerThe President
with the Senate advice and consent
Term lengthNo fixed term
Formation2003
(16 years ago)
 (2003)
First holderGordon R. England
Succession1st in DHS succession
SalaryExecutive Schedule, level II
Websitewww.dhs.gov

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

#ImageNameTerm BeganTerm EndedPresident(s) served under
1Gordon R. EnglandGordon R. England20032003George W. Bush
2James M. LoyJames M. Loy,
Admiral, USCG (Ret.)
20032005
3Michael P. JacksonMichael P. Jackson20052007
4Paul A. SchneiderPaul A. Schneider20082009
Barack Obama
5Jane Holl LuteJane Holl Lute2009April 9, 2013
Rand BeersRand Beers
(Acting)
April 9, 2013September 6, 2013
Rafael BorrasRafael Borras
(Acting)
September 26, 2013December 23, 2013
6Michael P. JacksonAlejandro MayorkasDecember 23, 2013October 28, 2016
Russell Deyo.jpgRussell Deyo
(Acting)
November 1, 2016April 4, 2017
7Elaine Duke (cropped).jpgElaine DukeApril 10, 2017April 15, 2018Donald Trump
Claire Grady official photo.jpgClaire Grady
(Acting)
April 16, 2018Incumbent
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